Ayatollah Sobhani: Perpetrators have no humanity, let alone Islam
Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani denounced the terrorist attack on a worshippers at a Shi’a mosque in Kuwait last Friday saying, “they murdered those who were praying Friday prayers and this is an honour for these [martyrs]. “[The perpetrators] have no humanity let alone [any relation to] Islam. ”
Speaking during his Quranic exegesis class being held at al-Mustafa International University’s Hujjatiyah campus, Grand Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani referred to the terrorist attack on a worshippers at a Shi’a mosque in Kuwait last Friday saying they murdered those who were praying Friday prayers and this is an honour for these [martyrs]. “[The perpetrators] have no humanity let alone [any relation to] Islam,” he said.
According to Rasa, discussing the Battle of the Trench, Ayatollah Sobhani explained that after the Jews united with the unbelievers from western and eastern Madinah, they attacked the Muslim community in the city. In regard to this issue, Martyr Mortaza Motahhari said, “Today, the east and west, with their two ideologies of communism and liberalism have united to destroy Islam.”
The renowned commentator of the Quran explained that the Battle of the Trench was a kind of test for the Muslims, saying: “The Quran stipulates that four groups of companions failed this divine test – the first group of companions were the hypocrites who were outwardly Muslim, but inwardly infidels. The second group were who those who had weak faith.”
“The third group were those companions who had weakened the morale of the people and who had half-heartedly encouraged Muslims to go into battle. The fourth group were those who had asked the Prophet Muhammad (S) for an exemption from fighting, using the excuse that their homes and property were not secure. They wanted to flee from the battlefield,” Ayatollah Sobhani continued.
The revered source of emulation pointed to the divine revelation, saying that God says: “If the enemy had entered Madinah and had commanded the people that they must leave Islam, they would not have hesitated for even a moment, and would have quickly became infidels.”
He stressed that if the brave youth, such as Imam Ali (A) were not there, the enemy would have entered Madinah and killed all the Muslims of the city. “During the eight-year long Holy Defence [Iran-Iraq War], Iran’s pious youth sacrificed their lives in resistance against the enemies of Islam and did not loss even an inch of their country’s soil,” he explained.
Stressing the importance of the Iranian governments’ resistance against the enemies, Ayatollah Sobhani said that by paying attention to the effect of faith on the resistance and stance of the youth, the authorities must devise faith and ethical programs for the young people so that they do not look to Western [culture].
His Eminence referred to position taken by the West in regard to Iran’s peaceful nuclear energy program, saying that Iran’s nuclear program is being used as an pretext by the enemies to take everything from the people of Iran because they are opposed to an independent and dignified Iran. “Thus, all programs in Iran should be planned upon the basis of Islamic doctrine,” he advised.