Tag: Shiite and Sunni

Senior Sunni Cleric Hails Ayatollah Khamenei’s Pro-Sunni Remarks

A senior Iranian Sunni cleric said the recent remarks by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei about the need for respecting Sunnis were very pleasing to these Muslims.
Ali Shamkhani

Iran Urges Involvement of Sunnis in Iraq’s Political Structure

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed the need for engagement of moderate Sunni activists in the political and administrative structure of Iraq.

President’s Aide Hails Election of Sunni MP to Parliament’s Governing Board

In recent elections held inside the new Iranian Parliament, Mohammad-Qassim Osmani, a Kurd Sunni MP, was elected by the lawmakers as a member of the Parliament’s 12-member governing board. Ali Younesi, President Hassan Rouhani’s Adviser on Ethnic and Religious Minorities Affairs, welcomed this move, describing it as an admirable move in line with the administration’s policies on minorities.

Sunnis, Wahabis differ widely: Grand Ayatollah

A senior Shia cleric Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirzai said that one should differ between Sunni Muslims and Wahhabis as the latter have turned to puppets in the hands of Islam's enemies.

Iran Always Defends Sunnis against Terrorism: General Soleimani

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani underlined Iran’s peace-seeking nature, saying that the Islamic Republic has never been after adventurist policies in any country, particularly in Sunni Muslim states that have always been under Iran’s protection against terrorism and extremism.

Saudis, Israel after Shia-Sunni split: Nasrallah

Secretary General of the Lebanese Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that rulers of the Saudi and Israeli regimes want to create a rift between Shia and Sunni Muslims.

Saudis funnel gobs of money into anti-Shiite intelligence division: Prince

It has been proven to me that anyone who does not recognize a political ruler might be denounced as an unbeliever by ill-wishing scholars close to that ruler, Prince Turki bin Bandar said.

Enemy bent on shattering Muslim unity: Sunni scholar

Today, efforts to maintain unity are essential and we need to avoid things that might play into the hands of the enemy, said Mowlavi Nazir Ahmad Salami.

Al-Azhar has voiced readiness to host a gathering of Shiite and Sunni scholars

The gathering between Shiite and Sunni scholars is aimed at having differences between the two sides discussed and settled.

Imam of al-Azhar invited Iranian scholar to anti-terrorism conference

A distinguished lecturer at Qom Seminary is to deliver a speech on ‘Respect for difference, diversity and coexistence’ at a global conference on the fight against terrorism in Cairo.

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