Saudi Shia and Sunni Muslims Sign a Document of Reconciliation After the Events of Ashura


JNN 29 Dec 2010 : Saudi Shia and Sunni figures in Medina signed a document to “live as one family”, a week after the clashes that took place between the parties on Ashura.

Hundreds of radical Wahhabis from Al-Ansar attacked with sticks and stones to the Shia citizens when mourning for Imam Hussain (A.S) in Ashura in Quba district on last Thursday, which many Shias arrested.

According to Rassid news network, the paper was inked yesterday, December 25, under the title of “Peaceful Co-existence like a Single Family” following a strife caused by a group of Wahabi extremists on the day of Ashura.

Expressing his deep regret for the event, Abdul-Aziz ibn Majid referred to Islam as a comprehensive religion that is against creating discord or forming various religious sects.

Warning those who intrude social order and security, he urged all Shia and Sunni thinkers to dispel the existing bilateral tensions by holding a joint seminar in Saudi Arabia.

The document was the first reconciliation paper inked between the Shia and Sunni. At the signing ceremony some 200 top Shia and Sunni figures and a number of Suadi Arabia’s officials including Taher Al-Hajuj, Saleh al-Jodan, Feysal Aburabae and Solemian Al-saedi were present.

On this year’s day of Ashura in the holy city of Medina, the Shia mourners were attacked by a group of Wahabi extremists. The strife led to some injuries and damages, and was finally stopped by the security forces who arrested 50 individuals



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