His Eminence, the Supreme Religious Authority, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Sadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi, said that the world and even Shias are still unaware of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib, peace be upon him.
His Eminence said to one of the scholars of Pakistan and the head of Minhaj al-Hussein Foundation, Ayatollah Sheikh Muhammad Hussain Akbar accompanied by a delegation of clerics, “Imam Ali bin Abi Talib, peace be upon him, is still unknown in the world, even among the Shias and their youth. Many also neglect that the Imam governed many countries like present day Iraq in his time, extending to Europe and Africa.”
“In the government of the Commander of the Faithful, peace be upon him, not a single political murder was registered and not a single political prisoner. At the same time, there was not one poor man who remained in poverty for life, nor even one who is politically afraid of Imam Ali.”
His Eminence concluded saying, “You live in Pakistan, but your addresses must be the whole world. Imam Ali bin Abi Talib, peace be upon him, was from Iraq ruling much of the world.”