عنوان مقاله [English]
Convergence at the international level is a process of increasing intergovernmental cooperation, a step towards the harmonization of values and the gradual process of transfer of authority to transnational institutions that are important and necessary for the achievement of universal goals and interests. Given that one of the teachings of the Islamic Revolution is the creation of Islamic convergence, the present article seeks to show what opportunities the Islamic Revolution and its teachings have created for the convergence of the Islamic world and what are the possible ways to enhance convergence? The hypothesis of this study, using modern functionalism theory, is that the Islamic Revolution, with its ideological and identity-based magnetisms such as: supporting of the weak nations; supporting of the Islamic movements; the teachings of Islamic unity and values of Islam and humanitarian values; defending the oppressed countries and the Muslim nations, all of them, enabled the Islamic Revolution to create many opportunities in the matter of Islamic world convergence. Iran have taken important steps in this way, such as establishing institutions such as Al-Mustafa International University and the World Assembly for the Approximation of Islamic Religions, with positive achievements. At the same time, there has been some obstacles and limitations at the states’ level, that can be removed by providing solutions such as diplomacy between Islamic countries, enlightening about the role of authoritarian policies and building consensus against unity-braking movements in the Islamic world. In this paper, a descriptive-analytical method is used.