SCIENTIFIC STATUS OF AL-NAJAF AL-ASHRAF MAKES IT A CENTER FOR RELIGION STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS AND RESORT FOR BELIEVERS
In his meeting with many Pakistani delegations at his
central office in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf, His Eminence Ayatollah the religious
authority Sheikh Bashir Al-Najafy (may Allah prolong his life) stressed the
scientific and religious status that Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf enjoyed and its
possession after Allah (Almighty) honored it by embracing the body of the
cousin of His Messenger and the trustee of His Prophet, Commander of the
Faithful Ali bin Abi Talib (peace be upon him) and a number of the bodies of
the prophets, saints and righteous people.
He (may Allah prolong his life) indicated that it was
and still is a center for religious and intellectual sciences, thanks to its
scientific position, which produced many scholars and thinkers, and its
presentation of moderate thought and discourse represented by the line and
approach of the Ahlulbayt (peace be upon them) and the application of the
principles of true Islam brought by our Noble Prophet (may Allah’s prayers and
peace be upon him).
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) also referred
to the sign of accepting the visitation of the individual believer when he
visits the shrine of the Commander of the Faithful and the rest of the
sanctified shrines in Iraq and the positive change that occurs to him as a sign
of accepting that visit.
He (may Allah prolong his life) prayed to Allah for
everyone to be successful in performing their visit and their attendance from
distant places to this holy city to have the honor of visiting the pure shrine
and to learn about the history, virtues, and virtues of this city, and to be
provided with supplies from its possessions.
On their part, the delegations expressed their thanks
and gratitude to His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life), presenting before
him many legitimate questions and problems for His Eminence to answer.