In His Name, the Most High
This is a statement released by the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) condemning the despicable behaviour exhibited by some who profess to be Muslim, indeed “Muslim Scholars” during the month of Shahr Ramadhan (and indeed throughout the year), where they actively abuse and insult many of the companions of Prophet Muhammad(S), and his wives, specifically Lady Aisha(RA). This behaviour is against Islamic practices and against the Shia School, and is behaviour that is only exhibited by those who seek to create fitneh and spread sedition and instigate sectarian strife amongst the Muslims.
This behaviour has been exhibited by so-called clerics who run their own television channels which are internationally available on various Satellite networks, amongst them are Mr Yasir Habib, Mr Mujtaba Shirazi and Mr Hassan Allahyari – and indeed others from their minions.
This behaviour has been condemned by the senior Islamic Scholars and by the Leader of the Muslim Ummah, Imam Khamenei(HA) as was made abundantly clear in the speech delivered by the Secretary General of Hizbullah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah(HA) of which a snippet can be found below:
What follows below is the complete statement of the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission, to which I fully subscribe and I encourage all lovers of Truth and Justice and Decency – Muslim or otherwise – to share and let everyone know.
It is behaviour like that of Mujtaba Shirazi, Yaser Habib and Hassan Allahyari and their minions and masters that further inflames the sectarian strife within the Muslims, and indeed their behaviour is useful to those like the Saudi and Bahraini Royal Families and those who are currently occupying Palestine, as well as their masters and mentors in London and Washington and elsewhere.
The behaviour exhibited by Mujtaba Shirazi, Yasir Habib and Hassan Allahyari is AGAINST the teachings of the true Islam of Muhammad(S), and indeed it is completely in line with the stance taken by those who stood against the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad(S) and those who murdered the grandson of the Prophet(S), Imam Husayn(A) in Karbala not he fateful day of Ashura (10 Muharram 61AH).
In His Name, the Most High
The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) condemns and denounces activities that slander the wives and companions of the Holy Prophet [peace be upon him and his family] who are revered by our Sunni brothers and sisters.
We believe that such actions are executed in service of the enemies of Islam who wish to exploit sensitivities and incite sectarianism amongst Muslims.
In this regard, the Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has issued a clear verdict stating:
It is not permissible to undermine the symbols of our Sunni brothers and moreso it is not permissible to accuse the wife of the Prophet [peace be upon him and his family] in what would dishonour her. This is something not permissible for all prophets including their master the Holy Messenger [peace be upon him and his family].
In light of this, AIM feels obliged to warn the community of personalities and organisations that intentionally take advantage of religious symbols in order to provoke tension and hostility, all the while neglecting the major challenges that face the Ummah.
AIM believes such activity to be contrary to the teachings of the Prophet [peace be upon him and his family] and the Imams [peace be upon them] and calls on all believers to undertake the utmost of vigilance in this matter.
Wa Min Allah Al-Tawfiq.
AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
19th Ramadhan 1433 / 7th August 2012