The Center of Mosque Studies- According to TSA Arabic website, the council hailed the Fatwa as a move toward enhancing Muslim unity.
It also underlined the need for banning any insult to the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) companions.
In 2016, Ayatollah Khamenei issued a decree wherein he prohibited insult towards Aisha, the wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and any of the figures and symbols celebrated by Sunnis.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said, in response to a question on religious matters, “Insulting figures and symbols celebrated by Sunni brethren, including the wife of the Prophet of Islam [Aisha] is prohibited. This includes the wives of all prophets, particularly the master of all prophets Muhammad (May God’s greetings be upon him and his household).
According to khameeni.ir, the question was brought up after a supposed Shia clergyman, who fled to Britain as a refugee, launched a Television channel with the help of the British government and used his channel to insult Aisha, the Prophet’s wife. He falsely described his act as Shia belief.