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Quote mariyah Replybullet Topic: Makkah Pact Forbids Shiite-Sunni Killings
    Posted: 26 October 2006 at 10:21pm
 

Makkah Pact Forbids Shiite-Sunni Killings

Posted by: "G.Waleed Kavalec" 

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:01 pm (PST)

http://www.arabnews .com/?page= 4&sectionfiltered= 0&article= 86978&d=22& m=10&y=2006

Makkah Pact Forbids Shiite-Sunni Killings
Siraj Wahab, Arab News

OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu with prominent Iraqi Shiite and
Sunni scholars after the signing of the historic reconciliation declaration
at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah early on Saturday. (AN photo by Khidr
Al-Zahrani) MAKKAH, 22 October 2006 — Prominent Shiite and Sunni religious
scholars from Iraq took the first major step in decades toward mutual
recognition at a historic meeting in Makkah yesterday.

In a joint declaration, signed at Al-Safa Palace overlooking the Holy Kaaba,
the religious scholars called for a complete end to the sectarian killings
in Iraq that have recently assumed horrific proportions.

Meeting under the auspices of the Organization of the Islamic Conference
(OIC) and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, the Shiite and Sunni
scholars called on Iraqis in unambiguous terms to stand united in protecting
the independence, unity and territorial integrity of their country. "This is
necessary," they said, "in order to put an end to the (foreign) occupation
and restore and reinstate Iraq's Arab-Islamic role."

The declaration produced by the scholars contains a ruling which clearly
forbids Shiites and Sunnis from killing each other. Essentially a fatwa, the
ruling is based on eight key points. The most important is: "The Muslim is
he who professes his faith by proclaiming 'Lailaha Illallah Muhammad
Rasulullah' (There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet). By this
statement, the Muslim embraces and accepts the five pillars of Islam and the
central tenets of its faith, thus rendering his blood and property
inviolable."

"These fundamental principles," the declaration said, "apply equally to the
Sunni and the Shiite without exception. The differences between the two
schools of thought are merely differences of opinion and interpretation and
not essential differences of faith."

The declaration states that no follower of either school may expel or
declare another an unbeliever or in any other way cast aspersions on the
faith of a follower of a different school. The grounds for the ruling are
based on a statement by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): "If ever one
of you calls his brother: You infidel, one of them shall come out the
infidel and bear the onus thereof."

The declaration reiterates that all houses of worship are sacrosanct,
including mosques and non-Muslim houses of worship of all faiths and
religions. "Therefore," the declaration states that, "these places of
worship may not be attacked, appropriated, or in any other way used as a
haven to perpetrate acts in contravention of Shariah."

The declaration rules that certain things and principles should never be
forfeited, including, in particular, unity, cohesion, cooperation and
solidarity in piety and righteousness. "It is incumbent upon all Muslims to
adopt caution and vigilance against all attempts to sow division among them,
break their ranks, or incite sedition, strife, and hatred in order to
corrupt their divine and spiritual bonds with each other."

The scholars appealed to all Muslim scholars to support the ruling and urged
the Muslims of Iraq to adhere to it. "We pray to Almighty God, on this
sacred soil and blessed grounds, to protect and preserve the faith of all
Muslims, ensure the safety of our homeland, and bring the Arab-Muslim
country of Iraq out of its plight, end its trials and tribulations, and
reinstate Iraq as a fortress and pillar of the Muslim Ummah in the face of
its enemies."

Prominent among the 28 signatories of the declaration are Sheikh Ahmad Abdul
Ghafour Al-Samarai, Sheikh Jalaludeen Al-Saghir, Sheikh Dr. Salah Abdul
Razaq, Sheikh Abdul Satar Abdul Jabbar Abbas, Sheikh Dr. Mahmoud Al-Samidai,
Syed Muhammad Al-Haideri and Sheikh Dr. Syed Muhammad Bahar Al-Uloom. The
signing was witnessed by Sheikh Muhammad Habib Ben El-Khoja,
secretary-general of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Sheikh Muhammad
Ali Al-Taskhiri, a member of the academy, and Dr. Muhammad Salim El-Awa,
adviser to the OIC secretary-general.

The declaration has received full approval and endorsement from key Shiite
and Sunni leadership, most notably from Sheikh Muhammad Syed Tantawi, Grand
Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Adnan Al-Dulaimi and
Sheikh Salah Al-Deen Kuftaro.

The key person behind the Shiite-Sunni reconciliation initiative was
undoubtedly OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. "Today is one of
God's blessed and historic days," he said after the declaration had been
signed.

"It is a day when eminent and benevolent Muslim scholars have strived to
reach an agreement to stem the bloodshed in Iraq, to stop the killing of
innocent Iraqis and to end the suffering of our Iraqi brethren," Ihsanoglu
said.

He said the OIC was conscious of its responsibility toward God, the Islamic
Ummah and history. "We have felt duty-bound to put in a particular effort to
face this state of disorder in Iraq before it became more serious."
Ihsanoglu pointed out that since one of the causes of insecurity in Iraq was
the propagation of ideas alien to the religion and traditions of Islam, it
is clear that the religious scholars are most qualified to counter the false
ideas, to refute them and warn those who have fallen into their trap of the
consequences of their deeds and to attempt to dissuade them.

It was unclear what, if any, influence the declaration would have on the
ground in Iraq, but Ihsanoglu said that it had grown out of the purest and
most sincere intentions. "We will have to exert all humanly possible efforts
to help the Iraqi people regain their sovereignty and to reconstruct their
country in an atmosphere of peace, tranquility and Islamic brotherhood, " he
said.

Ihsanoglu acknowledged that the OIC did not have a magic wand to ensure the
declaration' s implementation. "It is a moral obligation. Neither the OIC,
nor anyone else, has power over the consciences of men," he added.
"Every good deed is charity whether you come to your brother's assistance or just greet him with a smile.
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Quote Hanan Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2006 at 7:25am

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Quote Ruggedtouch Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2006 at 4:21pm
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Although I agree with the OIC and believe that the declaration “had grown out of the purest and most sincere intentions” of the signers, I’m afraid that not all will adhere to it. This in turn allows the Amrikees to use the actions of not so “eminent and benevolent Muslims” to justify their "fight for democracy and freedom of Iraq.” Nothing will change for the better, nothing. Many more military invaders and innocent Iraqis will die.

I understand some are bereft the desire or inclination to actually think through the comments they post which leads them to support a despotic regime which was responsible for the killing of thousands of Iraqi citizens… (the laborious masses of Iraqi peasants and toilers) all the while, no nation or foreign government offered any effective solution. No nation excepting the U.S. of course. While there has of course been heated debate about the relative merits and ultimate cost of the war, expressing one’s opinion and listening to the voice of an opposing viewpoint, albeit a different opinion than yours, is what any citizen of a society worth to be called a democracy should indeed undertake, not meaning to imply that you embrace any of the attributes noted above.

The U.S. administration is proposing principles such as human rights, freedom and democracy, modern civilization, in order to carry out a campaign to remove Hussein and end his years of tyranny. All the while, a much more sinister and truly ignorant message is being used by religious extremists to assert an ill considered and truly non-sense message such that: “… allows the Amrikees to use the actions of not so “eminent and benevolent Muslims” to justify their "fight for democracy and freedom of Iraq."  What utter non-sense.

 

Obviously, the principle of respecting ideals and principles that do not coincide with yours constitutes a concept that you will still need to be familiarized with. I’m not going to do that for you as your agenda of self hate supersedes any desire on my part to become a part of your retrograde self hate and revulsion.
 

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Quote ak_m_f Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2006 at 4:28pm
The SAS agents were responsible for igniting sectarian violence,this will make sure that sia-sunni are busy fighting and killing themselves instead of attacking the real enemy; soon Iraq will be divided into three states. After that everyone will pack up & leave.
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Quote Ruggedtouch Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2006 at 4:34pm

Originally posted by ak_m_f

The SAS agents were responsible for igniting sectarian violence,this will make sure that sia-sunni are busy fighting and killing themselves instead of attacking the real enemy; soon Iraq will be divided into three states. After that everyone will pack up & leave.

You've already been knocked senseless by the Jews and their bound copies of the Patriot Act, right?

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Quote ops154 Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2006 at 10:55am
Originally posted by Ruggedtouch

Originally posted by ak_m_f

The SAS agents were responsible for igniting sectarian violence,this will make sure that sia-sunni are busy fighting and killing themselves instead of attacking the real enemy; soon Iraq will be divided into three states. After that everyone will pack up & leave.

You've already been knocked senseless by the Jews and their bound copies of the Patriot Act, right?

 

You have to understand that Whisper, Hanan and even AK to a point think the CIA is everywhere, listening to everything. In their minds no Muslim kills another Muslim so it has to be the CIA or Massoud that would do it. The only proof I've seen was a news report that they found undercover CIA agents dressed like Arabs in Iraq. AK claimed they had a car full of bombs but the story he linked me too didn’t say anything about the explosives. Personally I would think if you are undercover you would want to blend in so that is why they were dressed like Arabs but that is the only proof they need to believe that the CIA is the problem. I would think that if it was true that the CIA is causing the problems then the Bush administration would want the violence to drop leading up to elections so that the republicans could keep office but you know that is just rational thinking and that is frowned on around here.

Get it through your heads that I don't support Bush or the Israeli's! Thank your lucky stars for America is here to stay!!!
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Quote Ruggedtouch Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2006 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by ops154

Originally posted by Ruggedtouch

Originally posted by ak_m_f

The SAS agents were responsible for igniting sectarian violence,this will make sure that sia-sunni are busy fighting and killing themselves instead of attacking the real enemy; soon Iraq will be divided into three states. After that everyone will pack up & leave.

You've already been knocked senseless by the Jews and their bound copies of the Patriot Act, right?

 

You have to understand that Whisper, Hanan and even AK to a point think the CIA is everywhere, listening to everything. In their minds no Muslim kills another Muslim so it has to be the CIA or Massoud that would do it. The only proof I've seen was a news report that they found undercover CIA agents dressed like Arabs in Iraq. AK claimed they had a car full of bombs but the story he linked me too didn’t say anything about the explosives. Personally I would think if you are undercover you would want to blend in so that is why they were dressed like Arabs but that is the only proof they need to believe that the CIA is the problem. I would think that if it was true that the CIA is causing the problems then the Bush administration would want the violence to drop leading up to elections so that the republicans could keep office but you know that is just rational thinking and that is frowned on around here.

That was a terrific piece of commentary, Ops. Nicely stated.

Also, have you noticed that those in the group you mentioned are the most flamboyant in their flailing of pom poms for their Islamic paradises yet they live in the West, the very place that grants them the freedom to spread their message of hate. Yet, they won’t leave.

It's an exercise in futility, I’m afraid. Gag a zealot. Shake a shiny object before his crazed eyes to get his attention. Calmly delineate in simple declarative sentences of user-friendly monosyllables a logical progression of folly from wacky conspiracy theories to their self inflicted gaffs and blunders. Nod reassuringly. Slowly remove the gag. It is inevitable that one of the zealots you mentioned will defiantly screech and sputter something as cogent as

"BAHAHTHAH$@Y Baby killing AmeriKKans! YOu are all st**ids and Bushie lovingers and hAHAHAHAHT!"

...and claim thereafter that his "argument" won the discussion.

It's best to allow them to do so, lest they implode from the pressure the random firing of synapses into nothingness can impose upon the skull they bash against the shower wall every morning in protest of their continued existence. We have to watch out for each other and all.

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Quote mariyah Replybullet Posted: 31 October 2006 at 3:57am

Peace:

So then, Mr. OPS and Rugged, why did  I not find this article in an american publication?

Many American publications would not publish this for fear of retaliation from the Bush administration. Hmmm.... Interesting remarks you make about us Muslims. We may air what we wish here, I would assume. After all, it is our forum.

I believe you are the guests in the house here. And a good guest should never spit on their hosts.

If you don't like us, then please, I will show you the door.

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