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Sunni Cleric: Delineating philosophy of Ashura is incumbent upon clerics


Head of the religious seminary in Raz and Jargalan area, Haj Araz Akhound Mohammadi in an exclusive interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA) underscored, “Delineating the philosophy of Ashura is of main duties shouldered by Shinni and Shia clerics.”

Haj Araz Akhound Mohammadi beckoned to the main objective of Imam Hossein (PBUH) and underscored the main philosophy behind his rise was Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil.

Head of the religious seminary in Raz and Jargalan area underscored that the infallible Imam rise for justice, stability of religion and its expansion.

“The event of Ashura has so many lessons and delineating the main philosophy of it is the best way for standing against the enemies and foiling their hatched plots,” said Haj Araz Akhound Mohammadi.

Head of the religious seminary in Raz and Jargalan stressed that Sunni clerics respect and love Imam Hossein and they will never forget the rise of Imam Hussein and days of Ashura.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Sunni cleric put accentuation the telling role of Unity in counteracting malignant and willful measures perpetrated by enemies and underscored, “as Imam Hussein (PBUH) stood against enemies through keeping unity, it is incumbent upon Muslims to follow his way and foil machinations concocted by their enemies.”

Millions of mourners across the globe are commemorating Muharram and rise of Ashura, on which the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (PBUH), and his companions were martyred in an unequal battle.

Black-clad mourners are taking to the streets and mosques in different parts of the world, including Iran, to honor the event.

Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and 72 of his loyal companions, were martyred on Ashura in the battle of Karbala against the second Umayyad caliph, Yazid I, more than 14 centuries ago. Imam Hussein was killed after he refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant ruler.

The mourning services have been in place worldwide since the beginning of Muharram.

The annual Muharram ceremonies, which have been performed for many centuries, symbolize the eternal and unwavering stance of truth against falsehood and humanity’s struggle against injustice, tyranny and oppression, the cause for which Imam Hussein was martyred.

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