SHAFAQNA- (Shia International News Association) – Everything causing mistrust between Muslims must not happen. Shias should not insult the sanctities of other religions because it leads to a civil war. There is no problem speaking about the status of Imam Ali (as), but the others should not be insulted.
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi at the beginning of His Fiqh course attended by scholars and clergymen, congratulated the Rabi’ al-awwal 17th the birth of the holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Week of Unity, and considered this week as an opportunity for Muslims to overcome their discords.
Emphasizing that unity is neither giving up your beliefs nor giving in to others, he reiterated: Recently an ignorant writer had written that Shias abandon their belief in the immediate Guardianship (wilayat) of Imam Ali (as) so that the unity among Muslims establishes.
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi reminded: the Unity means the reliance on commonalities. Common aspects of the Muslims are much more than discrepancies, so we should concentrate on commonalities and get close to the Unity.
He continued: today, the conflict among Muslims is greater than ever, what’s going on in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain? There are a lot of war and conflict in these countries at a time when we need unity more than any other time.
His eminence considered the Takfiri Wahhabism as the main factor of these discords and expressed: the war and bloodshed was started wherever they stepped in; the Shiite, Sunni and Alawite and Christians were together for many centuries in Syria, but everyone witnessed what kind of war and bloodshed was created as soon as they entered over there. When the Takfiri Salafists entered Egypt, the people faced with many problems, as it is similar in other countries.
Pointing that the Takfiri Wahhabism is the main problem of the Muslim world, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said: the Muslims should disassociate from them; they are an ignorant minority, they made a new scandal named Jihad Al-Nikah (sexual Jihad) in Syria.
His eminence reminded: the Sunnis and even the Wahhabis should disassociate themselves from the Takfiri movement. It was observed that recently a Grand Wahhabi Mufti of Saudi Arabia stated that the Takfiris’ belief is wrong and unacceptable. He issued a fatwa on which the hellfire will be the abode of those who carry bombs with themselves in the suicide attacks.
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi remarked: all should j o i n hands and remove the Takfiri Wahhabism and strengthen their alliance more than before.
He stressed: some Arabic countries, America and Israel support the Takfiri Wahhabism; as they turned everywhere to blood and fire and this is requested by them. Why do Turkey and an Arabic and Islamic country do it?
Expressing that some Arabic countries have become a puppet of the United States and Israel, his eminence said: everything causing mistrust between Muslims must not happen. Shias should not insult the sanctities of other religions because it leads to a civil war. There is no problem speaking about the status of Imam Ali (as), but the others should not be insulted.
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi reiterated: On the contrary they also should not take some steps that will lead to mistrust; changing demographic structure, buying Shi’ites lands and forcing them to migrate, cause us to believe that they have different ideas.
His eminence said: we should think and speak logically. We should not deceive each other; the Unity Week is an opportunity to think about this and put the differences aside.
He continued: may Allah cut off all the hands trying to create discords among Muslims.