Hyderabad: President of Iran Hassan Rouhani to visit city, will address major gathering

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Hyderabad: President of Iran Hassan Rouhani to visit city, will address major gathering

This is the second time Dr Rouhani will be visiting Hyderabad, and first visit after assuming charge as the President of Iran.

President of Iran Dr Hassan Rouhani will visit Hyderabad on Thursday, February 15.

He will address a gathering of Muslim intellectuals, clerics and community leaders in the city.

On February 16, Rouhani will address a Muslim congregation at Makkah Masjid after performing Friday prayers at the historic mosque. Religious scholars from different schools of thoughts will also participate in this session.

This is the second time Dr Rouhani will be visiting Hyderabad, and first visit after assuming charge as the President of Iran.

The leader holds a doctorate in constitutional Law (with the thesis titled "Flexibility of Shariah; Islamic Law") from Glasgow Calendonian University of UK.

He is considered an authority on law, and has over 100 books and scientific papers on subjects including national security, Nuclear Diplomacy, economic system, Islamic political thought, Islamic revolution, environment, Islamic legislative power among others.

The President is also expected to visit some landmarks of Hyderabad, including the Qutub Shahi tombs at Golconda and pay homage to the erstwhile founders of Hyderabad with Irani lineage.

?Hyderabad and Iran share deep historic ties and Iranis have been dwelling in Hyderabad for ages. It is pertinent to mention that the architect of Hyderabad Mir Momin was an Irani, and the magnificent Charminar is a replica of Hazrath Imam Raza's tomb.