Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), has stressed that one who neglects history will be a moral for others and one of history’s lessons, explaining that the Taff Battle is mankind’s battle and its message of support for estranged childhood. He regards weeping as a human perfection rather than as a weakness, stressing that one who reads history comes to know how to deal with the challenges of the present and of the future, explaining that standing at history is in order to derive morals and to benefit from them in building the present and the future rather than being drowned in it. His Eminence added that life nowadays is a copy of history, and that the faces are the ones that have changed. As for ways and rules, they are the same. This came up during the Hussaini mourning majlis (gathering) held at the office of His Eminence in Baghdad on Thursday, November 22, 2012.
His Eminence pointed out that looking up to history grants one the strength which is derived from the strength of experiences of nations and peoples, explaining that the goal behind presenting stories of the prophets, messengers and nations that preceded the Messenger of Allah (Õ) is to firm the heart of the Prophet (Õ) and to remove his worry, stressing that the reforming leader, even if he may be as great as the Messenger of Allah (Õ), is affected by media disturbance, direct targeting and stirred suspicions.
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim explained that among the positive outcomes of looking up to history is to get to know the elements of strength and weakness, victory and defeat in the movement of peoples and nations in addition to the moral lesson, to reminding the faithful of it. His Eminence pointed out that unity of attributes prompts to unifying Allah when worshipping Him, to know the status of the Divine: It prompts us to rely on Allah. He regards the school of al-Hussain (Ú) as an inexhaustible well, a continuous outgiving due to the issue of al-Hussain (Ú) being continuous, explaining that the strength of a-Hussain’s issue lies on his reliance on Allah, the most Praised, the most Exalted One, and on that of his Ahl al-Bayt (Ú) and companions whish stems from the doctrinal vision that exists in the hearts of their grown-ups as well as in those of their youngsters, explaining how al-Qasim (Ú), the youth who was yet to reach the age of maturity and who was martyred during the Taff Battle, was one of the peaks of reliance on Allah and a supreme model for a believer looking after his neatness and personal appearance.