Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani expressed his regret over the discord among Muslims and the lack of unity and the alliances between the enemies and some Muslims, saying this is an affront to Islam.
"it is an honour and pleasure that we can work toward Muslim unity by cooperating with Islamic scholars from other countries. this is one of the greatest and noblest goals of Islam," Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpaygani said in a meeting with a group of Sunni scholars from India and Mauritania.
His Eminence said that the presence of Muslims alongside one another is a strong barrier against the enemies’ conspiracies, adding that unity among Muslims is a direct order from the Holy Quran: “Hold fast, all together, to God’s cord, and do not be divided [into sects]” [3:103].
The revered source of emulation added that the presence of these Sunni scholars in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a predominantly Shi’a country, and especially in the Shi’a holy city of Qom, is appreciated and is a blessed event.
God-willing, the presence of these great scholars will lead to Islamic community, both Sunnis and Shi’as, to know each other more and be the cause of further unity among them and be a context to show the greatness of Islam to the rest of the world,” he explained.
Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani expressed his regret over the discord among Muslims and the lack of unity as well as the alliances between the enemies and some Muslims, saying this is an affront to Islam, and added that it is very upsetting and embarrassing that there is discord among Muslims in some parts of the Islamic world while the enemies are united. “Thus, we must maintain our unity so that we can live as Islam and the Quran command us to live,” he stressed.
The renowned teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom said that the sedition which exists in the Islamic world is a source of a great concern and has caused great suffering for many Muslims, saying: “But if we act according to God’s words: ‘The faithful are indeed brothers. Therefore, make peace between your brothers and be wary of God, so that you may receive [His] mercy ’ [49:10], certainly we will prevail against them.”