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Popular and jihadi groups must hurry to help the deprived people

Rasa – The head of Tehran’s Dar al-Hikmah Seminary emphasized that popular and jihadi ‎groups will come to help the people and solve the economic problems and said, ‎‎“Entrepreneurship and job creation are the only way to overcome economic problems.” ‎

RNA – Speaking at a ceremony marking the second ten days of the solemn month of ‎Muharram, Hujjat al-Islam Alireza Panahian, the head of Tehran’s Dar al-Hikmah Seminary ‎and said, “The effort to achieve legitimate sustenance is jihad on the path of God and is the ‎source of the strength of society‏.‏‎”‎
The renowned scholar said, “By strengthening and developing the culture of resistance, we ‎can witness the implementation of a Resistance Economy, scientific growth and development ‎of the country. We must put the culture of resistance in our ethics and behaviour and avoid ‎ethics arising from weakness. The culture of resistance prevents humanity from becoming ‎irreligious.”‎
Emphasizing that the culture of resistance must be present in all aspects of human life, ‎Hujjat al-Islam Panahian said, “If this culture were institutionalized in families, today we ‎wouldn’t see an increase in the divorce rate in society‏.‏‎”‎
His Eminence stated that Muslims must seek to strengthen the economy in order to become ‎powerful and said, “Those who are Westernized seek to become rich so they can become ‎powerful. Religious people must also seek to obtain wealth.” ‎
He said that religion came for the happiness and salvation of mankind and added, “When a ‎believer becomes wealthy, it doesn’t mean that he become irreligious and neglectful. In the ‎Holy Quran, God invites human beings to engage in worship and to fight against tyranny. ‎Thus, in order to fight tyranny, one must be powerful and one of the tools of power is ‎economic power.”‎
Hujjat al-Islam Panahian pointed to the words of the late Imam Khomeyni, who said, “The ‎groups of society must not be confronted in regard to divine ordinances” and said, “The ‎Imam condemned those who stratify society in regard to divine ordinances. Therefore, the ‎economic behaviour of individuals for the acquisition of greater and halal (permissible) isn’t ‎related to their lack of religion and God doesn’t agree with indolence and laziness among ‎human beings and for this reason, being wealthy doesn’t conflict with religiosity.”‎
Expressing that unemployment is not just a matter of economic affliction, but also ‎endangers people’s spirituality, he stated, “Collective life must be based on sacrifice. Our ‎Prophet’s ummah is known in the heavens for its sacrifices. Consequently, sacrifice is the ‎highest attribute of the believer.” ‎
In conclusion, he said that Arba’in al-Husayn is the manifestation of self-sacrifice in relation ‎to each other and added, “The difference between the bourgeoisie and the Shi’ah community ‎is in this sacrifice, so economic problems can be resolved by forming popular and jihadi ‎groups‏.‏‎”‎

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