Top Iranian Cleric calls for removal of differences among Muslims
Speaking during one of a series of lectures on Quranic exegesis, Grand Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani called on mankind to avoid creating conflicts between religions and added that currently, the law of the Prophet Muhammad has been recognized and added that the previous conditions are outdated but all religions teach the same wisdom and we must avoid creating conflicts.
The revered source of emulation said that the statements of Wahhabi and Takfiri groups are contrary to the teachings of the Holy Quran, saying Wahhabis consider all Muslims as enemies of each other and consider Shi’ism, along with the adherents of the traditional Sunni schools of thought, the Ash’arite school and Mu’tazilite school, as infidels although they are a single group that has been divided.
According to Rasa, Ayatollah Sobhani added that several massacres have been launched over the past several months in the Middle East by Takfiri groups who seek to maintain their positions. They consider all others as infidels and shed their blood and deceive the youth, saying that if they kill these infidels, they will sit at the table of the Prophet Muhammad that night, despite the fact that they don’t believe in an incorporeal soul or in purgatory. “All of their words are against the Quran,” he said.
His Eminence addressed the leaders and the intellectuals of Islamic countries, saying: “The kings, leaders, presidents, scholars and intellectuals must come together and remove the differences between Muslims as God says that the Islamic ummah is one ummah.”
He added that not a day goes by when hundreds of Muslims aren’t killed by other Muslims, saying: “This message is for you who are the rulers of Islamic countries and have created a catastrophe, wherein Muslim men have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in Christian countries. This greatest shame is on your foreheads!”
Grand Ayatollah Sobhani said every country has its own interests and should not trouble other countries but they do not judge themselves, if they could, they could fix the problems they face. “Given these conditions, Muslims must unite,” he said.