Speaking on the occasion of the World Congress on Extremist and Takfiri Movements in the View of Islamic Scholars, Ayatollah Abdollah Javad-Amoli, met with a group of members of secretariat of this congress and spoke of the Takfiri threat to the region and to Muslims. They discussed how to prevent the Takfiri phenomenon from influencing those who are most vulnerable.
The renowned exegist of the Holy Quran stated that this conference was a positive step and he was optimistic that it will have an “enlightening” outcome as it can lead to the prevention of deviancies which promote the Takfiri ideology. Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli admitted that conferences alone cannot prevent the growth of Takfirism, but we must use all the tools available, including political and diplomatic consultations, to prevent the further slaughter of Muslims, reported Rasa News.
He emphasized the role the Zionist regime and the United States play in inciting and supporting Takfiri terrorists. It was these arrogant powers who supplied weapons and other forms of support to the Takfiris. “The Zionist regime and the United States are the think tanks of the Takfiris,” he stated.
Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli stressed that the government must give due importance to the fight against Takfirism: “Government officials, especially those in the Foreign Ministry, alongside the scholars of the Islamic Seminary, the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic of Thought and the Ahlul-Bayt World Assembly, must seriously consult and commit to dialogue with other nations’ and leaders of other Islamic sects in order to prevent the daily massacres of Muslims.”
The revered scholar referred to the peaceful coexistence of Iran’s Sunni and Shi’ite people, stating: “Despite all the efforts made since the time of the late Ayatollah Boroujerdi until now in bringing Sunnis and Shi’ites together, relatively little work has been made which has led to differences remaining between Islamic sects.”
Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli explained that in every age and country there has always been those who fight against the truth. The Islamic seminaries must educate seminarians with the necessary knowledge and tools so that they can fight against the various groups which have been fighting against true Islam.
He explained that there are five dangerous groups which have fought against the truth in every era – the first group are those who have gone astray by spreading heretic beliefs such as claiming to be divine beings, such as Pharaoh who fought against the Prophet Moses. Every prophet throughout history faced opposition from false claimants to prophethood during their lifetimes. “For every Ghadir there was a Saqifah,” Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli stated in reference to two seminal events in Islamic history.
Other deviant groups opposed the righteous scholars and those nobles who maintained the Islamic lifestyle promoted by the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad’s sunnah (tradition). During the caliphate period, many scholars issued religious edicts against the injustices of the caliphate of their time and opposed the hypocrites who posed as truthful and pious believers in order to deceive the masses.