The Supreme Religious Authority calls on the Iraqi people to restore all their political, economic and social rights, stressing at the same time that those who want to regain their right have to be angry in a way that is under control as rights are taken and not given.
These were the important points stated in the second sermon of Friday prayer held in the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on Friday 20th of Dhu al-Qi'dah 1439 AH, corresponding to August 3, 2018, led by his eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, in which he stated:
Brothers and sisters, we have mentioned previously the issue of anger as well as the negative effects that result from the unjustified and uncontrollable anger, and we reminded at that time some examples of this, today we recall the positive effects of anger, and whether anger helps the person to achieve his goals or not?
Everybody knows that anger is an instinctive thing, it is even reported in the hadiths: (There is no good in he who does not get angry when he is angered), a very beautiful expression, this anger is in the instinct of the human, he is reacts and gets angry, and this anger is the matter that kept the human kind and made him protect himself.
If he is exposed to things that require anger, he is angry, but if this anger drives him out of his mind, it will be resulting negative effects that make him regret his acts as we have mentioned previously, but if this anger arose from a personal, social, economic, politic, military problem, bringing him out of his home to face this problem in a way that is under control, this is a positive anger.
By anger the country was fortified, the land was liberated and the desecration of holy sites was prevented, because when a person gets angry for a good reason he will react in a positive way, knowing the reason, the origin, the reason and the goals. Thus, the person has his anger under control and can express his anger and demands for his right in the best way.
Why? Because rights are taken and not given, as who steals and deprives the right is by nature a thief, so the right holder has to demand for his right. And the first step to do to gain his right back is to have an under control anger and claims his right in a clear way so nobody can deny it.
Therefore, the issue of anger is an important matter that is needed to express oneself. And of course, we do not get angry at everything, but only at problems that really matter! So regardless of the problem we have, if it does not get solved, we must express anger but in a controlled way following the rule that says that rights should be taken,. Hence, those who want to recover their right should have the under control anger, a strong argument, a clear demand and a firm will inspired from this rational anger.
I wanted to compare the anger with its negative effects, which we mentioned previously, and the required rage, thanks to which the country's land was liberated and its holy sites were protected as a result of this controlled and rational rush.