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Sayyed Nasrallah Calls for Ashoura: No Threat Prevents Us from Imam Hussein

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah declared on Saturday that the rumors circulated by media outlets about arresting group of people holding weapons to carry out a bomb attack during a Muharram procession in the Lebanese southern city of Nabatieh is totally untrue, wondering of the persistence of certain mass media in publishing that news.

During his speech on the tenth night of Muharram at Sayyed Al-Shuhadaa complex in the southern suburb of Beirut, Sayyed Nasrallah said: “Nothing can intimidate us, neither weather, nor rain, nor bombing; and no security threat can prevent us from Abu Abdullah al-Hussein,” noting that “we express our pledge regardless the natural or security threats.”

“Tomorrow, we will flood the streets, regardless the situation, in every city and village to tell Imam Hussein (as) and make our voice heard to the world: At Your Service Oh Hussein!”

“We’ll flood the streets to say we are with Palestine and we’ll stay with Palestine. We will tell the whole world what the Resistance means for us,” his eminence went on to say.

On the lessons of Ashoura, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the most significant guidelines of Karbala were transparency and clarity, for this the Resistance in Lebanon has been transparent and clear since its spring, while raising the slogan of “we want to defeat the sword by our blood.”

His eminence also said that Imam Hussein (as) and his companions had the clarity of the risks facing Islam and the Islamic Ummah, as well as the clarity of making decisions by good will and steadfastness to hold the responsibility.

Hezbollah Secretary General linked however between the Resistance and concepts of Karbala, stressing that the former had the clarity of vision that the Zionist entity is the enemy of Ummah and the cancerous gland that should eliminated, adding that “since the start of Resistance, many had the same vision but were lacking the ability or readiness to hold responsibility,” noting that some might have the clarity of vision but fail to pursue the path once they face difficulties.

“On this night, we emphasize on the Karbala guidelines, which are valid to be adopted by every Islamic and Jihadist movement,” he said.

Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that Imam Hussein (as) chose the Arab city of Mecca before his departure to Karbala at Hajj time (pilgrimage) because it holds the largest gathering of Muslims at one time and in one place; thus the Imam (as) went out to the people and made the fact clear before them to take responsibility before Allah, noting that “up till the last moment, Imam Hussein spared no chance to give proof against the people via direct communication, not only with groups and individuals, but with the soldiers fighting him as well.”

Moreover, Sayyed Nasrallah said that “in the time of strife, the responsibility of all who know the truth is to make it clear before every member of this Ummah without keeping silent.”

At the end of his speech, Hezbollah Secretary General renewed the covenant and pledge of allegiance and loyalty to Imam Hussein (as) and the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), stating that “when Imam Hussein (as) had been forced to choose between two options: either death or disgrace, he said: Disgrace, Never Ever.”

“And we choose to adopt the steadfastness of Imam Hussein and say: Disgrace, Never Ever,” Sayyed Nasrallah concluded.

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