It was attended by Muslim scholars from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Addressing the event, Sheikh Ahmed Zeinuddin who heads Lebanon’s Muslim Scholars Society stressed the growing need for Islamic unity in the wake of the current developments in the region and said Hajj is a perfect opportunity for enhancing unity in the Muslim world and upholding Muslims’ interests.
He said the main issue in the current situation is the Islamic Awakening, adding that Muslims must be vigilant and prevent the diversion of the great Islamic movement or the enemies’ exploitation of the trend.
Supreme Leader’s representative in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs Hojat-ol-Islam Ghaziaskar also took the podium at the conference, highlighting the moral, social, and behavioral benefits of Hajj.
He said Hajj rituals are manifestation of different aspects of man’s life in this world and the next and a turning point in his religious, social and political growth.
Hojat-ol-Islam Ghaziaskar further quoted the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (RA) as saying that Hajj is a Divine journey and a great gathering with countless blessings for Muslim nations.