In the past 48 hours various questions have been sent to the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) enquiring about our position towards an incident that took place at the Arbaeen procession in London. Below is our response:
On Sunday 6th January, a group known for its abusive rhetoric towards our righteous scholars and who have been propagating material that is divisive to the Muslim community; tried to join the annual Arbaeen procession organised in Marble Arch.
Their presence was not welcomed by believers in attendance, such that they were prevented from joining the procession, leading the congregational prayers and delivering speeches to the attendees.
The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) wishes to thank all those believers who stood up and made the brave decision to confront intolerance and division, in particular the Hussaini Islamic Trust, who organise the procession and Ayatollah Fadhil Milani who instructed that no such opportunities should be provided to this group.
AIM wishes to reiterate that it condemns all who indulge in cursing and doing takfir of our great scholars and religious authorities; and calls on everyone to undertake the utmost of discipline and vigilance in these testing times.
AIM is confident in the conscious spirit of the community to uproot such evil and believes that it is today everyones responsibility to silence this rhetoric that is sowing division amongst Muslims.
Wa Min Allah Al-Tawfiq.
AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
Wednesday 9th January 2013
24th Safar 1434 A.H.