Tallest Young Man Meets Grand Ayatollah Shirazi

Former member of Iraq’s national basketball team and tallest young man in 2015, Faid Isaawi from Diwaniya City in Iraq met with the Grand Shia Islamic Jurist and Authority, Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Shirazi on Monday, January 7, 2019.

In this meeting, Mr. Isaawi said: ‘I was awarded the world’s tallest young man title between 2014-2017 by Guinness World Records, and currently I am the tallest person in the entire Arab world. I would like to humbly offer all my titles and awards to your highness as a gift.’

In return, the Grand Jurist said:

‘I am very grateful of your gesture. I will accept your medals and awards, but I will give them back to you as a gift of my own, because you deserve them more than I do.’

The Grand Jurist then said:

‘Considering all these awards and medals, you need to keep in mind that none of these things can perfect the character. To do so, ones need to implement this statement from the God’s holy messenger, who emphatically said to one of his companions:

“Do not get angry, do not get angry, and do not get angry.” Based on this hadith from the holy Prophet of Islam, you should try to avoid rage and anger in all stages of your life and instead, be forgiving and lenient.’

The Grand Ayatollah Shirazi then emphasized:

‘If you act on this hadith from the Prophet of Islam, you and everyone who lives with you will experience a happy and prosperous life. So my advice to you is to never get angry.’