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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

Sunday, 02 May 2021

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.

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.

Photos: Ayatollah Ramazani attends commemoration ceremony for General Soleimani's martyrdom in Qom

Photos: Ayatollah Ramazani attends commemoration ceremony for General Soleimani's martyrdom in Qom

Commemoration ceremony for General Soleimani's martyrdom held by the office of the Supreme Leader in Qom. Ayatollah Ramazani, the Secretary-General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly attended at the ceremony in Hazrat Masoumah (SA) Holy Shrine.

 
Photos: Mourning ceremony for General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis by missionary women of Ahlul Bayt Assembly in Iraq

Photos: Mourning ceremony for General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis by missionary women of Ahlul Bayt Assembly in Iraq

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Mourning ceremony for General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis held by missionary women of Ahlul Bayt Assembly in Iraq.

Iran to take revenge for Gen. Soleimani's blood: Velayati

Iran to take revenge for Gen. Soleimani's blood: Velayati

Sunday, 05 January 2020

Ali Akbar Velayati, the Senior Advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Sunday extended his condolences by participating at the house of Lieutenant- General Martyr Qasem Soleimani where he said "Without any doubt, the blood of Gen. Soleimani will be retaliated and the Americans will be hit from the point where they cannot imagine."

 

Ali Akbar Velayati, the Senior Advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Sunday extended his condolences by participating at the house of Lieutenant- General Martyr Qasem Soleimani where he said "Without any doubt, the blood of Gen. Soleimani will be retaliated and the Americans will be hit from the point where they cannot imagine."

 

Ali Akbar Velayati had previously said that the United States destroyed the bridges behind by assassinating Gen. Soleimani and no longer have a place in the region, and it would be regretful what has done and the time would come that the blood of this great commander of Islam will be avenged.

 

On the sideline of a meeting with the family of Gen. Martyr Soleimani, he told reporters when asked what the secret of Soleimani's dignity was, he answered in the first place was his faith and devotion and piety.

 

Lieutenant General Soleimani and the acting commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) - known as the Hash al-Shaabi - Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes, who were separately leaving Baghdad airport in two cars were targeted and assassinated on Friday.

 

Iraqi media said the US helicopters targeted both cars.

 

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei commented on the martyrdom of the great commander of the IRGC's Quds Forces and said harsh and severe revenge is awaiting the criminals.

Ahlul Bait (a.s) Foundation of South Africa condoles General Soleimani’s martyrdom

Ahlul Bait (a.s) Foundation of South Africa condoles General Soleimani’s martyrdom

Ahlul Bait (a.s) Foundation of South Africa condoles General Soleimani’s martyrdom.

 

The full text of the statement come as follow:

 

In the name of the God

 

مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا

 

“Of the believers are men who are true to the covenant which they made with Allah: so of them is he who accomplished his vow, and of them is he who yet waits, and they have not changed in the least.” (Holy Quran Surah Ahzab Verse 23)

 

Today Friday 3 January 2020, the sacred lands of Iraq which witnessed 14 centuries ago the ultimate stand for Justice and truth by the Leader of Martyrs, Imam Husayn (a.s) once again became drenched in the blood of an elite martyr of our time.

 

It is indeed with a great shock that AHLUL BAIT (A.S) FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (AFOSA) received the news of the assassination and consequent martyrdom of General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force.

 

General Soleimani served the Iranian people in particular in various positions in its army for more than 40 years and simultaneously served the Muslim Ummah and humanity at large beyond the Iranian borders during this time.

 

He became internationally famous when he initially provided strategic and logistical support to Syria during 2011 when it faced a civil war and played an instrumental role in combating the emergence of ISIS in both Syria and Iraq and ensuring its eventual extinction. His selfless sacrifice and bravery has resulted in the world witnessing a more stable Middle East today.

 

His murder, along with the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, another great hero from the land of Karbala who resisted against occupation of his sacred country by ISIS terrorists as well as American aggression, is the most brazen indication to date that America seeks a direct war with the axis of Resistance in the region. AFOSA unreservedly condemns this act of aggression by the US government.

 

The immediate response of the Prime Minister of New Zealand in indicating that it will not be part of such a war is noteworthy and we call on the freedom loving nations of the world to influence their governments to take a similar stance.

 

AFOSA extends its sincere condolences to Imam Mahdi (a.s), Our Leader Grand Ayatullah Khamenei, all Maraji (Grand Spiritual authorities), the family of the martyrs and the Iranian & Iraqi nations and all freedom loving nations of the world.

 

وَلَمَّا بَرَزُوا لِجَالُوتَ وَجُنُودِهِ قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

 

So when they marched out for [encounter with] Goliath and his troops, they said, ‘Our Lord, pour patience upon us, make our feet steady, and assist us against the faithless lot.’

 

(Holy Quran Surah Baqara Verse 250)

 

وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبُونَ

 

"And soon the unjust will know to what final place of turning (hell) they shall turn back"

 

(Holy Quran - Surah Shu'araa Verse 227) 

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 SYED AFTAB HAIDER

National Coordinator - Ahlul Bait (a.s) Foundation of South Africa

Imam - Ahlul Bait (a.s) Masjid - Ottery, Cape Town

 

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