Scholars of Yemen from different Islamic schools of thought launched their annual convention in the capital Sana’a on Wednesday, Al-Maseerah reported.
“Muslim Ummah’s Issues, Concerns and Prospect” is the theme of this year’s gathering, according to the report.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Abdul Majid al-Houthi, the head of Yemen’s Awqaf Department, said the gathering would discuss all issues related to the Islamic Ummah.
He further stressed the importance of unity and said Yemeni scholars should serve as role models for the nation in terms of safeguarding and promoting unity.
Houthi also slammed certain scholarly institutions of the Muslim world that have remained silent in the face of aggression and crimes committed against the nation of Yemen.
Sheikh Maher Hamoud, secretary general of the resistance scholars union, was also among the speakers on the first day of the convention.
In his address via video-link, Hamoud said although some Muslim world countries have chosen submission, the axis of resistance is standing against the Zionist-American aggression on the Islamic world.
He also hailed Yemen as the best example of resistance against aggression and blockade.
Among other issues highlighted in the speeches of scholars and officials on the first day of the gathering were the need for following the Seerah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), opposition to normalization of ties with the Zionist regime, continuation of struggle to liberate al-Quds and the entire Palestine.