Liaison office of Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Al Sistani (L.M.H.L) in London, Europe, North and South America.
((قُل لَّا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْراً إِلَّا الْمَوَدَّةَ فِي الْقُرْبَى)) الشورى 25
((Say: "I do not ask you any reward for it but love for my near relatives.")) Holy Qur’an 42: 25
The representative of the leading Marja’iyah in Europe, Allamah Sayyid Murtadha Al-Kashmiri, calls upon the lovers of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and officials of institutions and centers to focus on reviving Hussaini traditions, during the Ashoura season, in accordance with the manners taught to us by Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.); to reflect the pure face of the Hussaini revolution.
He said: “The message of Al-Hussain (a.s.) is one of prophetic reform, to enjoin good and discourage evil and revolt against corruption to develop oneself, spiritually and morally according to what Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) wanted from us; so that we may become Al-Hussain’s (a.s.) ambassadors for the world and for future generations plus those attending your centers – by portraying the finest standards Imam Hussain (a.s.) embodied in his revolution, starting with his departure from Madina until the day of his martyrdom in Karbala.
He taught us lessons in many aspects of life and in particular in fighting against oppression and oppressors who, these days, have taken Gods bounties as their states and his servants as their own, bought peoples’ consciences and sold their nation’s wealth and their future generations’ sustenance to others; for their own personal interests and to satisfy their selfishness and their position of power. "He who sees an unfair ruler who permits what Allah has forbidden and violates the tradition of His messenger (s.a.w.w.) working iniquity and transgression in God’s servants and no action or word changes him, then he deserves where Allah shall place him [in hell’s fire]"
He added: “Those in charge of centers and Hussainiyas should allocate programs, especially designed for the youth, on the subject of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and the aims and objectives behind his movement. These programs should be in the local western language which they understand and in parallel with the Arabic language.
It’s been noticed recently, our youth do not interact with the subject of Imam Hussain (a.s.). Many of them do not even know a thing about it because they do not understand the language of the speaker - which normally is in Arabic. For this reason we have advised that lectures should be given by competent speakers who are familiar with the Hussaini subject and to speak to the youth in their local language, which they learn at school such as; Dutch in the Netherlands, German in Germany, Finish in Finland, Swedish in Sweden, Danish in Denmark and French in France etc. By this we attract this group of listeners and give them an insight into the secrets of this glorious movement, which is an inseparable part of our faith. We have also noticed our youth’s increasing presence and interest in such events because they understand the language of the speaker.”
Finally, he entrusted the lovers of Imam Hussain (a.s.) to reflect the civilized image of the Hussaini rituals, avoiding being ridiculed and criticized by those looking for a pretext to violate and attack us, especially these days when the enemies have readied their forces to fight the Hussaini rituals and its participants from followers of Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.)
We ask Allah Almighty by the sanctity and significance of these days to enroll us as followers of Imam Hussain (a.s) so we can triumph with him and his companions a great triumph.
Wassalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatoh