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Imam Khamenei appoints new head of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly

Imam Khamenei appoints new head of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly

Saturday, 24 August 2019

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution—Ayatollah Khamenei—issued a decree wherein His Eminence appointed Hujjatul-Islam Ramezani to the position of the Secretary-General of Ahlulbait (a.s.) International Council.

The following is the full text of the decree:


In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful,


Your Excellency, Hujjatul-Islam Hajj Sheikh Reza Ramezani (may his dignity persist),


At the suggestion of the honourable board members of Ahlulbait (a.s.) International Council, I hereby appoint you, who enjoy commitment, academic background and abundant experience overseas, to the position of the Secretary-General of Ahlulbait (a.s.) International Council.


It is hoped that by innovative approach considering the sensitive international circumstances, and the important position of the followers of Ahlulbait (a.s.), as well as by engaging intellectual, young, productive and eminent human forces, and effective communication with scholars, in particular, with the honorable board members and the General Council, you can be successful in promoting the teachings of pure Islam and enhancing unity among the Islamic Ummah.


I express my gratitude and appreciation for the efforts and sincere services made by Hujjatul-Islam Akhtari, during the time he was in charge of the management of the Council.


I ask Allah the Great to bestow success on everyone in performing the assigned duties.


Sayyid Ali Khamenei

ABWA's statement on advent of month of Muharram

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

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

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

Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani congratulates liberation of al-Aqsa mosque

Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani congratulates liberation of al-Aqsa mosque

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani issued a congratulatory message on the liberation of al-Aqsa Mosque.

The text of the statement issued by senior cleric Ayatollah Hadavi Tehran is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful


Once again Allah almighty helped the believers and the divine force favored unity of the faithful. Victory of Palestinian Muslims over the Zionist regime which resulted in removal of controversial security devices installed at al-Aqsa gates brought joy and happiness to the Muslim community as well as all freedmen worldwide.


This fortunate event, once again proved that unity of a nation under the banner of faith and leadership of wise figures could bring a regime, which is armed to the teeth, to its knees and accept defeat.


It is hoped that faithful Palestinian nation continue on this path to stay united under the banner of Islam and leadership of Muslim scholars and do not digress from this divine straight path.


It is necessary that resistance groups in occupied Palestine learn the lesson of unity and friendship from this victory in order to avoid baseless arguments and stand together with their massive popular movements.


They should listen to almighty’s words when he said ‘hold fast to the bond of Allah and do not scatter’. (3:103)


I congratulate this great victory to Imam al-Asr (aj), Muslim leaders and scholars, especially Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Shia sources of emulation, Palestinian Muslim leaders as well as the brave and resistant people of Palestine.


Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani

Ayatollha Akhtari: Presence of servants caravan in different countries attracts hearts to Imam Reza

Ayatollha Akhtari: Presence of servants caravan in different countries attracts hearts to Imam Reza

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Hujjat al-Islam Muhammad Hasan Akhtari noted, “Revival of religious rites in the today’s society by any rational, logical, and religiously allowed means is admirable and the grounds for people’s further acquaintance with religious instructions should be paved.”


“The ‘Under the Shade of the Sun’ caravans plan, that was initiated by Astan Quds Razavi and now has turned into an integrated movement, is an admirable act whereby the flag of Imam Reza (A.S.) became an excuse for celebrating Karamat days and showing devotion to Imam Reza (A.S.) in different places”, General Secretary of ABWA added.


Recounting the rising of special attachment toward the eighth Imam (A.S.) as a consequence of Razavi servants’ caravan, he said, “This causes that those who have few acquaintance with Imam Reza (A.S.), seek for the Razavi conduct by seeing the flag.”


Stressing on the necessity of raising insightfulness following such plans, General Secretary of ABWA added, “Following this emotional and pathetic connection, raising the insightfulness should be also put on agenda. It deserves that besides this spiritual movement, cultural-religious centers are also established and the books on the Razavi conduct need to be presented in foreign languages.”


He mentioned to creating film, documentary, and cultural-artistic works as other activities that can add to the effect of this movement and added, “This activity causes that more hearts will bring more attention to Imam Reza (A.S.) in the future.”

ABWA’s statement on threshold of International Quds day

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)

100.000 people infected with cholera in Yemen / ABWA urges Int. aid

100.000 people infected with cholera in Yemen / ABWA urges Int. aid

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Deputy Economic Affairs of Ahlul Bayt World Assembly pointed out at the Yemeni people's conditions in Ramadan and said, "This Year, Ramadan has begun while many Muslims have lost their beloved ones and been killed due to the barbaric invasion of Saudi and Al-Khalifa regimes who enjoy the full support from the U.S and The U.K and their allies. Every day we witness death and martyrdom of Muslims, women and children, in Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Pakistan etc. by the hands of terrorists who have been trained by the U.S and Saudi Arabia.

"In Yemen about 200 thousand people are exposed to cholera and 100 thousand are already infected. About 800 thousand, including women and children, in 19 provinces have lost their lives due to cholera" he added.

Stressing on the fact that the number of the infected may rise to 300 thousand he said, "as everyone knows, cholera is transmitted through water and dehydrates the body until the infected person dies. Therefore, Ahlul Bayt World Assembly has decided to send 4 medical serums and some Anti-bionics to each infected person so that the spread of this disease is stopped. However, due to the poverty in Yemen and the destruction of the infrastructure after the invasion of Saudi regime to Yemen which has put Yemen in an aerial and naval siege, Ahlul Bayt World Assembly demands every international institution and organization to aid it in sending the medicine to Yemen."

He also urged all the Muslims around the world, especially the Muslim nation of Iran, to help the bereaved people of Yemen especially in the holy month of Ramadan.

The following is the account number for Iranians to transfer their financial aid to:

0113130000006 at Bank Melli Iran, Central Branch

6037991899909083 Debit Card Number under Ahlul Bayt World Assembly's Donations

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