Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi in a meeting held with a group of participants in the Conference of Unity including the Grand Mufti of Tunisia, wishing all problems of Muslim communities to be solved, emphasized: all countries has too much troubles in our time, but I believe that our Lord will guide us if we have sincerity.
Pointing the holy verse "And those who strive in Our (cause),- We will certainly guide them to our Paths ", his eminence reiterated: here, the Jihad is absolute and includes all fields; Guidance does not mean showing the way to people, rather means helping them to reach their goals. Allah s.w.t will bring us to our purposes if we have sincerity too.
Then, his eminence considered the Takfiri Movement as the main problem of Muslim world and said: we believe that from the creation of Prophet Adam a.s, no people have been come like them with such thoughts and behaviors; they are a threat to Islam and Muslims and all humanity.
His eminence continued: however, this problem can be solved; If Muslim scholars and leaders sit and discuss together, and Islamic nations j o i n hands against this threat and resist against this group, they can take effective steps especially against the puppet rulers, as happened in Iran.
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi recalling Muslim scholars to play their role in forming a Muslim unity emphasized: if people and scholars become aware of their duty, they will achieve victory.
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi expressed: we read Qur΄an but we do not reflect on its verses. The Quran says: "Do not be of those who associate others with Allah. [Or] of those who have divided their religion and become sects. " Divisions and discord is equivalent to polytheism (Shirk). If the Muslim nations have discords and divisions, so they are not linked to the Prophet (saww).
Stressing that the Qur΄an should be a key element to gather Muslims together, his eminence reiterated: thanks to God, there are abundant commonalities and slight discords among Muslims; but we need to meet each other and listen our comments and ideas directly from ourselves not from our enemies. Agreement and unity will be achieved if we meet each other and listen to our words.
His eminence remarked: we hope that these meeting will be continued between Muslim scholars to resolve the discords and reach the Unity and alliance.
In another part of his speech, his eminence criticized the undue accusations against the followers of Ahlul Bayt (‘a) and said: this is so strange that six scholars wrote a book named " Jurisprudence on the four schools (Al-Fiqh 'Ala Al-Mazahib Al-Arba΄a)" in which they said that marrying the Shiites is not permitted, because after each prayer they say "Khan Al-amin, Khan Al-amin" which means that the "Gabriel has betrayed", believing the prophecy was going to reach to Imam Ali (‘a) but he gave it to Prophet Muhammad (a). This funny statement is very scary and dangerous! How does a scholar allow himself to accuse a large part of the Muslims of such undue, baseless and ridiculous issues? Such accusations have lots of examples.
Pointing the Conference of the Threats of the Takfiri Movements which is going to be held attended by the Islamic scholars from different countries in the holy city of Qom, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said: this conference is not allocated to a particular religion, but it is for all Muslim scholars.
Addressing the scholars attending in the meeting his eminence said: I hope that you will take part in the conference next year. The Christians also requested to participate in this conference but they were told that it should be a pure Islamic conference.
At the end, his eminence prayed for all problems of the Muslim Ummah to be solved, and said: may Allah remove the Takfiri scourge from the Muslim world.