Publish date25 Jun 2022 - 16:41
Story Code : 554902

Cleric calls on elites to prevent division among Muslims

Deputy of research at Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations has called on the Muslim scholars and elites to prevent division in the world of Islam highlighting the numerous recommendations by Shia Imams regarding good behavior with Sunni community.
Cleric calls on elites to prevent division among Muslims
Hujjat-ul-Islam Mahdi Farmaeian, in an interview with IQNA hailed the constructive interaction of Shia Imams and household of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) with the Sunni community and that the Shia Muslims should follow the path, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He referred to” proximity approach” between Shia and Sunni communities as one of the best methods for Muslim politicians and leaders in front of their shared enemies.
“Some think that the intrigues and schism between Shias and Sunnis are results of the ambiance created by politicians” said the cleric and added,” Politicians are likely to fuel the fire of disagreements; therefore, if they define some common ideological or political interests, then many intrigues will be foiled and divisions will be resolved.”
Iranian university professor also highlighted the role of Muslim scholars and warned of divisive or Takfiri fatwas (religious statements) to be issued by extremist scholars which will bring chaos to the world of Islam and distance Muslims from each other.
He noted,” Proximity should be first created among religious leaders in the world of Islam before promoted amongst the people.”
Hujjat-ul-Islam Mahdi Farmaian stated that appropriate familiarization with other Islamic denominations will prevent creation of grounds for extremism, Takfir and division in the world of Islam.
Senior cleric called for convention of the scholars and elites in the world of Islam and providing the grounds for proximity among them since the people truly follow the path of thinkers and elites.
He also referred to interaction of the ordinary people and said,” If politicians, religious leaders and elites do not build division or disagreement then the ordinary people will not follow division in accordance.”
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