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  • Final Statement of the 189th meeting of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

    Final Statement of the 189th meeting of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

    In the final statement of the session of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressing warning of the gradual assassination and physical removal of the religious leaders of Islam in Nigeria, Comoros, Bahrain, it was emphasized the vigilance and awakening of the Islamic world and the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) more than before.


    The statement of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is as follows:


    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

    The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong) (Holy Quran, 2:185)


    With the help of God and the grace of Imam Mahdi (a.s.), the 189th meeting of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly was held and concluded in the last days of Sha’ban and on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan 1442 AH, next to the shrine of Hazrat Fatemeh Masoumeh (a.s.).


    This important meeting, which is the first meeting in 1400 SH and is held on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the members of the Supreme Council discussed the most important developments in the Islamic world and the latest situation of the Shiites’ world in order to formulate the priorities for the new year.


    At the beginning of the meeting, the influential personalities of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly who passed away last year – the late Ayatollahs Amini, Mesbah Yazdi, and Takhiri – were honored and the works and blessings of those prominent scholars who were the expressive voice of Islam and Shiism and preached unity and proximity were appreciated.


    At the end of this meeting, the positions of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly regarding the latest events related to the lovers and followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) were announced as follows:


    1. Expressing their support and welcome to the speech of the Supreme Leader of Iran on the occasion of the Persian New Year, the members of the Supreme Council of the Assembly emphasize the authority of the holy system of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the past to the present, and maintaining and strengthening it in the future, despite heavy global sanctions against the country, as well as the dominance of the Covid-19 virus over all peoples of the world, and insist on promoting and spreading the culture of AhlulBayt (a.s.) in the world, in real and virtual space.


    2. Pointing to the importance of drafting and approving the document of long-term and transformational vision of the Assembly, the members of the Supreme Council stressed on the continuous and more serious role of this institution and its internal and external attributes in sensitive regional and global conditions which will have a direct impact on the life of the world community of the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.).


    3. On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, the members of the Supreme Council emphasized the great position of the Holy Quran and the great position of the Prophet of Mercy, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), and the AhlulBayt (a.s.) – which unfortunately were insulted in the Western world, in the name of freedom of expression, despite the laws of respect for the sanctity of religions – and called for greater vigilance and awakening of the Islamic world and followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) to protect their sanctity.


    4. At the beginning of the fourth decade of its cultural and propaganda activities in the international arena, the World Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) emphasized the importance of rationality, spirituality, dignity, justice, resistance, as well as unity and the spirit of brotherhood in the teachings left by the AhlulBayt (a.s.), and considers their role as very key and discourse in solving the problems of Muslims. Also, the World Assembly strongly recommends the lovers and followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) to know the virtues of the words of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and to introduce them to the spiritual thirsty people of the world.


    5. Expressing concern and investigating the recent situation of the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), the members of the Supreme Council express their worry regarding the increasing pressures of arrogance and global Zionism and the support of their Hebrew-Arab and Wahhabi-Salafi mercenaries against the oppressed people of the world, including people of Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nigeria, etc. and he called for the special attention of human rights institutions and world legal commissions, especially international Islamic associations and organizations, to the violation of the rights of the citizens of these countries.


    6. The serious expectation of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly from the seminary and academic elites of the Islamic world is to explain and describe more and more, deeply and scientifically, the reformist role of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in creating proximity among Muslims. In this regard, the Assembly must be considered and proven in terms of scientific authority and content for the community of followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.).


    7. The Supreme Council of the Assembly strongly condemns the passive plans of the Zionist child-killing regime to drag the Islamic countries into a losing game of the normalization of their relations with it, and emphasizes the maximum insistence and tireless resistance of the oppressed and powerful Palestinian people with the support of the solidarity of the free nations; in the days when the corrupt and repressive dictatorial government of Netanyahu is faced with complex electoral stalemates and a heavy public atmosphere by the people, groups and opposition parties, and the sound of crumbling the foundations of his empty power is heard, and with the help of God it will be accelerated by the powerful presence of Muslims and freedom-seekers of the world in various marches and ceremonies, especially the International Day of Quds.


    8. Members of the Supreme Council strongly warn the international community about the dire situation in Bahrain and Palestine prisons for Covid-19, as well as the horrific inhuman and unsanitary situation in Yemen after six years of brutal aggression by the Saudi coalition, and calls for effective negotiations and agreements between Yemeni groups.


    9. Finally, the Supreme Council of the Assembly while warning of the gradual assassination and erosion of the religious leaders and religious elites of Islam in Nigeria, Comoros, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, etc. by the arrogance and Zionist services and their mercenaries, calls on the international and regional forums, human rights organizations, religious scholars and the world’s elites not to remain silent in the face of these blatant violations of world peace and security, and to prosecute and demand perpetrators and indifferent officials of the mentioned organizations.


    Allah is all-hearing, all-knowing

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

    April 8, 2021

  • Ahl-ul-Bayt World Assembly to hold 114 World Award

    Ahl-ul-Bayt World Assembly to hold 114 World Award

    The Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly plans to organize a competition featuring Quranic activities.


    Titled 114 World Award, its main aim is identifying and appreciating such activities and creating a network of Quranic initiatives of the followers of Ahl-ul-Byat (AS), the Assembly’s international deputy said.


    Sheikh Mohammad Javad Zarean said a plot thatched by the enemies of Islam and Muslim unity is to spread the wrong notion that Shia Muslims do not pay attention to Quranic activities.


    Fortunately, thanks to the Islamic Revolution of Iran, blood of martyrs and prudence of Imam Khomeini and the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, there has been special attention to Quran recitation, Tajweed and Tafseer, he noted.


    He said the first edition of the 114 World Award will be held this year in the holy month of Ramadan.


    Ramadan is the month of Quran and an opportunity for reading, reciting and contemplating the Holy Book and promoting Quranic activities, he said.


    The cleric noted that the difference the award has with other such competitions is that no one is invited to take part in the contest but the organizers identify Quranic activities and select and introduce the best ones.


    Sheikh Zarean invited institutions and organizations active in Quranic fields to help the Assembly in holding the event.


    In the first edition of the award, the focus is on arts, media and software production activities, he noted.


    The cleric also noted that the Quranic activities in Iran will not be included in the selection process for the time being given the broad scope of such activities in the country.


    He expected that more than 1,000 Quranic activities will be evaluated to select the best ones.

  • ABWA Message of condolence for death of founder of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Center in Tanzania

    ABWA Message of condolence for death of founder of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Center in Tanzania

    In a message, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly expressed its condolences on the demise of “Morteza Karbala”, a member of the Twelver Shiite community of Tanzania and the founder of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Center in the country.


    The message of condolences is as follows:




    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

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


    The demise of Haj Morteza Karbala, one of Shite activist and founder of AhlulBayt (a.s.) center in Tanzania caused great grief and sorrow.


    The deceased was a key member of Tanzania’s Twelver Shiite community, who spent his blessed life establishing and supporting Shiite activities.


    The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly extends its condolences to his honorable family, all friends and acquaintances, especially the Shiites of the Twelver Khoja and other friends of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) for this loss, and the Assembly asks God to exalt him and provide his family with a lot of patience.


    The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

    April 11, 2021

  • Message of ABWA’s Secretary-General on 1st Quranic “World Prize 114” internationally

    Message of ABWA’s Secretary-General on 1st Quranic “World Prize 114” internationally

    In a message on the occasion of holding the first Quranic international “World Prize 114”, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani emphasized, “By participating in this Quranic program, dear preachers, esteemed members of the Assembly, and all esteemed colleagues and companions are expected to pave the way for the increasing development of Quranic culture among the followers of AhlulBayt in the world.”

    The message of the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly of the is as follows:

    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful


    الحمدُ للَّه و سُبحانَکَ؛ اللَّهُمَّ صلِّ علی محمدٍ و آلهِ مظاهر جمالِک و جلالِک و خزائنِ اسرارِ کتابِکَ الذی تجلّی فیه الأَحدیّةُ بِجمیعِ أسمائکَ حتّی المُسْتَأْثَرِ منها الّذی لا یَعْلَمُهُ غَیرُک؛


    قالَ رسولُ اللَّه صلَّی اللَّه علیه و آله و سلَّم: *انّی تارکٌ فیکُمُ الثّقلَیْنِ کتابَ اللَّهِ و عترتی أهلَ بیتی؛ فإِنَّهُما لَنْ یَفْتَرِقا حَتّی‏ یَرِدَا عَلَیَّ الْحَوضَ.


    During his blessed life, especially in the last days of his honorable life, the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) ordered the Muslims of the world to make two great and precious deposits, namely, “the Holy Quran” and “Itrat” (AhlulBayt), and he considered the way of salvation, happiness and excellence of the Islamic Ummah in following the two together at the same time.


    Today, in the era of the revival of Islam, whose enemies want to separate Muslims from the Quran and Itrat, and intending to destroy the unity of Muslims, they are doing everything to destroy the global discourse of genuine Islam; The way of salvation and happiness and victory is the same as it was: Clinging on the two precious weights that the Prophet deposited and commanded and bequeathed to the entire Muslim Ummah.


    The vicissitude history of the Islamic Ummah is proof that whenever the Muslims, by the order of the Prophet, placed these two weights in front of them and clung to them, they witnessed scientific, cultural, social, and economic conquests and prosperities. Whenever they are neglected or one of those two weights is neglected, Islamic Ummah is not entitled to anything but stagnation, domination, tyranny, poverty, and misery in all aspects.


    Following the method of the Infallible Imams (a.s.) as translators of revelation and true interpreters of the word of God, who received the entire Quran from the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and sacrificed their lives to revive and establish the Quran, the World Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) is proud to establish and strengthen the movement for the development of Quranic culture among followers and lovers of the AhlulBayt, by emphasizing the excellence and maturity of them, in order to revive their Quranic values and acquaint them more with revelatory teachings.


    Therefore, the opportunity of the holy month of Ramadan – which is the spring of Quran, according to one of the Imams – should be, in the true sense of the word, the beginning of a process of prosperity to the spread of Quranic culture among the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) throughout the world. Efforts to design and implement various Quranic programs from teaching and research to promoting Quranic culture in attractive formats for different types of audiences, especially youth and adolescents, such as producing artistic products and influential media, setting up home and community Quranic circles, Quran recitation ceremonies and daily recitations, various competitions, Quran-based pulpits and lectures, etc.; the atmosphere of houses, mosques and husseiniyahs, the virtual space and the gatherings of the followers of God will illuminate and perfume them in this luminous month.


    The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly intends to promote this enlightened current, and valuable Quranic movement, which began at the same time with the middle of Shaban, the birth of the fourteenth speaker Quran, the and savior of humanity, Imam Mahdi (a.s.), and will be held on the great feast of Ghadir, by supporting the Quranic activities of Quranic centers, preachers and activists by launching the “World Prize 114”.


    By participating in this Quranic program, dear preachers, esteemed members of the Assembly, and all esteemed colleagues and companions are expected to pave the way for the increasing development of Quranic culture among the followers of AhlulBayt in the world, and the result of this blessed effort, would be the pleasure of God Almighty and the blessed Thaqalayn (Quran and AhlulBayt) as the freshness of life in this world and the preservation of the Hereafter for all.


    Peace be upon you and God bless you


    Reza Ramazani

    Secretary-General of the Assembly

  • Ramadan month of purification of body, soul/path to attain virtues: Ayatollah Ramazani

    Ramadan month of purification of body, soul/path to attain virtues: Ayatollah Ramazani

    On April 9, 2021, in the gathering of Imam Reza (a.s.) pilgrims in the courtyard of Imam Khomeini, the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.), with the wish of accepting the obedience and worship of all the pilgrims of the Imam Reza shrine by God, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani stated, “Friday belongs to Imam Zaman (a.s.).”


    “At present, the conditions of society are not ready in any way for all people to enjoy the blessings of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and for the human world to taste justice,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that we believe in the existing savior and that Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.) is present and his existence is a blessing for all humanity.


    “Shiites must act as a righteous and active waiter during the absence of Imam Mahdi (a.s.),” he mentioned.


    “Our main task is self-knowledge, self-improvement, helping to improve others and preparing the ground for the advent of Hazrat Imam Mahdi (a.s.),” Ayatollah Ramazani emphasized, pointing out that it is not our duty to leave work, effort, and life for the pilgrimage of Imam Mahdi (a.s.).


    “Our duty is to prepare our souls for the advent of Imam Mahdi, to help others, and to seek to acquaint people with the teachings of Imam Mahdi,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that the visit of Imam al-Zaman (a.s.) is a great tawfiq that does not include everyone.


    “In order to live with knowledge and belief in Imam Mahdi (a.s.), we must know him, and it is this knowledge that increases our love for the Imam,” he noted, pointing out that knowing Imam Mahdi (a.s.) is one of the main duties of those waiting.


    “Some claim that when Imam Mahdi (as) appears, they are ready to obey him. However, we must obey him from now on,” Ayatollah Ramazani said, pointing out that obedience to Imam al-Zaman (a.s.) is another duty of Shiites in the era of occultation.


    “Obedience during the period of occultation is such that according to his advice, we should follow the narrators of the hadith and those who have the velayat. That is when we can say that we have obeyed Imam Mahdi (a.s.),” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


    “We should all increase our knowledge and love for Imam al-Asr (a.s.),” he emphasized, pointing out that the time of advent is the time of obedience and we should surrender ourselves to the Imam.


    Saying that those who love the pure Imams (a.s.), this friendship will be connected to God, Ayatollah Ramazani added, “The same is true of hatred towards the AhlulBayt (a.s.). Anyone who upsets those nobles will definitely see the effect in life.”


    “With the right understanding of prayer, we come to real life,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, emphasizing reciting the prayer in the holy month of Sha’ban.


    “Man must recite Zikr both verbally and spiritually, and pay attention to the meaning and educate himself,” he clarified, stating that some people say a lot of Zikr verbally but do not pay attention to the meaning.


    “Sometimes, with one word, removing someone’s support, hurting someone, dishonoring someone, we distance ourselves from God,” Ayatollah Ramazani stated, pointing out that actions, deeds, behavior, and attributes are vices that turn man away from God.


    “Sha’baniyah supplication has very great themes and, in this supplication, we talk to God with special literature,” he added, emphasizing that we must speak to God in the language of truth and offer everything we have.


    “Anyone who knows what is going on in this month would like it to be Ramadan all days and years,” he said, referring to the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.


    “The month of Ramadan is attributed to God and we should remember this month with praise and honor,” Ayatollah Ramazani emphasized, pointing out that the prayers of “Eftetah” (inauguration) and “Veda” (farewell) mention the greatness of the holy month of Ramadan.


    “In the fast of thought, man focuses on the works, verses, and divine craft and meditates on them,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, saying that some people, in addition to starving during Ramadan, are fasting through their thought and soul.


    He pointed to the special fast of some people and emphasized, “On the special fasting, man does not think for a moment other than God that this fasting is very difficult for us.”


    Ayatollah Ramazani called Ramadan the month of purification of body and soul and added, “The effects of fasting in this holy month for the body have been scientifically proven, and spiritually, fasting brightens the human soul.”


    “Sometimes a backbite or a slip causes our forty days of prayer and fasting to be set aside,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that it is difficult for a person to take care of himself in all matters during the day.


    “Beautiful words are so effective that when we speak to water with pleasant words, water shows beautiful pictures,” he pointed out, explaining that a person learns in prayer how to say beautiful things.


    “In contrast, ugly words also have a negative effect, and objects react badly,” Ayatollah Ramazani added.


    “The head of all virtues and the basis of morality and moral virtues is piety,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that the month of Ramadan is the month of purification and the path to attain virtues.


    “Piety means giving one’s heart to God, paying attention to Wajibs (obligations) and mustahabbs (recommendations), abandoning taboos, helping others, and not bothering others,” he clarified.


    “Whoever can discipline his heart, the Quran will be revealed to his heart,” Ayatollah Ramazani noted, saying that piety softens the human soul and prepares it for the Qadr Nights and communication with God.


    The Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly called Ramadan the spring of the Quran and added, “The Quran is healing and teaches man discipline.”


    He pointed to the enemies’ plans to undermine the beliefs of adolescents, young people, and families and said, “We must use the opportunity of Tawakkul (trust in God) and Tawassul (recourse in AhlulBayt) during the month of Ramadan to strengthen the beliefs in the Islamic society.”


    “Ramadan also softens and trains the soul so that we have a global perspective to solve humanity’s problems,” Ayatollah Ramazani added, saying that the holy month of Ramadan draws more attention to the poor and needy.


    “All prayers in Ramadan are for all the people of the world; Prayers for all the sick and all the hungry and so on. This shows that there is no difference between Muslim and non-Muslim sick and hungry,” the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly pointed out.


    “This vicious virus has taken over the human world. When he quarantined four billion people, it shows that there is no difference between Muslims and non-Muslims,” he said, referring to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in the world.


    “Fasting has a spiritual and social effect, and when the human soul is disciplined, prayer will certainly be answered,” Ayatollah Ramadan stated, saying that the human soul becomes soft during Ramadan and man speaks to God with this spirit.

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