Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), stressed that Imam al-Hussain (Ú) lost the battle militarily but won it strategically. His Eminence produced his evidence from the reputation and status which al-Hussain (Ú) earned compared to his enemies. His Eminence wondered, “Who now belongs to Yazid son of Mu`awiyah?! In contrast, you see millions as ages pass by honored by serving al-Hussain (Ú).” This came up in the Hussaini mourning gathering held at the Baghdad office of His Eminence on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim explained that al-Hussain (Ú) persisted in acquainting his enemies with the reason for his going to Kerbala, and that he did not seek authority, explaining the truth to them as this is one of the rights of the nation on the Imam (Ú) so that nobody would later say that he did not know. He stressed that the status of transparency and clarity is important in man’s life, explaining that the Qur’an stresses to one who adopts a double position that he would get the effects of his double position in life before he does so in the hereafter, pointing out that the radical treatments need a broad chest and horizon as well as a long term, that staying busy with secondary struggles would lose the project and idle it. He brought forth as evidence the position of Abul-Fadl al-Abbas (Ú) on the tenth day of Muharram, how his main concern was to get water to the camp of al-Hussain (Ú), pointing out that one who relies on Allah follows the right speech, he is reformed by it and reforms others.
His Eminence stressed that the companions of al-Hussain (Ú) were characterized by obedience, order, clarity and foresight, and they were like the teeth of a comb, so much so that about them did al-Hussain (Ú) say: “I know no companions better than mine,” stressing that the discipline of the companions of al-Hussain (Ú) was a big factor for the victory which was won due to their being armed with clarity and reliance on Allah, and because they shouldered a plan, they had an issue. He pointed out that the companions of al-Hussain (Ú), as much as they differed in their segments, all relied on the Almighty; they were clear and brave.