Ayatollah Taskhiri warns against extremism among Muslims

Advisor of the Supreme Leader in Muslim world affairs met with the visiting delegation from Algiers and warned against extremism among Muslim communities.

Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, senior Advisor of the Supreme Leader in Muslim world affairs said when the language of extremism commands then the problems intensify because extremism ruins everything, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

Iranian cleric in this meeting, hailed the characters who played a role in liberation of Algiers and called for introduction of these figures to the Muslim and Arab world.

He referred to the importance of proximity among Muslims and said,” Proximity becomes more important when the excommunication and extremism spread among the people.”

The scholar also said, “When the language of extremism dominates, the problems of the Muslim world intensify because extremism ruins everything.”

He added,” The clash among Islamic denominations is a clash of the right and the wrong rather than a clash of the belief and non-belief. “ and warned against intensification of such disputes because that will be the dispute among followers of the same religion which is the present problem of the Muslim world.

He expressed regret that the extremists ignore the major commonalities among Islamic denominations and highlight the minor differences and noted,” Once the spirit of rationality and dialogue dominates the relation among Muslims, then Islamic nation will survive its present critical situation.”

Senior cleric also referred to promotion of dialogue among different Islamic denominations as the main responsibility of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought and said that is in line with the efforts of Dar-al-Taqrib (proximity forum) in Egypt and great Muslim scholars like Sheikh Mahmoud Shaltout, Remarkable Egyptian proximity character and Sheikh Ghomi, Iranian prominent proximity figure.

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