Malaysia is a multireligious society--but Shiism
The Grand Ayatollah warned that tens of think-tanks in the US, Europe, Occupied Palestine (Israel) and their affiliated countries are studying Islam and Shiism
in a bid to identify and using the means to strike at the components of the Muslim Ummah's power.
Political analyst in the Ahram Center for Strategic Studies Mohamed Abbas said that the ministry's statement warns against Iran's use of the Shiism
as a tool to expand its control over the Arab region.
Iran has armed and trained the Houthis, and, though the rebels' brand of Shiism
shares little with that practiced in Tehran, they have praised the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and held up Iran's Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, as a model to be emulated.
Alevi and Bektashi people were viewed as extensions of the Ottoman state and Turkey; for this reason, they were forced to convert to Shiism
Specifically, the study aims to examine Nishapur as one of the main seats of Sunnism that has changed to the center of Shiism
and the effect of the presence of Shiite scholars in this process of the conversion.
And here are the bad Iranians who are spreading Shiism
The cleric denounced what he described as the "spread of Shiism
in Sunni lands," Gulf News reports.
Ahmed Al Tayyeb, the grand imam of Cairo's Al Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning, also denounced what he described as the "spread of Shiism
in Sunni lands".
An unknown group calling itself the "Movement Against the Expansion of Shiism
in Syria" claimed responsibility for the Iranians' abduction in a statement received by AFP in Nicosia at the beginning of January.
Alawite clerics and many secular historians stress that Alawism is a branch of Shiism
and that Alawites respect the Islamic sharia (religious law) and implement its clauses as interpreted by Shiism
's sixth imam, Jaafar Sadek," who is Shiism
's most influential religious interpreter, it added.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, from the Alawite sect, an esoteric branch of Shiism
, is facing seven-months of an unprecedented uprising against his Baath regime which has been in power in Syria for nearly 50 years.
had political value in Iran long before the founding of the Islamic Republic.
The sect knows that there is a fatwa in Malaysia banning Shiism
and yet they challenge the religious department s authority as the enforcer of Islamic religious laws by carrying out such events," she said.
Iran is a Shiite state, and Shiism
is a cult, which glorifies martyrdom, even of the state itself, in order to achieve the will of Allah and the worldwide prevalence of their form of Islam.