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Global coalition against Takfiri/ISIL atrocities underway in Iran, Islamic Movement in Nigeria among participants/Pictures

Source: ABNA
After fourteen months of constant scientific effort and investigation, the ‘World Congress of Extremist and Takfiri Movements in View of Muslim Scholars’ started on Sunday, 23rd November.

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was among the world Islamic clerics invited to the international congress. He was ably represented at the occasion by Sheikh Muhammad Mahmoud Turi.

Takfiris / ISIL Neither a ‘State’ nor ‘Islamic’ – Ayatollah Makarem

Islam is religion of kindness and compassion even to non-Muslims, said the Grand Shia Cleric at the World Congress of Extremist and Takfiri Movements and added that we must prove to the world that their approach is irrelevant to Islam.

As the first speaker of the congress, Grand Shia cleric ‘Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi’ stated that: I welcome all of you and appreciate your participation in this congress. Currently we should study and investigate their motives and understand the beliefs of this deviant group and then root them out.

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi pointed out the crimes of Takfiris around the World and stated: How long should we stand silent and witness their crimes?

"Today, we have gathered here to discuss one of the biggest issues of the World of Islam and find a solution for this issue and Takfiri’s hideous crimes" he added.

The renowned source of emulation stated: Islam is religion of kindness and compassion even to non-muslims. We must prove to the world that their approach is irrelevant to Islam and we must separate the deceived youth from Takfiris. It is necessary to combat them though it is not enough. Also It is necessary for Muslim scholars to jointly root them out.

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi then addressed the audience in Arabic language. Below is the translation:

"We have three important objectives: Firstly; with the consensus of Muslim scholars we should say to the world that the Takfiri crimes have nothing to do with Islam. Islam is the religion of kindness and compassion which orders to co-existence of all religions".

The second objective is to save the youth who have joined the Takfiri groups from the fire of hell; as the Holy book of Quran says:  ‘And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell; he shall abide in it’ An-Nisa Verse No:93.

"وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَآؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا"

The third objective is to discuss and find a solution for the Muslims to tackle this situation.

We have three red lines: first, avoidance from different political and extremist religious issues.

Second, avoidance from any statement of religious disagreement, not even a word. However, We must unite.

Third, respect to all Islamic creeds.

Afterwards, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi pointed out the dangers of the Takfiri groups and stated: unfortunately, Takfiri crimes have given the enemies of Islam and excuse to introduce Islam as an aggressive religion.

His eminence also pointed at the use of the fake name “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” by Daesh and stated: Daesh is neither a “state” nor “Islamic”. But the enemies of Islam repeatedly use it to introduce Islam wrongly.

His eminence continued: "we must eradicate the extremist evil from Islam. I wrote a letter to Pope and directly announced these heinous acts are prohibited (Haram) and you should not just condemn the attacks on Muslims. however you must defend Muslims and Christians alike. In response, in a letter the Pope appreciated our stance".

His eminence mentioned the roots of Takfiris and stated: First: prejudice; Takfiris virtually have restricted the understanding of holy Quran and Sunnah to themselves and say concepts of polytheism, faith, innovation and recourse are the same as ours; while many eminent Sunni scholars dissociate and disagree with them and they call these scholars as heretic too. Second: belief in some verses and ideas while ignoring the others; They use some verses that match their ideas and ignore the ones that contradict their personal ideas.

Ayatollah Makarem added: with these wrong assumptions from the holy verses of Quran, they say that anyone who solicits from Prophets and holy figures is heretic and [they] do not differentiate between them and the “Jahil” heretics and even consider them worse. While the issue of polytheism and faith is very clear in holy Quran’s verses and polytheist is one who assumes an associate for God and considers others on the same level as Holy Quran.

Now we ask if there is any Muslim who associates Prophets and holy Imams with God? Or one who thinks of them as the same level as God? or think of them the same in essence? Do they not believe that the miracles and Munificence of the prophets are all God’s providence?

We just express the problems and pains while we should look for solutions and remedies to remove all the ideas that have caused these problems.  This will unite all Muslims.

Holy Quran considers division an act of polytheism and says: "Do not be like the pagans who have divided themselves into various religious sects"

This year is named ‘the year devoid of aggression and extremism’.  But we see a lot of bloodshed and looting of people’s properties and families while Western and Arab countries only think of military solutions but we have to seek the roots of the ideology.

In the end his eminence proposed a practical plan for finding the roots and suggested that the permanent secretariat of this congress be established and its site be in one of the important cities of Islam so that great institutions and scholars of Islam become members of it and study the ways to root out the extremist movements.

We Will Stand Against Takfiris with All our Strength – Egyptian scholar delegate

One the prominent scholars of Egypt in “international congress of extremist and Takfiri Movements in view Muslim scholars” said: we will root out the Takfiri ideology.

One the prominent scholars of Egypt in “international congress of extremist and Takfiri Movements in view Muslim scholars” said:  we will root out the Takfiri ideology.

According to Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA), “Tajoddin Helali”, prominent Egyptian scholar, in the opening ceremony of “international congress of extremist and Takfiri Movements in view Muslim scholars” which was held today in qom, in addition to appreciation of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi’s efforts in holding this congress said: Takfiri groups under the pretext of religious war and raising the flag of There is no God but Allah (لا اله الا الله) have insulted the sanctities and killed and slaughtered thousands of Muslim men and women.

He continued: by our participation in this congress, we announce that we will stand against Takfiris with all our strength and oppose those who have come to fight Islamic sanctities with the banners of الله اکبر (God is great) and we will root out the ideologies of Takfiri.
Tajoddin Jalali stressing that Takfiris have come to destroy Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and other Islamic countries, said: our children need pure security and World Muslims scholars must stand against Takfiris and root their ideology out with their unity and consensus.