The representative of the supreme religious authority read during the sermon of the Friday prayer of the 24th Rabi’ Al Awwal 1441 AH corresponding to November 22, 2019, held at the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) the text received from the office of the supreme religious authority in Najaf.
His Eminence Sheikh Abd al-Mahdi al-Karbalai said: Dear brothers and sisters ... I read to you the text received from the office of his eminence Sayed al-Sistani in Najaf:
“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
The religious authority has clearly expressed its position on the peaceful demonstrations calling for reform during last Friday's sermon through several points, including confirming the peaceful mode and the absence of violence and sabotage, and emphasizing the sanctity of Iraqi blood, and the need for the political powers to respond to the legitimate demands of the protesters. The religious authority confirms the above-mentioned points, stressing the need to accelerate the implementation of the electoral law and the law of its commission, as mentioned in the previous sermon, as they open the way to the overcoming of the crisis that the country is going through.”