Rasa – One of the revered sources of emulation in Najaf stressed upon the necessity for ‎mourning ceremonies for the Ahl al-Bayt to refrain from marginal issues and on the ‎importance of protecting the sanctity of religious rituals.‎

RNA – A group of poets, eulogists and organizers of Husayni mawkibs (mourning groups) in ‎the holy city of Najaf, Iraq met with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad-Sa’id al-Hakim, one ‎of the senior scholars of that city.‎
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During the meeting, His Eminence said, “The statements made from the pulpits [at mourning ‎ceremonies for the Ahl al-Bayt] must be true and pure manifestations of the expression of ‎wilayah (guardianship), the love of the Ahl al-Bayt, as well as fulfil their rights and strengthen ‎the Shi’ah religion.” ‎

Ayatollah al-Hakim ‎added that marginal issues must be kept away from mourning ‎ceremonies and religious occasions, since contemporary historical events have shown that ‎such issues have caused disagreement among the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt.‎
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Referring to the hadiths about the revival of religious occasions, especially the tragedy of ‎Karbala, His Eminence said, “The Infallible Imams strongly emphasized upon protecting ‎religious rituals and their purity and not removing religious criteria from them and stressed ‎upon the importance of mourning and crying during the mourning ceremonies.” ‎

He called upon the poets, eulogists and organizers of the Husayni mawkibs to demonstrate ‎good manners and to carry out their commitments to religious and moral affairs in service to ‎the cause of the “Master of the Martyrs,” Imam al-Husayn and stated, “We must protect the ‎prestige and sanctity of religious rites and avoid the performance of sins.” ‎

In conclusion, Ayatollah al-Hakim ‎prayed to God to accept their deeds and for their success ‎in regard to their service to religious rituals. ‎

The eulogists and poets present also participated in this meeting and recited poems and ‎eulogies in praise of the Ahl al-Bayt in which they expressed their deep attachment to the ‎Blessed and Infallible Family of the Prophet Muhammad and their desires to walk on their ‎path and sacrifice themselves on this path. ‎

It’s worth mentioning that Ayatollah al-Hakim ‎will meet with Iraqi and foreign political and ‎social groups throughout the upcoming week and provide guidance on relevant issues for the ‎audience.‎

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