Kuwaiti Filmmaker Visits Grand Ayatollah Shirazi

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Sayed Zia Al-Din, a Kuwaiti filmmaker and producer visited the Grand Shia Jurist Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Shirazi in holy Qom. In this visit, the Grand Jurist made the following remarks:

“The problems and hardships in this world are worthwhile, but this is not true about the comforts and luxuries of this world. In this subject, the Commander of the Faithful says: ‘The bitterness of this world is the sweetness of the hereafter; and the sweetness of this world is the bitterness of the hereafter.”

The Grand Jurist further referred to the sufferings of the Shia along the history and said:

“In this period of history, we don’t face as many as problems as in the past. Of course, there might be exceptions in some countries but issues such as ISIS and terrorism are only short-term. Considering the availability of technological advancements in our time, it is much easier to achieve our goals by hard work.”

The Grand Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi further said:

“There is a beautiful saying from the late Sayed Abdul Hussain Sharaful-Din who said: ‘Guidance begins from misguidance.’

“I pray to God Almighty to help you all be successful. The biggest problem of the Shia, to my opinion, are the internal conflicts which consume a great amount of energy and power. The internal conflicts are natural in all communities, but such conflicts have been too damaging among the Shia. On the other hand, the holy narrations from Imam Sadiq indicate that Satan spends most of its time to misdirect the Shia, because other peoples have already chosen to tread on the wrong path. As a result, we all should work hard and keep in mind that we are being tested by Almighty God.”

At the end, the Grand Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi said:

“We should keep going, in defiance to the obstacles and hardships in the way. If we let these problems take the better of us, we will not be able to experience success at any rates. This world belongs to hardworking people who move towards success, regardless of all the hardships.”