Religious Authrity's representative: Reform movement requires conditions for which the experienced, sophisticated to be consulted to meet principles Imam Hussain wants

Friday, September 14, 2018, the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sheikh Abdul-Mehdi Elkerbela’i, delivered the Friday’s sermon at the Imam Hussain Shrine in which he said, “A reform movement, anytime and anywhere, requires certain conditions to initiate and requires who accurately knows those conditions and the means to manage it and achieve its aims.”

He added, “Not anyone knows what Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) wants. There are fundamentals to be adopted in order to achieve the aims of a reform movement, most important of which is knowing the legitimate, legal, and social determinants, for a reform movement can’t be initiated according to what one thinks is best to achieve.”

Elkerbela’i called for reviewing the near and far history to learn from the achievements of previous reformer leaders in Iraq and other countries and to apply the best lessons to the present reform movement.

“There is who has the accurate insight into the requirement for a reform movement – the requirement that would comport with the status quo of Iraq,” added further Elkerbela’i, asserting, “those who attempt to adopt a reform movement and never know its requirement and the way it is handled will – for certain – fail, and that is going to cause more corruption.”

He concluded his speech, emphasizing the importance of consulting those who are experienced, wise, and sophisticated; those who are aware of legitimate, legal, and social determinants – saying, “Consulting such people will definitely achieve the sought after aims and results the way Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) wants.”

Elkerbela’i did not specify the ones of experience and sophistication and said he will clarify that in next Friday’s sermons.


Editing: Wela’ Esseffar

Translation: Mohammed Alobaidi