A high-ranking Iranian Muslim scholar has underlined the need for a “positive and constructive interaction” among faiths in order to guarantee the salvation of the global civilization, stating that political and social systems are based on common origins that enable cultures to unite. Ayatollah Alireza A’rafi, head of Iran’s Seminaries, said that extensive communications among people, along with peaceful coexistence, can advance human and humanitarian goals and help overcome political, social, and cultural issues. “Positive and constructive interaction among religions is one of the most important factors for saving the global civilization, and fostering intimacy among human societies,” the cleric said. “Interactions of religions can tremendously contribute to their convergence, and bond human societies together. Common values of religions can easily address human needs. The diversity and multiplicity of religions is an ideal opportunity for human societies to deepen their understanding and visions and exchange their achievements,” Ayatollah A’rafi pointed out. The senior scholar went on to highlight that all human values are anchored in spiritual and religious traditions, adding that religion, therefore, plays a matchless role in human life and lifestyle. He said prophets have tried throughout history to create a lifestyle based on monotheism, promote the spirit of love and affection among all people, and command their followers to love each other.

A high-ranking Iranian Muslim scholar has underlined the need for a “positive and constructive interaction” among faiths in order to guarantee the sal

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