The representative of Ayatollah Sistani mentioned, “the key of the Iraqi nation’s victory over ISIS was complying with the call of the grand sources of emulation”.

RNA – Hujjat al-Islam Ahmad Safi, the representative of grand Ayatollah Sistani and the custodian of Hazrat Abbas holy shrine, congratulating the happy Eids of Shaaban month, said, “the key of the victory over the ISIS group was the resistance put up by the Iraqi nation and its complying with the call of the sources of emulation”.

In the inauguration ceremony held for the new building of al-Kafil University, affiliated with the organisation of Hazrat Abbas holy shrine, Hujjat al-Islam Safi stressed, “Iraq has long seen the rise of many different problems and crises, nonetheless such issues have never hindered the scientific and intellectual movement of the Iraqi nation”.

“The Iraqi nation has welcomed such problems exercising patience and resistance. When the ISIS rose, the courageous youth, complying with the call of the grand sources of emulation, defended the country, and it is what burdens us with a heavier responsibility towards the martyrs”, he added.

Stressing the need for acquiring knowledge, the representative of Ayatollah Sistani added, “Iraq, and specifically Najaf, used to be a principal centre of exporting knowledge to the world, and we should regain our primacy. The academic officials should do their best in training the students”.

He finally called for students’ attention to acquiring knowledge and their avoidance from marginal issues.

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