Press Shia – Ayatollah Vahid-Khorasani has responded to those who criticized and distorted his remarks made during one of his seminary classes.

Press Shia – Speaking during his advanced jurisprudence class at Qom’s Grand Mosque on Saturday morning, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Vahid-Khorasani dismissed the rumours that have been recently spread against him and said that the material covered in his classes are for the scholars and not for the laypeople.

“The distortion of this content will lead to the curse of God upon the distorters. May God curse all those who distort the words from their context and that which we haven’t said which they attribute to us,” he said.

The renowned teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom referred to the rumour and said, “We didn’t say that it’s obligatory to exhume the graves of those two [Abu Bakr and Umar] but rather this is the result of Abu Bakr’s remarks wherein the first caliph said, ‘The Apostle of God said, ‘We leave no inheritance, what we leave behind us charity.’”

Ayatollah Vahid-Khorasani explained his previously mentioned statement, saying, “In our discussion of the apparent proofs, it was proven that any statement which conforms to it or it clearly associated with it is proof and contains arguments and logic.”

He said that in this regard, the result of the statement of Abu Bakr against Lady Fatimah al-Zahra in regard to Fadak is that charity is the right of all Muslims and all believers of the house of the Prophet Muhammad are subject to this charity and that the right to protest in regard to burial of these two figures next to the Prophet Muhammad exists.

Ayatollah Vahid-Khorasani then referred to the debate of usurped property and said, “Here the question arises whether the burial of these two figures in that specific place (from the time of the Prophet until the Day of Judgement), was performed with the permission of all Muslims or was such permission not given? There is nothing between affirmation and negation. There was no such permission from all Muslims, thus they have the right to request their rights.”