Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Minister of foreign affairs asked the world to stand against WAHABISM, While recently, Saudi Arabia’s top religious authority/cleric/mufti, has said that “Iranians are not Muslims”. Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al-Sheikh to one of Arabian Newspapers.
“We must understand these are not Muslims, they are children of Magi and their hostility towards Muslims is an old one. Especially with the people of Sunna,” He added.
Prior to this statement of Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, The Muslim world was asked by Ayatollah Khamenei to challenge Saudi Arabia’s management of Islam’s two holiest sites.
“Because of Saudi rulers’ oppressive behaviour towards God’s guests, the world of Islam must fundamentally reconsider the management of the two holy places and the issue of Haj,” Khamenei wrote on his website.
This words came; after an accident took place in last year’s Haj which killed more than two thousand pilgrims, of those more than four hundred were Iranians; and months of tension between two countries.
Saudi Arabia’s Refusion to allow an international Islamic Fact finding committe start an investigation over the accident according to Khamenei, and then ,for the first time in almost three decades, Iranians’ avoidance to participate in this year’s Haj ceremony after talks on logistics and security -which resulted in nothing- was the next stage(s). though Saudi Arabia has said that Iranians are welcome if they travel from the third country.
Saudi Arabia has blamed Iranian leaders for trying to organize a demonstration that according to Saudi Arabia, would cause chaos. Saudi Arabia called Iranians leader statements and actions; as efforts to “politicise Haj and disturbing the security of the pilgrims.”
The conflicts in Syria and Yemen also has intensified the tension between two countries and put them at odd. (they support opposing sides in Syria and Yemen).
☆ I wish Afghans also stop wasting money in Haj/giving their own money to those who support terrorist groups and fundamentalists.
☆ What is going on and where it would be leading to?
☆ wasn’t there remaind any other way or diplomatic channel for both of the countries to either go through or enter in to solve the problem(s)?