Sistani proposes a project to end the Sunni-Shiite conflict

Dr. Osama Mahdi


Osama al-Mahdi : The Supreme Shiite cleric in Iraq, Sistani, addressed today the Shiite-Sunni conflict in the country and the preservation of violence based on doctrinal, sectarian and political differences, calling for the preservation of good citizenship and social cohesion and not to provoke differences in a form of sedition and sectarian conflicts.

“The Iraqi homeland is home to citizens with multi-sectarian affiliations of Shiites and Sunnis, which requires laying the foundations for social and moral dealings to preserve the Iraqi people,” said Sistani cleric Sheikh Abdul-Mahdi al-Karbalai during a Friday sermon in Karbala city 110 km south of Baghdad. Conflict and violence.

He pointed out that the multiplicity of intellectual, sectarian and political in Iraq requires social cohesion to promote stability and to address the problems, limitations and crises that Iraq faces with its components.

He stressed the need not to stir differences between the doctrines or put them in a manner that incites strife and sedition and the outbreak of sectarian conflicts.

Respect for privacy

He stressed the need for dialogue between the components based on respect for each other’s privacy in a way that preserves the common national relationship and protects the supreme interests of all Muslims, especially if they are within the same homeland.

He called on the media, including satellite channels and users of social media means not to use methods that provoke others and raise sectarian sensitivity, which may lead to sedition, unrest and sectarian conflicts in one country.

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

He pointed out that it is the right of the owner of every thought to defend him and try to persuade others by establishing evidence and using the scientific method, but without prejudice to the dignity of those who disagree with the thought and hurt his feelings and damage his sanctities, which leads to the disruption of peaceful coexistence.

He pointed out that the concept of peaceful coexistence is one of the concepts that Islam has given attention to and care about. It is considered a successful mechanism to address the dangers of diversity in sectarian and religious affiliation at various cultural, social and religious levels, noting that Islam has not only developed theories and principles, Mohammed.

Religious pluralism is a fact

Al-Sistani added that the participants among the different Islamic sects impose a level of cultural harmony and dialogue based on respecting the privacy of the other in a way that preserves the national relationship between those belonging to this sectarian diversity and safeguarding the supreme interests of all Muslims, especially if they are within the same homeland.

He stressed the need to impose a space of hearty and productive sympathy for the positive social movement towards the other, so as to preserve the strength of the social relationship and not overcome the area of ​​intersection and migration on the area of ​​communication and social convergence active.

He said that the belief that religious and sectarian pluralism is a reality and should know how to deal constructively with positive pluralism in order to safeguard the multi-ethnic society from conflict and the use of violence and what is required to deal rationally, realistic and fair with pluralism.

Not to offend the sanctities of Shiites and Sunnis

He explained that the owner of every thought has the right to defend him and try to persuade others to prove him and follow the scientific method in proving his right from his point of view, but without prejudice to the dignity of those who violate him in thought and hurt his feelings and harm to his sanctities, which may lead to disruption of peaceful coexistence between the sons of the homeland the one.

Al-Sistani warned of stirring hatred and hatred between sects.

He stressed that one of the serious things that has caused a lot of innocent bloodshed is the atonement of the other just because of the violation in some of the issues of the nodal and the subsequent interpretation of the texts on what is intended especially, which preserved and protected the Islamic society in the blood of its children and their symptoms and their money.

Coexistence on the basis of common principles and interests

Al-Sittani stressed that the awareness of what is imposed by the supreme interests of Muslims and the general national interests which are far more important than the narrow interests that some believe are the interests of the sect and the sect requires the observance of the cultural, economic and social rights for all within the circle of citizenship rights in which all are equal and coexist on the basis of common principles and interests and avoid the evils The difference and division is harmful to all.

He pointed out that what is destabilizing peaceful coexistence is a lot of controversy and criticism and criticism of the other in public discourse and away from the method of scientific proposal within the circle of specialists and Islamic responsibility in the communication and good statement to the demands of truth.

Between 2006 and 2007, Iraq witnessed sectarian Sunni-dominated fighting that killed thousands of people and drove hundreds of thousands more into the country’s migration to a number of neighboring countries, notably Jordan, Syria and Turkey.


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