A famous Shia Imam Khamenei has said that praying behind Sunnis in Masjid al-Haram is like praying behind a Prophet, reported Iran media.
This statement came after lots of Shia Muslims have asked their clerics whether praying behind Sunnis while performing Hajj is allowed or not. In the reply to this, Imam Khamenei said that you can pray behind Sunnis, which is equal to praying behind prophets.
He further mentioned that it is the time when Sunnis and Shias should be united as they’re under the flag of Islam. And should teach Non-Muslims Islam which media is not showing them.
He emphasized that whether it is Masjid an Nabawi, Masjid Al Haram or places like Battle of Uhud, Mina or Arafat, he said all places are sacred and praying behind a qualified Sunni imam is equal to praying behind a prophet as that Sunni imam knows Islam very well.
Imam Khamenei said that we must be human and should not create any hassle for anyone by indulging in something which has no basis. He also advised all the Iranian Hajj Pilgrims to follow Sunni Muslims while performing Hajj as it is the time when you have to respect them. And when you will respect them, they will surely respect you back.
Lastly, He urged all the people that we must talk to each other politely, and show kindness to each other, that is the way that Allah wants their people to be. He said it is the time when Muslims all around the world are being abused, and this is the time when we have to reunite each other for the cause of Islam.
This statement is being welcomed by many Sunnis for showing so much respect for them.
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