(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Al-Azhar University scholars have condemned a Wahabi network’s attack on Shi’ites, Al-Tawafoq website reported.
They called it an attempt to foment discord among Muslims and incite sedition.
The Al-Majd Wahhabi satellite network has recently intensified attacks on Sh'ia Islam, with Abdullah Al-Dawud, a TV host, referring to Shi’ite women’s Hijab as “merely a means for concealing their deviated beliefs.”
Al-Azhar scholars said the network should have presented Islam’s viewpoint on Hijab rather than making a comparison between Hijab among Shi’ites and Sunnis to create tension in the Islamic Ummah.
Muhammad Ad-Dasuqi, a professor of Islamic Sharia at Al-Azhar, said all Islamic sects have common principles that brings them together.
He said leaders of Islamic sects have never insulted other sects and the views of others.
Nadia Mustafa, who teaches international relations and serves as Al-Azhar’s Center for Dialogue, said seditionist satellite networks emerged after the invasion and occupation of Iraq by US forces.
He said it is a scheme of the US to create divisions among Muslims to maintain its occupation and plunder Muslims’ resources. “To this end, the Americans get some people to set up satellite networks that are against Muslim unity.”
Sheikh Mahmoud Ashour, a former deputy of Al-Azhar University, also warned against radical satellite networks’ efforts to stir up sectarian sedition.
- Al-Azhar has slept on this issue for long time and given Wahabi's network plenty of time to ran unislamic compain againt Shia's. In order to correct their mistake, Al-Azhar is required to do more then just a statement. They need to know that Shias have suffer all kind of loses due to their unnislamic action.
Al Azhar need to come out clean and stand with Shia's againt Wahabi's and demand EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL muslium and fair treatment for monarity.