The Supreme Religious Authority: No one has the right to take the youth as a bridge to carry out his goals.
The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that there are some who try to climb on the shoulders of young people for their own interest. No one has the right to take the youth as a bridge to carry out his goals. They are the future of the country and its proud treasure.
These were the important points stated in the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 11th of the holy month of Ramadhan 1440 AH corresponding to May 17, 2019, held in the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by his eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, in which he stated:
Brethren, there is no doubt that young people are the future of every country, as young people are the potential any country that needs to ensure itself a prosperous future. So, who is responsible of the future of our children? While we see some of them suffer from many great problems.
Today, some of them suffer from many pressures, which want to guide them to be away from all responsibility, because after 15 years, this young men will be in a position, but if his cultural and intellectual vision is not completed, he will not be a useful element in that position.
And these young people today, who are under pressures need to be guided by family, school, and society, as losing a young person as a society means losing a useful member of society who can be a reformer. We want to draw the attention of everyone on this subject as the country has a great hope in its youth.
Therefore, I am addressing my words to our dear sons, you are in the age where you are physically, intellectually, and mentally active, so you must benefit from this time to be serious, as countries are built with faithfulness and assiduity, and young people should tackle life and its challenges bravely and have goals to fulfill regardless of the problems, difficulties or challenges you might face in your life. You must defy all with strength and courage to reach your goals, because hopes without hard work do not lead but to regret.
So benefit from your time the best possible and we are warning you against wasting time doing nonsensical things, as when young people don’t take advantage of their time, they will have to accept the consequences when they age.
Dear sons, there is no interest in trying everything. Some things can not be tried, and those who think they understand everything in life should not feel this way; they need to listen to senior people with great experiences and learn from them, for they were young and experienced many things and can now advise the young to do what’s right. Dear youth, you need to think about the future, and make a plan for it and follow it so you can succeed in your lives.
And at the same time it is important to know from whom young people learn, for there are those who climb on the shoulders of these young people for their own interest and attempt to exploit young people to achieve their goals.
I address my words also to the families, please talk with your children, help them, and guide them so they know the dangers of some acts. Do not get distracted by life delusions but sit with your son and daughter to listen to them and teach them the good, this is the happiness of every mother and father.
Iraq is a country known by family unity, but we started being scared for this family solidarity, as each of the family members is busy with his own matter. We should not forget that there is in us an innate tendency to love to listen to the father and the mother. Why some try to destroy this?
So we are calling on the Iraqi families to pay more attention to their children, guide them, and help them be aware of the perils of life, the decision makers to support the young, and the young to be more educated and optimistic.
Despite all the problems that plague the country, we should not be victims of family disunity.
We ask the Almighty Allah to give the safety in our religion and our lives and to protect our youth, O Allah, forgive the believers, men and women, living or dead. And, the latest of our prayers is; praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and Prayers and Allah's Peace be upon Mohammad and his pure and virtuous lineage.