Hawzah News Agency – In a meeting with a number of Friday Prayers Leaders in Qum, Iran, Sayyid Jawad Shahristaani, the representative of Ayatollah Sistaani in Iran, mentioned that the clergy are the ambassadors of the Shia School of Thought and have a responsibility n relation to those events that occur throughout the World and said, ‘There are over 700 million Spanish speaking people in the World, in addition to other languages, whose propagational and cultural needs need to be catered for.’
The representative of Ayatollah Sistaani emphasized upon a systematic approach and exclaimed, ‘ Amir al-Mumineem (a.s.) emphasized upon the necessity of having a system in one’s affairs, as this shows advancement based upon a system.’
‘I believe that management is a specialist subject and obligation, one of the main reasons for the backwardness of third world countries is that they lack management in their affairs,’
He added, ‘Unfortunately, it has been imprinted on third world countries that you do not have the capabilities or the skills required to perform certain acts, when they should be placing the motto of “We can!” above their good efforts and make the best use of their opportunities.’
Ayatollah Sistaani’s representative emphasized on the use of networking tools in advancing the propagation of the Shia School of Thought and added, ‘Till now many movies have been produced about Musa (a.s.), Isa (a.s.) and Buddha; whilst currently only two movies have been produced about the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.).
He also stressed upon the necessity of acting upon the foundations of Shiism and said, ‘We claim that we are the followers of the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s.) and we take them as our role models, hence in differing circumstances we should act upon teachings of these great individuals.’
Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Shahristaani stressed on the need to avoid causing strife amongst the Islamic Denominations and added, ‘We should not back down from our own stances but at the same time must not cause strife within the Islamic Schools of Thought.’
He concluded by saying that the actions of some groups are causing harm to both Islam and Shiism and explained, ‘We must not be extreme and do inappropriate actions which can cause friction amongst the Muslims