The saddening news of attack of some Takfiri Wahhabis to a Majlis in which the birthday anniversary of Imam Mahdi (‘a) was celebrated in Giza-Egypt and the martyrdom of four regional Shia including the prominent scholar Sheikh Hassan Shahateh made me so upset and concerned. Today the Takfiri Wahhabis are the worst problem the Islamic world is suffering f r o m. These Takfiris deal heavy blow to Islam and Muslim’s reputation by their horrific acts. They are portraying a violent and barbaric image of Islam whereas it is the religion of mercy and compassion.
Unfortunately the endeared Egypt is facing Zionism plots which aim at the region’s stability and security. If an effective remedy is not sought for this, it then will soon infect the whole region. Within the past two years the sectarian violence was pointed at the Christian minority and now it is going after the followers of Ahlulbait (‘a). This is happening while Egypt has been famous for loving the Ahlulbait (‘a) throughout history. Such crimes do not fit with religious and civilized people of Egypt.
The root of such crimes can be sought in the propaganda and dangerous propagation done by the Takfiri Wahhabis against other schools. They simply issue fatwa for killing. Such instigations have been increased recently and may lead to the continuation of bloodshed amongst Muslim brothers.
We along with other international and Islamic organizations denounce this unprecedented crime and express readiness to any dialogue between the Islamic Seminary of Qom and Egyptian scholars in order for more closeness and solidarity amongst Muslim scholars. I should thank the scholars of al-Azhar and all who condemned this horrific crime and urge all Muslim scholars to not remain silent and to show a proper reaction. The Egyptian government should also show no hesitation in persecuting and punishing the ones who did this crime.
I humbly ask Almighty Allah (swt) to save Islam and Muslims f r o m these Wahhabis.
Nasser Makarem shirazi
Qom Seminary School