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, “Mankind has human dignity that God has preferred over all creatures in the universe. Thus, this human dignity must be respected in society.”
The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani in Karbala added that the degradation of social status is in contradiction to the necessity of maintaining human dignity, which is emphasized by the religion of Islam. Therefore, human dignity must be protected, despite religious and social differences.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i stated that the reverence of the believer is higher than the reverence of the Ka’bah and said, “Those who are seeking to destabilize the social status of various people have been disturbed in religious, moral and cultural issues. Attempts to destabilize the social status of different individuals will spark disputes and internal conflicts in society.”
His Eminence emphasized that the destabilization of the social status of individuals in any society that is composed of different religions, sects and cultures is very dangerous.
He stated, “Due to the expansion of communicative facilities, the process of belittling various personalities has been accelerated such that it has become very abnormal. Such actions have a lot of negative effects in society. Therefore, the religious, social, and moral aspects of society must be repaired. The destabilization and destruction of the dignity and position of human beings in any way is forbidden in Islam.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i said, “Unfortunately, we are witnessing the belittling of various personalities on the internet and the perpetrators of such actions must be held accountable to God Almighty on the Day of Judgement. The people must be careful about the content that they publish online.”
Rasa News Agency