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  • Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on the demise of Hojat al-Islam Zargar

    Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on the demise of Hojat al-Islam Zargar

    In a message to Ayatollah Akhtari, Ayatollah Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressed his condolences on the demise of his brother-in-law (his wife’s brother), Hojat al-Islam Sayed Ahmad Zargar.

    The message is as follows:

    In the Name of God, the Almighty

    Dear brother, Ayatollah Akhtari

    Honorable Chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

    The news of the demise of the active cleric, beneficent and devotee Hojat al-Islam, Sayed Ahmad Zargar, your brother-in-law, caused grief and regret.

    I offer my condolences to you and your honorable family, and I ask God Almighty for the deceased, divine mercy and forgiveness, and for your Excellency and all the family members and relatives, patience and a great reward.

    “Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him do we indeed return” (Holy Quran 2:156)

    Reza Ramazani

  • Lady Ruqayyah (a.s.) symbol of oppressed, resistance against oppression / Shiites of 40 countries Participate World Prize 114: Zarean

    Lady Ruqayyah (a.s.) symbol of oppressed, resistance against oppression / Shiites of 40 countries Participate World Prize 114: Zarean

    As a guest on the IRIB Quran Channel’s “Mesbah” TV program on Saturday evening, September 11, 2021, Hojat al-Islam Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarean, Deputy for International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and Secretary of the World Prize 114 Festival, presented a report on the festival.

    At the beginning of the program, which aired on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hazrat Ruqayyah, the daughter of Imam Hussein (a.s.), the Deputy for International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “On the surface, the Ashura event was a military confrontation between the two oppressive and justice fronts, but in reality, Ashura is a training school in the context of spirituality, resistance, and being oppressed.”

    “Imam Hussain (a.s.) was the great teacher of this school and Lady Ruqayyah (a.s.) was one of the prominent figures of this educational path who, despite being oppressed and young, became a manifestation of resistance against oppression,” Zarean emphasized, praising the martyrs of this instructive school.

    “In Yazid’s palace, Lady Ruqayyah was the messenger of resistance against his oppression. This young lady showed us, the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.), that even a three-year-old child can be educated in a way that fights against oppression,” he continued.

    “As a community of AhlulBayt (a.s.) followers, while paying attention to the dimensions of mourning for AhlulBayt (a.s.), we must learn the lesson of educating our children in such a way that they are ready to serve their community at any age and with any gender,” added the seminary and university professor.

    Then, the Deputy for International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly reported on the World Prize 114 Festival, “Based on its mission, which is to arrange the affairs of the Shiites of the world, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly has entered into various activity fields. One of the areas that distinguishes Shiites from others is the cultural arena, and the holy Quran is at the forefront of cultural affairs. Therefore, based on its mission and to respond to the accusations against the Shiites in the field of the Quran, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly must enter this field.”

    “Intentionally or unintentionally, there is always the suspicion that the Shiite community does not pay enough attention to the Quran as it should. While in fact, according to the Prophet, Thaqalayn (Quran and AhlulBayt) are two issues that have been taken care of by the infallible Imams (as) simultaneously. Also, the tradition of the scholars has been that they paid attention to the Quran as the greatest weight. Therefore, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly set its Quranic program in this direction and designed a plan called “World Prize 114”,” he continued.

    “One of the main objectives of the festival is to enumerate international Quranic activities carried out in Shiite centers in order to create a network between these activities, and, if necessary, to encourage and direct them,” said Mr. Zarean, expressing the main goals of holding the “World Prize 114” festival.

    “After the call for the “World Prize 114”, considering the global audience of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, in less than three months about 500 works from 40 countries, from different continents, were submitted to the Secretariat of the Festival. The variety of works and nationalities participating in the World Prize 114 was interesting for us,” added the Deputy for International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

    “The World Prize 114 is an initiative by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the field of the Quran, of media and art. Most of the works submitted to the festival secretariat were related to the activities of young people and women. Interacting with young people and allowing them to play a role provides amazing opportunities,” he added.

    “Activists in different fields must find each other in this field. Although this has been done to some extent, when a popular institution such as the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly initiates, the connection between activists in the Quranic field in the communities following the AhlulBayt (a.s.) boosts,” Zarean stated, considering the current age as the era of communication.

    “The works submitted to the Secretariat of the “World Prize 114” were from different participants, both in the men’s and the women’s section. In some of these activities, young people were in charge. All activities of the “World Prize 114” were announced to all audiences, and learning of these activities, they became motivated,” he continued.

    “We are currently implementing the “Ahsan Al-Aza World Mourning” project to connect with the communities following the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in the world, and to count their activities in the field of Muharram, Safar and Arbaeen mourning,” mentioned the Deputy for International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly on the future plans of this deputy office.

    In the third part of his speech and in response to the question of the host of the Quranic program “Mesbah” on the structure and history of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Deputy for the International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “This Assembly is a global non-governmental organization that is composed of elders, intellectuals and pioneers of the communities following AhlulBayt (a.s.) around the world.”

    “Three decades ago, under the auspices of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly began its activities. Before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, large conferences were held every four years entitled “The General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly” in which the participants devised the affairs of the Shiites of the world,” he continued.

    “The objective of this Assembly is to provide a basis for the growth and promotion of the situation of Shiites and Shiite sects in various cultural, social, and economic fields. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly seeks to protect Shiite groups. Of course, the Assembly does not seek planning for Shiite communities. Because they have great potential within themselves. Local Shiite communities are active in different parts of the world, and in the month of Muharram, we have witnessed extensive mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s.) by Shiites around the world. We strive to protect and support the capacities of the Shiite communities, and dealing with Quranic activities is one of the original activities in this field,” stated Zarean, referring to the purpose of establishing the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

    “The late Ayatollah Taskhiri and the late Ayatollah Asefi were among the secretaries of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, who are known in the world as the pioneers of Quranic activities. They took steps to promote the teachings of Revelation through writings on Quranic and Tafsir issues,” he said in the end, while praising the two deceased Secretaries-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

    At the beginning of the program, Mr. Hossein Mahdavi Manesh, one of the Directors of the Deputy for the International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and one of the organizers of the “World Prize 114” festival, explained for a few minutes about the call and fields of this festival.

  • ABWA published book “Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) Revolution” by Allameh Shams Al-Din,

    ABWA published book “Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) Revolution” by Allameh Shams Al-Din,

    The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly translated and published the book “Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) Revolution, Social Conditions and Human Effects” written by the late Allameh “Mohammad Mahdi Shams al-Din” in English.

    The original title of the book is “ثورة الحسين(ع)؛ ظروفها الإجتماعية وآثارها الإنسانية” (Thawrat al-Hussein (a.s.); Zorufaha al-Ejtemaiyah wa Atharaha al-Ensaniyah” in Arabic and has now been published under the English name “Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) Revolution”.

    Translated by Mr. Isa Makama in English, this book with 162 pages, in one volume in medium octavo size, and with the ISBN 3-756-529-964-978, is published by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

    The summary of the book reads:

    The book “Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) Revolution, Social Conditions and Human Effects” is a description and analysis of various aspects of the Imam Hussein (a.s.) movement. According to the author, recognizing the Karbala revolution and understanding the personality of Imam Hussein (a.s.) reveals large parts of the background and nature of true Islam. Therefore, in this book, he has tried to achieve his goal by examining the political and social contexts of this uprising and searching for causes of this historical event, as well as following up on its effects and consequences.

    Based on the findings of this study, the main reasons for the Karbala uprising were cases such as the Saqifa incident, the belief in the council in appointing a successor, the creation of a class system by the second caliph, incorrect financial and managerial methods of the third caliph, the intolerance of people toward Imam Ali (a.s.) reforms, and Muawiyah’s policy in the spread of poverty and fear in society.

    According to the author, the results of Imam Hussein’s (AS) uprising were: the breakdown of religious frameworks, a deeper understanding of sins, the spread of new ethics in society, the creation of a spirit of struggle against oppression in the people, and the emergence of various uprisings against the oppressive system.

     

  • Recommendations of Iraq AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly to missionaries, approaching Arbaeen

    Recommendations of Iraq AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly to missionaries, approaching Arbaeen

    As the Arbaeen day of Imam Hussein (a.s.) approaches, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, issued a statement to its missionaries in the country.

    In its statement, this office considered the Arbaeen walk as a humane and universal path that has themes such as peace, kindness, mercy, compassion and giving, and the presence of millions of followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in this path should be considered as an opportunity to introduce the Ashura culture to the Islamic Ummah.

    In this statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, stressed the need to say prayers at the beginning of time, the importance of observing hijab and chastity, spreading the culture of Velayat and Bera’at, observing conduct etiquette and leaving strife, addressing the culture of positive expectation expressing the dangers of Western cultural invasion through the Internet and satellite channels, expressing the most important doubts in the present era and responding to them, performing Hosseini rites in accordance with religious norms and the importance of expressing the position of Marjaiat as an extension of Imamate, emphasizing love and friendship between AhlulBayt (a.s.) followers, especially between the Iranian and Iraqi nations, and warning about the enemy’s plans for division between these two nations through social networks.

    Other demands of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, from the owners of the Mawakeb were: emphasis on providing the atmosphere of congregational prayer at the beginning of time, observance of hijab and prohibition of mixing, warning about unnecessary competition and emphasizing the spirit of patience, prevention of extravagance and waste, the importance of cleanliness as part of faith, having security sense and cooperation with the security system, and praising the heroism of the fighters of Al-Hashd Al-Shabi.

    At the end of the statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, called on the Iraqi government to include the Arbaeen pilgrimage in its agenda and to provide the necessary services on the Arbaeen walking pathway for pilgrims, including water, electricity, clinics and hospitals, and to provide appropriate media coverage of this walk.

  • Ayatollah Akhtari offered his condolences on the demise of Dr. Firoozabadi

    Ayatollah Akhtari offered his condolences on the demise of Dr. Firoozabadi

    In a message, Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari expressed his condolences on the demise of Dr. Sayed Hassan Firoozabadi, a member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Expediency Discernment Council.

    The message of condolence of the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Chairman of the Committee for the Support of the Islamic Revolution of the Palestinian People in the Presidential Institution is as follows:

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    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

    مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا

    “Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow (to the extreme), and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least.” (Holy Quran, Surah: Al-Ahzab, Verse: 23)

    I offer my condolences to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Supreme Leader, Imam Khamenei, on the sudden demise of his longtime and loyal friend, a pious scientist and tireless mujahid, Major General Dr. Haj Sayed Hassan Firoozabadi, the incident which caused great sorrow and regret.

    The deceased, who was a veteran of the struggle against the oppressive Shah’s regime and one of the pioneers of cultural and ideological activities in universities, became a source of rare services in various fields after the victory of the glorious Islamic Revolution.

    His humanitarian efforts in the Red Crescent Society, serving in the Constructive Jihad for the development of deprived areas, jihad on the right-against-wrong fronts during the eight years of holy defense (against Iraq), long and influential term as the commander of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, membership in the Supreme National Security Council and the Expediency Discernment Council were just a small part of the continuous activities of the deceased to strengthen the independence and greatness of the holy system of the Islamic Republic and to expand the welfare and security of the country and the people of Iran.

    The services and jihadi tenures of late Dr. Firoozabadi, did not hinder the scientific activities of this prominent commander of Islam from writing, propagation and training the students and the young generation. Rather, in all these years, by teaching, lecturing, writing scientific articles, presenting accurate and logical analyzes in defense of the pure Muhammadan Islam (p.b.u.h) and supporting Velayat-e-Faqih and Marhaiat, being faculty member and trustees of universities, as well as supervision of dissertations, this dedicated soldier of the leadership and the Velayat also continued his scientific and research activities; in a way that he was among the best defenders and supporters of the Velayat.

    His love for Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and his great interest in Marjaiat and the clerics, especially Imam Khomeini (r.a.) and the Supreme Leader, was another golden page of the life of this descendant of Hazrat Zahra (a.s.). So that this issue had always made him one of the pioneers in the fields of defense of the Velayat and Imamate.

    Membership and activity in the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly – which has the mission of promoting the teachings of Thaqalayn (Quran and AhlulBayt) and elevating the intellectual and cultural level of the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) worldwide – will also be the luggage of the deceased in his eternal journey.

    On behalf of the honorable members of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, I offer my condolences on this reparable loss to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Imam Khamenei, the Armed Forces, university professors and friends, enthusiasts, students, relatives and his family.

    I pray to God Almighty, mercy forgiveness, and companionship with his Imam, Hazrat Aba Abdullah Al-Hussein (a.s.), for his pure soul, and patience for all his family members and relatives.

    “Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him do we indeed return” (Holy Quran 2:156)

    Mohammad Hassan Akhtari

    Chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly,

    and the Chairman of the Committee for the Support of the Islamic Revolution of the Palestinian People in the Presidential Institution

    September 4, 2021

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