Press Shia Agency – The teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom has warned about the activity of deviant sects and religions during the Arba’in pilgrimage in Iraq and described the creation of deviant sects as “a great danger.”
Press Shia – The fourth in a series of meeting on morality was held at the Khatam al-Awsiya Specialist Centre in the presence of seminarians and scholars from the Islamic Seminary and was presented by Ayatollah Abolqasem Alidoust.
During this meeting, the member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom presented a warning about the importance of awareness among the university students and seminarians in regard to some of the fabricated sects.
Referring to the presence of some of these sects in Iraq in regard to the ongoing Arba’in pilgrimage, he stated that Iraq as prone to the activities of false irfan or mysticism and added, “Perhaps, the alternative religions that exist in this country are the basis for the attraction of these individuals toward false irfan.”
Ayatollah Alidoust further emphasized the four main elements of Iran – the Quran, the narrations, rationality and jurisprudence, saying, “Major individuals such as Imam Khomeyni and Allamah Tabatabai, by underpinning the jurisprudential thought and using the guidance of these four elements, have never claimed such issues as ‘unveiling and witnessing’ and meeting the Imam of the Time [Imam al-Mahdi].”
His Eminence has declared the desecration of reason as an unpardonable sin and stated, “In this regard, “Basically, the greatest reverence in religion has been expressed in relation to reason. Thus, because reason is also considered as the criterion of religion, many popular tendencies and preferences prevent these sorts of false sects.”
Referring to one of the verses of the Quran, he described the creation of [false] religions as a great danger and added, “Throughout history, uneducated people were constantly at the head of a series of some groups and movements to misuse their beliefs and ignorance to lay the groundwork for sedition and create misguidance in society and a typical example of this is Wahhabism and Sufism.”
In the discussion of the basis of the attention of the narrations to the discussion of jurisprudence in its particular sense, Ayatollah Alidoust said, “Even groups such as the exegetists considered philosophers and theologians out of this range and emphasized the confrontation and contradiction of jurisprudence and many mystical tendencies.”
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