“Following the guardianship, fight against oppression and enjoining the good and forbidding the evil are the teachings of Imam Reza (A.S.) for humanity” Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi said.
According to Astan News, Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, Thursday night, in the eve of the glory of paradise, attended by Ayatollah Nouri Hamadani and Ayatollah Saeedi, coincident with the birthday anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.) in the Razavi Grand Courtyard, while congratulating the Karamat Ten Days Celebrations, and auspicious birthday anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.), stressed the pilgrimage with knowledge and said, “In this blessed night, which coincided with the birthday anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.), we ought to know about the right of Imam Reza (A.S.) over ourselves, we must know that Imam is trusted by God, is the pillar of religion and the facilitator of God's grace.”
Board Member of the Assembly of Experts, introduced the first right of Imam Reza (A.S.) as loving him and stated, “The first right of Imam Reza (A.S.) is loving him and this love will not be possible except by understanding him.”
“We have a social identity to know who Imam Reza (A.S.) is, whose child he is, when was he born etc., and we also have a guardianship knowledge, that is to say what is the position of the compassionate Imam (A.S.) and the Infallible Imams (A.S.)” he added.
“This kind of knowledge means that we know that he is an Imam sent by the Almighty God, his sacred existence requires obedience and his orders are the commands of the God” he said, referring to and explaining the high position of guardianship knowledge.
Member of the Supreme Council of Khorasan Seminary, stating that we should seek the true knowledge in the Infallibles (A.S.) asserted, “A human who reaches the genuine knowledge about the Infallible Imams (A.S.), will not be dependent to anyone or anything and will solely follow them.”
The Great Mission of Academics and Seminarians
Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Raeisi, referring to a tradition from Imam Reza (A.S.) that states, “If the people knew the beauty of our words, they would have certainly followed us” said, “Today, universities, seminary schools, scholars and literati in the presence of the learned of the Prophet’s household (S.A.W.) has a great task on the shoulder, and that is to make effort to get the human society and contemporary human acquainted with Razavi conduct and the words of this compassionate Imam as much as possible.”
Highlighting that Imam Reza (A.S.) established the proximity between religions and founded the interfaith discourse, he said, ‘For the formation of human civilization in the light of spirituality and Islamic values, the emigration of the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) from Mecca to Medina and the emigration of Imam Reza (A.S.) from Medina to Merv were done with a divine management.
“The greater the relationship between the pilgrim and the visited, the pilgrimage becomes deeper and more powerful. Pilgrimage is a place for pilgrims to take the color of the visited” he said, mentioning that the pilgrimage is based on the three pillars of pilgrim, visited and heartfelt relation.
The Necessity of Decision-Making in Pilgrimage
“Pilgrimage must always be accompanied by decision-making in order to influence the pilgrim's life and manner. The Razavi Illuminated Court is a place that human should try to make his life closer to Razavi conduct as much as possible” Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi said, expressing the decision as one of the requirements of the pilgrimage.
“Pilgrimage means the pilgrim's decision to get the color of the visited, and if this goal is realized, pilgrimage would be the school of humanization and a major development for human beings. The deeper the pilgrimage, the more meaningful it gets” he reiterated.
“The first step for the pilgrim is to know that Imam Reza (A.S.) is at the peak of thralldom with godly and divine essence, and the pilgrim by making him his model, must put his life based on God” he said, introducing the pilgrimage as a place for the pilgrim to get the color of God.
Board Member of the Assembly of Experts, pointing out that altruism can be created in the light of God seeking, said, “Today, the slogan of human rights is heard all over the world; however, in the life conduct of Imam Reza (A.S.), the respect for others' rights is evident. The claimants of human rights must see the true altruism in Razavi culture and learn from Imam Reza (A.S.).
The Conduct of All the Imams; the Establishment of the Guardianship and Opposing the Oppression
Member of the Supreme Council of Khorasan Seminary, in another part of his speech, saying that the whole conduct of the Infallible Imams (A.S.) is the consolidation of the guardianship and opposing the oppression, said, “Rejecting the oppression teems in the life of all the Infallibles (A.S.), they may have adopted different methods; however, the value of opposing the oppression has been fixed in their lives.”
He stated that the pilgrim decides on the pilgrimage of the Infallible Imams to be neither the oppressor nor the victim, and uttered, “Pilgrimage is a meeting with knowledge and monotheistic vision, which motivates the pilgrim to follow the Razavi and Fatemi lifestyle.”
Introducing the goal of the Karamat Ten Days Celebrations, as gaining dignity in the light of the teachings of the Infallible Imams (A.S.) he commented, “The greatest achievement of these celebrations is gaining the dignity, and this is not accomplished except in the light of the teachings of the Infallible Imams (A.S.).”
In the end, Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Raeisi stating that following the guardianship, defending the enjoinment of the good and forbidding the evil as disciplinary topics of the Imam Reza’s (A.S.) prayer book, and noted, “Many people in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and all over this world, now have their hearts in the vicinity of Imam Reza’s (A.S.) Illuminated Mausoleum, so I ask the pilgrims not to forget the oppressed of the world in their prayers.”