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Ayatollah Ramazani’s Message of condolences on demise of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi

Ayatollah Ramazani’s Message of condolences on demise of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi

Ayatollah “Reza Ramazani” issued a message of condolence after the demise of the former chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, a member of the Assembly of Leadership Experts and a member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, Ayatollah Allameh “Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi”.


In his message, Ayatollah Ramazani considered the Allameh Mesbah’s demise a great loss, and referring to his services, wrote, “Writing and compilation of more than one hundred precious works in various fields of Islamic knowledge including Tafsir, Hadith, beliefs, Fiqh, Philosophy, Law, Ethics and Politics many of which have been translated to various languages, as well as publishing numerous academic and research magazines under his authority will be remnants of this scholar thinker’s righteousness and like shining lights, illuminate the path of the seekers of knowledge and wisdom.”


Ayatollah Ramazani added, “But perhaps the greatest success of that prominent Islamic thinker could be  the “the training of several religious and revolutionary generations”, the activity he began before the Islamic Revolution at the Institute “Dar Rah-e Hagh” (“In the Righteousness Path” Institute in Qom) and addressed children and adolescents in an era of corrupt imperial culture; and after the Revolution, he followed these activities in “Baqir al-Uloom Cultural Foundation”, “Office of Cooperation between Seminaries and Universities” and then “Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute”. The result of these activities has been the training of a dynamic human capital of revolutionary scholars and thinkers as well as committed managers who have filled various academic and practical gaps in seminaries and universities and are responding to various needs in the executive systems and military forces.”


The text of the message is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Allah, (SwT) said in Holy Quran, “Those truly fear Allah, among His Servants, who have knowledge: for Allah is Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving.” (Holy Quran: Sura Fatir:28)


The demise of Mujahid jurist and teacher of ethics and morality “Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi” aggravated the suffering of the loss of a large number of scholars in the recent period.


Throughout his blessed life, this polymath scholar of theoretical and traditional studies, spread has spread the teachings of the Thaqalayn (AhlulBayt (a.s.) and the Quran) in various ways and developed the intellectual foundations of the Islamic Revolution and provided unparalleled services – whether when secretly published religious publications during the oppressive period of Shah, or when from Minbar taught the divine theology and ethics, or when he stood in defense of the Islamic Republic and Velayat-e-Faqih without fear of the cowardly attack of the opposition.


Writing and compilation of more than one hundred precious works in various fields of Islamic knowledge including Tafsir, Hadith, beliefs, Fiqh, Philosophy, Law, Ethics and Politics many of which have been translated to various languages, as well as publishing numerous academic and research magazines under his authority will be remnants of this scholar thinker’s righteousness and like shining lights, illuminate the path of the seekers of knowledge and wisdom.


But perhaps the greatest success of that prominent Islamic thinker could be  the “the training of several religious and revolutionary generations”, the activity he began before the Islamic Revolution at the Institute “Dar Rah-e Hagh” (“In the Righteousness Path” Institute in Qom) and addressed children and adolescents in an era of corrupt imperial culture; and after the Revolution, he followed these activities in “Baqir al-Uloom Cultural Foundation”, “Office of Cooperation between Seminaries and Universities” and then “Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute”. The result of these activities has been the training of a dynamic human capital of revolutionary scholars and thinkers as well as committed managers who have filled various academic and practical gaps in seminaries and universities and are responding to various needs in the executive systems and military forces.


He was also one of active members of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly which chaired the council for fifteen years and during the period of consolidation and development the assembly, played a key role in directing its activities to promote the intellectual and cultural status of the world’s Shiites.


Attention and recourse simultaneous with knowledge and love towards the AhlulBayt (a.s.), especially the Imam Mahdi (a.s.), will be a great spiritual reserve for him in the Hereafter.


I offer my condolences on this irreparable loss to Imam Mahdi (a.s.) as well as to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the Sources of Emulation, seminary and university academic centers, his students and enthusiasts - especially his reverend son-in-law and our dear brother, member of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Hujat al-Islam Mohammadi Araqi, and also to his virtuous and honorable wife and children of the noble Islamic thinker.


I ask God, the Almighty, for this pious thinker the higher position in heaven, to unite his soul with the AhlulBayt (a.s.); and grant patience to all family members.


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


Reza Ramazani

Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

January 2, 2021

Ayatollah Ramazani: “General Soleimani stood firmly against bullying powers”

Ayatollah Ramazani: “General Soleimani stood firmly against bullying powers”

Secretary General of Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly hailed the firm stance of Iran’s IRGC top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in a webinar held on the first martyrdom anniversary of the senior commander stressing that his high character should be set as role model for all people.


Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary General of Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly lauded the high character of General Soleimani to be set as role model for all people in a webinar held on the eve of the first martyrdom anniversary of the assassinated commander of IRGC Quds Force.


Iran’s Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly held international online meeting attended by NGOs from 15 countries across globe as the participants marked the first martyrdom anniversary of prominent counter-terrorism figures, Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani and Hashd al-Sha’abi deputy Abu Mahdi Muhandes.


“Certainly General Soleimani is counted as the most influential figure in the resistance front” said the cleric and added,” The school he followed has made so many to study his lifestyle.”


Iranian scholar lauded General Qassem Soleimani as a pious warrior, brave man in the battle fields and a true instance of struggler in view of Qur’an.


He referred to General Soleimani’s firm stance against the bullying powers and said,” The top commander was eventually martyred by the worst of these powers.”


Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly held the international webinar on the eve of the first martyrdom anniversary of General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Muhandes assassinated in an attack by the United States near Baghdad International Airport on January 3rd 2020.

General Soleimani, Mujahid for Allah, Mujahid for Allah's Path :Ayatollah Ramazani

General Soleimani, Mujahid for Allah, Mujahid for Allah's Path :Ayatollah Ramazani

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

In a speech for the "District of Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist Representation in the Affairs of Hajj and Pilgrimage", the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly Ayatollah, "Reza Ramazani", called Martyr Haj Qassem Soleimani a Mujahid for Allah and a Mujahid for the Allah's Path, who can be introduced as a role model for new generation.


"In the present era, if we want to introduce a "Mujahid" in the strict sense of the Qur'anic meanings, in a very wide radius, Hajj Qasim Soleimani will be at the top of this radius who created a new chapter of resistance in human society for the freedom seekers", he added.


"Hajj Qasim Soleimani is a Quranic Mujahid and an (Allah's) seeker Mujahid; one who was best example of jihad in both senses: Jihad Akbar (fighting with material passions) and the Jihad Asqar (fighting with enemies in the battlefield)", said the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


"In "Mujahid for God", man strives (do jihad) to establish his faith and beliefs in order to somehow manage his soul and his carnal desires", added Ayatollah Ramazani, saying that there is Mujahid in both senses of "Mujahid fi Allah" (Mujahid for Allah) and "Mujahid fi Sabil Allah" (Mujahid for Allah's path) in Holy Quran.


"Governing the soul, which leads to managing the one's soul and his inside, can have meaning to all aspects of human's life. As Imam Ali (a.s.) says in a Hadith: The best governors are those who are governors of themselves. ", he said.


Emphasizing that General Soleimani can be introduced as a role model for new generation, the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts of the Leadership, Ayatollah Ramazani said, "As the Supreme Leader once said, he was "unique" and because of his comprehensiveness, he could create a "school"."


"Jihad for Allah and Jihad for the Allah's Path, is to fight against internal and external dictatorship. In internal dictatorship, man wants to take advantage everything. There is an internal pharaoh in human beings which has an arrogant temperament, with which the man must confront. There is a kind of superiority in some human beings that seeks to dominate the whole of human society. This authoritarianism, narcissism and arrogance cause human beings to take another path (deviate from the path of God). Arrogance against God, will also be against the Prophet and the divine commandments. Satan was also arrogant (before God) and his arrogant temperament caused him to be rejected from the court of God, and God, the Almighty, cursed and rejected him", he said.


"The prophets came as educators to play their educational role in the best way and to educate the human souls. If the human souls are educated, man will progress and excel. Man must believe that he must grow, prosper and excel. To achieve this goal, he must remove selfishness, egoism, arrogance, narcissism, authoritarianism and arrogant temperament, and he must remove anything but God from his life", Said Ayatollah Ramazani, stating that everyone should strive to protect his soul from material passions.


"Haj Qasim (General Soleimani) was literally a role model and a Mujahid for Allah. His beloved (Allah) was important to him and he tried to reach his beloved and meet him (Allah). Haj Qasim; a Mojahid who was in love (of Allah), and a seeker (of Allah's Path)", Stated the Secretary General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


"Via Jiahad for Allah, this great general brought himself closer to Allah and sacrifice his soul and his everything in the Jihad for the Path of Allah", He continued.


Stating that all those who have security are indebted to General Soleimani, Ayatollah Ramazani clarified, "If the fight against ISIL was not carried out under his command, today many countries would be under threat. Thanks to this brave and commander and seeker (of Allah's Path), the evil of those who threatened human society, not just Muslims, was removed."


"General Soleimani fought those who created terror in the human society in order to restore security to the society as an important component of it and Islamic civilization. One of the characteristics of Imam Mahdi's society is security, and this security must be so that humanity can follow the path of worship and servitude to God", he added.


Haj Qasem (General Soleimani) was a self-raised figure who sacrifice his life for God, the Almighty, to ensure the security of society. His presence was a divine gift for the human society and his martyrdom created a new chapter of resistance in human society, for, he has was martyred by order and by the hand of the most evil people", concluded the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, at the end of his speech.

ABWA Secretary General Letter to Pope Francis; Religion and Knowledge Consolidation, Duties of Religious Leaders and Scholars

ABWA Secretary General Letter to Pope Francis; Religion and Knowledge Consolidation, Duties of Religious Leaders and Scholars

In a letter to the leader of the Catholics of the world, Pope Francis, the ABWA Secretary General, Ayatollah Ramazani, congratulated the blessed birth of the right Prophet and the manifestation of God’s attributes, Prophet Jesus Christ (a.s.).


The text of the letter of Ayatollah Ramazani to Pope Francis is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

“And We made the son of Mary and his mother a portent” (Holy Quran, 23:50)


Your Excellency

Pope Francis, the Eminent Leader of the Catholic Church


Hereby, I extend my congratulations on the occasion of the birthday of Jesus Christ the son of Maria (peace be upon him), and the beginning of the new Christian year, and together with your Honor we and other Muslim believers, will celebrate the birth of the Great Divine Prophet and the Messenger of love, affection and spirituality, and as we expect you to pray, we pray for that great Leader of the Christianity and all the believers in the world.


We are confident in God’s providence and grace in answering the prayers of the believers at certain times and days, and we believe that the Lord will answer the prayers that come from the hearts of the true believers, those who are waiting for the Advent of the Savior at the End Times.


We are passing behind a year in which various events caused great pain and suffering to humanity. Assassination, war, smuggling, violence, stockpiles of weapons, the weakening of the sacred institution of the family, as well as the devastating outbreak of the coronavirus, have caused increasing suffering among nations and peoples, and also increasing concerns among religious leaders and thinkers worldwide.


Expressing sympathy with the victims of all religions and nations of the world, the Islamic seminary and religious leaders in Iran, wish health, peace in the world, and divine mercy on the victims and healing the sick.


The religious community is also grateful to Your Excellency and those who work to help alleviate the plight of human beings at this critical juncture. In addition to praying and wishing for world peace, we, in our turn, are working on planning to address these difficulties and concerns, and we will not fail to serve the world.


In the logic of the divine religions, natural disasters are in fact signs for mankind to pay attention to important divine trials. Divine theology, familiarity with Resurrection, seeking the implementation and manifestation the world peace and justice, and realization of the ethics in the societies would be of the effects of this spiritual consideration. And this is an opportunity to manifest the high humane characteristics in society and to flourish the spirit of sympathy, self-sacrifice, love, and affection for others.

 
Comprehensive epistemological and scientific, logical and wise study of these events and how to deal with them, avoiding the false religion-science dichotomy, developing research to deal with behaviors non-conforming to the teachings of religion, trying to achieve social vitality and economic justice, strengthening solidarity and hope, paving the way for peace, kindness, and creativity in society, etc., are clear and obvious examples of the wide range of duties of all elites, intellectuals, and religious and cultural figures.


At the same time, religious leaders and scholars are responsible for protecting the spiritual perfection and health of society, paving the way for the manifestation of more virtuous morals, and strengthening religious belief and knowledge. Propagation of the teachings for prayer and supplication for the realization of spirituality in society and the emergence of hope in the hearts of individuals is another important duty of religious leaders in today’s world.


The realization of these matters undoubtedly requires the cooperation of academic and religious centers, along with the encouragement and support of the great leaders of religions who, using the divine teachings of the prophets as a precious asset, guide human beings towards epistemological and human perfection.


Addressing the harms which have attacked human thought and ideals, crises such as insulting the divine religions and their sanctities, injustice, discrimination, sanctions, environmental crisis, war, terrorism, promoting the use of weapons of mass destruction, etc., will not be likely except with the accompaniment and interaction of religious leaders and their attention to Revelatory teachings.


Achieving a kind of thought-based international consensus and paying attention to the principles of the teachings of great prophets such as “Moses”, “Jesus” and “Muhammad”, peace be upon them, is definitely one of the most important bases for achieving It is important to this destination.


Achieving a kind of thought-based international consensus and drawing the attention of the great powers of the world to the principles of the teachings of great prophets such as Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon them, is certainly one of the most important factors in achieving this important goal.


Thank God, in line with the religious men of Islam and the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.), Your Excellency also believe that the elimination of corruption, discrimination, sanctions, injustice and other calamities caused by human oppression, cannot be removed except by adhering to morality, spirituality, practicing the teachings of the divine Prophets, as well as the strengthening love, justice, peace and solidarity among the individual, family, and society. Also, following the religious leaders and good servants of God is one of the most effective factors in this difficult path.


True divine leaders have always been and will be faithful to their friendship and covenant with God, the Almighty, and His Prophets.


In today’s difficult conditions of the world and despite enduring the pressures of sanctions and many restrictions, the Islamic Republic of Iran under the leadership of sources of emulations and the leaders of the Islamic Revolution, witnesses indescribable endeavors of voluntary movements, sympathy, and extensive cooperation between the government and all walks of life, including physicians, nurses, employees, military staffs, seminary and university professors, students, students of religious sciences, etc., who not only strive to achieve the same great goals but also to serve other human beings, regardless of gender, nationality, race, and religion.


Once again, I take this opportunity to congratulate the blessed birth of the right Prophet and the manifestation of the divine attributes, Jesus Christ (p.b.u.h), and I pray for health and well-being for Your Excellency, and as the secretary-general of a religious-academic institution with the international scope of performance, I declare that I am ready to share academic, research, cultural and religious experiences in the international arena and in the same direction of achieving the goals Your Excellency specified in the “Annual Message of Christmas”.


Peace be upon Your Excellency and all Great Religious Leaders

Reza Ramazani

The Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

 

Ayatollah Ramazani: Nurses graduates of Hazrat Zeinab’s school

Ayatollah Ramazani: Nurses graduates of Hazrat Zeinab’s school

Sunday, 20 December 2020

 

Pointing out that in addition to family ethics, Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) was active as a social activist in the most difficult events, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Ramazani said, “Nurses are graduates of the school of Hazrat Zeinab (a.s).”


Saying that Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) was one of the prominent and great personalities of the Islamic world, Ayatollah Ramazani continued, “Throughout history, there has been a lot of disrespect for the status of women, but Islam has been a strong defender of their rights. In the early days of Islam, considering the sufferings that had existed before against women, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) considered the defense and fulfillment of women’s rights as part of his mission.”


“The names of specific and pious women of history, in some surahs of the Quran, as well as the content of a surah related to Hazrat Zahra (a.s.), proves Islam’s attention to the status of women and firm defense of their rights”, Ayatollah Ramazani noted, referring to the existence of a surah in the Holy Quran called the Women (Surah An-Nisa).


“Today, some with an extremist view that has a long history, believe that women should only do housework and have no presence in the social arena. On the other hand, some believe that a woman should have social presence in the society without any role in ethics at home. Islam emphasizes that a woman with a set of conditions, in addition to being morally responsible for managing the home, is the best person who can raise a child in the first few years of life”, he added.


“Islam also emphasizes that women can play a role in the social arena as a moral and social activist, and that their educational and moral role in society should not be neglected”, Ayatollah Ramazani continued.


Saying that today we are witnessing the role of women in social fields and various fields of science, spirituality, education and social activities, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly added, “The role of nurses in defending public health should not be neglected.”


“Since the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic, a number of nurses in the country have been martyred to protect the public health, whose memory should always be honored”, he said, emphasizing that the nurses are graduates of the school of Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.).


Pointing out that women can play an important role in society, the effects of which have emerged today, Ayatollah Ramazani added, “This is one of the valuable things that Islam always emphasizes.”


“Husbands and wives are the two main pillars of the family that provide the health of the society”, he said, adding that the wife, as a mother, is the educator of the children for raising them and, as a wife, can keep the family warm with fidelity.


“Apart from the spiritual dimensions, she raised the best children as a mother and was a faithful wife to her husband”, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly pointed out the prominent features of Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.).


“Hazrat Zeinab was also active in the field of social responsibility and once look after Imam Sajjad (a.s.) as a nurse. Elsewhere, she exposed the conspiracy of the enemies to the public”, he added.


“She provided services to the captives of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and made everyone love her”, he said, referring to the important role of Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) in the Karbala event as a nurse.


“If we pay attention to her speech in Kufa and Levant, we see her, playing the role of a religious politician who thwarted the enemy’s schemes. The profound and eloquent speech of Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) in Kufa, which caused men to cry, and what happened in the court of Yazid in Damascus, showed the knowledge strength and courage that she inherited from her father (Imam Ali) and grandfather (Prophet Muhammad)”, he said, adding that Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) was fully aware of the political and social spheres.


“Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) as a social activist participated in the most difficult events and in addition to managing the captives of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) after Karbala incident, nursed Imam Sajjad (a.s.), and as a religious politician, and a person who thinks of reforming human society, introduced and broadcast the message of Ashura in the most accurate and comprehensive way”, Ayatollah Ramazani pointed out.


“Women and girls of the society should follow the example of Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) in various fields”, stating that recognizing Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) as a distinguished figure in the Islamic world is very important, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly stated.


In the end, Ayatollah Ramazani concluded, “Knowing the different areas of woman’s activity, in the fields of upbringing, as a wife and a mother, as well as their participation in the social and political fields, are important issues that need further research, study and modeling.”

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