“We will never allow radical trends to spread in Azerbaijan.” SIA reports that Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli told this.
“Forces that do not want Islam to spread are trying to prevent the spread of the true essence of the religion by various means. Today, Muslims are accused of every bloody incident around the world. 60 percent of the conflicts around the world occur in Muslim countries. Some forces want to destroy Islam by creating radical groups and new currents in Islamic countries. They are against both Shiism and Sunnism and Islam in the whole.” stressed Mubariz Gurbanli.
M. Gurbanli as well noted that we should oppose such kind of radicalism in Azerbaijan: “We should shed blood only for our occupied lands.
Touching upon the beginning of the month of Muharram and the celebration of Ashura, the chairman said that the Islamic world disliked persons taking up arms against the grandson of the Prophet of Islam (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him), Imam Hussain: “Those persons, for example Muawiyah, are out of the values of Islam, but the Karbala martyrs are. We should remember the Karabakh war in Azerbaijan and our martyrs while commemorating the martyrdom in Karbala. Religious figures should no way turn emotional when speaking about the month of Muharram and Ashura for relying on emotions is unacceptable in Islam.”