Islamic Supreme Religious Authority and the Youth - Part 1

The Islamic Supreme Religious Authority, Sayed Ali al-Sistani, always emphasizes on caring for the youth, as he considers them the foundation of any government’s establishment.

During the weekly sermons, delivered from the pulpit of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine every Friday by representatives of the Grand Ayatollah, this topic is reiterated and prioritized.

Sayed Ahmed al-Safi asserts on the necessity of supporting the youth for they form an important social class and are an indicator of any society’s vigor.

He noted that taking care of young people does not mean neglecting other social classes, citing Imam Ali’s saying, “An elderly man’s opinion is dearer to me than a young person’s attack for victory.”

Al-Safi added that governmental institutions concerned – along with family and other organizations – ought to take this responsibility by providing the youth with the best atmosphere possible and facilitating their seeking prospects.

He advised the youth to seek advice from the experienced and learn how to depend on themselves, in addition to being receptive and listening to their fathers, teachers and mentors.

The representative of the Supreme Religious Authority concluded by advising the youth to be patriotic and knowledgeable to best serve their country.