The revered source of emulation said that today, the world needs the school of the ‘Master of the Martyrs’ and stressed “When people understood the purpose, they move with their lives and hearts towards Karbala.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The revered source of emulation said that today, the world needs the school of the ‘Master of the Martyrs’ and stressed “When people understood the purpose, they move with their lives and hearts towards Karbala.
Speaking during his class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani referred to the epic Arbaeen pilgrimage to the Iraqi city of Karbala and said, “Throughout history, the free people have paid attention to Imam al-Husayn.”
The revered source of emulation added, “The epic of Arbaeen is a sign of the divine love of the lovers of Imam al-Husayn. Mankind must rooted in the events and take lessons and not be indifferent to the cause. If we say that the Ahlul-Bayt were oppressed, we must explain why such oppression has occurred. It must be said that the people at that time didn’t perform their duties.”
Stating that the purpose of the uprising of Imam al-Husayn was to “enjoin the good and forbid the wrong” in order to reform the path of the Islamic ummah, he stated, “Enjoining the good and forbidding the wrong in relation to other good things is like sea water in relation to saliva.”
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani continued, “According to some narrations, those who witness an oppressive ruler and sit silently, will be sent to hell along with that oppressive ruler. The people must put the Husayni culture at the forefront of their work. The culture of ‘hayhat minna al-dhillah’ [we will never be humiliated’] must be explained to the people in order that they continue to resist against the enemies and not fall under the domination of the enemies.”
The distinguished teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom stated that fortunately, the epic of Arbaeen has led to the awakening of Muslims and the freedom-seeking people who have glory and magnificence and noted, “When people understood the purpose, they move with their lives and hearts towards Karbala, exercise their authority and demonstrate the power of Islam to the arrogant powers.”
He said that today, the world needs the school of the ‘Master of the Martyrs’ and stressed, “Today, the world must rise against oppression and the arrogant powers. Today, thirty million pilgrims are gathering in Karbala and this movement is the background for the advent of the Imam of the Time [Imam al-Mahdi]. With this vision, the important movement of Arbaeen must be strengthened as much as possible.”
In another part of his remarks, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani referred to the murder of Jamal Khashoqji, a Saudi journalist, in Turkey, and criticized the controversial Western policies in the field of human rights and stated, “The West has made such an uproar about the killing of a single person but in regard to the massacres and crimes in Yemen, they have been indifferent and silent.”