RNA – A group of seminarians met with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad-Sa’id al-Hakim, one of the renowned sources of emulation in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, on the occasion of the martyrdom of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali.
In this meeting, Ayatollah al-Hakim spoke about the life of Imam Ali and the problems facing the Shi’ahs and emphasized the necessity of adhering to the principles and teachings of the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad.
His Eminence referred to Hadith al-Thaqalayn, the “Narration of the Two Weighty Things,” which is a narration from the Prophet Muhammad which describes the Quran and the Ahl al-Bayt [the Family of the Prophet] as two weighty things, and said, “Although the Shi’ahs were subjected to great pressure and oppression, this narration proves their truthfulness. Some of the enemies of the Shi’ah thought they could destroy the true Islam which relied on the guardianship of the Ahl al-Bayt, but sincere people in this school of thought didn’t allow the enemies to achieve their evil goals.
Ayatollah al-Hakim continued, “The Shi’ahs have undergone various periods, such as during the rule of the Ba’ath Party. The Ba’athist regime in Iraq forced foreign and non-Iraqi scholars and seminarians and scholars to emigrate from the country and then engaged in executing Iraqi scholars and seminarians and the situation of the country was changed such that the city of Najaf was almost empty of scholars and seminarians and the Islamic Seminary was damaged during this period. Then the events of the 1990s occurred, and now, with the overthrow of the Ba’athist regime, all praise be to God, the Islamic Seminary has been able to resume its scientific and promotional activities.”
He invited the seminarians to practice their duties and prayed to God Almighty to grant grace to the seminarians so that they can gain sincerity in performing their duties.
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