"It's great to see people linked to the Lord of the worlds, created from celestial light in human bodies, to be able to convey the divine message so that we understand it easily. And then there is a big difference between our creation and theirs, we were born in constant need of being purified and they were born pure like the example of the one who was born in the heart of the kaaba where nobody before or after him was born, he is the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him), because we did not find any evidence that the Kaaba has become impure with his birth."
This is how the Vice Chairman of the Board of Deputies of Uttar Pradesh in India Mr. Seraj Mahdi, started his speech which was delivered during the opening ceremony of the second edition of the annual international cultural festival of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) which was held on the afternoon of Tuesday 13 Rajab 1435 AH corresponding to 13 May 2014.
He added: " There is a big difference between our words and his words, we have a human talk while he (peace be upon him) is the spoken Quran, he (peace be upon him) is the one who gave to the world a great message in the way of creating a state of justice and well-being along with faith."
Mr. Seraj explained: "Our primary duty is to help the poor and needy, to check if the neighbours are hungry or not, as used to do the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him)."
He added praying:" we pray in this precious occasion that God the Almighty would guide us to what Imam Ali (peace be upon him) loves, and we implore him to help us to visit the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala where I found a great source of spiritual power."
Confirming: "that we should follow the path and pace of the Commander of the faithful (peace be upon him) to acquiring science and culture, that are making a good example that enlightens our lives' way. In deed our task is to continue to feel the need of education, in order to follow the instructions and guidance of our Imam (peace be upon him)."
He concluded by saying: "We have to believe that what is achieved by Islam today is the fruit of the efforts of the Prophet (Peace and Allah's mercy on him and on his lineage) in reporting the divine message then Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in its interpretation and exegesis, 14 centuries ago, therefore we must follow the same line."