Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, said the government, the ministries and the institutions concerned assume an important part of the responsibility to take care of the orphans and widows and give them their rights, adding that the civil society organizations, the community institutions and the wealthy are also under the responsibility of attending to that segment of the Iraqi people, lessening their burdens and taking care of them.
This came during an honoring ceremony for the Iraqi orphans and widows held on Monday, 13/4/2015 at his Eminence’s office in Baghdad, under the sponsorship of the feminist activities and social communication coordination directorate at the Supreme Council.
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim maintained that in the Quran texts and the Hadiths, the true Islamic religion attached too much importance to the care of orphans, explaining that Islam imposed the obligation of respecting the orphans and taking care of them financially and morally, as well as of providing housing and humanitarian needs such as food, water, etc, to orphans and their families. He added that Islam called for honoring and sponsoring the orphans and visiting the sick ones.
Moreover, His Eminence said in Islam, it is prohibited to insult, disdain or neglect the orphans, as it is also prohibited to usurp the orphans’ money. He maintained that the totalitarian overthrown regime and the terrorism conditions have left armies of orphans and widows who are fighting today to raise their children so that they can be successful in this life. He also said he is proud of the strong will of the orphans’ families to challenge the difficulties and get armed with high patriotic spirit.