“Enemies in pursuit of dividing Shia and Sunni”
Grand Ayatollah Abdul Nabi Namazi, representative of the Supreme Leader in the city of Kashan, noted that enemies in Iran and across the globe are following ways to divide Shia and Sunni Muslims calling university and seminary students to stay vigilant over hostile efforts as a necessity of the era, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
The cleric quoted verses of holy Qur’an recommending monotheist and Muslim communities to safeguard their religion saying,” God Almighty has called on Muslims not to be taken in by enemies; hence, Muslims, contrary to all lingual, cultural and ethical differences, should stand united and avoid dispersion.”
He referred to pre-Islam era when the people were dispersed or at war while blessings of Islam have been security, peace, fraternity and affection among hearts.
Prayer leader of Kashan in his sermon following Monday prayer stressed honor and determination of Muslims to be dependent upon their unity and said a nearly two-billion population of Muslims across the globe are in a much less position to that of minority number of Jews and that is only due to solidarity of the latter and dispersion of the former.
He said,” We are now plagued by disunity and that is the reason why we are invaded by our enemies” calling Muslims to be vigilant.
Iranian scholar hailed the initiation of late Imam Khomeini (RA) in calling the week concurrent with birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as the Unity Week though some have miscalled the occasion as the week of disavowal and that has led to disagreements among Muslims.
Member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom denounced the UK for dividing Muslims making use of its most advanced electronic facilities while enemies are all supporting the hostile move in line with dispersing Muslims.
Ayatollah Namazi referred to Qur’anic verse on necessity of Islamic unity and called all Muslims to gather together since the enemies are struggling for dividing them.