RNA – Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Alavi Gorgani issued a statement in which he referred to the importance of the Arba’in pilgrimage and praised the people of Iraq for their service and hospitality toward the pilgrims of Imam al-Husayn.
The text of the message is as follows:
In His Name, the Most High
God Almighty says: “Whoever venerates the sacraments of God – indeed that arises from the Godwariness of hearts” [The Holy Quran 22:32]
The massive movement and pilgrimage of Arba’in, which was attended simultaneously by millions of people from all over the world, isn’t a matter which can be considered as normal but rather witnesses and evidence can be seen in all aspects of the true guardianship of Imam al-Mahdi.
Accompanied by this roaring wave, not only does the Arba’in pilgrimage provide esoteric and spiritual protection for the pilgrims and the lovers of the pure and infallible Ahl al-Bayt but rather it also provides protection for the enlivening and revitalizing school of thought of the great Prophet of Islam, Muhammad al-Mustafa, on a global level.
Indeed, the tongue is unable to give express gratitude for this divine and roaring wave and the great Islamic movement which glorifies religious rituals. I sincerely thank the Iraqi people who served the large number of pilgrims of Imam al-Husayn with their lives and hearts.
Also, I express gratitude to the dear pilgrims who have endured suffering during the pilgrimage and all those who offered their services, including the respected government, religious organizations, mawkib organizers, the media and broadcasters, the military and law enforcement, security and medical forces, officials of various departments and institutions of the country who sincerely served on this route and I hope that that God includes the Iraqi and Iranian peoples in His favour and kindness due to the blessings of such a divine movement and saves them from hostility and suffering.
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