At the beginning of the month of Rabiʿ Al Awwal, we heard the happy news that the power of the Daesh terrorist group has been destroyed and it no longer holds any major cities to rule. This is particularly promising as no terrorist group in the history of the world has been as brutal and savage as the Daesh terrorists
Is it not the duty of Muslim countries to voice their outrage at these crimes? Is it not time for the so-called Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which consists of nearly 60 Muslim countries, to hold an emergency special session in order to help these innocent people?
The US has planned to play the Muslim countries off against each other and make them destroy each other, just as it previously enticed some Muslim countries to ravage Syria and Yemen. In so doing, it pursues two goals at the same time: it seeks to make the Muslim countries destroy each other with their own hands and, at the same time, it will be selling off its junk arms.
They are trying to somehow make up for their failure and defeat in Aleppo. Fortunately, the world has become cognizant of their deception and hypocrisy and no one will fall for their crocodile tears. The truth of the westerners hypocritical and largely contradictory policies has now been exposed and the world knows what is actually behind their words and deeds.
We must not be deceived by the propaganda of the West regarding the western civilization and democracy. They have never been loyal to anyone and they have never honored their commitments. They do not even have any regard for the very human rights that they so fervently pretend to support. Despite all this, there are still some people who, unfortunately, still persist in their inclination towards the west.
They have witnessed with their own eyes that no matter how much pressure they exert to pass the event of Ashura into oblivion, people become more interested and attracted to the mourning ceremonies held for Imam al- Hussayn (ʿa). This year’s mourning ceremonies, in which more than 6 million people took part, were almost unprecedented.
The enemies are trying to infiltrate these religious ceremonies in order to transform them into superstitious activities. One of the issues that they are counting on to help them achieve this goal is the issue of Tatbir.
The evil Saudi regime is using its oil revenues for the destruction of Muslim countries. If only this money had been used for the development and prosperity of the Muslim world, God only knows how advanced and prosperous the Muslim world would have been.
The Sunni scholars in Chechnya have explicitly denounced Wahhabism and stated that it is not a Sunni school. We also hereby repudiate Wahhabism and state that it has nothing to do with Shia school either therefore there is a consensus that these Wahhabis are not considered as Muslims. Thank God, there are signs indicating the imminent downfall of this fabricated school. The world is now awakened to the fact that the Wahhabis are dangerous people.
According to the directions we find in the Quran, all Muslims must have a role in the management of the Hajj, whether those who inhabit the two holy cities or those who arrive there for the Hajj pilgrimage from other countries.
The Iraqi people must settle their disputes with each other and become united to drive their enemy out of their country; the religious authorities have no border and they belong to all Muslims in the world. We intend but what is good for all Muslims and the entire Muslim world.
We are at the frontline of the fight against terrorism and extremism in Iraq and Syria; no country cares about fighting terrorism and violent extremism as we do, yet some are blatantly accusing us of supporting terrorism!
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
We hope that the Western governments and the states that provide the ISIS terrorists with support come back to their senses and stop supporting these terrorists; if ISIS does not receive support for a while, it will be easily eliminated.
One of the adverse effects of this tragic incident is that it constitutes a major blow to the sanctity of Hajj which has, unfortunately, been terribly damaged. Such damages cannot be put right and compensated easily.
This year’s Hajj rites must be characterized by the unity of all Muslims and everyone must refrain from taking actions that would create discord between Muslims, for the Takfiris are threatening all Muslims now.
Quds Day can be a linking factor and an awakening one as well. I hope that, with the assistance of the Almighty Allah, the processions on Quds Day will awaken the Muslim world. Quds, as the first Qiblah of the Muslims, is the factor that links all Muslims together, as it is of great importance to all of them.