Statements by Grand Ayatollah Shirazi among Shias from Kuwait

Over the past few days, a group of Shia believers from Kuwait met with the Grand Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi in holy Qom and listened to statements by his eminence.

In this meeting, the Grand Jurist recited verse 96 of Surah Momenun, which reads, “Repel evil by what is best;”.

His eminence then added: “This is a divine command to retaliate evil with goodness. Even though it is permissive to retaliate evil with likewise manners, since the holy Quran mentions: “If any one aggresses against you, so aggress against him with the likeness of that which he has aggressed against you.” However, this verse of Quran refers to a permission, not the virtues.

All humans, the men and women, young and the elderly, the businesspeople, workers, an all other groups of people need to pursue virtues. Though it is a hard thing to do, anyone can be successful if they make a firm decision in doing so. And the best of all virtues is what has been mentioned in this verse of Quran, where God orders us: “to repel evil with what is best.”

The Grand Jurist further continued: “The holy Quran and the Prophet of Islam, Lady Fatimah Zahra and all other 12 holy Imams are our role models; so in our pursuit of moral virtues, we need to follow them in their footsteps.”

The Prophet of Islam and Imam Ali have left us with great and invaluable legacies. Today, we should invite all Muslim and even non-Muslim governments to read about the history of the holy Prophet and Imam Ali and learn about their governing styles.

The Grand Ayatollah further emphasized: “All Muslim and non-Muslim governments need to adopt the policies and governing styles of the holy Prophet of Islam, in order to spread peace, nonviolence and harmony in our world today.”

“Therefore, everyone needs to make up their minds to repel evil with goodness. It should be noted that the dear believers have purified their hearts and souls during the two months of Muharram and Safar. We need to build up on this spirit and try to protect in until the arrival of these two months next year.”