As part of his visit schedule for Najaf, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Superior Council of Iraq, visited each of the noble religious references (may Allah protect them) separately Wednesday, May 8, 2013, namely Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Saeed al-Hakim, Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Ishac al-Fayyad and Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Najafi, asking Allah to protect them while assuring that the religious references played an essential role in safeguarding Iraq and Islam.