The extraordinary annual
event held in Madina and Makka serves as one of the greatest symbols and
representations of Islam. Millions of people travel from all over the
world to perform the Hajj in Makka, Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims of the
holy house of Allah in Makka usually visit Madina, the city in which the
the holy Prophet Mohammad [p], his daughter Fatima Al-Zahara [a] and
four of our holy Imams (Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba, Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir,
Imam Zaynol A'bidin and Imam Ja'far Al-Sadiq) are buried, either before
or after performing the Hajj. Among the pilgrims of the holy house of
Allah this year was Ayatollah Sayid Mortadha Al-Qazwini. Ayatollah
Al-Qazwini departed to perform the Hajj from Karbala on January 10, and
he arrived in Madina to visit the holy Prophet Mohammad [p] a day after.
Ayatollah Al-Qazwini usually delivers many speeches while he is in Makka
and Madina every year. He takes advantage of the gathering of the many
people that belong to different schools of though and he delivers speeches
in effort to guide and
enlighten them to the path of Ahlul-Bayt [a], or the true path of the
Holy Prophet Mohammad [p].
On January 12,
Ayatollah Al-Qazwini delivered a speech in the presence of many Hojjaj.
His eminence spoke about the current situations and conditions in Iraq
after the fall of the corrupt Ba'ath regime. He spoke about the
importance of building a new civilized and educated Iraq to structure a
solid foundation for the followers of Ahlulbait [a]. Ayatollah
Al-Qazwini then mentioned the importance of educating ourselves and
educating the people in culture, Islamic teachings and intellect. He
ended his speech with a few poems about Imam Hussein and a usual brief
mourning and sympathy for Imam Hussein [a].