Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi said that Imam al-Husayn was martyred in order to reform the nation of his grandfather, the Prophet Muhammad.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi said that Imam al-Husayn was martyred in order to reform the nation of his grandfather, the Prophet Muhammad.
During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large crowd of believers and mourners at the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn in the Iraqi city of Karbala, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ahmad al-Safi said, “Reform cannot be made through force but rather it requires guidance and advice.”
The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani added, “Many rulers and sultans have resorted to force to implement their reforms but they didn’t achieve their desired results because they forgot that they themselves are in need of reform.”
He said that people must listen to the recommendations and noted, “The people must also not try to avoid the responsibility for reform and listen to the advisors.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi said that the movement of Imam al-Husayn confronted the deceptive propaganda of the enemies and in the court of the caliph Yazid ibn Mu’awiyah, Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn (known as Imam Zayn al-Abidin) exposed and disgraced his oppressive government.
The custodian of the Holy Shrine of Hadhrat Abbas stated that the brainwashing and manipulation of the people by the negative and poisonous propaganda of the enemies was one of the main problems that Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn faced during his lifetime.
“Imam Zayn al-Abidin strove hard to eliminate the negative effects of the enemies’ propaganda,” he added.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi said, “The people must know the path of truth and walk in this direction.”
His Eminence emphasized that the enemies have never reduced the amount of their activities to mislead people and use every trick to achieve their evil goals.
In conclusion, he said, “Some people are on the line of Imam al-Husayn but others are on the other side and don’t listen to the truthful advice of the well-wishers. A person suffers when he no longer listens to advice and fourteen centuries ago, the ‘Master of the Martyrs’ offered this advise on the plains of Karbala, but the people don’t listen.”