In the beginning of his advanced fiqh course in the Aʿzam mosque in Qum, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi discussed the recent sinister plots of the US officials and stated: “Recently, the US president has put forth two dangerous propositions: first, he has called for the establishment of a military treaty among the Arab countries, very much like the European NATO, in order to create a multinational Arab army at the disposal of the United States”.
His eminence then added: “In his second proposition, the US president has stated that they should flood the Middle East with weapons, turning it into one great arsenal”.
He asserted: “They have planned to play the Muslim countries off against each other and make them destroy each other, just as they previously enticed some Muslim countries to ravage Syria and Yemen. In so doing, they pursue two goals at the same time: first to make the Muslim countries destroy each other with their own hands and, second, to sell off their junk arms”.
The United States Seeks to Create a Bloodbath in the Middle East
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi further noted: “the Americans intend to set ablaze the other Muslim countries by means of the same fire which is about very nearly to be extinguished in Syria and Iraq. In short, they seek to create a bloodbath in the whole Middle East”.
He called for the countries of the region to awaken and further stated: “Under the current circumstances, is there anyone to snap these countries back to their senses and make them understand what an evil plan the US has prepared for them?”
All Must make Sure not to Insult the Sanctities of Others in the Mourning Ceremonies held in Commemoration of the Lady Fātimah (ʿa)
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi then referred to the second round of the mourning ceremonies which are about to be held for the martyrdom of the Lady Fātimah al-Zahrā (ʿa) and importance of these ceremonies. He stated in this regard: “we must pay homage to the Lady Fātimah (ʿa) in these ceremonies, but at the same time, we must be careful with our words and deeds not to provide the Arab-European NATO with the pretext to execute their evil plans”.
His eminence also added: “everyone must be careful, in these mourning ceremonies, not to insult the sanctities of other Muslim schools; this is a dreadful mistake which can incur heavy costs, particularly under the current circumstances which are different from the previous years”.