Friday, February 16, 2007

The only capital city in the world without a sunni mosque.

"al-Qaradawi: Iran disallows the building of a sunni mosque."

Spotted from from Mufakkirah al-Islam site. Link in Malay Click here. Original link in Arabic Click here...

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi in his dialogue session with Shi'ah(syiah) representative, Ali Akhbar Hasyimi Rafsanjani critisizes Iran's stand of not allowing Sunni mosques to be built in Iran.

According to the prominant sunni(ahli sunnah) scholar, president of The International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS), there are about 15 million sunnis in Iran. They plan to build a mosque in the capital city of Tehran at least, but even that was disallowed. At the same time, in contrast to how shi'ahs are treated in other countries where majority are sunnis, where some shi'ahs are given the liberty to hold high posts in the government.

al-Qaradhawi continues,"I've been to Indonesia and thier Kuwait ambassador is a shi'ah. Other than that, there are also a number of state ministers who are shi'ah in the Middle east region. However, there exist a large population of sunnis in Iran, around 15 million, maybe more than that, but there's not even one minister in Iran who is a sunni. In Egypt, according to statistics, the number of shi'ah living there is smaller compared to the number of sunnis living in Iran, yet there are 3 shi'ah ministers in Egypt."

Also see: "The Dismal Reality of Ahlus Sunnah in Iran" by Chairman of the Ahlus Sunnah Association in Iran, Dr. Abdul Rahman Albaloushy. Link here!

quotes from the site:

"Is there a single capital city in the world without a Sunni mosque, with the exception to Tehran -the capital of the Shi'ah-, which has forty Christian churches and a cemetery for the Baha'is. In all, even the minorities have their temples and places of worship and their freedom of worship, yet Ahlus Sunnah are not allowed to build any mosque or cemetery."

"There is no Sunni director in any of the government authorities, ministries, embassies, or local and provincial governments, hospitals or principalities; not even in the lowest government posts anywhere in Iran."

"Whilst we are living in the twentieth century, we find a third of the population of a nation deprived of their most basic rights. Is there any other country on the face of the earth which prevents its people from choosing names like Umar, A'ishah, Hafsah, Abu Bakr, Zubair, or most of the names of the companions amongst the ten foretold of Paradise?"

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