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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


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) 



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

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


Statement of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly on condemnation of house arrest of Seyyed Ahmed Abdullah Sambi

Wednesday, 04 December 2019

Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) World Assembly issued statement on condemnation of the house arrest of Seyyed Ahmed Abdullah Sambi, former President of the Union of the Comoros and member of the General Assembly of the ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

The full text of the Assembly’s statement is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The governmental authorities of the Union of the Comoros, headed by Ghazali Osman, have placed Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Sambi, the former President of the Comoros, under house arrest shortly after his return from Paris to Moroni, the Comorian capital. There are serious concerns expressed by opposition forces and national figures in the Union of the Comoros for the life and health conditions of Mr. Ahmed Sambi in prison.

Mr. Ahmed Sambi, supporter of the axis of resistance and the Palestinian cause; returned to the Comoros with a huge reception by his fans on May 12, 2018 after several months of absence in his homeland. He returned to his country in order to hinder President Ghazali from freezing the work of the Constitutional Court and transfer of its powers to the Supreme Court headed by President Ghazali himself as well as an illegal referendum to extend his presidency over the country for an indefinite period.

Sambi's return was a direct cause for frustrating President Ghazali's plans to seize unlimited power; therefore, the Government of the Comoros imposed house arrest on the former President one week after his return to prevent him from communicating with the outside world, which led to his health deterioration, especially after he was prevented from receiving treatment for a whole year of imprisonment.
The Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) World Assembly strongly condemns the continued house arrest of His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sambi, a patriotic and noble dignitary, who has spent his life serving his country, his people and the Islamic community, especially the Palestinian cause and the axis of resistance.

The Assembly further deplores the ruthless, inhumane and illegal actions of the Comorian government, carried out through the silence of Western countries and so-called human rights defenders, and calls on all Muslim clerics, religious institutions and human rights organizations and all freedom-seekers around the world to renew their solidarity with Mr. Ahmed Sambi and voice their protests to declare their support for democracy and human rights and promote public freedom in that country.

The Ahlul-Bayt World Assembly hereby urges the Comorian Government and President Ghazali Osman to save democracy and freedom of opinion and expression by releasing Seyyed Ahmed Abdullah Sambi and resolving differences through dialogue and under the mediation of the United Nations; as we are much concerned about the country's dangerous junctures and its consequences including the deterioration of Mr. Sambi's physical condition in prison.

"And the wrongdoers shall soon know to what final place of turning they will end up" (the Holy Quran: Surah: Al-Shu'ara: Verse 227)

The Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) World Assembly
October 2019

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ABWA's statement on advent of month of Muharram

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The full text of the statement is as follows: 

In the name of God 

You people are well aware that how this tyrant treated us and our followers. I ask you some questions. Acknowledge my words if I'm right; and deny my sayings if I’m wrong. Listen to my words and then go back to yourself and your tribes; and invite those whom you trust to what you are aware of. I'm afraid that this right will be trampled; however, God completes his light, though the unbelievers do not like it! Know that the villain who is the son of another villain (Ibn Ziad) has placed me between two choices: being killed with swords or living with shame and disgrace. Be aware that we will never accept the shame and disgrace! 

(Excerpts from the Sermon of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him) 

We are within the month of Muharram and the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, his household, and companions, peace be upon them. This is the most heartrending tragedy throughout the history of mankind and the greatest reforming movement to fight oppression and corruption. 

Remembrance of Imam Hussein is a heavy responsibility on our shoulders to continue this holy movement and to keep alive its effects within the hearts of people who wish to reform their societies, combat oppression and corruption, and defend the oppressed and the disadvantaged worldwide. 

On this occasion, we are making remarks to those dear ones, who have responsibilities or the role of leadership in societies, to preserve the effects of Imam Hussein’s revolution. 

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly, as a global institution, which has a role of intellectual and cultural authority for millions of Muslims, makes the following recommendations to its members, affiliates, and missionaries: 

1. It is important to highlight the crimes of Zionist regime in occupied Palestine against defenseless Palestinians and Al-Aqsa mosque. It would also be appropriate to point out the American strategy to maintain its hegemony and influence over the region to secure its illegitimate interests, weaken nations, and help dictatorial regimes and terrorist groups. 

2. It is recommended to underline crisis in Muslim countries and to defend Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria as major landmarks of Muslim World. It is also important to disclose the crimes of Saudi regime and other dictatorships in bombing the cities and infrastructures of defenseless countries as well as supporting terrorist groups and fanning the fire of tribal and religious conflicts and destructive wars in the region. 

3. Please be sure to lend a hand to the oppressed and displaced people in Yemen, Myanmar, and Syria by adopting brave stances through statements, and protest rallies and gatherings against tyrannical governments and rulers. Please also embark on providing humanitarian, medical and financial assistance to displaced people of abovementioned countries. 

4. We urge all you dear brothers and sisters to organize meetings and gatherings attended by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars and intellectuals to disclose the crimes of Al Saud and Al Khalifa regimes against the people of ​​al-Awamiya and Bahrain as well as the crimes of Buddhist regime in Myanmar. 

While condemning these brutal crimes, the Ahlulbayt World Assembly invites all Muslim scholars and Islamic and Human Rights organizations to condemn these crimes and criminals and provide humanitarian assistance such as medical items, foodstuffs and money to these innocent people as soon as possible. 

We also appeal to all scholars of the Islamic World to work on strengthening unity among Muslims especially in the current situation of Islamic Ummah, and to take advantage of the opportunity of the month of Muharram to raise awareness among people about the movement of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) and to encourage them to take lessons from the event of Karbala revolution to confront oppression and combat the aggressors of our time and the modern ignorance. 

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly asks all preachers and religious poets to safeguard the dignity and sanctity of the pulpits of Imam Hussein (pbuh) by avoiding superstitious or invented concepts about Imam Hussein and his revolution. Instead, we suggest to mention the virtues and merits of Imam Hussein and the philosophy of his movement by referring to the original and reliable resources. We should take the opportunity of Ashura to promote the intellectual and spiritual dimension of the Islamic society. 

At the end, we extend our heartfelt condolences on the occasion of Muharram to all the believers who follow the teachings of Ahlulbayt and to those who love the thoughts of Imam Hussein. 

We hope that all of us can take the values of Imam Hussein’s movement and his school of martyrdom as a role model for ourselves in order to be put into practice in our present and future lives. 

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly 
Muharram 1439 A.H. (September 2017) 

ABWA's statement in condemnation of new round of Muslim genocide in Myanmar

Thursday, 07 September 2017

The full text of the statement is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Demolisher of Tyrants


In the deadly passivity of Western governments and their affiliated global institutions, a new round of attacks against Muslims has been launched in Rohingya in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.


Theinnocent Muslim community of Myanmar have been oppressed for long yearson the pretext of “not being a citizen of Myanmar”. During these heinous crimes committed by extremist Buddhists on the hands of Myanmar’s army and supported by the government of Myanmar, the oppressed Muslims are being killed or expelled from their residence with strange violence, and their houses, mosques and shops set on fire.


According to the latest official figures, only 400 casualties occurred in the last week, while over the past five years, hundreds of thousands have been directly massacred or drowned in the sea as a result of forced displacement. The Muslim population displaced from Myanmar is also estimated millions.


The Ahlulbayt World Assembly, as an organization witha membership of hundreds of Muslim elites from all over the world, calls the attention of all people around the world to the following points:


1. The essence of all religions is "monotheism", "morality", "love" and "peaceful coexistence of human beings". So any group or government who kills human beings and at the same time claims to be follower of any sect or religion, shall be considered a liar.


2. Citizenship rights of inhabitants of any landare among the primary natural rights of the people of each country, on which international conventions emphasize.


3. Even if a state, for any reason, does not recognize the citizenship of some people, it does not have the right to kill, burn, or expel them.


4. While many countries of the world are now embracing migrants and fugitives from war-torn areas, it is surprising that the Myanmar government is rejecting and slaying its people - who have been living in the land for decades- through inhuman and brutal methods.


5. Apart from extremist Buddhists, the role of "Takfirists" and "Wahhabis" should not be overlooked either. These terrorist groups, supported by the Petrodollars of some marginal Arab countries of the Persian Gulf,are dispersing hatred and Islamophobia in the world, having no mercy on Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and followers of any religion. They are actually puppets of Zionists, stirring up turmoil and fanning the fire of conflict between Muslims and Buddhists.


6. The US government and the rest of arrogant powers, who, with a small amount of violence from extremist Muslims, voice their protests all over the world, have remained silent or inactive against many years of brutal genocide in Myanmar, and continue to express ineffective words and adopt double standard stances.


7. We call on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Muslim governments to prevent the continuation of genocide by pressuring the Government of Myanmar and human rights organizations. As "Imam Khamenei" stated in his Hajj message: "Defending oppressed Muslim minorities, like the innocent people of Myanmar, is a task of the Heads of Islamic countries and all political, religious and cultural elites ofMuslim World."


8. While warning the Myanmar government of the consequences of these crimes, we invite the parties to peaceful dialogues and resolving the crisis within the framework of ethical standards and international laws.


9. We also appeal to freedom-loving and Muslim people throughout the globe to voice their protests in various ways; maybe there is a conscience which is still awake and can prevent the oppression on humankind in the name of religion.


“Those who were expelled from their homes unjustly, only because they said, ‘Allah is our Lord’; and…had not Allah repulsed the people from one another, ruin would have befallen the monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques in which Allah’s Name is much invoked. Allah will surely help those who help Him. Indeed Allah is all-Strong, all-Mighty.

(The Holy Quarn: Surah al-Hajj: Verse 40)


The Ahlulbayt World Assembly
5 September 2017

ABWA's satement on condemnation of Al Saud's crimes in Awamiyah

Monday, 31 July 2017

The full text of the statement is as follows:

In the Name of Allah

Indeed Pharaoh tyrannized over the land, reducing its people to factions, abasing one group of them, slaughtering their sons, and sparing their women.
Indeed, He was one of the agents of corruption. [The Holy Quran]

The catastrophic news of ongoing atrocities by dictatorial regime of Al Saud against Shia Muslims in Al-Awamiyah, in eastern Saudi Arabia, are censored by the hostile media worldwide. At this crucial stage, international bodies and human rights organizations, through their silence and passivity, have provided opportunity to this blood-thirsty regime to increase its military and security attacks against the oppressed people in Al-Awamiyah.

Killing of dozens of protesting youth who were defending their civil rights, destruction of people's houses with rockets and mortars, demolition of their residential infrastructures, mosques, hospitals, and markets by armored vehicles, curfew, and arresting of hundreds of people are examples of Al Saud's brutality against its citizens in the city of al-Awamiyah.

The extent of devastation caused by al-Saud's brutality and violence may be compared with similar acts of takfirist groups and terrorists in Syria and Yemen. This shows that the Saudi government seeks an ethnic & religious cleansing as well as suppressing the demands of Shia people in that region.

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly condemns the suppressive acts of Saudi regime and the apparent invasion of citizens' rights and freedoms; and is deeply saddened by the dual human rights policies of the West towards this tyrannical regime.

In addition to repressing its nation, Saudi government has been targeting Yemeni people for more than two years, bombarding all economic infrastructures and killing or displacing thousands of people in that country. Saudi monarchs also provide arms and financial support for terrorists and takfirist groups in Syria and Iraq.

In this critical and critical situation, the Ahlulbayt World Assembly urges all Muslim scholars, preachers of mosques, lawyers, and intellectuals all over the world to give appropriate responses to these catastrophic events, take effective measures to disclose and prevent the continuation of such crimes by Saudi regime and its allies, and remind international bodies and human rights organizations - through any possible means - of their responsibilities towards this issue in order to take legal measures for condemnation of these crimes and putting on trial the perpetrators in international tribunals.

And the wrongdoers will soon know at what final place will end up. [The Holy Quran]

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly
29 July 2017

ABWA’s statement on threshold of International Quds day

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The full text of the statement is as follows:

In the Name of Almighty Allah 

And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. 

Say, "Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance."
(The Holy Quran: Surah al-Baqara: verse 120)

As you know, we are approaching the very last Friday of holy Ramadan which was named as the Jerusalem (Quds) Day by the great architect of the Islamic revolution and the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini (may Allah bless his soul). 

The Quds occasion is actually as the Night of Divine Decrees (Laylat-ul-Qadr) in the Islamic history which must be vigilantly revered by all Muslims until the dawn of victory and salvation of Muslim nations especially the brave and oppressed people of Palestine.

Through our unity and unwavering efforts, all of us must fulfil our divine and humanitarian duty in this regard to renew our allegiance to the noble cause of Palestine and the oppressed people of Gaza.

The recent developments in the Islamic world has put us in an extremely sensitive age throughout the history of Islam. On the other hand, the Zionist regime of Israel, supported by the outrageous propaganda of West's hired media, continues to settle in the occupied territories and impose constant pressure and crackdown on defenseless Palestinians to advance its oppressive goals and fuel turbulences in the region. Therefore, the unity and solidarity of Muslim nations against the conspiracies of the United States and the Zionist Regime as well as firm confrontation and condemnation of the normalization of relations with the despicable regime of Israel by Arab reactionary regimes, especially the autocratic regime of Al Saud, is an essential, vital, and inevitable task upon Muslim communities.

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly urges all Muslims, noble people of the world especially the followers of Ahlulbayt, and all its esteemed members and affiliates to undertake the following:

1. To join the impressive rallies and gatherings of International Quds Day on June 23rd as usual in order to shout at the top of their voice the fact that the followers of the late Imam Khomeini shall always remain hostile towards the ruthless enemies of Islam and will be sympathetic towards the oppressed Palestinian people and other Muslim nations in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and all other oppressed people throughout the globe.

2. To strongly condemn the treacherous acts and crimes of the occupation regime of Israel through demonstrations, rallies and speeches in front of the Israeli embassies and by signing petitions and other protest activities.

3. To denounce religious conflicts as well as satanic plots of the United States, Israel, Saudi Sheikhs and their mercenaries along with ominous policies of arrogant powers and the Arab NATO in Islamic countries by writing enlightening articles and broadcasting them in mass media, websites, news agencies and social networks.

4. To voice strong protests and severe condemnations against the brutal and extremist crimes of Takfiri and Wahhabi terrorists from east to west. Such global protests shall undoubtedly land a heavy and terrible blow on the usurping regime of Israel which will teach other enemies of Islam and their cowardly allies a lesson similar to the recent destructive missiles and warning of Iran against the ISIS terrorists in Syria.

“And those who act unjustly will soon know in what final place they shall end up”

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly
25 Holy Ramadan 1438 A.H. (20 June 2017)

ABWA invites Muslims to Aid Yemen in Holy Ramadan

Monday, 29 May 2017

Praise be to Allah; Lord of the Worlds, and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad and his Infallible Household
"O you who believe! Fasting (of Holy Ramadan) is decreed for you, as it was decreed for the nations who lived before you; so that you may (overcome your carnal desires and) be pious."(Surah al-Baqarah, verse 183)

Brothers and sisters!
Noble Fasting Muslims!

We offer our congratulations on the advent of Holy Ramadan, the month of obedience to God and helping the poor.
This year, many people around the world are exposed to poverty and hunger. A large number of Muslims in Yemen and Bahrain are being killed and displaced due to brutal attacks of Al Saud and Al Khalifa supported by the governments of United States, Britain, and their allies.
Every day, we see that terrorists who are bred by the United States, Zionists, and Al Saud massacre people in Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan.
Among these, the situation in Yemen is much worse than other countries. It is more than two years now that Yemeni people are under severe attacks by aggressive bombardment of Saudi rulers and their supporters. Widespread famine and cholera threatens the people of Yemen. Thousands of people die from lack of food and medicine. Innocent children die due to lack of milk and medical care.

Noble and Generous Believers and Worshipers of God!
You well know that a philosophy of fasting is to remember the poor and starving communities. The Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh) said: “Whoever of you offers food (iftar) to a fasting believer, his reward would be as freeing a slave and forgiveness of past sins”. Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allah said: “Not all of us can afford to give Iftar.” Messenger of Allah replied: "Make yourselves away from the fire of Hell by giving Iftar; although with half a palm fruit (dates) or some water."

Due to the serious humanitarian disaster and famine in Yemen, killing of thousands and wounding tens of thousands of people, demolition of economic infrastructures, and epidemic cholera and other contagious diseases, it is incumbent upon every Muslim to come to the aid of their brothers and sisters in that country.
The Ahlulbayt World Assembly invites all noble people and generous donors of Iran and philanthropists all over the world to take part in contributing to the needy brothers and sisters in Yemen and sharing their wealth and food with orphans and wounded or sick people who are suffering in that country.
Believers who are willing to help Muslim people of Yemen can transfer their donations to the following account:
Account number: 011 313 000 000 6
Bank Melli Iran (Central Branch)
BeneficiaryMajma Jahani Ahle Bayt (Ahlulbayt World Assembly)
It is hoped that with your quick contributions we can dispatch parcels of foods, medicine, etc. to Yemen in early Ramadan; may this act will heal a part of pains and sufferings of Yemeni oppressed Muslims!

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly
Tehran, 29 May 2017 (3 Holy Ramadan 1438 A.H.)
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