In his advanced jurisprudence class at Qom’s Masjid al-A’dham, Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi told his students that many Westerners seek to deliberately defame Islam by falsely linking the so-called Islamic State with Islam and by stating that this Takfiri terrorist group is a model of an ideal Islamic government.
Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi asked “How can anyone consider them an Islamic State? They are a terrorist group which is not a state which has done nothing but aggression. They have violated the honour of the Muslims, they have destroyed, created insecurity and fear, and have nothing to do with Islam and its teachings!”
His Eminence added that these terrorists have created the worst form of prostitution imaginable and have given it the name of “jihad an-nikkah” [marriage/sex jihad], a concept which does not exist in Islam. Recently, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia stressed that this Takfiri group are alien to Islam and called them a terrorist group which they have brought disgrace to Islam, but unfortunately even some in the media call this group an Islamic State.
He added that this group was formed by the United States in order to serve its interests in the region. He also slammed the Turkish government for its role in supporting the Takfiri terrorists in Syria and Iraq and for lying by saying that they are not involved. The Takfiris have themselves admitted to having an office in Turkey! Due to these countries’ involvement in Iraq and Syria, Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi stated: “who from among the international organizations has given them permission to forcibly enter another country? ISIL’s actions show that they do not recognize any international laws and that they are only looking out for the interests of the West and themselves. They are attempting to deceive the world. We are hopeful that the Almighty God will rid the world of evil.”
The renowned Shi’ite source of emulation added that human rights laws are tools in the hands of the oppressors and that the West uses this phrase to knock out the weak. He described the Islamic Republic of Iran and the sacred system of Wilayat al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurisprudent) as a trust of God upon mankind and a right which must be properly implemented.