Hawzah News Agency - (Baghdad - Iraq) - One of the revered sources of emulation in Najaf has stated, “I wish I had your job of serving the pilgrims of the Infallible Imams.”
The officials and members of the al-Zahra Board of Governors, located in the al-Habibiyyah district of Baghdad, visited the office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Sa’id al-Hakim, one of the renowned sources of emulation in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, for a meeting with His Eminence.
In this meeting, the Iraqi scholar said, “Mourning groups and delegations for Imam al-Husayn revive religious rituals in accordance with religious teachings and engage in defending these teachings.”
He added that religious rituals strengthen society and said, “Therefore, the enemies seek to penetrate these rituals so that through this means, they can distance the people from the religious values derived from the Infallibles, which is their source of power among the nations.”
Ayatollah al-Hakim called for the protection of the resources of power by adhering to the way of life of the Ahl al-Bayt and the connection with their beliefs, and stated, “The situation of the Shi’ahs in the past system was such that they used to shout the slogan ‘no Shia' will exist from now on’ but the Shia, with patience and perseverance were able to overcome the past oppression against them.”
His Eminence emphasized the need to pay more attention to the issue of the Master of the Martyrs [Imam al-Husayn] and said, “The believers must be familiar with their duties and responsibilities in relation to religious affairs and theology.”
Stating that he envies the presence of people who serve the pilgrims of the Infallible Imams in every place and on every religious occasion with sincerity, he stated, “We ask God Almighty to accept the pilgrimages, supplications and to acquire divine success in order to carry out one’s duties and we hope to see the result of their actions in the world and in the hereafter.”