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  • In a statement, ABWA denounced the crimes of terrorist groups at Kabul’s Sayed Al-Shuhada school

    In a statement, ABWA denounced the crimes of terrorist groups at Kabul’s Sayed Al-Shuhada school

    In a statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly condemned the terrorist blast on Kabul’s Sayed Al-Shuhada school, which killed 85 people and injured 147 others.


    “This horrific terrorist crime, which led to the martyrdom and injury of dozens of fasting and innocent girls during the holy month of Ramadan, is a desperate attempt to make Afghanistan insecure, as well as an example of the fanaticism, stupidity, and barbarism of the Takfiri ideology,” a part of this statement reads.


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


    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful


    “Whoever kills a soul, without [its being guilty of] manslaughter or corruption on the earth, is as though he had killed all mankind.” (Quran 5:32)


    The hands of Takfiri terrorists and the enemies of the security of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan were once again stained with the blood of the oppressed and defenseless students of Sayed Al-Shuhada school in the Barchi plain of Kabul.


    This painful and terrorist crime, which led to the martyrdom and injury of dozens of fasting and innocent girls during the holy month of Ramadan, is a desperate attempt to make Afghanistan insecure, as well as an example of fanaticism, stupidity, and barbarism of the Takfiri ideology.


    Today, more than ever, it is incumbent upon all Muslims to offer and propagate a rational, moral, and anti-oppression interpretation of pure Islam, and to stand against prejudice and violence. All free people in the world, especially Shiite and Sunni scholars and figures, are expected to take a serious stance on such incidents, and express their disgust and hatred against the crimes of terrorist groups, against the followers of all Islamic religions.


    The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly strongly condemns this great crime against humanity, and while offering condolences to the honorable families of the martyrs, and the friendly nation and government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the assembly prays for divine mercy and forgiveness for the martyrs of the incident, asks God for immediate healing for the wounded, and patience and reward for their families.


    The Assembly also urges the esteemed officials of the Government of Afghanistan to deal with the perpetrators of this tragic incident firmly, so that we do not witness such incidents again.


    AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

    May 10, 2021

  • On occasion of Intl. Quds Day 2021, ABWA issued statement

    On occasion of Intl. Quds Day 2021, ABWA issued statement

    On the occasion of the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in 1442 AH. (2021) and the International Quds Day, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly issued a statement.


    The statement is as follows:


    Statement of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly on the occasion of the International Quds Day 1442 AH. (2021)


    In the Name of Allah, the Crusher of the disobedient


    #Today, Holy Quds is closer to us than ever. #


    Peace and blessings of God be upon Imam Khomeini, who with his unique initiative, gathered the hearts of all Muslims, especially the free people of the world, like roaring floods on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, and he hit them like the Jamarat with the shouts of the Muslims against the Zionist demons.


    The Resistance Front without Borders in different parts of the world has forced Israel to destroy itself at any moment by popular imitating the example of its martyred commanders, such as General Soleimani, and it has brought the Islamic Ummah and the free people of the world closer to the Holy Quds and the divine ideal every day.


    Peaceful nuclear progress and the strengthening of the defense capabilities of the Islamic countries, which will not intend to retreat for a moment, have taken the peace from the occupiers of Al-Quds who aspire to domination and the usurpers who seek the false and failed Deal of the Century.


    In addition to the fact that the repeated efforts of Netanyahu, the child-killer who failed to form a cabinet and the widespread popular protests against his government's contractionary policies, have led to the collapse of Israel; aimless attacks on nuclear and infrastructure facilities, continuous searches and raids on Palestinian homes, escalating crimes and violence against oppressed prisoners and detainees, delusional dreams of normalizing relations between the cowardly and dependent countries, as well as secret and failed nuclear tests, are the final efforts of the Zionist regime to escape annihilation.


    But they should know that the people of the world, by condemning and seriously considering the idea of East and West Quds as invalid, and a strong emphasis on the fact that Holy Quds is always the capital of Palestine, once again more vigilant than before, are calling for the destruction of the Zionist regime, and always emphasize the verdict of Imam Khamenei, the leader of the Muslims and the free people of the world, on the “referendum plan”, both in person and in person, and they herald the declining support and imminent collapse of Western neoliberal governments in criminal America and deceptive Europe from the Zionist regime.


    While inviting all its members, representatives, missionaries, and associates around the world, in the outbreak of the hand-made virus of Quid-19, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly calls on its affiliates, more vigilantly, more integrated and with more initiative than ever before, to call for the annihilation of Israel and the end of its empty power, and in any case, respond to the invitation of the Vali Faqih of the time and the constable of pure Muhammadan Islam, and know that the divine victory is near.


    "O you who have faith! If you help Allah, He will help you and make your feet steady." (Quran, Surah Muhammad, verse 7)


    AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

    Ramadan 23, 1442

    May 6, 2021

  • “Ali (a.s.); the Scale of the Truth” published in Swahili

    “Ali (a.s.); the Scale of the Truth” published in Swahili

    The book “Ali (a.s.); the Scale of the Truth” (original name: ALI (A.S.) NI KIPMO CHA UKWELI NA HAKI) was translated and published in Swahili by the publications of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


    Sheikh “Mohammad Guzel Al-Amodi” the author of this valuable book, he has discussed in detail about the Imamate, Caliphate, virtues, and personality of Imam Ali (a.s.). He has documented the contents of his book on various Shiite and Sunni hadiths and narrations about Imam Ali (a.s.).


    Mr. “Abdul Majed Nasser”, the translator of the book, has translated it from Arabic (name in Arabic: علي(ع) ؛ میزان الحق) into Swahili.


    The ISBN of this book is 6-529937-964-978, and published in 2020 in 792 pages.


    The translation office of the Deputy for Cultural Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly translated this book and it was published by the publications of the Assembly.



    Sheikh Mohammad Guzel Al-Amodi (1968) is a Turkish mustansir (converted from Sunni to Shia). “Al-Hijrah ila Al-Thaqalin” and “ila Al-Wahda wa Al-Haqiqa” are other works of this scholar.


    It should be mentioned that the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and its affiliated institutions around the world have published more than 2,000 books in about 60 living languages.


    To access some of these books in the “Digital Library of Assembly Works” Click here.

  • “Qadr Night”, night of revival of human heart, mind, reason, thought: Ayatollah Ramazani

    “Qadr Night”, night of revival of human heart, mind, reason, thought: Ayatollah Ramazani

    In the 19th episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, pointing out that Qadr Night is one of the great nights in which the destinies and sustenance of a year are determined, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “Qadr Night is better than a thousand months. On this night, every good deed of man is counted a thousand times.”


    “Man should strive to awaken Qadr Nights and to recognize, think and benefit the divine blessings,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, considering the Qadr Night as a night of gratitude to God Almighty.


    “This night is the night of the revelation of the Quran and the night of the descent of the angels and Gabriel,” he emphasized, referring to the virtues of the Qadr Night.


    “On this night, divine mercy and security descend,” Ayatollah Ramazani clarified, saying that the Qadr Nights are very dignified.


    “According to the Hadith, in the last 10-days of the holy month of Ramadan, the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) prepared all the arrangements for worship, stayed up at night and worshiped,” emphasized the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


    “Comprehending a spiritual sustenance is an important point to consider,” he added, pointing out that the Qadr Night is a kind of human spiritual sustenance and man should benefit it.


    “Unfortunately, many people spend the Qadr Nights and after many years of their lives, they have not benefited from the virtue of these nights,” Ayatollah Ramazani stated.


    “Divine sustenance is spread on this night and man should be awake and benefit,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly of the, saying that the Qadr Night is the night of reflection, contemplation, and evacuation.


    “The Qadr Night is the night of communication with the source of divine grace, namely the Infallible Imams (a.s.) and Imam Mahdi (a.s.),” he emphasized, pointing out that man should place himself in the stronghold of divine Tawhid (monotheism).


    “If man can benefit from prayers, he will reach the peak,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, emphasizing that on the Qadr Night, the prayers of Joshan Kabir, Abu Hamza Thomali, and the inauguration have been ordered because of their virtues.


    “Man must strive to experience sincerity more in practice,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, recognizing the Qadr Night as an opportunity for monotheistic discussions.


    “Man should know his value on the Qadr Night and stay awake (and worship) until morning,” he added.


    “Man must create spiritual and real life during these nights to benefit it throughout the year,” Ayatollah Ramazani stated, pointing out that the Ehya of Qadr Night means the revival of the human heart, mind, reason, and thought.


    “It is a sound heart that can respond to the call of truth and benefit security,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, saying that one can benefit from the greetings of the divine angels who have a sound heart.


    “Man’s peace of mind submits him to divine destinies and wisdom,” he said, emphasizing that a person calms down when he is safe.


    “Among the effects of fasting are attaining wisdom, knowledge, and certainty,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that man should ask God on the Qadr Night to reach the certainty.


    “When man reaches the certainty, he endures all hardships,” the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly of the pointed out.


    “We have to ask God for patience and forbearance because they are the security that we must seek and achieve on these nights,” in the end, he said. 

  • Pure blood of General Soleimani opened new chapter in fight against arrogance: Ayatollah Ramazani

    Pure blood of General Soleimani opened new chapter in fight against arrogance: Ayatollah Ramazani

    On Sunday, May 4, 1400, at the Qadr night ceremony of the nineteenth night of Ramadan, near the tomb of the anonymous martyrs of the Islamic Azad University of Rasht, considering it valuable to attend the Qadr Night Ceremony despite the conditions of Covid-19, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “The Qadr Nights are the nights of gratitude and establishing a correct and accurate relationship with God.”


    “The Qadr Nights have valuable positions due to the revelation of the Quran,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that our hearts should be closer to each other on the Qadr Nights.


    “As we have been taught in the supplications of Ramadan, we must pray for all the sick and afflicted in the world on these occasions. Because for disease, like poverty and hunger, there is no difference between Muslim and non-Muslim,” he added, stating that man can determine the best destiny for himself on the Qadr Night.


    “Everyone should understand the month of Ramadan to the extent of his knowledge and know that this month is a great blessing that has included us,” Ayatollah Ramazani emphasized, wishing higher ranks for the martyrs of the path to health (Health workers including doctors, nurses, etc., who lost their lives during the period of their service to Covid-19 patients).


    “If everyone knows the essence of Ramadan, they ask God that all the months of the year be Ramadan. Blessed are those who have welcomed this month well and see it off well too,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to the virtue of the holy month of Ramadan.


    “In the month of Ramadan, God has set a quota for every human being and keeps the doors of his mercy open from the first to the last night of Ramadan,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, saying that all the states of a fasting person, even his sleep, are worship.


    “One of the effects of Ramadan is that it can provide the greatest opportunity for man to be closer to God and strengthen his will,” emphasized the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


    “God Almighty has given many existential trusts to human beings that they must know and use,” he stated, pointing out that man is a great trustee and God has seen this merit in human beings.


    “It is the formative system that man, without any effort and merit, acquires fitrah (nature) and intellect by the command of God as a blessing,” Ayatollah Ramazani added, saying that according to Quranic verses, duty and intellect are two great trusts from God.


    “Reason is the most precious blessing in the possession of man, and those who have reason also have religion and modesty,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, noting that some people could not use properly the trusts given to them by God.


    “Sometimes human beings destroy emotion and nature, which results in the loss of feeling and mercy in human beings,” he stated, emphasizing that human beings have made many incorrect uses of reason, nature, and emotion.


    “According to Martyr Motahhari, human beings based on their fitra (naturally) inclined to beauties, and love of all beauties and hatred of all ugliness is the meaning of fitra (nature),” stated Ayatollah Ramazani, referring to the anniversary of the martyrdom of Martyr Motahhari and the praise of the Supreme Leader of the Revolution for this Allameh.


    “When one cannot take advantage of emotion, intellect, and nature and maintain them, one becomes cold-hearted,” said Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that human fitra (nature) is a trust and should not be ruined.


    “Other trusts such as the prophets, religion, divine commandments, and the holy name of truth are to be considered,” he said, pointing out that human beings have misused many formative and existential trusts.


    “Unfortunately, we have been very unfaithful to the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and the Holy Quran and we have distanced ourselves from them,” Ayatollah Ramazani added, “Responsibility is a trust and according to Imam Ali (a.s.), the basis of Islam is trust and fidelity.”


    “The trustworthy person is the most virtuous person who attains the status of a believer, and the more trustworthy a person is, the more faith he has,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


    “Traitors have a distorted faith because they have betrayed the trust,” he emphasized, considering it necessary to read the letter of Imam Ali (a.s.) to Malik al-Ashtar.


    “Those who neglect their responsibility and betray it will not preserve their souls and their religion and will be disgraced in this world and the Hereafter,” Ayatollah Ramezani stated, referring to letter No. 26 of Nahj al-Balaghah.


    Introducing betrayal to the Ummah and nation as the greatest betrayal, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “This kind of betrayal is not forgivable at all.”


    “In the Islamic system, people have delegated responsibilities as trusts to the president, minister, representative, member of the city council, etc., and they have given them legitimacy. Therefore, the authorities should make more efforts in providing services,” he stated.


    “Imam Ali (a.s.) says in another section about responsibility, “A person who has a responsibility and position, should not use the position for wealth and power. Rather, the responsibility as a trust rests with him and he should maintain it”,” Ayatollah Ramazani added.


    “We talk about Imam Ali (a.s.) on the nights of Qadr, but unfortunately, we are very far from the Quran and Imam Ali (a.s.) in terms of behavior,” the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “Unfortunately, many of us have a lot of claims, but in behavior, we are far from them.”


    “The Islamic Revolution of Iran was a miracle with lofty ideals”, he continued, considering the revolution and the martyrs as the great blessings entrusted to us.


    “The ideals of this revolution have been very high and great and have been entrusted to us,” Ayatollah Ramazani stated, pointing out that the Islamic Revolution seeks to eradicate poverty from society and eliminate the class divide.


    “This revolution wants to be the prelude to the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and Islamic civilization in the world of humanity and to take the leadership of the human world,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to the emphasis of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution on maintaining the trust of the Islamic Revolution.


    “Today, the world of liberalism has reached a dead end because it has not been able to provide the spirituality that people need,” he added, stating that the distance between people and debauchery in the present age is considerable.


    “The Islamic system can meet these needs and make the world aware of this idea,” Ayatollah Ramazani continued.


    “The slightest betrayal of this revolution will be the greatest betrayal,” the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly stated, pointing out that the Islamic system seeks to confront authoritarianism, humiliation, and betrayals of human society.


    “The enemies of Islamic Iran are getting stronger day by day to strike at the system and the revolution, and we must be very careful,” he said, referring to the sinister plans of the enemies of the Islamic system after 42 years since the victory of the revolution.


    “The pure blood of martyrs like General Soleimani has opened a new chapter in the fight against arrogance and dictatorship, which makes our responsibility heavier,” Ayatollah Ramazani concluded.

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