This morning, Tuesday (15 Rabi` Thani 1442 AH) corresponding to (December 1, 2020), the holy shrine of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) hosted the first conference of the Holy Shrines' mobilization [Hashd] held under the slogan: (the Hashd of the Shrines, Incubator of Fatwa and State Builders), by the leaders of the Squad of Imam Ali (peace be upon him), the Brigade of Ali Akbar (peace be upon him), the al-Abbas (peace be upon him) Fighting Squad and the Ansar al-Marji'iyah Brigade, in the presence of leaders and security figures, the governors of the Najaf and Karbala, and representatives from the offices of religious Authorities, scholars as well as delegations representing the holy shrines of Imam Ali, Imam al-Hussayn, Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-'Askari, and of al-Abbas (peace be upon them).
The opening ceremony of the conference began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, by the reciter Hani Al-Mousawi, followed by the reading of Surat Al-Fatihah as a tribute to the martyrs of Iraq, and then listening to the Iraqi national anthem.
After that came the speech of the General Secretariat of the Imam Ali Holy Shrine delivered by the member of its board of directors and head of its media department; Mr. Fa'rk Al-Shummari, in which he emphasized: “Those who fulfill the fatwa of the sufficient duty of defense went to the battlefields, neither for greed for money nor in competition for power, but their only goal was to defend the homeland, which reward is given by the Almighty that is beyond the pleasures of this world...”
After that, there was a speech by the professor of the Hawza; Sayed Mohammad Ali Bahr al-Ulum, through which he explained: “In all his speeches, our supreme religious authority emphasized on the interest of the Iraqi nation and defending the Iraqi people without distinguishing between doctrines, sects or religions..."
After this speech, a film about some liberation battles against the terrorist ISIS gangs, was displayed.
Then the President's Advisor for Security Affairs, Mr. Najah Al-Shummari, delivered a speech, on behalf of the security ministries, in which he explained:
“In the paths of life and its major historical junctures, signs of hope illuminate the path, and establish absolute life values, where patriotism is with its splendor, jihad with its fragrance, the unity of the homeland with its soil, and holy redemption with its meanings and connotations, all become perceptual perceptions and objective dealings that we have always dreamed of.
And thus was the popular mobilization with its general title, which emergence, establishment and clarity of path, was inspired from the fatwa of His Eminence, the supreme religious authority, Sayed al-Sistani in June (2014) of the self-sufficient defense. This was a major social approach that was able to transfer perception to real action on the ground that contributed to overturning equations for the benefit of the homeland and its people…”
The words concluded with a speech of the Hashd of the holy shrines delivered by Sheikh Miqdad Hammoud Al-Kaabi on behalf of the leader of the Squad of Imam Ali (peace be upon him)' Sheikh Taher Al-Khaikani, saying: “The great victory over the mightiest terrorist force that targeted Iraq, -which many thought to be far-fetched- came, praise be to God, as a result of the fatwa of the self-sufficient defense by the supreme religious authority, which devoted all its means in order to support the fighters and provide them with assistance..."
It is hoped that the conference will resume its evening activities with a coordination workshop for the administrative and financial departments.