Iraqi top Shia clerics condemn insulting companions of the prophet Muhammad

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani have condemned people who insult the family and companions of the prophet Mohammed (p.b.u.h).

According to the Iraqi news outlets, in recent days, a group of people in Baghdad insulted Omar whom Sunni Muslims believe him to be the second caliph of the Muslim Ummah and a companion of the prophet Muhammad, as well as Aisha, the prophet Muḥammad's wife, over a social media network.

After the insults, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani condemned these people.

Sunni scholars have reportedly welcomed the condemnation.

Muqtada al-Sadr described people who share insulting remarks as "headless and ignorant" and apologized to all Muslims for the remarks.

The Shia represent the second largest sect of Islam.

Iraqi Sunni and Shia leaders signed the Mecca Agreement in October 2006 to stop the sectarian tension and bloodshed in the country.

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