On the first day of the new Hijri year, Hizbullah Secretary
General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah congratulated the Islamic nation on the occasion, also expressed condolences as the first month of the Hijri year commemorates the Ashoura battle, in
which Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein and his household were martyred (pbut).
During the religious ceremony held in the Sayyed al-Shuhada
complex in Bairut's Dahiyeh (Southern Suburb), Sayyed Nasrallah tackled the security circumstances in Lebanon and the region, which impose strict security measures.
On this note, he called on the Resistance people to cooperate with the security measures applied in the Dahiyeh, which aim at preserving the security of the people.
"Lebanese Army security measures were adopted to accompany the gatherings and I call for cooperation with the forces and bearing with them," he accentuated.
He also called on the people to remain aware and alert, to prevent any fifth party from taking advantage of the Ashoura ceremonies in sowing strife or starting quarrels.
Moreover, on this occasion, Sayyed Nasrallah underscored the importance of enjoying good relations with the different sects, not to mention respecting people's ease, such as paying attention to reducing loud speakers outside the complexes so that the loud voices would not annoy the people living in the neighborhoods.
The Hizbullah leader went on to highlight that the Islamic nation has been living harsh circumstances during the past year, especially in light of the growing challenges and the increasing aims of sowing strife.
He assured that Islam, the religion of Prohet Mohammad (pbuh) and his chaste household is a tolerant and peaceful religion, and that Islam should not be judged according to the action of hardliners or extremists who claim to belong to this sect.
"There has been a war launched against our Muslim nation, and the enemy awaits any mistake (committed by the Muslim nation) to point out; hence the Muslims should preserve the greatness and reputation of their religion."
True Islam, according to Sayyed Nasrallah, is reflected by the manners, behavior and the image Muslims reflect of this religion.
He finally noted to the point that these days of mourning are days of worshiping Allah the Almighty, praying, reciting the holy Quran and learning important lessons
from the school of Ashoura, that allow people to live in love and peace together.