Shia Rights Watch and Free Muslim organizations affiliated to Imam Shirazi World Foundation in Washington DC, Condemned the recent terrorist attacks that targeted hundreds of Shia civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria. These unspeakable crimes targeted hundreds of unarmed civilians including vulnerable children and elderly who gathered to celebrate Arbaeen ceremony. These two organizations also call on the international community for urgent action to work to stop funding and arming terrorist organizations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria and some other Muslim countries.
A number of religious scholars and activists, as well as groups of seminary students and the pilgrims of Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, paid a visit to the Office of the Grand Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi in holy Karbala and met with the members of this Office. During this meeting, the director of the Grand Jurist’s Office spoke to these religious activists. The latest religious and social topics, including the Arbaeen Pilgrimage were the main theme of these meetings.
With the approach of Arbaeen pilgrimage, in which millions of Shia Muslims gather in the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, Imam Shirazi World Foundation made an important statement. This statement encourages the pilgrims to use this opportunity in order to develop a pure heart and fulfill the orders of the holy Prophet of Islam and his pure Household. In addition, ISWF demands the pilgrims to keep away from all political disputes and show respect to all Islamic jurists and leaders. Cooperation with officials and the security, as well as preserving solidarity were other important subjects in this statement.
In memory of the three-year-old daughter of Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, hundreds of young girls held a mourning procession in the streets of the holy city of Qom. Furthermore, these young girls and their mothers gathered at the Central Office of the Grand Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi and commemorated the memory of Lady Ruqayyah, peace be upon her.
The central office of the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi held a mourning gathering and commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ruqayyah, the three-year old daughter of Imam Husayn, peace be upon them both. In this ceremony which was attended by the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sadiq Shirazi, the participants marked this day by remembering the tragic afflictions of Hazrat Ruqayyah, peace be upon her.
On November 2, Wednesday evening, the Grand Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi visited the Office of the late Grand Ayatollah Tabatabaei Qomi and met with the son of the late jurist, Sayyid Husayn Tabatabaei Qomi. In this meeting, the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi acclaimed the scientific and spiritual position of the late Grand Jurist and offered his condolences to the respectful family of this scholar for this loss.