Today, at the beginning of his Kharej Fiqh lesson in Qom Azam Mosque, having reminded some ethical issues and the duties of the preachers, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi analyzed the recent events of Lebanon and Tunisia.
His highness said that the recent events of Lebanon and Tunisia carry important messages for all countries and added: the revolution took place in Tunisia resembles to the Islamic revolution of Iran in several aspects, for a long time the country was governed by a group of people who had foreign dependants without giving due importance to their own nation, as a consequence the people rose up and overthrew the government.
His eminence termed the Islamic movement of Tunisia as very important messages for the heads of some Islamic countries and emphasized: The leaders of Islamic countries must know that the age of foreign dependence is over; they must serve their own nations and rely on their people, taking into account that the foreigners cannot save them.
He added: the dethroned president of Tunisia has now escaped to Saudi Arabia while Tunisian people demand him out of Saudi Arabia and no other country would accept him.
Referring to the recent events of Lebanon and the collapse of its cabinet he expressed:
Israel and the United States faced too many failures in several fields, in one hand Israel was severely defeated by Hezbollah in Lebanon and lost its solemnity, in the other hand the United States is defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan and they are about to compensate their failures by trying to foment political crisis and tension in Lebanon.
Pointing to the latest speech of Sayyed Hassan Nasrollah (the security general of Hezbollah) Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi expressed: I felt proud and pleasure when I heard the message of Sayyed Hassan Nasrollah, he emphasized repeatedly that they rely on the Lebanese nation not on the foreigners, and they never seek a civil war.
His highness said that the Main purpose of Israel and the United States is to foment tension and crisis in the Middle East, he stressed on the necessity of caution against the archness of enemies and added: if they success to foment crisis in the region its consequences will affect all. He said that this event has also a message for Iranians and added: the followers of Islamic system must have unity and solidarity against probable hurricanes.
His highness termed following the law as the best way of unity and added: I don’t refer to any specific person, but if some people consider themselves exempted from law then it would lead to conflict. In order to achieve unity, all should follow the law and in case of lack of regulations they must follow the leadership.
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi expressed: if lawbreaking become popular among authorities chaos and conflicts will be widespread among people; we hope to have ears for hearing the messages which come to us from east and west of the world.
He emphasized: Muslims must be alert; they must reject the foreigners and rely on their own nations.
In other part of his speech after condoling Imam Hussein's Arba'een, his eminence commented on the duties of the preachers, he mentioned a narration from the Prophet (P.B.U.H) and said: in this narration his holiness Mohammad (P.B.U.H) says: give good news to people, be lenient with them and be their guiding light.
He emphasized: it is necessary for people who have the honor of preaching to clarify the attractions of Islam.
Expressing that Whhabis and the west are going to misrepresent Islam as violent religion, he stipulated: Whhabis show a violent face of Islam by their radical actions and murdering innocents.
He called Islamophobia another plot of the West and added: westerns countries show a violent face of Islam and they do various plots like the cartoon of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) because they are feared of the development of this enlightening religion.
His highness expressed that: in order to annul the plots of the enemies, we must clarify the attractions of the enlightening religion of Islam and prove that this is the religion of kindness and mercy.
He considered it necessary for the preachers to be humble and courteous in relation with the youth and remarked: good behavior attracts people specially the youth to religion and this is what we must observe.