quote from jaafar
I find very interesting when a sunni man says something like that for imam Khomeini. How is that?
Well, I am Shia, actually. I recognize Ali (a.s.) as the rightful successor of Muhammad (pbuhahf) as was determined at Ghadeereh Khum and other places.
It's just that when Rasullallah (pbuhahf) says, "Oh Ali, you and I are of the same light ..." I interpret light figuratively and metaphorically. I don't think that the payghambar literally meant actual light like some Shia interpret it.
You thought I was a Sunnite because I quoted a Sunnite hadith. That's because I grew up in Amerika and I get my mahdab details mixed up sometimes.
But I do love imam Khomeini. I visited his tomb in February when I was visiting Tehran.
I think that many Sunnite respect the imam, but the Wahabi do not respect him.