According to the news headquarters of the International Congress on the Role of the Shi’a School in the Emergence and Development of Islamic Sciences, Selahattin Özgündüzthe head of the Shi’as of Turkey gave a speech this morning in the opening ceremony of the congress in the Great Prophet (ṣ) conference hall of the Imam Kāẓim Seminary School, in which he thanked the efforts of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi regarding the organization of this congress.
He then stated: “ Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has made considerable efforts toward the development and dissemination of Islamic sciences during different eras”.
Stating that Islam is a religion of peace and mercy, he continued: “this upright religion forbids terror and violence and seeks to spread correct humane teachings and this is why it has attracted the attention of so many people around the world”.
The leader of the Shi’as of Turkey then stated: “Islam has a comprehensive view concerning all aspects of human life and this is why it does not promote unfounded issues and rules to spread among people”.
Referring to the attempts of some to tarnish the true face of Islam, he continued: “If we are able to show everyone the true, merciful face of Islam, the religion will be widely accepted and loved and we can then further the supreme goals of the religion on the larger scale of the international community”.