One of the strangest things of our time is the recent action of a number of Arab leaders who, in a meeting of theirs, have announced the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement as a terrorist group; it is rather shocking that a resistance group which has given back the Arabs their pride and honor, has been labeled by the same Arabs as a terrorist group.
A series of mourning ceremonies will be held on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Lady Faṭimah al-Zahra (a) from Thursday to Sunday (Esfand 20th to 23rd) in the Amir-al-Mu’menin Seminary School in Qom.
I ask Allah to bless the authorities with the opportunity to take more effective actions, compared to past, to solve the problems which the people face
As it is evident in its title, this book is a scholarly and carefully-made excerpt of the invaluable book “Bihār Al Anwār” by the late Allāmeh Majlesī. It is, in fact, a different edition of this book.
The Authorities must show gratitude for the sincere support that they receive from the people and must work hard to solve the problems which the people face in return. These rallies are a thorn in the side of the enemies of Islam and those of our Islamic Revolution, and they give hope to the friends of the Islamic Revolution.
I hope that with your trip to Iran our two religious centers will have better connections. We are glad to see that you place such an importance on peace and justice and that you have a department for the promotion of justice and peace.
Even if the sedition of the Takfiris is eradicated today, it will take tens of years to mend the damages that they have caused with the atrocities that they have so far committed in the Muslim world.
In short, the ideology of Takfir runs counter to sound reason and the explicit text of the Quran. Therefore, the great Muslim scholars must eradicate this invalid ideology through logical reasoning so as to prevent the youth from being attracted to it.
In our hearts and souls will forever remain the reflections of the light of your radiant soul, and the brilliance of your tremendous courage which is accompanied by compassion and affection
It is very difficult to accept that a person with an average intellectual capacity would read the material and the stuff that are provided by the Takfiri movements and get drawn to it based on religious inclinations.
We are hopeful that the excellent way of life of the Messenger of Allah (s) becomes an exemplar for all the Muslims and the focus of the ambition of all the Muslim scholars and thinkers of the world.
The duty that we the Islamic scholars of all the Islamic sects have is to come hand in hand and do something that the root of these deviant thoughts is burnt through logical and intellectual demonstration.
The second congress on “Extremism and Takfiri Movements in Today’s world” will focus on the responsibilities of the Muslim scholars regarding the problem of extremism. Many Muslim scholars and intellectuals from Iran and various Muslim countries, along with the ambassadors of different Muslim countries, will participate in this congress, which will be held under the supervision of Grand Ayatollah Makārem Shirazī in the holy city of Qom.
The world knows that the innocent people of Yemen have been harshly oppressed by the Saudi invaders. However, the Saudis’ petrodollars have influenced and silenced the political leaders of the world as well as the responsible international organizations.
The bloodthirsty Saudi regime should also know that the barbaric act of the execution of Shaykh Al Nimr will incur such a heavy cost that they could not even Imagine. They will, then, see for themselves the wrath of Allah (swt) being sent down on them and it will crush them along with all other murderers who have assist them.
We have enemies who seek to hinder our progress and the spread of Islam in the world, but they will not succeed in doing so.
Shaykh Al Nimr never took up arms; his weapon was his knowledge. The way the Saudis beheaded Shaykh Al Nimr and then hanged his headless body is the exact same thing that the ISIS, terrorists, do.
Takfiris spill the blood of Muslims and destroy the infrastructures of Muslim countries. The enemies have pitted Muslims against one another, and now they are watching this and enjoy it.
We strongly condemn this horrific crime and we have no doubt that these innocent bloods will be avenged. We also believe that this atrocity has been committed as an act of vengeance and to make up for the abject failure of the Saudis in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.
I have always been optimistic about you and so I hope that you will firmly stand up against this deviation. Such deviations can cause the al- Azhar to fall prey to the evil plots of the enemies of Islam and those of the Wahhabis and Takfiris. The Wahhabis and Takfiris seek only to spread divisiveness among Muslims and so I hope that you will stop them before they can carry out their evil plans and take you away from the path of moderation.
Referring to the danger posed by the Takfir groups to the entire Muslim world, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi stated that the complete eradication of this danger is possible only through intellectual and scientific confrontation with the Takfir ideology and that this requires a more active role to be played by mass media in this regard.
Takfirism originates from a distorted and deviated school of thought. It is the responsibility of the Muslim scholars to eradicate the roots of this kind of ideology.
The Shaikh of al-Azhar, who is usually a moderate person and who has an inclination towards the unity of Muslims, has recently given a fierce speech in condemnation of Shia Muslims. He has also stated that, this speech had been in reaction to some TV channels which vilify the sanctities of other Muslim schools.
Why has the international community, which reacted so severely to the Paris incidents by condemning them, remained silent in the face of this horrendous crime? Surely the act of killing innocent people is condemned, no matter where and against whom it is committed, but is the life of Europeans more valuable than that of the Muslims?
Based on our religious obligations, we feel obligated to advise the government of the Islamic country of Azerbaijan to respect the religious sentiments of their people as well as their religious rights.
I hope that the Muftis of all Muslim countries as well as great Muslim scholars will j o i n us to take effective actions in this regard so as to fulfill their responsibility before Allah the Almighty.
فَبَشِّرْ عِبَادِ; الَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّهُ ۖ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمْ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
The flames of war will not be restricted to Muslim countries. Today’s world has turned in to a global village, hence, it is impossible for one country to be in a deep state of insecurity and other countries remain safe and secure. An example is the terrorist attacks and crimes in Paris following which panic reigns in Europe. Of course if nothing is done immediately to uproot terrorism completely, such terrorist attacks will spread to regions other than Europe as well.
We advise the Wahhabi scholars and muftis in Hijaz and elsewhere now to think again about what they have done for so long after witnessing these attacks which are the fruits of their Takfiri teachings. The results of their teachings have been but decapitation, atrocities, incineration, and destruction. So now we advise them to discard their deviant thoughts and to return to the mainstream Muslim community.