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Commemoration ceremony of Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat held in holy shrine of Imam Reza (+ Photos)

Commemoration ceremony of Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat held in holy shrine of Imam Reza (+ Photos)

Monday, 22 February 2021

Organized by Astan Quds Razavi, a special program was held in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) in honor of the great Scholar of the Islamic world and great Shiite thinker, chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI) the late Professor Jalal al-Din Rahmat.


The ceremony was held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, in the courtyard of Dar al-Marhama of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, organized by the Deputy of non-Iranian pilgrims of Astan Quds Razavi and the Deputy of International Affairs of the Academic and Cultural Organization of Astan Quds Razavi, with the presence of a group of scholars, “Mostafa Khaksar Ghahroudi” the deputy custodian of Astan Quds and a group of officials and managers of the holy shrine, as well as some Indonesian scholars.


The ceremony began with the recitation of a few verses from the Holy Quran. The recitation of the Ziarat of Rajabiyya of Imam Reza, speeches, and the broadcast of the gratitude message of the son of Prof. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, were among the programs.



The representative of the Supreme Leader in Indonesia, Hojat al-Islam Abdul Majid Hakim Elahi, delivered a speech at the ceremony. He explained the situation of Islam in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, and the activities of Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, as well as the process of his influence in spreading the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.


Known as Malay, Southeast Asia is a strategic region of interest to various countries. Trade relations between the region and the Middle East have existed for 4,000 years, and the travels of merchants have brought Iranians and Arabs to the region.


“The Islam which entered the region had three origins with Shiite roots. First, due to the oppression of the Abbasids and the Umayyads against the Shiites, some of them migrated to the Malay region,” said Hojat al-Islam Hakim Elahi, stating that in the 3rd century AH, Islam entered the region of the Malay Archipelago.


“The second reason for the arrival of Islam in Southeast Asia was the Iranian merchants who while were trading, exchanged their culture, and took missionaries with them to propagate Islam,” he added.



“Shiites have ruled the Malay region for more than 300 years. But after the colonization of the region by the Netherlands, Portugal, and Britain, they were suppressed and forced to Taqiya (hiding the real belief),” added the representative of the Supreme Leader in Indonesia.


Continuing his speech, he examined the impact of the Islamic Revolution (of Iran) and Imam Khomeini in the international arena.


According to Hojat al-Islam “Hakim Elahi”, the most important impact of the Islamic Revolution (of Iran) in the international arena is the replacement of the Western ideology with Islamic ideology, and the introduction of religious symbols in society, and the tendency to spirituality.


“He was educated in the United States and was influenced by the wave of (Iran Islamic) Revolution. While communicating with Iranians, he changed his denomination (to Shia) and created a new discourse,” he said, introducing the prominent personality and activities of the late Jalal al-din Hekmat.


“In Indonesia, Jalal al-din Hekmat taught the thoughts and ideas of Imam Khomeini, Martyr Motahhari, and Martyr Sadr and published these thoughts. So that a large number of young people joined him and a philosophical enlightenment was formed,” said the representative of the Supreme Leader in Indonesia.



“Before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the number of Shiites in the Malay region did not reach 100. However, with the activities of the late Jalal al-din Hekmat in order to spread the thoughts and ideas of Imam Khomeini, currently 2.5 to 4 million Shiites live in this country,” he stated.


According to this official, the establishment of Shahid Motahari Institute (in Indonesia), and primary, middle, and high schools in Malaysia, translation of all books by Shahid Motahari and Shahid Sadr, as well as the translation of Nahj al-Balaghah, and also authorship of more than 20 works, were among the including the activities of this Indonesian Shiite leader.


“Influence on commonalities between Shiites and Sunnis, strengthening the economic power of Muslims, using new social methods, holding specialized meetings, applying religious rituals, encouraging people to visit Imam Reza (a.s.), using the epistemological capacities of Shiites, etc., were among the activities of this Shiite scholar,” he said, referring to the activities of the late Jalal al-Din Hekmat.


Following the ceremony, Mr. Meftah Fawzi Rahmat, the son of the late Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, read a message of appreciation and thanks to the participants in an online call.


“My family and I sincerely thank and appreciate the holding of my father’s commemoration ceremony in the holy shrine of Reza,” he said in part of his message.


“It is a great honor to have a commemoration ceremony for my father in this holy place. We thank God for this,” he added.


“I thank all the scholars and thinkers for holding this commemoration ceremony, as well as the custodian of the Astan Quds Razavi,” Meftah Rahmat said, appreciating and thanking the custodian of Astan Quds Razavi for holding this ceremony.


“I have very good memories of my honoring to enter the holy city of Mashhad and the court of light of Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (a.s.). The role of Imam Reza (a.s.) has been very crucial in the life of our family and the days we spent in the city of Mashhad and the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) are among the best days of our lives,” he emphasized.


“I wish these hard days of Covid-19 were over and I could travel to Mashhad and touch the Panjareh Foulad (steel window of the holy shrine of Imam Reza),” Meftah Rahmat said.

Astan Quds Razavi’s chief custodian condoles demise of Indonesia’s head of Ahl al-Bayt community

Astan Quds Razavi’s chief custodian condoles demise of Indonesia’s head of Ahl al-Bayt community

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Astan Quds Razavi’s chief custodian Hoj. Ahmad Marvi has offered condolences in a message over the demise of Dr. Jalaluddin Rakhmat, Indonesia’s head of Ahl al-Bayt community.


The text of Hoj. Marvi’s message is as follows:


In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return


I would like to offer my condolences to all people, scholars, and lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (AS) over passing away of the noble intellectual, Professor Jalaluddin Rakhmat, the head of Ahl al-Bayt community of Indonesia, former member of parliament, and founder of Martyr Motahhari Educational Complex. Late Dr. Rakhmat was among the pioneers of Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) school of thought in Southeast Asia. Thanks to his perfect faith, eloquent pen, and influential expression, he played a very significant role in publicizing and promoting rich culture and teachings of Islam and thoughts of Imam Khomeini (RA) as well as viewpoints of Ayatollah Khamenei in different countries.


From the vicinity of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, I wish Heaven and companionship with friends of God for him and enduring patience as well as great rewards for his family, in particular his intellectual son Dr. Meftah Rakhmat.


AQR Chief Custodian

Ahmad Marvi

ABWA’s Secretary General Issued Message of Condolences on Demise of Indonesian Shiite Scholar

ABWA’s Secretary General Issued Message of Condolences on Demise of Indonesian Shiite Scholar

Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, issued a message of condolences on demise of Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, the chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI), former representative in country’s Parliament, and the prominent member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


The message is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The demise of the great thinker and skillful preacher of the Islamic teachings, Professor “Jalal al-Din Rahmat”, the chairman of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI), caused great grief and sorrow.


Through the establishment of various institutions and the authoring and publication of numerous academic and cultural works, including about forty books written by him, the deceased, who had a righteous-seeker heart, propagated and promoted the teachings of Quran and AhlulBayt (a.s.) among Indonesian and neighboring countries Muslims.


Late Jalal al-Din Rahmat was one of enthusiasts of late Imam Khomeini and Islamic Revolution (of Iran), who guide many lovers’ hearts to the teachings of Imam Khomeini, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and great thinkers like Martyr Mutahhari.


The researcher and moral scholar, was also a prominent member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, who competently considered the ideas of proximity between religions, and his activities influenced the entire region of Southeast Asia.


On behalf of all the members of this assembly, I extend my condolences on demise of that Mujahed figure to the Imam Mahdi (a.s.), the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Muslim scholars, followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and the Indonesian academic and seminary community, as well as students, enthusiasts, his relatives - especially his esteemed and honorable son, Dr. Meftah Rahmat.


For the pure soul of that dear professor and also for his honorable wife, Hajiyeh “Evis Kartini” - who also passed away a few days ago - I ask God Almighty for the exaltation, and resurrection with the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Hazrat Zahra (a.s.), and I pray for patience for all of his relatives and acquaintances.


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


Reza Ramazani

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

February 15, 2021


It should be mentioned that Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, the chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI), former representative in country’s Parliament, passed away on Monday February 15, 2021 at the age of 72 due to Covid-19. He was a prominent member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and was considered as one of moderate and popular figures of Indonesia Muslims.


Four days earlier, the wife of the late Jalal al-Din Rahmat, Hajiyeh “Evis Kartini”, had died of the Covid-19 too. 

Chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia passed away + photos

Chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia passed away + photos

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, Chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI), and former representative of the country’s Parliament, passed away.


He, who served the Shiites of his country like a compassionate and scholar father, passed away on February 15, 2021 at the age of 72 due to Covid-19.


The late Jalal al-Din Rahmat was one of the pioneers of Istibsar in Indonesia and the Ahl al-Bayt IJABI Society, which he chaired. This Society has branches and is active in most Indonesian provinces.


He was also a prominent member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and considered as one of moderate and popular figures of the country.


His other activities and services include membership in the “Indonesian National Parliament”, and the “World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought”, establishment of the “Shahid Motahari School”, and the “Assembly of the Shiite and Sunni Brotherhood” in Indonesia.


A few days earlier, the wife of the late Jalal al-Din Rahmat, had died of the Covid-19.

 


Education

Jalal al-Din had a MA in communications and a PhD in political science. He joined Padjaran University in 1978 as a teaching staff. He studied at the Universities of Iowa, USA, Australian International Studies, and Makasar Islamic University, Indonesia. He received his doctorate in politics and International Relations from Australia, and his PhD in Hadith Studies from Indonesia.

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly condemned killing Shiites in Machhi, Pakistan/Crime angered Shiites worldwide/Appreciating Ayat. Makarem, Pakistan's Ulama

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly condemned killing Shiites in Machhi, Pakistan/Crime angered Shiites worldwide/Appreciating Ayat. Makarem, Pakistan's Ulama

 

In a statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly condemned the killing of Hazare Shiites in Machhi, Pakistan.


In the statement, calling the international organizations to fulfill their legal and international duties, the assembly drew everyone's attention to the danger of the extremist and criminal group, ISIL.


The assembly also appreciated Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for his guiding message, and Pakistan's Prime Minister for consolation with the martyrs' families.


The statement is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

“Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!” (The Holy Quran, 26:227)


The evil hands of the Takfiri terrorists were once again stained with the blood of the oppressed and Muslim people of Pakistan.


The crime of the terrorist-takfiri group “DAESH” in the Machhi coal mine in Balochistan province in the beheading and martyrdom of 11 oppressed and innocent Hazara miners, wounded the hearts of free people, especially the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) in all parts of the world and angered them about this horrible crime.


Condemning this terrorist and inhumane act and expressing sympathy with the bereaved families of the martyrs of this painful incident and wishing them patience and reward, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly calls on all international organizations, especially the United Nations, to fulfill their legal and international duties to prevent such criminal incidents and to take the fight against terrorism seriously.


The assembly insists that the organizations must also be aware of the fact that the danger of this extremist and criminal group will affect all of humanity, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and they must take practical and preventive measures to counter them.


The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly considers it necessary to appreciate the Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi who, with his instructive message, broke the deadlock created for the burial of the martyrs; and thanks the stance of Pakistani scholars in support of the verdict of the Shiite source of emulation.


The Assembly praised the action of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan, in acknowledging the oppression of the Hazare Shiites of this country and also the visit to Quetta and the consolation of the families of the martyrs and while appreciating him and other Pakistani government, military and security officials, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly calls on them to take special measures to identify and punish the perpetrators of this crime and prevent such incidents from happening.


In the end, we offer our condolences to the bereaved families for this great tragedy, and wish them patience and reward, and the highest degrees for their dear martyrs.


AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

Jumada al-Ula 24, 1442

January 8, 2021


Eleven Pakistani Shiite workers were brutally beheaded and martyred by terrorists at a coal mine in the Machhi area near Bolan in Balochistan province.

In a statement, the ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility for the tragedy.

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