Supreme Religious Authority
In Friday’s sermon the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sayyid Ahmed EsSafi, delivered on May 31, 2019, he talked about violence, which is one of the negative phenomena practiced in today’s society, and how savage it is.
EsSafi said violence and rudeness are nowadays practiced to solve some issues, adding that violence is not the ideal way to solve a problem; it actually worsens it. He also said, “Now we can see bosses mistreat their employees and husbands mistreat their wives.”
“There are a lot of misconceptions in our society; some fathers see their sons fight, and they think it is of bravery,” EsSafi noted, adding that bravery can’t be measured by one’s muscles, and it is important for fathers to teach their children ethics and respect for one another.
EsSafi gave an example, saying that families prevent their children from playing in the dirt, but they let them watch inappropriate materials on TV and the internet, such as scenes of killing, robbery, and theft.
He expressed dismay over gun shootings on occasions, noting that such act terrifies people and is an act of violating the neighbors’ right to quiet enjoyment of their homes.
EsSafi called on the families and schools to keep children away from anything that provokes violence, especially social media, which is also a source of distraction.
He also indicated that today’s young people view life dark, and some of them might violate ethics standards and seek to gain money in no time. EsSafi stressed the necessity of encouraging young people and instilling hope and optimism in them and help them realize that there is a promising life ahead of them, noting that everyone is responsible, especially the government who must achieve immunity for the society.
Editing: Wela’ EsSeffar
Translation: Mohammed Elobaidi