In the name of God, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
To Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani
Peace onto you and mercy of god and his blessings
Please guide millions of Muslims with regard to these two important issues:
Is someone who professed his faith in the oneness of God, and the prophet hood of Muhammad Ibn-e- abd Allah (PBUH) , said prayers facing the kiblah and followed one of the eight denominations (Hanafi, Shafe’i, Maleki, Hanbali, Ja’fari, Zeidi, Abazi and Zaheri) considered a Muslim ?Must his life, honor and, property be respected?
In His Exalted Name
Anyone who professes his faith in the oneness of God, and the prophet hood of Muhammad Ibn-e- abd Allah (PBUH),and does not make any remarks against his faith, and does not show hostility towards the holy Household (peace be upon them) is considered a Muslim .
Peace onto you and mercy of God and his blessings
Another Muslim asked Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani about the religious attitude of the Shi'a to the Sunnis
His office of legal advice has made the following reply:
From Shi'a viewpoint, Sunnis are Muslims and all the Islamic precepts apply to them. Marriage to them is permissible, they receive inheritance from the Shi’a; as Shi'a inherit from them. Except for kharejite and Nasebite, their life, honor and property are respectable. The allegation, that the Shi’a consider as heretic the people of Badr, the allegiance of Rezvan ,those who forsook (their homes) and those who gave them aid( Mohajerin and Ansar), and the leaders of Islamic denominations and their followers ,is a blatant lie.