The International Union of Muslim Scholars issued a fatwa: By cursing the honorable Companions, slandering the mothers of the believers, describing them as gangs, blasphemy and betrayal: blasphemy, immorality, disobedience, division of the nation, strife within one people, contrary to reality, and accusation of the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, of his inability to raise them, and for the testimony of God Almighty: [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (Aali Imran 3:110)] , Rather, it contradicts the Holy Qur’an in the Almighty’s saying: [Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward. (Surh Al-Fath 29)].
And in this verse, it is stipulated for the generality of those who were with the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, in faith, support and love.
God Almighty says: [Indeed, Allah was pleased with the believers when they gave their Bai'a (pledge) to you (O Muhammad SAW) under the tree, He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down As-Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) upon them, and He rewarded them with a near victory,( [Fateh: 18])]
Rather, this position contradicts the positions of the honorable Ahl al-Bayt, led by Ali ibn Abi Talib, may God be pleased with them and upon them and upon the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace. The Rashid Caliph Omar, as it is a sedition that divides the Islamic nation.
Rather, one people is divided within one state, as they are hateful sectarian positions that no Muslim can accept, regardless of his affiliation.
We in the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which includes tens of thousands of scholars, and dozens of scholarly associations disavow them, and we strongly condemn every insult to the beloved Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and his family.
We call on all officials, rulers and references in the Shiite community, to prevent these fools from the deadly abuse, which divides the nation more and more, and does not help to unite, but rather contribute fully to the service of the Crusader Zionist project.
In conclusion, we in the Union strongly support: Everything that was stated in the statement of the distinguished Iraqi Fiqh Council.
(And Allah is predominant over His affair, but most of the people do not know), to God Almighty has spoken the truth
Released on: 17 Safar 1444 AH , Corresponding to September 13, 2022
Dr. Habib Salem Saqqaf Al-Jafri