In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the
Praise be to Allah, who guided us together, and
prayers and peace be upon the messenger of guidance and mercy to the worlds
Muhammad bin Abdullah and his immaculate family member, and permanent curse is
on their enemies until the day of judgement.
Allah Almighty says: “The Believers, men and women,
are protectors one of another: they enjoin good, and prevent evil: they observe
regular prayers, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Apostle. On
them will God pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise”.
Allah is the most truthful.
Oh, distinguished preachers and honorable sheikhs
and sayeds, you have assumed the greatest responsibility and the greatest
function which is enjoining good and preventing evil. Allah has honored you
with such a bless that puts you on the path of the leaders of Islam as prophets, messengers and the immaculate
imams (peace be upon them).
The renaissance of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him)
was to perform this honorable job, and he stated this when he left the Madinah
at the tomb of his grandfather the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) where
he said: “Oh Allah, this is the tomb of your Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon
him) and I am the son of the daughter of your Prophet. I have learned what I
have learned. Oh Allah, I love to enjoin good and reject evil, and I ask you, O
majesty and by the honor of the grave and the one who is buried in it to choose
for me what satisfies you and your Messenger.”
Once again, when he made the commandment which he
deposited with his brother Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, he said: “I did not go
out as evil, patriarch, spoiler, or oppressor, but went out to seek reform in
the nation of my grandfather Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family),
following my grandfather Muhammad and my father Ali bin Abi Talib (peace be
upon them) ... etc.
And a third time in Karbala when he (peace be upon
him) said, addressing those who are good group with him: “this is how it ends,
the world has changed and disguised. Good things ran out except very few things
just like the scarce grass that has been watered by the rain. Don’t you see
that the truth does not work and that falsehood is not prevented with the
desire of the believer to meet Allah? Thus, I do not see death only happiness
and life with the oppressors only a boring one).
It was the sacrifice of his sacred soul with those
sacrifices he made to achieve the closeness to Allah Almighty and to fulfill
the two functions of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
Congratulations to you, my brothers, the Knights of
the Al-Husseini Tribune, this honor and this status that you have honored.
On this occasion, we should review some important
things to do all of our duties towards them:
1.The mention of Imam Hussein’s (PBUH) tragedy and
what happened to him, his family, his companions and his children, showing
sadness, crying and mourning represent the best acts of sympathy and comfort
that we have ordered to commemorate the pure blood of Imam Hussein(PBUH). This
was the tradition that was followed by the imams, and so they recommended their
companions, and so we must stay and convey to future generations the importance
of consolation and condolences to the master of martyrs (PBUH).
2.We should teach people that the Master of Martyrs (PBUH) has
sacrificed everything for the sake of religion, and we must abide by its limits
of such sacrifices in everything we do in order to rightly commemorate the
rituals; we have to abide strictly by the religious provisions such as offering
prayers in time, and our good daughters must adhere to hijab, and the limits
that every Muslim woman should adheres to her.
3. We must instruct people that the Husseini chants
and slogans are pure and impartial from what is not worthy of the believer who
follows Imam Hussein (PBUH) and remain far from material and political
purposes. The poems are impartial and away from the type of singing which is
forbidden in the Sharia.
4. We should seek to encourage people to pay attention
to religious rituals of various kinds, especially pilgrimage of the tenth of
Muharram and the day of Arbaeen (fortieth). We assume that it is necessary that
the religion men who wear the Islamic turbans appear effectively in the
Husseini pilgrimages at a large scale, especially in walkers to the grave of
Hussein (PBUH). We hereby appraise the efforts of Shiite in holding of Husseini
rituals in Iraq and abroad, sacrificing money and lives for the sake of Hussein
(PBUH) and for consolidating the principles of his mighty revolution.
May Allah Almighty help us all to promote religion
through rituals, accept our efforts and return back these occasions at a time
when we are fully ready to commemorate them. Allah is a benevolent guardian.