‘Standing unity resulted from following leadership’
Making his remarks in a meeting mounted in holy city of Qom so as to commemorate martyrs of defenders of the Holy Shrine, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought Ayatollah Mohsen Araki urged Muslims to be grateful to God’s blessings including the blessing of leadership, and abide by his commands in all areas, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
According to Ayatollah Mohsen Araki being grateful to the blessing of leadership God bestowed upon human being means abiding by the commands of religious leaders in all realms and arenas. In his term, being grateful would bring Muslim nations dignity, prosperity and power.
President of Iran top unity center referred to holy Quran verse saying, “And remember Allah’s favor upon you and the covenant He took from you when you said, ‘We hear and we obey’ – and fear Allah; indeed Allah knows what lies within the hearts.” And underscored the first covenant was the covenant of obedience; given that it would be incumbent upon Muslims to abide by their leader’s commands.
Ayatollah Araki placed accentuation on the prime importance of unity and the necessity of promoting it in the Islamic societies. To do so, the Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought beckoned to the heavy task upon religious leaders and also the negative consequences of bowing out of the task might bring.
He refered to holy Quran quoting, “He is the [one] Able to send upon you affliction from above you or from beneath your feet or to confuse you [so you become] sects and make you taste the violence of one another.’ Look how We diversify the signs that they might understand.”
As what Quran says, “And hold fast to the rope of Allah, all of you together, and do not be divided; and remember Allah’s favor on you, that when there was enmity between you, He created affection between your hearts, so due to His grace you became like brothers to each other; and you were on the edge of a pit of fire (hell), so He saved you from it; this is how Allah explains His verses to you, so that you may be guided, “Ayatollah Mohsen Araki demanded Muslims from all religious denominations and sects to preserve their solidarity and counter their common enemies with strength.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Araki beckoned to the second covenant and quoted Quran verse as saying,”Indeed Allah has purchased from the Muslims their lives and their wealth in exchange of Paradise for them; fighting in Allah’s cause, slaying and being slain; a true promise incumbent upon His mercy, (mentioned) in the Taurat and the Injeel and the Qur’an; who fulfills His promise better than Allah? Therefore rejoice upon your deal that you have made with Him; and this is the great success .”
“Those who repent, those who worship, those who praise, those who fast, those who bow, those who prostrate, those who show right and forbid wrong and those who keep the limits of Allah in sight; and give glad tidings to the Muslims.”
Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought hailed the defenders of holy shrines stressing, “Today the defenders of shrine prove the leadership is not alone and our nation’s loyalty to Imam Ali (PBUH).”
Ayatollah Mohsen Araki underscored the standing unity in the World of Islam is resulted from abiding by the leadership’s commands and following Islamic principles and teachings.