Imam of Kadhimiya Shrine Meets PR Manager of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi in Iraq

Mr. Aref Nasrullah, the public relations manager of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi in Iraq hosted Sayed Hazam Al-Araji, the Imam and speaker of Al-Kadhimiya shrine. In this meeting, which took place at the PR Office of Grand Jurist in holy Kadhimiya, Mr. Nasrullah emphasized on the fatherly role of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi in the Iraqi society and his impacts on fighting corruption and deviance. He then said:

“Grand Ayatollah Shirazi underscores the unity of the Iraqi nation at all times, and his eminence insists on fighting corruption on all grounds. The Grand Jurist also warns of the spread of deviant cults and aberrant ideologies and believes that it is the responsibility of scholars, politicians, teachers, and reformers to work collectively and help the Iraqi nation to overcome the problems in its way.”

“Everyone is responsible to carry out social reformations, because this is the path of the holy Prophet of Islam and the infallible Imams. Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) was a great reformer who revived the practice of bidding good and forbidding evil and sacrificed his life for it. Unfortunately, the Iraqi nation have to fight the chronic disease of corruption in their country; they have no way but to face the repercussions of this phenomenon on their economy, security, social structure and education. Corruption has caused foreign investors and young educated Iraqis to leave the country.”

The Public Relations Manager of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi then said: “All offices and Islamic centers dependent to Grand Ayatollah Shirazi have good relations with other Islamic jurists, particularly the family of Sadr.” In return, Sheikh Araji appreciated the great role of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi in defending Islam and Iraq, as well as the Grand jurist’s insightful support of peaceful coexistence, brotherhood, and avoidance of extremism.”