Takfirism or terrorism. Give it any name, but there is only one point that has been the motivating factor for the killers: the hatred of Imam Ali. Across the centuries, these criminals, be they Salafis or Deobandis, have not accepted Imam Ali as the legitimate heir to the Prophet of Islam. It must be remembered by everyone that one’s good or bad identity is determined by one’s love or hatred of Imam Ali.
For 900 years, he was cursed in the mosques by the disciples of Muaviyah et al. And yet, Imam Ali’s name shines like the sun does during the day eclipsing all those who opposed him or the Prophet. To love the Imam is a matter of personal choice which endangers one’s life. But people continue to draw inspiration from him. These Takfiri murderers, mullahs, and mafiosos come and go. Imam Ali has lived in the past, lives now, and will beyond eternity.