(AhlulBayt News Agency) - In his opening speech at the First Assembly of Lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (AS) and the Issue of Takfiris, Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi while saying that he is pleased that this assembly has taken place, said that he hopes this assembly will lead to further friendship and unity among Muslims.
Ayatollah Shahroudi while emphasizing on the fact that all prophets managed to achieve their goals by showing kindness and compassion, pointed to the fact that nothing other than love can gather nearly 20 million people in the great pilgrimage of Arbaeen.
The Chairman of the Expediency Council stated: "By understanding the great ability of pure love of Ahl Al-Bayt (AS), the enemies are trying to show a fake version of Islam through Takfirism and evil entities such as ISIS in order to prevent the expansion of true Islam."
He also added that all of these conspiracies have one thing in common and that is the prevention of the spread of the enlightening culture of Ahl Al-Bayt (AS).
Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi added that the love for Ahl al-Bayt (AS) is not limited to Shi'ites and that this ideology should be spread to everyone.
He also added that the opening of this assembly coincides with victory against ISIS and congratulated the people of Iran, Iraq and resistance forces, especially Hezbollah.
At the end of this speech, he also said that: "As Wahabism played a pivotal role in the creation of ISIS and caused many tragedies and sullied the name of Islam, the Islamic world will not be able to rest till the source of ISIS ideology is destroyed.
First Assembly of Lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (AS) and the Issue of Takfiris will be held during two days with the support of the World Islamic Awakening Assembly and, in cooperation with various institutions, including the Ahlulbaytat World Assembly.