Iranian cleric defines proximity achievements of 1979 Islamic Revolution
We do not recognize the Sunni community as a minority rather as our Muslim brothers and Iranian citizens.
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Hujjat-ul-Islam Seyyed Hamed Alamul Hoda, executive of the proximity group at secretariat of the 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution attended presser on programs for the annual ceremony hailing the active role of Sunni community and other religions for the occasion, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
The cleric alluded to Qur’an recommendations for maintaining solidarity stressing that,’ God Almighty through Islam and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) presented human beings with fraternity and affection.”
Hujjat-ul-Islam Alamul Hoda lauded the fraternal ties between the Islamic denominations and also different religions in Iran since early days after the Islamic Revolution calling Islam as religion for all denominations and men.
“This is a feature of Islam to protect the reputation, life and property of all” said the scholar and added,” This view is prevalent among followers of all Islamic denominations in Iran.
He said the proximity view has been maintained since early days of Islamic Revolution as Muslims in Iran have been respectful for their commonalities and tolerant to differences.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Alamul Hoda rejected Takfir (excommunication) and sectarian views and said,” Followers of all Islamic denominations can lead an Islamic life in Iran without any need for Shia or Sunni Muslims to change his religious ideologies as far as they believe in monotheism of Almighty God.”
Top cleric reiterated Islamic fraternity among all denominations as an achievement of the 1979 Revolution in Iran and stressed formation of the resistance group will promote this solidarity beyond the borders.
He counted pressers, provincial trips, exhibitions of post-Revolution achievements, different competitions, meeting with families of Sunni martyrs as part of programs scheduled to be held for the 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution in Iran.