The subject of the question: Insulting the companions and wives of the prophet (s.a.w.a.)

The Question:

as-Salamu Alykum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuhu,

A video clip has been seen several times on social network web sites showing a congregation during the martyrdom of al-Imam al-Jawad (p). This group of people from the area known as al-A’dhamiyyah are shown shouting out insults upon ‘Omar, A’isha, and others. Is this type of behavior condemned by the supreme religious authority, especially since it involves the insult of religious figures of our brothers of the Sunni school of thought, and it could potentially fuel unrest amongst the people of Iraq and jeopardize peace?

The Answer:

In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful

This type of behavior is condemned, strongly denounced and contrary to the commands of the Imams of the Holy Household of the Prophet (p) to their followers. Allah is The Guide.

The Office of Ayatullah Sayyid al-Sistani
The Holy City of Najaf

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