Religious Activists and Elders in Holy Qom Meet Grand Ayatollah Shirazi

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, a group of religious activists, members of the Mawakib (Pilgrim Service Units) and elders of the holy City of Qom met with the Grand Shia Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi and listened to statements by his eminence.

In this meeting, the Grand Jurist said: “The life of this world is bound by time, however the life in the hereafter is timeless. The holy Quran describes one day in the hereafter like this: In a day that is 50000 years long.” (Chapter 70, Verse 4)

His eminence further explained, “Everyone works hard to provide themselves and their families with proper life and housing; they work hard and try different businesses and marketplaces to make enough money so that they can live a decent life.”

“However, there is only one lucrative business in the hereafter where you can guarantee your prosperity and welfare and it entirely belongs to the holy AhlulBayt (peace be upon them). And we are given the opportunity of this worldly life to serve the cause of AhlulBayt and ensure our comfort and ease in the afterlife.”

“All human beings are heading towards their death and that is inevitable. We all will depart this life sooner or later, and we need to be ready for our reunion with the holy AhlulBayt (peace be upon them) in the afterlife.”

The Grand Ayatollah then stressed: “We should follow the holy AhlulBayt in their footsteps in this life, so that we can be at their side in the afterlife. Therefore, we should be wary not to get ahead of them nor lag too far behind.”

At the end of his remarks, the Grand Jurist said, “I ask of Almighty God to grant all of you the honor to serve the cause of the holy AhlulBayt (PBUT) and be resilient in this way. And you should do your best to protect the youths from the harmful propaganda that targets the pristine teachings of Shia Islam.”