Speaking to IQNA, Sheikh Foad Kazim al-Miqdadi said Takfiri terrorist groups who shed the blood of innocent people are taking the same path that Yazid took.
He said Islam condones none of the atrocities committed by Takfiris, including the massacre of people and desecration of Islam’s sanctities.
Sheikh al-Miqdadi underlined that these terrorist groups’ mentality and views originate from Wahhabi ignorance.
He said their ideology and thought is the opposite of the movement of Imam Hussein (AS) that introduces the true Islam.
According to the senior cleric, the movement of Imam Hussein (AS) is a model for distinguishing the truth from falsehood.
Moderation is the axis and basis of Islam, he stressed, saying that the uprising of Imam Hussein (AS) was also a model of moderation.
He said the movement proves that people’s blood should only be shed on the path of God and in defense of humanity and human dignity.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Sheikh al-Miqdadi said the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) in the battle of Karbala was a profound lesson for all generations to stand up against injustice and oppression.
He went on to urge scholars and preachers to promote the teachings and features of the uprising of Imam Hussein (AS).
Shia Muslims, and others in different parts of the world, have been holding ceremonies starting from Thursday, to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in the month of Muharram.
Muharram mourning ceremonies reach their climax at noon on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram which is the first month on the lunar calendar.