His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Bashir
Al-Najafy(may Allah prolong his life) confirmed during his welcoming of a
delegation of the seminary students in holy Mashhad, that the effect of
guidance and its effectiveness is not possible as long as a Muslim is far from
piety. This is mentioned in the Holy Quran. Corrupt and oppressors shall not be
guided as long as they have no piety, referring to the Commander of the
Faithful (PBUH) "first thing in the religions is knowing it, the
perfection of knowing the religion has full faith in it, the full faith in
religion is to unify it, the unification of religion is devotion to it".
These directives are to guide students of religious sciences on the importance
of sincerity and piety in the field of religious knowledge that they seek.
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) provided some
of paternalistic directives and explained the importance, status, and merit of
Najaf, along with a series of parental advice and guidance for students of
The delegation thanked His Eminence (may Allah prolong
his life) for his advice and guidance.