SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The Grand Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani said in Qom, it is necessary for Muslim to pay particular attention to issues such as Ghadeer and Saghifeh and the relationship between the two as well as the reasons behind the deviations in Islam. He added that the issue of the leadership in Islamic society follows the leaderships of the Prophet (PBUH) and the Ahlul Bait. The Prophet (PBUH) in the big gathering in Ghadeer introduced Hazrat Ali (AS) as his successor and it was then that he declared the completion of the religion.
The Grand Ayatollah Nouri stressed the importance of the leadership of Muslims and pointed to the fact that the deviations from real Islam occurred after removal of Imam Ali (AS) and his progenies from the leadership and formation of kingdoms like Omayyads and Abbasids. He added that only those who are examples of piety can take charge of Islamic governments. He referred to Ghadeer issue and its important lessons for the humanity and said that at the time of the major occultation the leadership can only be in the hands of a leader with the highest levels of justice, ability and Islamic knowledge.
The Grand Ayatollah pointed to the massive efforts by the western and Arabic media to attack Shia school of thought and amongst them the Aljazeera Network is the most active. He said a country like Qatar with small population and without a clear constitution using its oil money to destroy Syrian government as well as anti-Islamic Republic propaganda. He added that all these indicate that the enemies have succeeded to infiltrate the Islamic awakening. In his final remarks, the Grand Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani said that the Iran phobia and Shia phobia projects have affected the Arab countries and that is why they are taking no notice of Israel’s nuclear weapons and instead concentrating on Booshehr nuclear electric plant.
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