Speaking at a mourning ceremony in Amirkola, Mazandaran, Hujjat al-Islam Abdol-Hoseyn Babaei, said that the mourning ceremonies held during the months of Muharram and Safar for Imam al-Husayn contain a great intellectual capital and added that the tragedy of Ashura and the bloody uprising of Imam al-Husayn is a great awakening and every year at the beginning of Muharram, this is revived and new blood is injected to the Islamic community.
The teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Babol said that the uprising of the “Master of the Martyrs” and the month of Muharram was the beginning of the Islamic Revolution and the continuation of this movement of struggle is also linked with the uprising of Ashura.
He said that great message of Karbala is standing up against the arrogant powers and added that a large gathering of mourners for Imam al-Husayn creates capabilities for the Islamic world that will lead to the capitulation of the imperialist powers of our time, especially the United States.
Hujjat al-Islam Babaei emphasized the confrontation between the divine and imperial movement and said, “The United States is the symbol of the imperial powers of the current era and as followers of the uprising of Karbala, we must stand up against the Great Satan.”
His Eminence offered his appreciation for the “Husayni Infants” ceremony and stated that this ceremony ensures the upbringing of children on the path of Ashura and added that we must introduce an appropriate model for every generation in regard to the martyrs of the uprising of Imam al-Husayn.
He stressed the necessity of training children on the path of Imam al-Husayn and said that families should encourage their children to attend the mourning ceremonies so that along with their Husayni education, they become the defenders of the holy shrines of the Ahlul-Bayt.
The Iranian cleric said that Muharram is an opportunity to institutionalize the Islamic obligation of “enjoining the good and forbidding the wrong” in society and added that this obligation can reform society and has such great importance that Imam al-Husayn sacrificed his life and the lives of his loved ones on this path.
Hujjat al-Islam Babaei referred to the great potential of the internet and the grave concern over the damage that it can have on one’s family but added that missionaries should use the capacities of the internet for the benefit of the propagation of religion and explaining the message of Ashura and the uprising of Karbala so that it spreads further among society.