Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, said the jihad and fighting are sacred act and message-based task to defend the principles, the doctrine, the honor and the properties, not personal revenge or retaliation or means to take power or hold a position or occupy others' countries, attack their citizens and loot them. He added that the jihad is undertaken to eliminate injustice and corruption, and to reform the community and set its courses right, explaining that the jihad should be used as means of defense, not of attack, and there should be no excess in attacking the others.
This came during the 17th Ramadan evening gathering held at his Eminence's office in Baghdad on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim stressed the need to be militarily committed and disciplined during the jihad and fighting, and to use arms against the real enemy and not to kill based on suspicion or do harm based on doubt and accusation or on sectarian, religious, ethnic or other affiliations. He also called for sparing the citizens who are not part of the fighting and avoiding killing the wounded who are no more able to fight, the elders and the women and destroying the nature.