Under the auspices of the President of the UOK, Prof. Dr. Akeel Abed Yasseen, the university hosted a Ramadan evening gathering, with its guest speaker Sayyid Ahmed Al-Safy, the higher religious authority deputy and the Secretary-General of the Holy Al-Abbasi Shrine.
The gathering, which took place at the university’s Summer Cultural Club, witnessed the presence of a large crowd that included members of the Iraqi Parliament, members of Najaf Province Board, sheikhs, religious figures, and many university staff members and professors.
The evening gathering was entitled “Juma’a Sermons and their Impact on the Iraqi Reality”.
Sayyid Al-Safy mentioned during his speech that Juma’a sermons consist mainly of two pillars, the first dealing with moral and intellectual aspects, and the other focusing on the religious authority’s guidelines regarding political affairs in the country.
He also stressed on the fact that these sermons play a major role in guiding, directing and reporting to the nation, which is a duty of all prophets, Imams, religious authority figures and their deputies.
On the other hand, Sayyid Al-Safy referred to the importance of universities and their role in helping to solve many of the country’s problems.
In addition to benefiting from the experience of professors in solving problems such as, for example, desertification and water scarcity, as well as problems of currency and the economy. Stating that they have addressed the government and authorities responsible, in regard of benefiting from university professors, since the Iraqi mind is distinct in its creativity in all fields.