Press Shia Agency – Ayatollah Arafi said, “Following the earthquake in Kermanshah, seminaries in Qom formed a disaster management committee and they made some decisions regarding the incident.”

Press Shia – In a meeting with the representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei] in Kermanshah province, Ayatollah Mostafa Olama and the members of the Seminary’s Disaster Management Committee which was held in the office of the Friday Prayer leader of the city of Kermanshah on Monday, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, the director of the Islamic Seminaries, offered his condolences over the recent earthquake and asserted, “It’s our duty to voice our sympathy with the beloved people of Kermanshah. that’s why we’re here in this meeting now to sympathize with them.”

 
The Iranian cleric added, “Following the earthquake in Kermanshah, the seminaries in Qom formed a disaster management committee and they made some decisions regarding the incident and all the parties involved try to play their part in order to provide services to the earthquake survivors.”

 
The director of Iranian Islamic Seminaries added, “In the aftermath of the earthquake, the solidarity of religious scholars and seminary figures in both Qom and Kermanshah was established and I hope will continue in future as well.”
 
“We, as Shi’ah clerics believe that such human tragedies must not be regarded as a time to express religious bias or sectarian attitudes. Recently, a short video clip of a Shi’ah cleric went viral on the web in which he told journalists that he would even sacrifice his life for his Sunni brothers in Kermanshah if necessary. We appreciate his wise remarks.”