We must follow in the footsteps of the martyrs of Karbala and we must also implement the teachings and messages which they left behind for us.
The combination of the proper affections for Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) alongside the necessary knowledge and understanding of the purposes behind Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa)’s uprising are two necessary aspects of the establishment of proper mourning. The mourning ceremonies must be held with ever increasing levels of grandeur and perfection every year and we must be careful not to engage in any actions which will tarnish the grandeur of these ceremonies.
The martyrdom of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) was so intertwined with various lofty values that it will never become old, nor will its values ever become outdated. Not only that, but Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) grows in value and relevance every single day.
One can only claim that they love Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) and are among his true followers when they have reflected upon the various corruption and problems which exist during their own time period and they have done their best towards reforming these issues. Without any doubt, if the mourners of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) make a logical and calculated decision together towards fighting the corruption which exists in their society, they will be successful in reforming it.
I am proud of the wise stances taken by the great Shia authorities like you during the occultation of Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his glad advent). I also pray to Allah the Almighty to bless you with a long life so that you can be a guardian over all Shias around the world.
ʿĀshūrāʾ is not merely an incident which happened in the past, but rather, it is a reality which continues to this very day.
Following the message of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to Pope Francis, in which he had thanked the leader of the Catholic Church, the Vatican also sent an official and respectful letter to the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi in which Pope Francis has appreciated him for his message.
The office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi hereby announces the official opening of the French section of the website of the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi.
The enemies are trying to infiltrate these religious ceremonies in order to transform them into superstitious activities. One of the issues that they are counting on to help them achieve this goal is the issue of Tatbir.
The evil Saudi regime is using its oil revenues for the destruction of Muslim countries. If only this money had been used for the development and prosperity of the Muslim world, God only knows how advanced and prosperous the Muslim world would have been.
The Sunni scholars in Chechnya have explicitly denounced Wahhabism and stated that it is not a Sunni school. We also hereby repudiate Wahhabism and state that it has nothing to do with Shia school either therefore there is a consensus that these Wahhabis are not considered as Muslims. Thank God, there are signs indicating the imminent downfall of this fabricated school. The world is now awakened to the fact that the Wahhabis are dangerous people.
Certainly, this tragedy was such a disgrace and shame for the Saudis, who are responsible for protecting the lives of the Hajj pilgrims, that they can never get rid of it.
According to the directions we find in the Quran, all Muslims must have a role in the management of the Hajj, whether those who inhabit the two holy cities or those who arrive there for the Hajj pilgrimage from other countries.
The office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi hereby announces that his eminence has sent no one to establish his Bithah for this years Hajj pilgrimage from Iraq and any such news is completely false. Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi will have not have any representatives, whether from Iraq or Iran, to establish his Bi‘thah during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
I am really delighted to have heard your comments during your last trip to Poland in which you stated Islam is not equal to terrorism
Speaking in the twenty eighth martyrdom anniversary of Sayyid Āref Hussein al-Husseini, Hujjatoleslam Allameh Rājih Nāser Abbas Jafari stated: Despite our deteriorating physical conditions, we had decided in a meeting of the Central Council of the Assembly of Muslim Unity to continue our hunger strike. However, due to the orders we received from our religious authorities and in order to respect the orders of great Shia scholars, we now announce the end of our hunger strike.
I ask you and your friends to end your hunger strike as we are worried for your health/we also ask the Pakistani government to properly respond to your demands and to those of the other Pakistani Muslims, as they are legitimate and reasonable demands.
We do commend and admire the deep understanding of the realities of the Muslim world and the astuteness of the Shaykh of al-Azhar. We also stress the fact that not only does this fatwa prevent the massacre of the innocent Muslims, but it will also be a hindrance to the Islamophobia which is being promoted by the westerners, who are either unaware of the reality of Islam or are enemies of Islam.
Unfortunately, today money rules the world; it is a world where a wealthy country like Saudi Arabia can intimidate and bribe even the UN Secretary General with its petro-dollars.
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has issued a ruling regarding the amount of Zakāt al-fitrah and the prescribed amount for compensation of the missed fasts in the month of Ramadan.
One of the Arabic TV channels based in England has been fundraising, for a few months now, for the production of a feature film called ''Yawm al-Adhāb'' [i.e. The Day of Torment] and it has received millions of pounds from the Shias all over the world.
Expressing his gratitude to all the people due to their vast participation in the Quds Day rallies, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi stated: “Our people proved today as they always do that they are loyal to the values of Islam and those of the Islamic revolution”.
The Bahraini authorities, who lack proper wisdom and understanding, have now thrown themselves into a dangerous situation whereby they will have more afflictions coming to their way every day
This kind of impolite and arrogant way of invitation shows that they are still not ready to engage in a rational and fair debate
They put Saudi Arabia on the blacklist of children’s rights violators for a few days, but all of a sudden they removed it from the list a short while later.
The office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi hereby announces the official opening of the Spanish section of the website of the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi.
We hope that the Pakistani authorities quickly intervene and take the necessary measures in order to prevent such irrational things from taking place, since such things can endanger the unity of the Muslims
The issues pertaining to the two Holy Shrines in Mecca and Medina need to be resolved one day; this can be accomplished only when a committee of experienced and skilled individuals regarding the issue of the Hajj pilgrimage is selected by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to superintend the affairs of the two Holy Shrines in Mecca and Medina. In such a case, Saudi Arabia can also have a member in that committee.
The Iraqi people must settle their disputes with each other and become united to drive their enemy out of their country; the religious authorities have no border and they belong to all Muslims in the world. We intend but what is good for all Muslims and the entire Muslim world.