RNA – During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf’s al-Fatimiyah al-Kubra Husayniyah, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Sadruddin al-Qubanchi congratulated the new Iraqi government on the selection of Adil Abdul-Mahdi as the country’s prime minister and called for the election of other ministers from among the pure and impartial people and from among those who aren’t covered by the recently passed de-Ba’athification law [Accountability and Justice Law] which reinstates thousands of former supporters of Saddam Husayn’s Ba’ath party to government jobs.
The Iraqi Shi’ah added, “The approval of the Council of Representatives of Iraq is conditional on the implementation of the government platform.”
Referring to the ongoing famine in Yemen, Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi strongly condemned the silence of the international community in the face of this crime against humanity wherein millions of Yemeni people are being starved to death due to the Saudi-led war on the impoverished Arab country and said, “The international community had made a great uproar about the murder of a single person [Jamal Khashoqji] in Istanbul and has turned a blind eye to the deaths of millions and the massacres committed against the people of Yemen.”
His Eminence called the adding of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and General Qasem Soleymani to their lists of people and organizations suspected of involvement in funding terrorism as a “ridiculous” move and emphasized, “Bahrain is oppressing its own people and Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading terrorist. We are waiting for a victory soon, God-willing.”
In the section of his speech on religious issues, he highlighted the virtues of the Arba’in pilgrimage and said, “Pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn has religious, cultural and civilization dimensions and contains lofty meanings. In addition to love, forgiveness and sacrifice, all concepts of humanity exist in it.”
Quoting a narration in this regard, Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi said, “Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq has stated that women are permitted to visit the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn.”
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