RNA – The opening session of the Fourteenth Annual Conference of Muslim Scholars, entitled “The Role of the Scholars in the Authentication of the Concept of the Homeland and the Preservation of the Homeland” began on January 30th with a speech by Ayatollah Sayyed Abolfazl Tabatabai-Ashkezari, the representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Khamenei) in Syria.
It is worth mentioning that this one-day conference has begun in Damascus with the participation of about 500 Shi’ah and Sunni scholars from throughout the Islamic world, including Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Bahrain, Iraq and Iran.
Some ten prominent scholars will deliver speeches while two sessions will be held, in which some thirty clerics will participate.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference, Ayatollah Tabatabai-Ashkezari welcomed Syria as the host of the conference and after thanking the guests, he said, “Today, the importance of the issue of the approximation of religions has become more and more visible and this conference is being held every year in order to achieve this important objective.”
He said, “The policy of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Asad, and before him, the late Hafidh al-Asad, have been based on resistance against the Zionists and the occupiers, and in this regard, the Syrians have always supported their government. Just we have seen throughout this bloody war in which sedition was imposed on the country, Syria resisted with the assistance of its people and its wise commanders. Today, we are witnesses of a regional liberation with the liberation of region after region of Syria (from the occupation of terrorists) such that the United States has begun to retreat due to fear.”
He added, “In this victory, we must not forget the Islamic Resistance and the blood of the martyrs who turned Syria into a desert that devours every enemy.”
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