The Supreme Religious Authority stressed the need to refer to the people of reason and wisdom to ensure the integrity of the decision if we want to succeed in the course of public life, because the advantage of the people of reason and wisdom is that they do not give an arbitrary opinion and do not deal with emotions that may not solve the problem, and that they study the matter from all of its sides, and if they decide they do it in a way that guarantee the integrity of this decision.
These were the important points stated in the second sermon of the Friday prayer of the 30th Rabi ’Thani 1441 AH corresponding to December 27, 2019, which was held in the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and was led by His Eminence Sayed Ahmad Al-Safi, in which he stated:
“It’s crucial that people consult the intelligentsia as life becomes increasingly complicated. Non-consultation, believing that everything is manageable and behaving accordingly are conceit and merely depending on one’s own concept — that definitely begets regret.
Everyone wants to succeed in their life, whether economically, domestically, politically, etc., they have to arrange for that to ensure a rational decision, which requires insight. And those known for their knowledge and wisdom never make haphazard decisions and are not influenced by emotions; they examine matters from all respects, and if they decide they do it in a way that guarantee the integrity of this decision.
The people of mind and wisdom are a kind of mercy in every society, and the person turn to them so they direct him to the salvation from his problem. And throughout history, there’re some people who wouldn’t consult or listen to the intelligentsia. On the other hand, some people allege they are among the intelligentsia, but they are not; they are unaware of important matters, because they are not specialists.
I said that the problem is not with the people of reason and wisdom but rather the problem is in who does not listen or who listens and does not apply, each of us passes in his life with problems for which he needs the advice of a counselor and of that who will alert him. Therefore, no matter what post one occupies, they still need to brainstorm in order to be successful in their career and be happy in their life.”