The representative of the supreme religious authority; Sayed Ahmed Al-Safi has shown in the second sermon of Friday's prayer of the 4th of the month of Ramadan 1437 AH corresponding to the 10th June, 2016 held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), parts of the Treatise of Rights of Imam Zayn Al-'Abideen (peace be upon him). Stating:
Dear brothers and sisters, during this holy month of Ramadan, we must remember that there we have as many rights as obligations. And Imam As-Sajjad (peace be upon him) has explained these rights in his known letter "treatise of rights". We have decided to read for you some of it, considering that this month is a holy and blessed month, during which we need to know these rights. I will read some passages about the rights of the kinship:
First the right of the mother: "The right of your mother is that you know that she carried you where no one carries anyone, she gave to you of the fruit of her heart that which no one gives to anyone, and she protected you with all her organs. She did not care if she went hungry as long as you ate, if she was thirsty as long as you drank, if she was naked as long as you were clothed, if she was in the sun as long as you were in the shade. She gave up sleep for your sake, she protected you from heat and cold, all in order that you might belong to her. You will not be able to show her gratitude, unless through God's help and giving success."
Second the right of the father: "The right of your father is that you know that he is your root. Without him, you would not be. Whenever you see anything in yourself which pleases you, know that your father is the root of its blessing upon you. So praise God and thank Him in that measure. And there is no strength save in God."
Third the right of the child: "The right of your child is that you should know that he is from you and will be ascribed to you, through both his good and his evil, in the immediate affairs of this world. You are responsible for what has been entrusted to you, such as educating him in good conduct (husn al-adab), pointing him in the direction of his Lord, and helping him to obey Him. So act toward him with the action of one who knows that he will be rewarded for good doing toward him and punished for evildoing."
Fourth the right of the brother: "The right of your brother is that you know that he is your hand, your might, and your strength. Take him not as a weapon with which to disobey God, nor as equipment with which to wrong God's creatures. Do not neglect to help him against his enemy or to give him good counsel. If he obeys God, well and good, but if not, you should honour God more than him. And there is no strength save in God."
Fifth the right of the neighbour: “The right of your neighbour (jar) is that you guard him when he is absent, honour him when he is present, and aid him when he is wronged. You do not pursue anything of his that is shameful; if you know of any evil from him, you conceal it. If you know that he will accept your counsel, you counsel him in that which is between him and you. You do not forsake him in difficulty, you release him from his stumble, you forgive his sin, and you associate with him generously. And there is no strength save in God."
We ask Allah to help us to abide the words of Imam Zayn Al-'Abideen (peace be upon him) during this month and in the rest of the months. May Allah make us see all the good in this country and push away from all of us all evil. 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.