RNA – During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala’s Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn, Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Mahdi al-Karbala’i said, “The movement of Imam al-Husayn has taught us that Islam is not just worship and religious rituals.”
The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani in Karbala added, “If we discuss and examine the way of life and the movement of the ‘Master of the Martyrs,’ we will recognize that Husayni and authentic Islam emphasizes the struggle of the believer and the Islamic ummah against deviation and misguidance and the importance of defending it against the great dangers that exist in the present day.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i stated, “Many personalities in the history of Islam, who enjoyed a special status in terms of age, knowledge and worship, remained in the corners of their homes despite witnessing the threats against the Islamic ummah and didn’t play a role in assisting Imam al-Husayn [in the battle of Karbala].”
The trustee of Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn continued, “Those who stood with complete courage against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist phenomenon and fought against them with their wealth and their lives, in fact, they have adhered to the movement of Imam al-Husayn. Such individuals have preferred religious interests to personal, family and family interests.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i emphasized that mankind must examine the foundations of Imam al-Husayn’s movement and see how they can be true Husaynis.
It must be noted that Arba’in marks forty days after the Day of Ashura, the day Imam al-Husayn ibn Ali, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, was martyred in the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE.
On the day of Arba’in, the Shi’ah faithful traditionally walk for several days or longer to reach the Iraqi holy city of Karbala where crowds chant and march around the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn. This year, Arba’in will be commemorated on October 30th.
Rasa News Agency