Ashura joining Iranian religious minorities, Muslims
Religious minorities in Iran are preparing to attend the mourning ceremonies for martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), third Shia Imam expressing loyalty for the Imam.
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Leaders of minority religious groups in Iran have hailed the third Shia Imam for his great contribution to humanity as they prepare to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Rabbi Younes Hamami Lalehzar, leader of the Iranian Jews in an interview with Mehr News Agency hailed Imam Hussein (AS) as a person who sacrificed his most precious belonging, his life and his most beloved family members, in the path of Almighty God.
He said,” Ashura can send the message to world liberal people to try their best for carrying out the orders of God Almighty.”
The Iranian rabbi referred to solutions Imam Hussein (AS) suggests for the current world issues counting perseverance, trusting the Almighty God vowing that victory will certainly be achieved with resistance against problems.
“The messages in the uprising of Imam Hussein (AS) including resistance, counter-tyranny, justice and fair government are in harmony with nature of man” he said.
Bishop Malkhaz referred to the 20th century as the era when proximity discussions opened as the number of Christian figures finding the teachings, character and lifestyle of Imam Hussein (AS) is increasing.
He said,” In the first view Imam Hussein (AS) may seem to be the loser of Karbala but history has proved him to be the winner as none of his enemies are known or popular as the path and holy shrine of the third Shia Imam is one of the most popular among followers of different religions from across the globe.”
According to the Christian figure Ashura taught lessons of peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, kindness and compassion to all people.
Mobed Ardeshir Khorshidian, head of the society of Iranian Mobeds referred to loyalty of the Zoroastrian community to the third Shia Imam and their endeavor to follow the path of Imam Hussein (AS) to fight the tyrants and support the right.