An Explanation For what Dr. al-Qaradawi said concerning the Shiites
|Tuesday, September 5,2006 00:00|
|By Intarnational Union For muslim Scholars|
Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad and his Companions.
The Secretariat- general of the International Union for Muslim Scholars received so many questions from all over the world about the statements of Dr. al- Qaradawi, head of the Union, concerning the Shiite brothers.
Some of the attendees or the reader of the published material misinterpreted his speech about Sufism or even the idea of Sufism itself. In 2/9/2006, in his interview with Mona al- Shatheli, on Dream TV channel, Dr. al- Qaradawi stressed his known opinions on the necessity of the nation’s unity, considering the Imami Shiites one of the Muslim sects and the Ja’fari Shiites one of the Islamic respected schools. This is his permanent stance concerning this issue.
When he said that he refused the Shiite attempts to have an effect on some of the Sunnis to convert to the Shiite school, he meant the irresponsible individual attempts, which spread disputes and sectarian disorder among the Muslims, for example, the attempt to call for the Shiite school in a country which is mostly resided by the Sunnis, or the attempt to call for the Sunni school in a country which is mostly resided by the Shiites.