Press Shia – Ayatollah Sa’idi said that the Arba’in al-Husayn pilgrimage is a resurrection and the ‎cause of the dignity of the Islamic ummah, said, “The Arba’in epic is a battle that blinds the ‎enemies and thus, we must distance ourselves from the margins.”‎

Press Shia – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in ‎‎Qom’s Qods Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Sa’idi said that when the security of ‎the economy is compromised, the people become hopeless and added, “In this case, the ‎people won’t be eager for the national economy and the acquisition of that which is lawful. ‎This is why Islam gives the most severe punishment, both in this world and in the hereafter, ‎for those who commit theft and encroach on the security of the people and the country.”‎

 

The custodian of the Holy Shrine of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah referred to political piety and ‎said, “An Islamic politician must not eat bread at the rate of the day and then wheel and deal ‎with the enemies. Such a politician must not approve, sign and enforce a treaty that is ‎contrary to Islam and is against the interests of the country and the people because of their ‎dependence on a particular movement or faction.”‎

 

Referring to the historical disclosure of the colonialist and disgraceful Capitulation agreement ‎by the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeyni, he said, “This agreement ‎was referred to the Senate by the Shah and it approved the agreement. The agreement was ‎then sent to National Consultative Assembly for final approval.”‎

 

Ayatollah Sa’idi continued, “Imam Khomeyni, as the vicegerent of Imam al-Mahdi, stood ‎against this oppressive and colonialist agreement. In his speech on October 26, 1964, Imam ‎Khomeyni shouted against the Shah, the United States and the Zionist regime, as well as ‎against the representatives who signed this imposed and humiliating agreement which ‎destroyed Iran’s dignity and greatness.”‎

 

The representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] in ‎Qom referred to the Arba’in al-Husayn pilgrimage and said, “Among the programs of the ‎Shi’ahs during these days is the great Arba’in pilgrimage, which is considered as among the ‎attributes of the believers. In this pilgrimage, the pilgrims remember the objectives of the ‎uprising of Ashura and identify their positions in relation to Imam al-Husayn and the ‎enemies.”‎

 

Referring to the lessons of the pilgrimage of Arba’in, he added, “The main and fundamental ‎purpose of the uprising of Ashura was to awaken and guide the servants of God. Imam al-‎Husayn gave all he had on the path of awakening the Islamic ummah and had the ultimate ‎invitation and advice. The second lesson is that sometimes the awakening of mankind and ‎the breaking of idols and innovations eliminates the atmosphere of repression and the ‎struggle against the oppressors necessitates blood and the more valuable the blood is, the ‎more effective it is.”‎

 

Ayatollah Sa’idi offered recommendations to the Iranian servants and mawkibs [mourning ‎organizations] and said, “The Iranian mawkibs in Iraq must be careful and know that ‎protecting the reverence of the host country, especially the Iraqi mawkibs, is necessary for ‎all of us. The form of reception must not be to the detriment of those loved ones. The Pure ‎Imams insisted on this issue.”‎

 

His Eminence said that the Arba’in al-Husayn pilgrimage is a resurrection and the cause of the ‎dignity of the Islamic ummah, said, “The Arba’in epic is a battle that blinds the enemies and ‎thus, we must distance ourselves from the margins.”‎

 

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