An extraordinary act by the Shia community in Lucknow, that has invited Sunni clerics to address their “muharram majlis” as a way to show solidarity between the two sects. This act of trying to prevent misunderstandings and create a sense of brotherhood between the two Muslim sects is the first of its kind.
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Majlis is an integral part of Shia processions in the month of Muharram and this year the biggest Majlis in Lucknow held at “Bara Imambara” will be addressed by Mufti-e-Azam of Rajasthan, Kamal Ahmed Shamsi Tehrani.
Shia-e-Ulema Hind has also invited Suni clerics to take the place of the traditional “Zakir” for its event at Shia PG College.
Maulana Ali Hasan Qummi, general secretary of Shia-e-Ulema Hind is reported to have said, “We are doing this to send a message across the country that Muslims are united and there is no division on sectarian lines. The clashes will be now things of past ” (Source: The Indian Express)
This initiative is a gigantic step towards a more tolerant and understanding Muslim Umma and can be a step in the right direction which will finally unite Muslims all around the world.