In The Name of Allah The Merciful, The Compassionate
Once again evil hands returned to violate the sanctity of the
Askari shrine in Samarra by targeting the remaining minarets of this holy site.
This heinous crime just shows the extent of the perpetrators? hatred towards the
household of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family, and their
relentless efforts to ignite the sectarian fire between the citizens of beloved
The religious Marja?iyyah expresses its extreme anger and
condemnation at this evil attack. It greatly regrets that the responsible
authorities have not fulfilled their obligation in protecting this sacred Shrine
and calls upon the beloved faithful, during these trying times, to be patient
and exercise restraint and avoid any revenge action against innocent people and
places considered holy to others.
We hope the government will take the
initiative to implement its promise and take swift procedures to provide the
required protection for the holy shrine and its reconstruction.
not power except the power of Allah The High and Mighty.
Seal of The Office of Ayatullah Seestani (long may he live) ? Najaf
Jumada al-Awal 1428H