The Grand Ayatollah Hashimi Sharudi considered Ihtikaf as an important form of worship which inspire unity among Muslims.
Today the (92/03/11) during a meeting he held with officials of the Qom Ihtikaf and organizer of the Qom cultural art festival, the grand Ayatollah regard their effort as marvelous which is full of grace and blessing.
TheGrand Ayatollah Hashimi Sharudi pointed out on the important of this tradition and support given by the leader of the Islamic revolution that has taken place in the of Qom district, and adding that Ihtikaf is the most important social worship that can promote more unity and peace which will bring together different school of thought.
A prominent professor at theQom Islamic Seminary also consider achieving this important goal will require major policy and planning and he noted that Ihtikaf should not only be for the sake of camping but rather it should be a platform for education and training and its impact on understanding the origin of man and resurrection and also understanding religion that will strengthen the spirituality of those participated in this Ihtikaf camping should be felt.
His eminent the grand Ayatollah Hashimi Sharudi at the same time emphasize on reviving this important tradition of Ihtikaf during the blessed month of Ramadan
.He also assessed the positive work of the cultural art festival and the Ihtikaf, adding that: extracting the jurisprudential legal rules, philosophical and mystical aspects of this important Islamic tradition is also essential.
TheGrand Ayatollah Hashimi Sharudi said that the Iranian people must pay attention to the conspiracy of troublemakers and infidels whose aim is to undermine the Islamic revolution. The grand ayatollah reiterated that reviving the Ihtikaf is among the best action that will nullified and defect their speech.
He pointed out that today Ihtikaf is a great tradition, desirable and popular manner of worship for the people; especially the youth and they have shown great appreciation toward Ihtikaf.
At the end of the meeting, the officials and organizers of the Ihtikaf received certificate of merit from his eminent the Grand Ayatollah Hashimi Sharudi.
The chairman of the Qom district Ihtikaf camping, while giving report on this year Ihtikaf and the cultural art festival, also informed participant that the third Ihtikaf camping will be held in a grand international approach. He added that next year festival will include research and educational aspect.
It is estimated that, this year fourteen thousand people from all mosques of the Qom district, from the 13thto the 15thRajab participated in this Ihtikaf.