In line with the directives of the Islamic Supreme Religious Authority, his Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, which emphasizes the need for active participation of citizens in the process of the next election in order to change the situation for the best,
The holy shrines of Imam Ali (p), Imam Al-Hussayn (p), Imam Al-Kadhem (p) and Al-Abbas (p) launched awareness program that includes a series of lectures centred around the elections scheduled to take place on the thirtieth of this month, and choose the best and most competent candidates.
The accredited agents' responsible officer of the Bureau of the Islamic Supreme Religious Authority his eminence Sayed Al-Sistani, Sayed Mohammad Hussayn Al-'ameedi gave his lecture in the holy shrine's complex Alqami, located on the road (Babylon – Karbala), and that according to the timetable that has been prepared in coordination with administrative units and agents of the Islamic Supreme religious authority in the provinces of Iraq, in order to prepare all logistics requirements, such as hospitality, transportation, etc., At the end of each lecture, interactive sessions was held to answer questions and inquiries of the attendees.
This program is the result of apprehension of the Islamic Supreme religious authority of non-participation in the elections on the one hand , on the other hand is to insist on choosing the best among the candidates , by urging and mobilizing naysayers and undecided voters to participate in the parliamentary elections.
It also aims to emphasize the awareness and the importance of participating in the elections, to create a positive atmosphere before the elections, and to advocate voters to receive electronic card that has been distributed in all provinces of Iraq.
Participating in the ballot is the only way to express the aspirations and wishes of the Iraqi people in order to achieve the best of services, security, stability and equality, and to continue the process of reconstruction of Iraq, relaunching all development's projects.
It is noteworthy that both the general secretary of Imam Hussayn's (p) holy shrine, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Al-Karbalai, and the general secretary of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Sayed Ahmad Es-Safi, representing the supreme religious authority in the holy city of Karbala had urged through Friday sermons, which are held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (p), to participate in the elections and receive the electronic cards in order to choose the best and most efficient of candidates.
During his second Friday sermon of the February 28th, 2014, Sayed Ahmad Es-Safi stressed the need for citizens' active participation in the process of the next election in order to change the situation for the better:
" If this is a cause of our development and our progress, and when it is one of our human rights, we must neither giving it up, nor abandoning taking part in it."