The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, called for benefitting from the great Husseini revolution in the daily life through reflecting on and studying it. His Eminence explained, in a speech delivered on his behalf at the Imam Hussein conference in Wasit province, Thursday, 21/11/2013, that the reflection and study of the Husseini revolution grant opportunities to thoroughly think about the dimensions of this great revolution and all its emotional, social, religious, political and other aspects, like the characteristics of the Husseini dialogue. His Eminence considered this as a significant issue that provides us with a great example as being an outstanding school in the culture of Islamic dialogue.
He also added that Imam Hussein (AS) conversed with different types of people through four stages and that there are common points in the Husseini speech throughout all these stages, as well as specific features particular to each stage.
His Eminence indicated that the pre-revolution stage, the stage of leaving Medina and settling in Mecca, the stage of leaving Mecca to Iraq, the dialogues he held on the way with his companions, and the dialogue stage in Iraq especially after settling in Karbala, represent Imam Hussein’s deep attention to present his reformist movement as a true prolongation of the Prophet (pbuh)’s course and as a way to get Islam back on its natural track that the prophet had desired for the Muslim nation.
Sayyid Al Hakim considered that the Husseini revolution is rich and full of lessons and morals, and added that we should intensify our efforts to translate these lessons into real practice in our lives, as that was the goal of Imam Hussein (AS).
His Eminence stressed that Hussein (AS) was not addressing in his dialogues and speeches his generation only, but that he was addressing us and all generations. He indicated that as long as we declare our allegiance and commitment to Hussein (AS) and the Imams of Ahl Al Bayt, we have the great responsibility of embodying their ethics and their course through assimilating the lessons in their lives.