The main points stated in the Friday sermon by the Supreme Religious Authority

The important points stated in the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 29th of Rabi' Awwal 1440 AH, corresponding to December 7, 2018, which was held in the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by his eminence Sheikh Abd al-Mahdi al-Karbala'i, were as follows:

"Societal phenomena threating the social peace and the moral system”; the tribal violence as a model for this societal phenomenon.

Violence in all its forms and in different areas of life is an aggressive behavior of justice, cruelty, trespass, roughness and harshness with others. And this behavior might develop into a state of war.

The general rule in life and the root of the human instinct is to tend to deal with peace, tranquility, moderation and compassion and to respect each other's rights.

The verses of the Holy Quran and the holy narrations show that the state of violence is rejected, while dealing with indulgence and appeasement with others is recommended.

It is important to note that in Quran there is no concept of war of aggression and no concept of permissiveness of violence. Even where permission of war has been given it has been given to defend and protect rights of the oppressed and exploited, and not for achieving power.

Thus, Islam reject all kind of violence to push away the injustice and harm that might be the conflicts' result. So, neither the societal violence, nor the familial violence are accepted.

Another kind of violence is the Political Violence, which is the use of illegal means to achieve political goals, such as eliminating rivals, terrifying them, accusing them of issues without evidence, destroying their reputations, and treating them roughly.

In fact, to use politics as a means to serve the country, politicians must refrain from using illegal means to cause harm to one another, for politics can’t be established to run the country properly in this way.

Also, the tribal violence is now immensely threatening the psychological, societal, living, and economic stability, saying. Some tribes resort to violence and causing harm to others, or making a decision that is unrelated to the divine law, the principles of being part of the same country, and the ethical principles of genuine tribes.

Nowadays, individuals’ discord turns into an issue affecting more than a tribe and leading to killing tens of citizens.

One of the violent means used by tribes, is displacing people after a problem —this isn’t related to the Islamic law, religious law, traditional law, or ethical law—and consequently some people have been displaced for 7 and 10 years.

Therefore, we are renewing our previous call on the Iraqi tribes causing harm to the parties, with whom they are in disputes end exercising violence, for violence is heinous crime, unrelated to patriotism or ethics—and above all, it is against God's rules.

So, Fear God regarding people’s blood, honor, properties and legal rights, and never assault people illegally.
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