The most important points stated by the Supreme Religious Authority in the second sermon of Friday prayer

The supreme religious authority stated in the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 20th Muharram 1441 AH corresponding to September 20, 2019, which was held in the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by His Eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, important moral and educational points in relation to our youth, such as:

  • The importance of the intellectual, psychological, and physical potential of the youth in building the society.
  • Young people have great potential that ought to be developed, for such potential, if developed, will perfect young people’s characters.
  • Time never stops, and when it has passed, it’s difficult for the young to substitute anything for that time even if they put more effort into it.
  • The young should not waste time, always be watchful, and necessarily learn to determine their future.
  • Some young people may not be able to determine what they need, or to know what benefits them and what harms them.
  • Such are in need of a mentor to guide them until they are aware enough to lead a successful life.
  • It is necessary to respect the wise old people that will teach our youth the sense of reason and how to grow their minds and not give in to stagnation, laziness and boredom, because by developing the mind one get a state of clarity of vision.
  • Young people are targeted at all times — they’re exposed to corruption, sedition, and that because they’re inexperienced and are easy to delude.
  • When the youth are immune and aware, nothing can destabilize them.
  • During these days in which we commemorate Ashura, we recall the youth who were martyred along with Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him); young people like al-Qasem, Ali al-Akber, al-Abbas, who were martyred on the Day of Ashura.
  • They had been fully aware of everything and watchful: the battle was raging and death was inevitable, but they were determined to fight the unjust until they laid down their lives for humanity.
  • Al-Qasem son of Imam al-Hassan (Peace be upon them), was only 11 years old but was never hesitant in the face of death.
  • Ali al-Akbar was young and could have led a better life, and he was even proposed that he should leave the battle and save himself, but he refused that.
  • The unjust army outnumbered the army of Imam al-Hussayn; they knew they were going to be killed — Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him) told them to be ready for death, but their faithful, subconscious attitude toward the Imam indicates that they had been taught so well and rendered fully aware of what it was.
  • Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him) raised those young people, educated them, and inspired them.
  • History tells that al-Abbas fought in tens of wars and never ever feared anything, and neither did Ali al-Akbar (Peace be upon them).
  • Subsequently, not only did those young people support Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him), but they also became the role models for many people today, including elderly ones.
  • They’re now associated with Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him), because they made history that everyone is proud of; the history of "Hayhat minna Dhillah [Never to humiliation"].
  • The Event of at-Taf is worth meditation every year, like we read it for the first time, as we discover new facts each time. Thus it is the best school for us.
  • It is important to taking care of the young and developing their potential so that they can develop creative minds.
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