RNA – Speaking during a meeting with a group of seminarians and university students in Sari, Mazandaran province, Ayatollah Abdollah Nazari-Khademoshari’eh referred to the arrival of Arba’in al-Husayn and the presence of millions of pilgrims participating in the march to the holy city of Karbala and said, “That which we see happening on the path to Karbala is the greatness of Islam, Shi’ism and the Ahlul-Bayt.”
The teacher of jurisprudence in the Islamic Seminary said that the pilgrimage to the divine court of the Master of the Martyrs [Imam al-Husayn] on foot has special and specific rewards and added, “Those who are partaking in this worthwhile and spiritual path are surely subject to the favour of God Almighty and the Master of the Martyrs.”
In another part of his remarks, he remembered the remarks made by his jurisprudence teacher, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Hoseyn Boroujerdi, when he was a student, said, “His jurisprudence class was one of the most important and well-attended lessons in Qom and there were many seminarians who would attend his class.”
Ayatollah Nazari-Khademoshari’eh said that in the past, the seminarians benefited well from the religious scholars and jurisprudents, but unfortunately, today, despite the presence of scholars in the Islamic Seminary, the seminarians do not benefit these valuable blessings.
His Eminence pointed out that in the past, the facilities for the Islamic Seminary to educate and benefit seminarians were fewer than there are there are today and noted, “Despite all the restrictions that existed in the Islamic Seminary, its fruits are the great personalities who shine like the sun in the Islamic world.”
He stressed that today, thanks to the Islamic Revolution, all the facilities for the study of seminarians in the Islamic Seminary have been provided and added, “However, unfortunately, despite all these facilities, the benefits of these capabilities for the seminarians have been very few.”
Ayatollah Nazari-Khademoshari’eh said that in the past, the seminarians used to suffer from many difficulties and problems in order to benefit from and attend the classes of the scholars and sources of emulation in Qom and Najaf and noted, “Unfortunately, today, the grace of the scholars to benefit from the academic power and capacity of such scholars has become very limited.”
He explained that in the past, all the concerns and the abilities of a seminarian were used only for gaining knowledge and said, “Today, a seminarian, alongside gaining knowledge, finds other areas of concern and this issue is that gaining knowledge has been harmed in the Islamic Seminary.”