Last night the ICEL held a ceremony for both the Night of Qadr and the martyrdom of Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (a.s) with the presence of a limited number of pre-booked attendees.
HIWM Moosavi begins his speech describing the etiquettes and conditions of reading and understanding the Holy Quran, such as inward and outward purification, contemplating the meaning of verses of the Holy Quran, seeking refuge in God and silence.
Furthermore, he said: The Holy Quran is our road map and the prescription for spiritual and ethical issues. We can only be privileged from this sacred book by following its orders, and keeping it above our heads will not solve our problems.
HIWM Moosavi sid: keeping the volume of the Holy Quran above our heads implies that our business, our partnership, our educations, our interactions with society, nature and neighbours should be based on this holy book.
At the end of his speech, he quoted a sentence from George Jordac’s book, The Voice of Human Justice. This Christian Lebanese author about Imam Ali (a.s) says:
“O universe, what would have happened if you had done your best to make a character with such wisdom, heart and sword, like Ali (a.s) in each era?”