Ashura rising is a movement towards justice: Prominent Cleric
Addressing the opening ceremony of the Remembrance of the Helpers of Ashura Exhibition in Qom, Ayatollah Seyyed Hashem Hoseyni-Bushehri pointed out, “The movement of Ashura occurred due to demands for justice and the fight against oppression and these goals are clearly seen in the Sacred Defence,” Taqrib News Agency (TNA) reported Rasa as saying.
“Along with securing its domestic security, Iran is also securing its presence overseas,” stressed the religous cleric noting, “The secret of the victory of the Iranian people has been and still is its jihad or struggle in all arenas.”
The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom continued, “The Iranian people’s struggle caused God to send down his hidden assistance and save the country from the grip of the enemies who were attempting to annihilate the Islamic Revolution.”
He noted that piety and reliance on God and hidden assistance are three factors in victory and said, “According to the words of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei], hidden assistance needs a precondition and that precondition is that the people will walk on the path of Islam and will demonstrate their utmost efforts on this path.”
Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri introduced the precondition of divine assistance as struggle and stated, “After the noble people of Iran demonstrated their struggle in the cause of Islam, Almighty God included them in His hidden assistance which enabled them to defend their country from the whole world.”
The Friday prayer leader of Qom explained the commonalities of Iran’s Sacred Defence [Iran-Iraq War) and the movement of Ashura, saying, “The movement of Ashura occurred for justice and the fight against oppression. These goals are clearly seen in the Sacred Defence.”
Sacred Defence Week is an Iranian annual commemoration of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and is commemorated from September 22nd to the 28th.
He added, “What God has intended for all of His prophets was consolidated in the Islamic Revolution. After understanding these goals, Imam Khomeyni came to the fore and founded the Islamic Revolution in cooperation with the noble people of Iran.”
Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri noted, “Today, we all have a duty to follow the Supreme Leader. Although our enemies sometimes smile at us, they certainly have plans and plots to destroy the Islamic Revolution.”
The senior Iranian scholar said that one of the advantages of the powerful parade of the Iranian armed forces is that they demonstrate a response to the vile speech of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 19th and said, “The believer must not be negligent of the front of the enemies. According to Imam Ali, if we are negligent of the enemies and are asleep when we should be helping our leader, we will surely be trampled by the enemies.”
In conclusion, Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri stated, “Artists, poets, lecturers, officials and all segments of society must rebuild the scenes of the Sacred Defence for the present generation and present it to the whole world.”