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ABWA, Iraq’s office, denounced normalization conference with Zionist regime in Erbil

ABWA, Iraq’s office, denounced normalization conference with Zionist regime in Erbil

In a statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, denounced the holding of a conference on normalization the relations with the Zionist regime in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

In its statement, the office called on the pilgrims of the Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s.) to rise up against normalization the relations with the Zionist regime.

This statement is as follows:

On behalf of all scholars, missionaries and preachers, and itself, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, strongly condemns the holding a conference for normalization the relations with Zionist regime in Erbil, which was attended by tribal sheikhs and officers of the disbanded army and intelligence of Saddam’s Ba’athist regime.

This office calls on the brave people of Ashura, which are walking towards Karbala, to shout its opposition to all kinds of normalization with the Zionist regime and its agencies and institutions.

Finally, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, calls on the Iraqi government to take all necessary legal measures regarding all participants in this conference, which violated the Iraqi constitution and laws.

Iraqi office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

Safar 17, 1443

September 24, 2021

It should be mentioned that after a meeting entitled “Conference on Peace, Extradition and Normalization of Relations” with the Zionist regime, which was held in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, it was condemned by various Iraqi political groups and figures.

Recommendations of Iraq AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly to missionaries, approaching Arbaeen

Recommendations of Iraq AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly to missionaries, approaching Arbaeen

As the Arbaeen day of Imam Hussein (a.s.) approaches, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, issued a statement to its missionaries in the country.

In its statement, this office considered the Arbaeen walk as a humane and universal path that has themes such as peace, kindness, mercy, compassion and giving, and the presence of millions of followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in this path should be considered as an opportunity to introduce the Ashura culture to the Islamic Ummah.

In this statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, stressed the need to say prayers at the beginning of time, the importance of observing hijab and chastity, spreading the culture of Velayat and Bera’at, observing conduct etiquette and leaving strife, addressing the culture of positive expectation expressing the dangers of Western cultural invasion through the Internet and satellite channels, expressing the most important doubts in the present era and responding to them, performing Hosseini rites in accordance with religious norms and the importance of expressing the position of Marjaiat as an extension of Imamate, emphasizing love and friendship between AhlulBayt (a.s.) followers, especially between the Iranian and Iraqi nations, and warning about the enemy’s plans for division between these two nations through social networks.

Other demands of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, from the owners of the Mawakeb were: emphasis on providing the atmosphere of congregational prayer at the beginning of time, observance of hijab and prohibition of mixing, warning about unnecessary competition and emphasizing the spirit of patience, prevention of extravagance and waste, the importance of cleanliness as part of faith, having security sense and cooperation with the security system, and praising the heroism of the fighters of Al-Hashd Al-Shabi.

At the end of the statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Iraqi office, called on the Iraqi government to include the Arbaeen pilgrimage in its agenda and to provide the necessary services on the Arbaeen walking pathway for pilgrims, including water, electricity, clinics and hospitals, and to provide appropriate media coverage of this walk.

Meeting by Iraq Office of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly on Eid Ghadir + poster

Meeting by Iraq Office of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly on Eid Ghadir + poster

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

On the occasion of Eid al-Ghadir, the course of the Heroes Martyrs Hajj Qasem Soleimani and Hajj Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, affiliated with the Iraqi Office of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, will hold an ideological and cultural meeting.

This meeting will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, coinciding with the 18th of Dhuʻl-Hijjah 1442 at 10:00 am local time.

The speakers of the meeting will be: Hojat al-Islam Dr. Khalid Al-Nu'mani, Professor of Quranic Sciences at Sheikh Tusi College, Dr. Hala Al-Musawi, Psychiatrist, Dr. Iman Muslim Al-Jaberi, Professor of Arabic Philosophy at the University of Kufa, Esraa Fazel Habib, Legal Advisor of Babylon Province, and Hojat al-Islam Dr. Abdul Sahib Nasar, Professor of Islamic Sciences at Kufa University.

 

Books of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly at Baghdad Intl. Book Fair + Photo

Books of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly at Baghdad Intl. Book Fair + Photo

The 22nd Baghdad International Book Fair was held in the Iraqi capital from June 10 to 21, 2021, with the slogan “Book is Homeland”.


The exhibition was scheduled to close on June 20. But due to the public reception, it was extended for one more day and lasted 12 days.


More than 228 publishers from 14 countries participated in the exhibition, and nearly 30 seminars and cultural meetings were held on its sidelines.




The “AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly of Iraq”, one of the local assemblies affiliated to the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, also participated in the exhibition and presented the works of the assembly.


Hojat al-Islam Pahlavanzadeh Behbahani, the director of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly, Iraq’s office, attended the exhibition and visited the activities.




It should be mentioned that three Iranian publishers, “Iranian Cultural Counselor in Baghdad”, “Iranian Book and Literature House”, and “Abrar Moaser Institute”, also participated in the exhibition, and in cooperation with each other, they established the National Pavilion of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fourth hall of the Baghdad International Book Fair, in an area of 75 square meters, and presented about 1,200 titles of books, in the form of 13,000 volumes, with religious, cultural, artistic, political, Iranian studies, etc. topics in Persian and Arabic to Iraqi visitors.


Various literary and cultural meetings were held during the Baghdad Book Fair. Among these meetings was the meeting of the Cultural Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the subject of the martyrdom of General Qassem Soleimani and Hajj Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes, in which Hojat al-Islam Fallah Al-Qureshi delivered a speech.








The 22nd Baghdad Book Fair was well received by the Iraqi people, and the sales of the participating publishers were good.


To see more pictures of this cultural event, click here.

Haj Qassem international martyr of resistance: Ramazani

Haj Qassem international martyr of resistance: Ramazani

During the visit to Iraq, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and his accompanying delegation met former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a member of the General-Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


Haj Qassem international martyr of resistance: Ramazani

In this meeting, on the issue of resistance in Islam, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani stated, “The Quranic verses refer to resistance and jihad, and these issues can be explained based on rational arguments.”


“Expansionism, tyranny, and exploitation are not the objectives of the resistance in Islam, but its goal is to elevate the word of truth and free the oppressed from the clutches of the arrogant. Countering authoritarianism and the domination flow are also among objectives of the resistance,” he added.


“I had several important and public meetings with the Iraqi elites, nomads, and youth. I saw that they consider the fight against arrogance as their main views, and this is thanks to the revolution (of Iran) and the thoughts of Imam Khomeini,” he said, regarding the idea of ​​the fight against arrogance among the Iraqi people.


“Today, the Resistance has become an international and global flow, and Haj Qassem is a martyr of the resistance in the international arena.” emphasized the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“The arrogant flow expends a lot much in Bahrain, Iraq, and Afghanistan, but failed to achieve the result. In contrast, the resistance movement emerged as a global power. National and international unity can contribute to strengthening the flow of resistance. Therefore, it is necessary for us to try to introduce Islam comprehensively, accurately, and deeply. Islamic scholars also must be diligent in theorizing this thought,” he said, regarding the successive defeats of the arrogant flow in the world.


“We consider resistance to be the same as divine rationality and mercy, and all human society should benefit from this mercy,” stated Ayatollah Ramazani.


“Islamic unity should not be seen as a tactic, but as a method. Unity is a Quranic method attributed to the Ahl al-Bayt. Also, extremism must be confronted, from all walks of life, whether Shiite or Sunni,” he said, regarding the need for Islamic unity.


“Those in charge of religious policy must seriously consider the principles and foundations of politics. Also, the Machiavellian view, which exists in some Islamic countries, must be hated and confronted,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in another part of his speech.


“You have proved in practice that in order to achieve the lofty goals, you pay attention to the unity of Iraq and are subject to the Marjaiat. These cases show that you follow Velayat and authority. You accepted the responsibility to serve and develop the culture of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) as a trust,” he said addressing Nouri al-Maliki.


“The world has turned to political and social Islam, and to attract human societies we can provide the world with the most accurate concepts. Today, there is no room for experimentation and risk-taking, and our smallest mistake may be a threat in the way to achieve the great results,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“Today, we are in the midst of a great movement, and we want to step on the path of Islamic civilization, and more importantly, we want to use all this as a prelude to the Advent of Imam Mahdi (a.s.). On the other hand, the most important element of Advent is the realization of justice in human societies. Imam Khomeini said in this regard that we act according to the verse “أَنْ تَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ مَثْنَى وَ فُرَادَى” (that you rise up for Allah’s sake, in pairs or singly) (Quran, Sura Saba’, verse 46), the dignity of Muslims will be achieved,” he said in the end.


In Iraq, the enemies seek to create Shiite-Shiite sedition: al-Maliki

Following the meeting, Nouri al-Maliki, the former Iraqi Prime Minister, and a member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “In the past, some people called politics najis (unclean), believing that it is enough to go to mosques, and we should only deal with the worship rules of Islam. But the period of these words is over.”


“In the history of the beginning of Islam, we read that in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) was the center of government and decisions for peace and war. Also, the economic decisions were made in the mosque,” he continued.


“According to the hadiths, if a Muslim hears the voice of an oppressed Muslim, he should respond to that voice, and help the oppressed, and this is not possible without entering the field of politics. Helping the oppressed people of Palestine is possible only through entering politics,” added the former Iraqi Prime Minister.


“Martyr Sadr said that with the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini fulfilled the wish of the divine prophets, and after the victory of the revolution, Islamic movements emerged,” stated Nouri al-Maliki, referring to the characteristics of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.


“The United States fears the formation of a global axis centered on countries such as Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan. These countries are economic powers and can form a rival axis against the American axis. The United States seeks to prevent the formation of such an axis,” he continued.


“No action can be taken without creating unity among the Muslim Ummah, and one of the most important tasks of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, is to unite Muslims,” added the member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“In Iraq, the enemies are seeking to create a Shiite-Shiite sedition to hit the Shiites of the country,” said Nouri al-Maliki, referring to the events in Iraq.


“Today, we are witnessing victories that we did not even imagine achieving before. One of these victories was the victory of Gaza in the recent battle against the Zionist regime,” he said.

In modernity age, we must provide comprehensive, accurate, deep definition of Islam: Ramazani

In modernity age, we must provide comprehensive, accurate, deep definition of Islam: Ramazani

Following the meeting with Iraqi personalities, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, met Sheikh Humam al-Hamoudi, Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.


In the modernity age, we must provide a comprehensive, accurate, in-depth definition of Islam


Expressing satisfaction with the meeting with Sheikh Humam al-Hamoudi, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly stated, “The great ulama have been members of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, and today it is necessary to strengthen this institution.”


“Religion has been entrusted to us, and it is important that we be able to manage the social, cultural, and political dimensions of religion in world developments,” he said.


“Not only in Europe they are trying to introduce the minimum of religion, but even in Pakistan, some scholars believe that some verses of the Holy Quran should be removed! Some even believe that the Qur’an is not a book of the law, but only preaching,” stated Ayatollah Ramazani referring to the fact that many intellectuals are trying to introduce the minimum of religion.


“Today, with international ideas and developments in the age of modernity based on liberalism, we must introduce all aspects of Islam. According to Imam Khomeini, we must introduce religion with the utmost vision and be present in the social and political arenas,” continued the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, emphasizing that we must provide a comprehensive, accurate, and deep definition of Islam.


“We need to convey religious concepts to young people in an attractive way, and now is the best time to introduce the Islamic lifestyle,” he said.


“In Europe and America, there are more than 4,000 fake spiritualities, and some even introduce godless mysticism. At this point, the role of the ulama becomes very prominent. Religious scholars once answered the doubts of the future, and today is the time. Today in world management, scientific personalities such as the martyr Sayed Mohammad Baqwr Sadr could be influential,” he added.


In another part of his speech, introducing the different sections of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Ramazani invited Sheikh Humam al-Hamoudi to attend the assembly.


Thanks to the Supreme Leader, Iran is influential in the world


Referring to the spread of Islam in the world, Sheikh Humam al-Hamoudi, Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq said, “Islam has become an international issue, and international issues are interrelated.”


“To counter the Shiite school, the enemies created ISIL, so that the Shiites and the Sunnis would fight each other. Of course, the people of the world distinguish between ISIL and Muslims, because they know that Islamic groups, such as Hezbollah, do not attack civilians,” added the Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.


“Islam has spread to Europe, and the Muslim community in European countries is influencing the social situation of these countries. Enemies, on the other hand, offer European Islam, which is based on secularism,” stated Humam al-Hamoudi, considering Islam to be expanding.


“Iraq influences the issues of other countries. We must work for the unity of the Shiite communities,” he mentioned.

ABWA can be effective in communicating with Iraqi elite, youth: Ayatollah Ramazani

ABWA can be effective in communicating with Iraqi elite, youth: Ayatollah Ramazani

During his visit to Iraq, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly met the Iranian Ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi.


Saying that we have had the strongest relations with Iraq in various fields, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani stated, “Given the existence of different parties in Iraq, there is a need for comprehensive planning in communicating with Iraq’s elites of society and the government.”


“Previously, we did not think we would reach this level of relations between Iran and Iraq. At present, Iran’s relations with other countries are not as extensive as those with Iraq. Due to the many commonalities, it is easy to work in Iraq. But there are also some differences in this regard,” he continued.


“Neither a mere negative outlook and despair is appropriate, nor an absolutely positive outlook. Rather, there should be a conditional positive attitude with caution. From experience, we conclude that we should have a positive but conditional view,” he emphasized.


“We must be connected to the Iraqi society and the young generation. Unfortunately, we have neglected the field of educating the youth in Iraq, and we have not had any educational programs. Therefore, we must communicate with the Iraqi elite, as influential elements, and the Iraqi youth and the Assembly can play a role in this regard,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly about the necessity of communication with the Iraqi society, referring to Iran’s regional power.


“The Assembly does not have a mere traditional approach to activities. Today, if we do not have a strategy for cyberspace, we will suffer in this field. The enemy’s cyberspace is in our homes and we must work hard in this regard,” he said, regarding the new plans of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“Iran’s ambassador and Cultural Attaché in Iraq and the Assembly’s representative in the country should not work only for Iraq because Iraq has an international capacity. Iraq can enter into cultural interactions on the world stage, and we can play a role in this regard. Therefore, it is necessary to use the capacity of the cities of Karbala, Najaf, Baghdad, and the shrine of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and the shrine of Hazrat Abbas (a.s.),” stated Ayatollah Ramazani.


“Grand Ayatollah Sistani has an international capacity. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is the connecting link between the Marjaiat and the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) in the world,” he emphasized.


“We must stand up to the United States and not give in to it. This is the meaning of resistance jurisprudence. In the meeting we had with the elites of Samarra, everyone agreed on the fight against arrogance. Imam Khomeini’s global influence in the fight against arrogance can be seen in these situations. Today, Iraq and other countries are fighting against oppression, while in the past no one dared to do so,” he said, emphasizing the need for communication between Iranian and Iraqi scholars.


“In the issue of proximity of Shiite and Sunni schools, and the section related to the AhlulBayt (a.s.), we declare our readiness for cooperation,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, introducing the city of Samarra as an important platform for proximity between Sunni and Shia.


At the beginning of the meeting, Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s ambassador to Iraq, presented a report to the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly on the rise of Shiite parties in Iraq after the fall of Saddam and the hardships to which these groups are facing, the problems of Shiite groups to serve the people after coming to power, American Evils and Conspiracies, the rise of ISIL and other terrorist groups in Iraq, the position of Al-Hashd Al-Shabi (Iraqi popular Mobilization forces) and resistance groups in this country, Iran’s capabilities and successes in Iraq, the role and position of Grand Ayatollah Sistani, and Marjaiat in the Iraqi political arena, the need to communicate with the Iraqi people and parties, the need to work in the cultural and social fields of Iraq, and the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its requirements in the new conditions.




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Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly

The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly  is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that was established by a group of Shiite elites under the supervision of the great Islamic authority of the Shiites in 1990 to identify, organize, educate and support the followers of Ahl al-Bayt.

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