The representative of the Supreme Religious Authority; Sayed Ahmed Al-Safi has described in the last part of the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 12th Muharram 1438 AH corresponding to the 14th of October, 2016, which was held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by him the Mujahideen defending Iraq and its sanctities as follow:
And now, we are proud to know that our heroes in the battlefields are having as example these great companions, who have fought with pride, courage and insight, and were martyred only when the enemy has used methods of cowardice and treachery. Noting that most of the martyrs in our battles were killed with shots in their front or chests, which means that they were facing the enemy. Therefore, we must pray for their victory and we ask them if they hear us to pray for us, as they are the ones in the Jihad, and have the strength and courage to protect the land, honor and sanctities of the homeland, and God willing, the victory will be their ally.
We ask the Almighty God by the intercession of the one we are next to - Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) - to bestow upon us his mercy and make us get closer to His supporters, who have sacrificed their souls in defense of Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), to bless us with the sincere certainty and the trusted insight. May Allah grant victory to our fighters and our brethren wherever they are, O the Most merciful, grant them with brilliant victory in the near future and cover them with Your care and mercy. And the latest of our prayers is; praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and Allah's prayers and peace be upon Mohammad and upon his pure and virtuous lineage.