Press Shia Agency – Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi strongly criticized the bloody clashes between various Iraqi ‎tribes, saying the reasons why they are taking place are “insubstantial.”‎

Press Shia Agency – During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large crowd of believers at the Holy ‎Shrine of Imam al-Husayn in the Iraqi city of Karbala, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ahmad al-Safi ‎criticized the clashes between the Iraqi tribes which led to the occurrence of various events ‎and addressed them, saying, “Why do you embark on a means of falsehood and shed the ‎blood of innocent men, women, children and the elderly through one instance of suspicion?” ‎


The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani added, “Some believe that such ‎works show their manliness but oppression and the creation of desires and horror in the ‎hearts of the families and tribes are not manly. One must contemplate and not be influenced ‎by the deceit of others who promote falsehood and grudge in the pursuit of the shedding of ‎human blood.”‎


Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi called for people to be committed to wisdom so that they aren’t ‎regretful and added, “People must act on the basis of reason and contemplation and embark ‎on the means of truth instead of the means of falsehood.” ‎


The custodian of the Holy Shrine of Hadhrat Abbas stressed that people must be in wise in ‎their promises and action and avoid hasty actions.‎


Arguing that some of the wrong actions would be the cause of human death, he stated, “Any ‎wrong action cannot be restored and reversed, and no one knows at what moment he will ‎bid this world farewell.”‎


Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi said, “Unfortunately, the reason for the clashes between the tribes is ‎due to gain positions sooner. Those who have embarked on a false means must not blame ‎anyone but themselves.”‎


It must be noted that in recent years, the holy shrines of Imam al-Husayn and Hadhrat ‎Abbas have mediated a lot of conflicts among various tribes in Iraq. Unfortunately, because ‎of the fact that the tribes are armed, everyday, we witness the killing of innocent people in ‎Iraq for various reasons.‎


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