Haiyat Aimma Masajid wa Ulema-e-Imamia has expressed solidarity with religious scholar Maulana Abbas Mehdi Turabi and condemned the plot against him by Bol News anchor Amir Liaquat, producer and some others who have defamed him and tried to sabotage the sectarian harmony in Pakistan by their malicious plot.
In a statement, the Haiyyat made it clear that eminent scholar Maulana Abbas Mehdi Turabi made a correct statement on the distinguished qualities of Hazrat Ali, the first Imam of Shia Islam who was declared Maula (, master, guardian and patron) by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), the last apostle of God and Prophet of Islam, at Ghadir-e-Khum.
The Haiyyat said that no Shia Muslim considers Imam Ali as superior to Prophet of Islam Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) but Maula Ali is superior than all others excluding Prophet of Islam. It said that Quranic verses and sayings of Prophet of Islam regarding commander of faithful are undeniable proof that he is superior than all others except Prophet of Islam.
It appealed to prayers leaders to highlight the distinguished personality of Imam Ali during Friday prayers and Eid prayers sermons with references from Quran and Hadees.