Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), has stressed that the trait of relying on Allah, which distinguished Imam al-Hussain (Ú), made him a lofty symbol for all humanity, explaining that reliance on Allah granted al-Hussain (Ú) the strength, solidity and clarity in defending righteousness. His Eminence stressed that al-Hussain (Ú) taught us how to die so others may live, emphasizing that the message of al-Hussain (Ú) is one of life.
This came up in the Hussaini mourning commemoration held at his Baghdad office on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq explained that reliance means dependence on Allah in all matters, that everything is in Allah’s hands, pointing out that there are those who are characterized by negative reliance in the pretext of true reliance, those who talk about reliance but their actions do not give this impression. You see them delving deeply into material matters. His Eminence added saying that those who have earned the degree of true reliance adhere to the natural matters in life’s affairs and depend on Allah in matters relevant to the Hereafter.
His Eminence elaborated in his talk about reliance by pointing out to the other type of those who feign rely, who live a conflict between the heart and the mind, and this is what is translated by a statement by al-Farazdaq to Imam al-Hussain (Ú): “Their hearts are with you, their swords are against you.” As for the third and last type, they are those who truly rely, who reached the status of conviction. Those who positively rely on the Almighty of the third type realize that Allah is the One Who causes the causations, and this is the characteristic of al-Hussain (Ú) who created an integrated scene so his revolution may provide lessons, expressing for humanity the responsibility of a servant of the Almighty being to perform his obligations, while the outcomes are in the hands of Allah, the most Praised One, the most Exalted.