Iranian president has called fomenting discord between Shiites and Sunnis ‘an act of Devil’, which the Islam’s enemies welcome. He has called all Muslims to ‘forget’ each other’s errors, since “none of us are perfect humans”, and to “open a path to unity.”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president, addressed the audience in the closing ceremony of Second International Holy Quran Competition of the Islamic Countries Armed Forces.
“In order to gain perfection, man needs two wings, both originating from a same truth. The first is Quran, and the second, a perfect human to shed light to the path, which we call Imam, the Prophet’s successor,” he asserted.
Ahmadinejad added that “the place of Quran is sublime, such that God Himself is Quran’s protector. It is a roadmap for attaining human salvation, and a living action plan for him.”
He asked the rhetorical question that “is Quran by itself enough for salvation,” and he answered it as “no, since humans receive Quranic insights according to their capacities, and hence, their reception differs.”
“Imperfect perception leads to discord,” he believed. “For example, Zionist Regime has been imposed on Muslims’ regions and has frequent recourse to deceit, lying, and massacre. Nevertheless, Muslims have reservations on how to handle the issue, and each justifies its action with a verse from Quran,” he said.
“This reveals that Quran cannot lead the path by itself, and we will need a perfect human to reveal the path of Quran more clearly to believers,” he asserted.
Ahmadinejad exclaimed also that how a Muslim could kill another Muslim, chanting ‘Alahu Akbar’ and suicide bombing. “Quran has not allowed any Muslim to kill another Muslim or human to kill another human; Muslim, Christian, or Buddhist,” he added. “the very act of a Muslim killing another Muslim originates in the fallacies inculcated in Muslims in the name of Islam,” he said, “ fomenting discord between Shiites and Sunnis is ‘an act of Devil’, which the Islam’s enemies welcome,” he believed.
Ahmadinejad called all Muslims to ‘forget’ each other’s errors, since “none of us are perfect humans”, and “open a path to unity.”
“May Quran unite our thoughts, hands, and steps to walk in the path to justice and Monotheism,” he exclaimed.