In the Awake of Muharram, Sheikh Ali Al-Najafy participates the International Conference on the Importance of Husseini Memorial and the Preservation of Religious Doctrines via the Electronic Circle held in Lucknow, India

In the Awake of Muharram, Sheikh Ali Al-Najafy participates the International Conference on the Importance of Husseini Memorial and the Preservation of Religious Doctrines via the Electronic Circle held in Lucknow, India


His Eminence stressed in his speech, which was broadcasted    live to the conference, the importance and necessity of holding religious rituals, which the imams of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) focus on,  in the hope that holding Husseini rituals would be an element in spreading the concepts of mercy, compassion, love and the values which were established by the father of the free Abu Abdullah Al-Hussein (Peace be upon him), while stressing at the same time the importance of committing to the  medical recommendations and directives to protect participants from the Corona pandemic.

His Eminence provided guidance and recommendations.  The following is the text of his speech:

Gentlemen Religious Scholars, and the respected believers,

Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you,

In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the Merciful

Praise be to Allah for his religion, peace and blessings be upon the master of the two worlds, Muhammad bin Abdullah and for his immaculate family members, and the permanent curse on all their enemies until the Day of Judgment.

(فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفاً فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ).

صَدَقَ اللَّهُ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the Faith: (establish) God's handiwork according to the pattern on which He has made mankind: no change (let there be) in the work (wrought) by God: that is the standard Religion)

Allah is the Highest, truthful

Serving justice and truth is the true success in life and their path is limited according to experience in religion throughout the ages.

This true religion, which was brought by the greatest Messenger Muhammad bin Abdullah (may Allah bless him and his family), sought to implement it and Allah Almighty promised him to achieve this goal by saying: (لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَكَفَى بِاللَّهِ شَهِيداً ) (to show him all of the religion and enough of Allah as a witness), was precious to the Messenger (May Allah’s prayers be upon him and his family). Therefore, the imams (peace be upon them) sought from his descendants with great and precious value in preserving it. At the forefront of his defenders and those seeking to defend him, the master of martyrs, Imam Al-Hussein (peace be upon him) and his companions, and do not forget his famous speech on the night of the tenth of Muharram: (Do you not see the right is not applied, and the falsehood it is not prevented. For the believer desires to meet his Lord rightly, I see death only as happiness, and life with the oppressors is only unbearable). He (peace be upon him) was able with his great sacrifices even his own sacred self to establish rules of Islam, no matter how much the forces of evil sought or seek to obliterate this Islam will not be able to do so. Its roots were watered by the blood of Hussein, his companions, and his children (may Allah’s peace be upon them), and even his child, Abdullah the infant (peace be upon him).  This religion remains throughout the eternity till the reappearance of the greatest successor of Allah who applies its tents to humanity at large, which was the target of his grandfather the Messenger (may Allah bless him and his family).

As we are approaching the Sacred month of Muharram carrying in its nights and days the memory of that painful tragedy, and our imams have taught to revive this memory and show it to public with majalis and mawakib, and we will do so with adherence to the recommendations of specialized doctors, and the wonder of those who oppose us in that. We mourn our hearts, weep with our eyes, hit our chest and spend our money is in this way, and none other than those who carry hatred towards the Prophet (may Allah bless him and his family) be harmed by that? Let everyone know that we have nothing more important than our loyalty to Ahlulbait (peace be upon them). We sacrifice every precious to these Husseini rituals.

Every Muslim must work and strive to preserve the religion of Allah and of his Prophet (may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family) no matter how much effort and fatigue as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) and the imams (peace be upon them) and his loyalists and his offspring have done throughout history. We have said that we must adhere to religious rituals with the need to preserve oneself and adhere to the recommendations agreed upon by specialists medical staff. On this basis, we should look at religious rituals, transactions and acts of worship, especially the Husseini rituals, they water Islam’s roots, establish its foundations in the hearts of people, and announce the rejection of infidelity, atheism, and rebellion against Islam.

Therefore, the Husseini rituals were and still are more important than everything in life among Muslims loyal to Islam and follow the doctrine of Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in particular.

Throughout history, the believers sacrificed their lives and cut off their hands and feet. These sacrifices were with the support of the infallible (peace be upon them). Religion supporters did not budge from their resolve to keep the litany of the religious rituals that keep the faithful gathered around the tree of Islam and pay the customs of eternity for it.

We have all wherever we are in the east and west of the country to pay attention to the Husseini rituals with all our strength. It is a trust that must be performed to its people as we have received it, so that Islam remains in its survival.

Accordingly, with adherence to agreed medical recommendations and directives, it is possible holding the honorable Husseini rituals of the majalis, mawakib and other things that the Husseini followers used to hold.

O believers, the world have been afflicted by the coronary pandemic as a result of the bad deeds of our actions, and the competent authorities have not yet been able to discover a successful treatment for it. The world has generally become in the grip of this pandemic and its likes, and there is no refuge for us and no escape except by resorting to Allah Almighty who sympathetically opened the door to repentance, and promised us of acceptance, if we are sincere in it. (Oh God, we repent to you, and seek your sympathy, then have mercy on us by your beloved Muhammad (may Allah bless him and his family)).

Wasalam [Peace].

It is noteworthy that the conference was held with the participation of more than forty religious and scholarly personalities, as the two conferences unanimously agreed on the need to preserve religious rites, especially the rituals of Abu Abdullah Al-Hussein (peace be upon him).

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