Q: What are your eminent views about the mourning ceremonies and gatherings of Shia people. Is this haram or good?
A: Shias have got nothing to do with Islam. They have long since departed from Islam. So what is the need asking about Shias just as there is no need to ask about the rituals and customs of christians and hindus.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)