INTERNATIONAL VISITING DELEGATIONS ARE ENLIGHTENED BY THE DIRECTIVES OF HIS EMINENCE
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) met with
large numbers of visitors to the Commander of the Faithful, who came from the
Islamic Republic of Iran and the State of Lebanon, both to commemorate the
Arbaeen anniversary of the Master of Martyrs (peace be upon him), the merit and
importance of this visit and the honor of the holy shrines of the Ahlulbait
(peace be upon them) and access to the shrine Imam Al-Hussein (peace be upon
him) to commemorate his Arbaeen.
Referring to the purpose of the visit to draw closer to
God (Glory be to Him), the origin of the visit is closeness to Him.
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) stressed that
every action that an individual does, such as prayer, visitation, or any other
one, must be purely for God and be close to Him (the Almighty).
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) added that the visit is accepted by the
pious, for God accepts the work of the individual through his acquisition of
this quality, which is piety, and it is by working on self-accountability and
asking for repentance and forgiveness during the day and night, even if there
is a sin; he asks for forgiveness and asks for repentance before he sleeps, to
be one of the pious, for Imam Al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) said: “He is not one
of us who does not hold himself accountable during the day and night.”
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) offered
directives to the attendees, enlightened by the biography of the Ahlulbait
(peace be upon them), stressing adherence to their eternal school and spreading
their virtues, qualities, and approach they wanted for the Islamic nation.
He (may Allah prolong his life) called on everyone to
return again and again to the honor of visiting the pure shrines and to commemorate
this occasion with security, safety and success by accepting deeds.
For their part, the delegations expressed their thanks
and gratitude for the guidance and sound directives provided by His Eminence
(may Allah prolong his life), while some of them recited verses of obituary and
lament for Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) in the presence of His Eminence, in
addition to presenting many religious questions to answer them, and performing