Ayatollahs Bashir Najafi, Safi Golpayegani and Sayyid Mohammad Saeed Hakeem, the Shia prominent scholars, urge Pakistani Shias to participate in the upcoming election.
These three Shia scholars were asked regarding the upcoming election in Pakistan. What follow are the answers:
Ayatollah Basheer Najafi‘s response about Pakistani Shias participation in election
Grand Ayatollah Basheer Najafi asked Shia people in Pakistan to vote for someone who protect Pakistan and also be a helper for shias community.
Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussain Najafi, one of the five Grand Marja in Iraq answering the question about Shia’s participation in Pakistan election said: “Vote for someone who protects Pakistan and also be a helper for shias.”
Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani a prominent Iranian Shia Marja said: “If the Shia refusal to participate in elections undermines their situation, it is necessary for them to vote.”
In his letter, his eminence states:
In the name of God, the compassionate the merciful
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
If the Shia refusal to participate in elections undermines their situation, in that case, it is necessary and essential for them to vote in election.
Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Hakim in response to a question regarding Pakistan’s Shia duty to vote in election said: Participating in election at this time is the right of the people and opportunity to reform the affairs of the country.
The letter states, participating in the election and determining the fate of the country at this time is the right of the people and an opportunity to reform the affairs and progress of the country, even to some extent.
And in this regard, it is recommended that people stay on the scene and choose the right, competent, and honest individuals.
We ask God Almighty for the success of honorable people so that they can fulfill their religious and national duty.