RNA – Speaking during a meeting with members of the board of directors of the Assembly of Representatives of the Seminarians of the Islamic Seminary of Qom, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Alavi-Gorgani noted that mankind always needs admonishment and advice and added, “According to the narrations, all human beings, even the Infallible Imams, need admonishment and advice. Therefore, all of us must accept admonishment.”
The revered source of emulation considered the jihadi presence of the seminarians and clerics during the floods which affected many parts of Iran this spring as the beginning of the movement of the Islamic Seminaries in regard to the Statement on the Second Phase of the Islamic Revolution issued by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] and noted, “This significant presence indicated that the clergy followed the Wali Amr al-Muslimin [“one vested with authority over the Muslims” – namely, the Supreme Leader] and the sources of emulation.”
Ayatollah Alavi-Gorgani noted, “Despite the fact that we are all saddened and affected by the floods that occurred in some parts of the country, the presence of the jihadi relief workers from among the people, the armed forces and the clergy in this regard was an indication of the coherence of the Iranian people.”
The teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom, while expressing his satisfaction with the presence of thousands of clerics and seminarians in the recent floods, said that his presence demonstrated the support for the clergy for the Supreme Leader and the sources of emulation and emphasized, “The work of seminarians at this extensive level had not been seen before. For this reason, the custodians of the Islamic Seminaries must further examine the future of the Islamic Seminaries and further strengthen the jihadi spirit among the seminarians and the clergy.”
In conclusion, Ayatollah Alavi-Gorgan said, “The movement of the clergy during the recent floods was completely jihadi and far from materialism. This spirit must be given consideration and strengthened.”
From mid-March to April 2019 widespread flash flooding affected large parts of Iran, most severely in Golestan, Fars, Khuzestan, Lorestan and other provinces. Iran was hit by three major waves of rain and flooding over the course of two weeks which led to flooding in at least 26 of Iran’s 31 provinces and at least 70 people died across the country.
Rasa News Agency