Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, stressed that one of the most important elements of the society’s strength is unity, solidarity and closeness of this society, explaining that unity and solidarity come through a network of rights and of equal opportunities.
His Holiness explained in his talk during the first Ramadan eve on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his Baghdad office, that the rights system in Islam is based on four basic issues: the human dignity, faith, noble values and a straightforward conduct. He pointed out to the fact when one feels that he lives in a society that secures his rights, he feels tied to this society, defending it. Thus, a status of cohesion, cementing and unity for the society is created. He drew attention to the rights network according to the Islamic viewpoint, is not isolated from the network of obligations and commitments. We cannot separate between them, and they are two faces for the same coin.
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim stressed that hearing bears a great impact on the individual and social reality as well as on one’s worldly and hereafter reality. He explained that whoever desires the hereafter needs to scrutinize the signs he receives and whatever he hears, drawing attention to the realizations, concepts and meanings that reach the heart have exits and entrances. He explained that the exits are represented by the tongue, by the hearing and sight, pointing out in this regard to this statement by Imam Ali (Ú): “If the heart abstains from thinking about sins, it is better than the stomach abstaining from partaking of food.”