Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), received at his Baghdad office on Monday, November 12, 2012 the supreme religious authority Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Nouri al-Hamdani and the delegation accompanying him. His Eminence explained that Shaikh al-Hamadani was representative of imam Khomeini in the Soviet Union and Africa, pointing out that the authority al-Hamdani is one of the most prominent authorities in the hawza (religious seminary) of Holy Qum.
His Eminence stressed that the visit of the authority al-Hamdani carried indications of closeness and communication among the theological seminaries in Holy Qum and al-Najaf al-Ashraf, calling for benefitting from the conditions of change the area is witnessing to instill the spirit of communication, cooperation and openness on the Arab and Islamic reality, expressing his happiness at this visit.
On his part, Shaikh al-Hamdani emphasized the Muslims’ unity, explaining that the dignity of Islam lies in conviction, knowledge, Islamic rule, the unity of the Muslims and jihad (struggle) in the way of Allah.
It must be stated that the meeting witnessed the attendance of leaders of the National Alliance headed by Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari where those present thanked Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim for sponsoring their meeting with Grant Ayatollah Shaikh Nouri al-Hamdani, pleading to Allah, the most Exalted One, the Omnipotent, to protect the Iraqi and Iranian peoples.