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The unity of the Muslim nations is the foundation of Islamic civilization

Hujjat al-Islam Abbasi explained that the reconstruction and revival of Islamic ‎civilization is the most important goal of the Islamic Revolution and added, “The unity ‎of the Muslim nations is the foundation of Islamic civilization.”‎
RNA – Speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Cultural ‎Dialogue on the Perspective of the Civilization of Iran and the Arab World held at the ‎Research Institute for Islamic Culture and Thought in Qom, Hujjat al-Islam Dr. Ali ‎Abbasi said, “Today we need more cultural dialogue than ever before.”‎

The rector of al-Mustafa International University continued, “At a time when division is ‎emphasized and groups are trying to stir up conflicts, it’s thanks to the people who ‎planned this important issue, namely cultural dialogue between Iran and the Arab ‎world, with the vision of a modern Islamic civilization because, along with the formal ‎communication between Iran and our brotherly countries, strengthening entry into this ‎dialogue and cultural and scientific diplomacy is a necessity.” ‎

He emphasized that the colonial powers have imposed a “new civilization” on the ‎Islamic world that differs from the common intellectual foundations of the people of the ‎region. This has led to serious alienation with the former civilization in the region ‎because of the imposition of humanism against theism, a profit-oriented and ‎individualistic ideology as well as the separation of religion from the public realm.‎

Hujjat al-Islam Abbasi added, “All these features of the new civilization are different ‎from the civilization that existed previously. The bitter product of the new civilization ‎for the world is colonialism and one cannot separate colonial history from the history of ‎modern civilization and is still has an effect today. This phenomenon is observed all ‎over the world, including in our region.”‎

His Eminence argued that the creation of division is one of the negative effects of the ‎new civilization and said, “The colonial masters attempted to separate the components ‎of the Islamic civilization by creating false identities and they created contradictory ‎identities for the Arab, Turkish, and Iranian ethnicities which caused large components ‎to become small in comparison to each other and today, we are still witnessing such ‎cultural action.”‎
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He continued, “For two centuries, there has been some awakening among Muslims to ‎return to civilized identity and scholars have understood this pain and tried to bring the ‎Muslim nations back to their former civilization. The Islamic Revolution of Iran is a ‎turning point in rebuilding Islamic civilization in accordance with the needs of the time.”‎

Hujjat al-Islam Abbasi explained that the reconstruction and revival of Islamic ‎civilization is the most important goal of the Islamic Revolution and added, “The unity ‎of the Muslim nations is the foundation of Islamic civilization. Scientific progress is the ‎foundation for the creation of a new civilization and despite four decades of pressure ‎and sanctions, we have witnessed that Iran has enjoyed scientific progress and growth ‎due to this civilization.”‎

The Iranian scholar also referred to efforts to create division in the Muslim world and ‎said, “The Takfiri conspiracy isn’t a small conspiracy and they assumed that they could ‎ensnare the Islamic world for dozens of years and that this would have many negative ‎consequences for the region. However, we have not been completely freed from the ‎Takfiri conspiracy and it’s still being pursued in the Muslim world in order to fuel ‎pessimism.” ‎

Hujjat al-Islam Abbasi added, “The Takfiri ideology is a major obstacle to the creation ‎of a new Islamic civilization because an ideology which doesn’t tolerate its Muslim ‎brothers and sisters can’t build civilization with a global approach but rather, the ‎condition for the creation of civilization is the emphasis on human values. How can one ‎who can’t tolerate the followers of his own religion claim to be the creator of a ‎civilization?”‎

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