Islam Differs From Wahhabism

Islam Differs From Wahhabism   Islam Differs From Wahhabism

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the religion of Iran and most Muslims in the world has nothing to do with the Saudi brand of Wahhabism. “Indeed; no resemblance between Islam of Iranians & most Muslims & bigoted extremism that Wahhabi top cleric & Saudi terror masters preach,” Zarif posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday. Zarif made the statement in response to a top Wahhabi cleric claiming that Iranians are not Muslims. Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al ash-Sheikh told an Arabic newspaper that Iranians are not Muslims and have a deep animosity toward Sunnis. The Mufti’s remarks were made after Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei strongly denounced the appalling mismanagement by those in charge of hajj over last year’s Mina tragedy. On September 24, 2015, a deadly crush occurred after two large masses of pilgrims converged at a crossroads in Mina, near Mecca, during the symbolic ceremony of the stoning of Satan in Jamarat. Nearly 4,700 pilgrims died in Mina. Of the 31 countries whose nationals lost their lives in the deadly crush, Iran suffered the highest death toll with 464.