RNA – Speaking at his weekly class on Islamic ethics at Tehran’s Mo’ayer Seminary on the topic of “Imam al-Sadiq’s Educational and Ethical Advice to Abdullah ibn Jundab,” Ayatollah Mohammad-Baqir Tahriri, the custodian of Tehran’s Marvi Seminary, said that through their good character and ethics, the Infallible Imams were influential, even in the hearts of the enemies and added, “The enemies were constantly trying to destroy the personality of the Infallible Imams with thousands of plans and tricks but their plans were always defeated.”
The renowned scholar commented on the gatherings that are held in the name of bara’ah (dissociation), saying, “When holding such gatherings, it’s necessary to pay attention to the lifestyle of the Ahl al-Bayt and the requirements of the Islamic Revolution and to separate oneself from those people who depart from these two axes.”
Ayatollah Tahriri added, “In the lifestyle of the Ahl al-Bayt, we see that these nobles had a good relationship with Sunnis and advised the Shi’ahs to attend their funerals, visit their ill patients and pay their rights. This issue isn’t only limited to a specific time in the past and today, it must also be taken into consideration.”
He explained the hadith (narration) which states that the Shi’ahs must be the adornment of the Ahl al-Bayt and not provide the means for these nobles to be maligned and added, “The Shi’ahs must direct their friendship and cordiality towards the Ahl al-Bayt and avoid animosity because the Ahl al-Bayt are the axis of all goodness and are free from all evil.”
Ayatollah Tahriri described the holding of gatherings in which those personalities which are held in esteem by the Sunnis are cursed is an innovation of “English Shi’ahs” in order to lower the dignity of the Shi’ahs and to create enmity between Muslims and said, “The destruction of the unity of the Islamic Ummah is one of the most important goals of the ‘English Shi’ahs’ in the holding of such gatherings.”
The term “English Shi’ism” refers to a deviated form of Shi’ah Islam propagated by British intelligence to weaken Islam and sow discord among Muslims.
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