Secretary General of the Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly said celebrations are planned to be held in 115 countries on the auspicious occasion of the Holy Prophets (PBUH) birth anniversary.
Speaking in a press conference on Monday, January 21, Hojat-ol-Islam Mohammad Hassan Akhtari also said that concurrent with the auspicious occasion, a ten-day program titled Prophet of Mercy and Justice has started in Iran and other countries.
He said in the past years, some irrational individuals, based on plots hatched by hegemonic powers, especially the US and Israel and their allies, have made numerous attempts to impede the progress of Islam in the world, adding that one of these attempts has been desecration of the Holy prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Hujjat-ul-Islam Akhtari added that Muslims have taken different measures to confront these plots, and the mentioned program is one of them.
He said the reason behind irrational attempts by the enemies of Islam is the ignorance of human society about the pure culture of Islam and the status of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), stressing that such attempts should be confronted rationally.
The senior cleric noted that the Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly has sent letters to the Muslim worlds scholars and great figures, reminding them of their responsibility to confront anti-Islamic moves.
He regretted that little has been done to introduce the status and role of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the guidance of humanity.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Akhtari said one of the main programs of the assembly is clarifying the teachings of the Quran and Islam through books and the media, noting that so far over 1000 titles in 48 languages have been published and distributed among those thirsty for the pure teachings of Islam around the world.
He further noted that during the Unity Week (which marks the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet), a website devoted to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) will be launched and several scientific forums will be held in the cities of Qom and Tehran.