The Supreme Religious Authority urged young people to grow their minds and not give in to stagnation, laziness and boredom

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The Supreme Religious Authority urged young people to grow their minds and not give in to stagnation, laziness and boredom, because by developing the mind we get a state of clarity of vision, indicating that some young people have a state of uncertainty in determining their goal, and in their age, they cannot determine what will benefit them, so they need a trustworthy mentor to guide them.
These were the important points stated in the second sermon of the Friday prayer the 20th Muharram 1441 AH corresponding to September 20, 2019, which was held in the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by His Eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, in which he stated:
Brothers and sisters, as a continuation of the topic of Ashura I would like to note the following:
We have talked earlier about the importance of the intellectual, psychological, and physical potential of the youth in building the society. In fact young people have great potential that ought to be developed, for such potential, if developed, will perfect young people’s characters, noting that time never stops, and when it has passed, it’s difficult for the young to substitute anything for that time even if they put more effort into it.
Therefore, the young should not waste time, always be watchful, and necessarily learn to determine their future. In addition, some young people may not be able to determine what they need, or to know what benefits them and what harms them — such are in need of a mentor to guide them until they are aware enough to lead a successful life. Thus, it is necessary to respect the wise old people that will teach our youth the sense of reason and how to grow their minds and not give in to stagnation, laziness and boredom, because by developing the mind one get a state of clarity of vision.
Young people are targeted at all times — they’re exposed to corruption, sedition, and that because they’re inexperienced and are easy to delude and not when they are immune and aware, then nothing can destabilize them.
During these days in which we commemorate Ashura, we recall the youth who were martyred along with Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him); young people like al-Qasem, Ali al-Akber, al-Abbas, who were martyred on the Day of Ashura, had been fully aware of everything and watchful: the battle was raging and death was inevitable, but they were determined to fight the unjust until they laid down their lives for humanity.
Al-Qasem son of Imam al-Hassan (Peace be upon them), was only 11 years old but was never hesitant in the face of death, and neither was Ali al-Akbar; he was young and could have led a better life, and he was even proposed that he should leave the battle and save himself, but he refused that. The unjust army outnumbered the army of Imam al-Hussayn; they knew they were going to be killed — Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him) told them to be ready for death, but their faithful, subconscious attitude toward the Imam indicates that they had been taught so well and rendered fully aware of what it was.
Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him) raised those young people, educated them, and inspired them, and as Imam as-Sadeq (peace be upon him) says, “Our uncle al-Abbas, son of Ali, was sagacious,” which denotes he wasn’t an ordinary person, and as history tells that al-Abbas fought in tens of wars and never ever feared anything, and neither did Ali al-Akbar, who asked his father Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him): ”Are we not supporting the Truth?”. Imam replied: “Yes I swear by whom we shall return to!” Ali Akbar said: “then, it makes no difference if death comes to us or if we approach death as long as we are right.” Then Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) said: may Allah rewards you with what Allah rewards a good son to his father.” (Peace be upon them).
Subsequently, not only did those young people support Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him), but they also became the role models for many people today, including elderly ones. They’re now associated with Imam al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him), because they made history that everyone is proud of; the history of “Hayhat minna Dhillah [Never to humiliation”].
The Event of at-Taf is worth meditation every year, like we read it for the first time, as we discover new facts each time. Thus it is the best school for us. So we are calling for taking care of the young and developing their potential so that they can develop creative minds.
We pray the Almighty Allah to bestow upon all of us the faith and the good deeds, and to forgive all believers by the intercession of Mohammad and Aal Mohammad (Allah’s prayers be upon them all). And, the latest of our prayers is; praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and Prayers and Allah’s Peace be upon Mohammad and his pure and virtuous lineage.