RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Ayatollah Sayyed Rahim Tavakkol, the representative of the people of Mazandaran in the Assembly of Experts, referred to a narration from one of the Infallible Imams in which the rewards of the recommended circumambulation of the Ka’bah in Makkah were discussed and some of those present were upset that they didn’t have the ability to travel to Makkah and would be deprived of these blessings.
“The Imam replied that if a person meets the needs of a believer, seeks to assist him and helps solves his needs, God will reward him and erase his sin,” the Iranian cleric noted.
He emphasized that this narration is clear that if a person is financially able, it’s necessary that he must look after the needy in society, who are often too shy due to honour and don’t turn to anyone for help. Therefore, it’s good for people to respect such people because there is a goodness from God to meet the needs of the needy.”
Ayatollah Tavakkol added, “In the holy month of Ramadhan, it’s necessary for those who are financially able to help the needy as much as possible according to shari’ah (Islamic law), intellect and custom.”
Referring to the presence of people in various arenas, His Eminence said, “The Iranian people have shown that they come to the scene at the time of crisis and that they are working together. They came to the field as much as they could. The doctors and nurses shone really well in the fight against the Coronavirus and came to the fore as much as they could.”
Ayatollah Tavakkol stated that compassion for each other leads to divine sanctity and added, “When we have mercy on each other, God has mercy on us. Compassion for each other leads to love and removes grudges from the heart and reveals God’s mercy and removes calamities. After worshipping Him, God wants human beings to sympathize with each other and to solve each other’s problems.”