Senior Iraqi scholar: Seminaries, universities complement each other

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi, a Shia source of emulation, met with Vice Commander of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Committee Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a group of Iraqi students from different provinces of the country.

Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi, a senior Shia scholar, received Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Vice Commander of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, along with some other high ranking military officials in his house on Monday, July 17.

During the meeting, the Shia cleric asserted, “The recent victories of Iraqi Security Forces belong to all the people of Iraq. These victories were achieved with the help of Allah almighty (swt) and it’s our duty, as a whole Iraqi nation, to maintain our unity and integrity in order to neutralize the future enemies’ plots.”

The Shia source of emulation added, “What concerns me the most is the presence of foreign military forces in Iraq; the Turkish government must also recognize this situation and respect the independence and sovereignty of Iraq.”

In a separate meeting with some university students from different Iraqi provinces, Grand Ayatollah al-Najafi underlined the importance of scientific breakthroughs in present Iraq and concluded, “The seminaries and universities are together on this path and they should complement each other.”


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