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Ayatollah makarem Shirazi:
Any excommunication of Shia is a great service for the enemies of Islam
  Following the recent disrespect of Saudi Arabia to the Shia Muslims, Iranian grand cleric addressed the head of the Saudi Arabia mufti demanding him to leave excommunication and offered start of friendly relations.
Wednesday 4 May 2011 18:58
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Any excommunication of Shia is a great service for the enemies of Islam
BFnews: Senior Iranian cleric and professor of Qom Seminary, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, in a letter to Abu Aziz Al-Sheikh, head of the Saudi Arabia mufti warning that disrespecting Shia Muslim gladdens the enemies and is telling of the illogical method of Wahhabism.

Senior cleric in his letter reminded the Arab mufti of the teachings of holy Qur'an wondering: How can you forget teachings of Qur'an where it recommends a polite way for inviting people to God while you have chosen stigmatization, lying and disrespecting Shia?

In another part of this letter he reminded Saudi mufti of Iranian and Lebanese Shia influence saying: Had not they exist, the Zionist regime of Israel and the US would rule the whole region in the Middle East now.

Top cleric reminded Saudi grand mufti of Shia Muslim scientists and scholars who comprise the majority of the Muslim world scholars and said: When the Zionist regime of Israel was ravaging people in Gaza, who were mainly Sunni, it was Shia Muslims of Iran and other parts of the world that supported them the most.

Referring to the offense of the Wahhabi scholar to the Shia, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi warned that any stigmatization or excommunication of the Shia is a great service for the enemies of Islam particularly Israel and the US.

He said that such moves lead to spreading hatred of the Wahhabis among Shia community and consequently the animosity between them would grow which is in turn a good opportunity for the enemies to loot the wealth and resources in the region.

Professor of Qom Seminary also said if meetings had been held between Shia and Wahhabi scholars, some misunderstandings and referential mistakes would be discussed so that Muslim unity would not be targeted.

Iranian jurisprudent asked Wahhabi mufti to start a friendly relation and so that Wahhabis and Shia would make joint moves for promotion of Islam.

Source : Taqrib Newa Agency