Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, has stressed that al-Hussain (Ú) is a prominent Sign of Allah in relying on Him, on the Almighty, pointing out that the greatness of al-Hussain (Ú) is derived from the greatness of his reform plan, and it does not represent (only) his own person, explaining that he, peace with him, personified the struggle between right and wrong in every time and clime; therefore, it is said that “Every land is Kerbala, every day is Ashura.” He justified this by saying that the struggle between right and wrong takes place in all times and at all places. This came up during the Hussaini mourning gathering at his Baghdad office on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq pointed out in his talk about reliance on the Almighty, saying that it has its own impact on those who act on it the first of which is man’s self-control, on fortifying it against falling into sins, stressing that the deviations that afflict man are due to one’s indifference to remembering Allah, to being distant from Him. His Eminence stressed that belief in and relying on the Almighty is covariant: The stronger the belief, the more a servant of the Almighty relies on Him.
His Eminence explained that one of the impact of relying on the Almighty is that a servant of His is adorned with high determination and strength because he leans on a strong corner, on Allah, the most Praised and Exalted One, explaining that al-Hussain and his companions denoted lofty resolves despite the absence of parity in the battle which they waged as they attempted to bring the plan of al-Hussain (Ú) to life. His Eminence added that despite the companions of al-Hussain were seventy in number, whereas Yazid’s troops numbered seventy thousand, the latter used dishonest ways with those seventy men although each man from the army of al-Hussain (Ú) faced one thousand of their men. His Eminence stressed that those who sponsor a true plan do not raise the slogan of the means justify the end; rather, their slogan is: the means are derived from the type of the ends, i.e. the honest end is not achieved except through the honest means.