Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), has stressed the necessity of an official getting down to the field and not feeling satisfied with just forming committees even if these committees are comprised of sincere members, emphasizing that feelings, emotions and trust are important between the leader and his followers, calling on the official to thank and evaluate his followers in order to instill in them the spirit and raise the determination. He pointed out to the hypocrites and those with whom neither leniency nor toughness works must be neglected, so on can go forward, explaining that those who have reform plans are the ones who take the masses towards these plans. This came up during the Hussaini mourning majlis (gathering) held at his Baghdad office on Saturday, November 24, 2012.
His Eminence explained that an official must be fully familiar and knowledgeable so the facts may be open to him, congratulating the followers of the Movement of the Martyr of the Niche who revived the anniversary of the 9th of Muharram despite their knowledge that the day is cold and rainy as confirmed by weather casts. His Eminence lauded the high spirits which characterized the male followers of al-Hussain and the female followers of Zainab from among the sons of the Movement of the Martyr of the Niche, followers of Ahl al-Bayt, and the Iraqi people who held mourning gatherings under the rainfall, thus embodying the statement of “How we wish we were in your company so we may score a great victory!”
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim emphasized that the Qur’an called on the Prophet (Õ) to be a witness to the nation and one who brings glad tiding of Divine boons to the believers while cautioning and warning the unbelievers, and that he must be a lantern emitting noor, i.e. light that shutters the darkness. He pointed out to the Qur’an telling the Prophet (Õ) not to obey the unbelievers and hypocrites, and surely the Prophet does not believe them, and the verse came so we may emulate the way of the Holy Prophet (Õ).