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At Aleppo’s Great Mosque, Syrian Sunni-Shi’a Unity Prevails Over Erdogan’s Wahhabi Sectarianism

by Jonathan Azaziah

Mawlid al-Nabawi in Syria’s Aleppo is extra-special this year. Two days ago on Jummah, Sunni and Shi’a prayed together in the Old City of Aleppo’s Great Mosque for the first time since Al-Qaeda groups occupied Halab nearly five years ago. The Takfiris ruled over the Great Mosque, also known as the Umayyad Mosque, with the same savage Wahhabi repression as the rest of Aleppo. Nobody but those who subscribed to the terrorists’ warped, Judaic, violent, intolerant perversion of Islam were allowed to even set foot in the historical compound, let alone pray in it. Today however, thanks to the Syrian Arab Army and its comrades, the ancient landmark is open to all people and Syria’s indigenous communal harmony has returned to the grounds. After all, the Great Mosque is the very embodiment of unity, as it is the burial place of the Prophet Zakariya (A.S.), father of Prophet Yahya [John the Baptist] (A.S.), figures affectionately revered by Muslims and Christians alike. It is thus fitting that Sunni and Shi’a would pray as one in this hallowed sanctuary to celebrate the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) birthday, the liberation of Aleppo and the preservation of Islamic unity as well as Syria’s sovereignty and identity. Continue reading At Aleppo’s Great Mosque, Syrian Sunni-Shi’a Unity Prevails Over Erdogan’s Wahhabi Sectarianism