A top Iranian cleric has described Wahhabism as a great threat for Islam as well as the whole humanity.

Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said Wahhabism is a great danger for Islam because it nurtures criminal and ruthless individuals who see no boundaries in their practices that are forbidden by the holy religion of Islam.

Many Muslim scholars know Wahhabism as an extremist and incorrect interpretation of Islam which leads to terrorist groups such as ISIS, al-Nusra, and al-Qaeda. The ideology was emerged in Saudi Arabia and as of today, the Saudi regime is the only supporter of Wahabbism throughout the world.

“Takfiri terrorist groups are a sources of shame for Islam because of their destructive and criminal manner all over the globe. So, everyone should try to disclose their real identity to the Muslim world,” he added.

Makarem Shirazi, who is a senior Iranian cleric went on: “This will prevent young people from getting caught in the traps laid by the terrorist Takfiri groups.”

Takfiri is a term frequently used in reference to ISIS (ISIL or Daesh). The term exposed the dark hidden ideology which surpasses our era and has roots in the history.

The term has been widely used by Muslim scholars throughout history but it is now more used after the rise of ISIS. Tkfiri is a substitution for Western media’s falsely used “Jihadist” which in its root, it bears a positive connotation.