RNA – Speaking at a meeting between students and scholars from the Imam al-Husayn and al-Ghadir Islamic Seminaries in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz and Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi in the holy city of Qom, Ayatollah Abbas Ka’bi, the representative of the people of Khuzestan province in the Assembly of Experts, presented a report on the activities of these two seminaries.
The custodian of the Imam al-Husayn Seminary noted that along with their lessons and discussions, the seminarians have also participated in a course on combatting Wahhabism, propagation, oration and giving sermons in the Arabic language. Their mission is to engage in religious propagation.
Referring to the plans of the enemies to destroy and weaken the authentic clergy and the revolutionary marja’iyyah (sources of emulation), he stated, “Today, the revolutionary sources of emulation are facing the complicated plans of the enemies to destroy them.”
Ayatollah Ka’bi considered the sources of emulation as the border guards of the authenticity of the religion of Islam and said, “The revolutionary sources of emulation stand against the deviations and the theory of Islam without a clergy and those who want the clergy to only play a ceremonial role.”
In other remarks, the member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom commemorated the anniversary of the events of the 9th of Dey [December 30, 2009], which marks the anniversary of the uprising against the sedition which occurred after the June 12, 2009 presidential election, and said, “The uprising of the people of Qom on the 9th of Dey was the first spark after the 15th of Khordad Uprising [June 5 and 6, 1963], which led to the victory of the Islamic Revolution.”
He stressed that the 9th of Dey was the symbol of the link between the authentic clergy, the sources of emulation and the people and said, “The think tanks and deception rooms of the Americans and the Zionists, just as they are angry with the prominent role of Wilayat al-Faqih [Guardianship of the Jurisprudent], they are trying to weaken and erase the role of the current sources of emulation on the scene of the defence of the Islamic Revolution and its values and, of course, they will not achieve their objectives.”
Ayatollah Ka’bi explained the functions of the clergy in various fields, saying, “The sources of emulation have a dynamic, vibrant and lively presence in society. The seminarians and clerics are also soldiers of the sources of emulation.”