Ayatollah Hasan Mamdouhi, the of the Assembly of Experts, referred to the 89th anniversary of the painful and sorrowful destruction of Madinah’s Jannat al-Baqi’ cemetery by Saudi Wahhabi forces, saying that the Sunnis respect the Infallible Imams (A) and the important religious figures, but the Wahhabi ideology, which claims to be Islamic, seeks division and discord among Muslims, he expressed these views in an interview with Rasa News.
His Eminence explained that Wahhabism was created by the United Kingdom, saying that these self-proclaimed Muslims have a long-standing grudge with Shi’ite Muslims because their Wahhabi ideology is based on falsehood and was created by British spies, thus having no roots in Islam or relation to Muslims.
The member of the Society of the Seminary Teachers of Qom stated that sowing discord and the killing of Muslims are some of the crimes committed by Wahhabis. He explained that the destruction of the tombs of the Infallible Imams (A) in Jannat al-Baqi’ blackened the faces of the Wahhabis and was one of the most disgraceful and scandalous acts in history.
Ayatollah Mamdouhi emphasized that figures like Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (A), Imam Ali al-Sajjad (A), Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A) and Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (A) are buried in the cemetery and they had spirituality, knowledge and an affinity with the Prophet Muhammad (S). They are well-known in history and the sheer audacity of Wahhabis to demolish their tombs has disgraced them.
The Shi’a scholar said that the crimes committed by Takfiri groups in Islamic countries are because of their adherence to the Wahhabi ideology. “Ignorant and criminal Takfiri groups have left Islam because while they claim to be Islamic, they engage in heretical innovations and aim for destruction of Islam. In the present era, we have witnessed many of their crimes throughout the Islamic world.”
He referred to the narration: “Truth is with power and falsehood has a [fixed] circuit,” saying that this means that falsehood may circulate for a while but truth will eventually be victorious and become established.”