On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Sayed Zia Al-Din, a Kuwaiti filmmaker and producer visited the Grand Shia Jurist Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Shirazi in holy Qom, Iran.
In this visit, the Grand Jurist made the following remarks: “The problems and hardships in this world are worthwhile, but this is not true about the comforts and luxuries of this world. In this subject, the Commander of the Faithful says: ‘The bitterness of this world is the sweetness of the hereafter; and the sweetness of this world is the bitterness of the hereafter.”
The Grand Jurist further referred to the sufferings of the Shia along the history and said: “In this period of history, we don’t face as many as problems as in the past. Of course, there might be exceptions in some countries but issues such as ISIS and terrorism are only short-term. Considering the availability of technological advancements in our time, it is much easier to achieve our goals by hard work.”
At the end, the Grand Jurist Ayatollah Shirazi said: “We should keep going, in defiance to the obstacles and hardships in the way. If we let these problems take the better of us, we will not be able to experience success at any rates. This world belongs to hardworking people who move towards success, regardless of all the hardships.”