“I think that the seminaries, especially the Seminary of Qom, should truly strive in order to return the teachings of the prophets to the people, because in Islam even the disbelievers are respected, unless they commit crimes. God states in the Qur’an:

“God forbids you not, regarding those who haven’t fought against your Faith, nor driven you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them; for God loves those who are just.”

It means that God approves kindness even to the disbelievers. Some might object to treating them with kindness because they are infidels, but Islam treats them with respect as long as they haven’t committed a crime, “Quenching anyone’s thirst is a rewarded deed.” With respect to unbelievers who are at peace with Muslims, scholars state that if one was to choose between performing ablution or give water to an infidel, then one must give the water to the infidel and not do his ablution.

The seminaries must put serious effort in order to save the Muslims in general, because the Muslims are truly under much torture and oppression. One issue is to save the whole world, and another one is to solve the problems of the Muslims in particular.”

Sayed Muhammad Shirazi

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