The Office of the Supreme Religious Authority, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Sadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi, in Kabul, issued a statement regarding the recent tragic events in Afghanistan.
The statement read:
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute with one another, or you would be discouraged and weakened. Holy Quran (8:46)
The recent events and developments in Afghanistan renew once again the pain and suffering of the dear and oppressed Afghan nation, as well as fear of the emergence of another strife by the enemies of the Islamic nation and mercenaries, who aim to cause division between the Muslim brothers and the Islamic nation.
In these very sensitive historical circumstances, it is expected that the intelligent and pious nation of Afghanistan will be inspired by the Holy Quran, in which God Almighty says “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah and do not be divided (Holy Quran 3:103), through extending the hand of brothers to each other and preventing further destruction, murder and bloodshed in the country.
Do not allow mercenaries to destroy and commit crimes and bring back strife and past tragedies.
It is expected that the continuous efforts that will be made by all the country’s sheikhs from different tribes and races, will be able to prevent these disasters quickly and completely, God willing.
The Office of the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi