EXC: THE VIEWS OF PROMINENT IRANIAN CLERIC AYATOLLAH TASKHIRI ON PROMINENT SUNNI CLERIC USTAD BEDIUZZAMAN SAID NURSI
Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Ayatollah Taskhiri said the most renowned masterpiece of Ustad was Risale-i Nur which was written in 34 years. In this 34 year period, Said Nursi left political issues and wrote this corpus which consisted of 130 parts.
The issue of proximity of Islamic Sects and unity has always been his prior concern. It can be said that he is the supreme hero of unity. His Damascus sermon was very famous because it had a deep impact in terms of unity. In this sermon, he criticized the extremists and regarded it as the most malicious illness of an intellectual.
He criticized Wahhabis, Khavari in Ahlul Sunnah and the alewites in the Ahlul tasayyu (shia extremists) and regarded them the reason why Islamic Ummah fell behind of other nations.
Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Ayatollah Taskhiri added that Ustad Said Nursi had important steps for Islamic Wahdat and contributed a lot for the achievement of this divine objective. One of his invitations was reviving Islamic signs and symbols that are targeted by the enemy to make Islam a lifeless religion.
He said Badiuzzaman had a special love and compassion for Ahlul Bayt.
He invited Muslims to calm down and unite against enemies along with criticizing extremists.