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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.

 

ABWA’s Message of condolences on demise of “Sheikh Hassan Malupa”

ABWA’s Message of condolences on demise of “Sheikh Hassan Malupa”

Following the demise of Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Hassan Malupa, the commentator of the Holy Quran, and an active preacher of Islam in Africa, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly issued a message of condolence.

The message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

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

The demise of the great scholar, the commentator of the Qur'an, and the great translator of the books of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), Sheikh Hassan Malupa from Kenya, caused grief and sorrow.

He was one of the pioneers of propagating the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) who spent his blessed life translating books on the AhlulBayt (a.s.).

The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly asks God Almighty for the highest degrees for him and patience for his family.

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

July 25, 2021

 

It should be mentioned that Sheikh Hassan Malopa was one of the most famous commentators of the Quran and activists in the field of propagating the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in Kenya.

Originally from the Kenyan island of Mombasa, he worked closely with the Al-Itra Institute in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania’s largest city) and on frequent and regular trips, translating Shiite Tafsir books and other books related to the AhlulBayt (a.s.) for that institution.

Many works of the late Malupa are left and used by the followers of the Shiite religion in Africa.

The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa with a population of about 48 million. According to the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the number of Shiites in Kenya was estimated at 560,000 in 2008.

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.

Sheikh Ahmad Tijan’s wife passed away/Department of Women Affairs’ condolences

Sheikh Ahmad Tijan’s wife passed away/Department of Women Affairs’ condolences

Hajieh Khadijah Silla, the faithful wife of the late scholar Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, passed away.


She passed away shortly after her husband demise, at his funeral.


It should be mentioned that Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, one of the prominent Shite Ulama of Africa, and official representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021.


The deceased was one of the preachers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) school, one of the great Shiites of Africa, and the Imam of the Central Mosque of Freetown, one of the largest mosques in Sierra Leone. Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla was a member of the Sierra Leone Muslims-Christians Interfaith Council and was a senior member of the Sierra Leone United Muslim Council.




Following this tragic incident, the Women and Children Department of the International Affairs Office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly issued a message of condolence.


The condolences message is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

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


The demise of the Hajieh Khadijah Silla the faithful and honorable wife of the revolutionary scholar, Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, the late representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Sierra Leone, in his funeral, caused grief and sorrow.


Offering condolences on the occasion of this sad loss to all her relatives and acquaintances, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly asks God for enduring honor and success for them, and God’s mercy and paradise for that late lady and her honorable husband.


Department for Women and Family Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

June 29, 2021

ABWA’s message of condolences for demise of Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila

ABWA’s message of condolences for demise of Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila

Following the demise of Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, one of the leading Shiites in Africa and representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Sierra Leone, in a message the Assembly expressed its condolences for the loss.


The message is as follows:




In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

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


The demise of the eminent scholar Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila, one of the most prominent Shiite scholars in Sierra Leone, the head of the Shiite Cultural Center, and the representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the country, caused grief and sorrow.


Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila was one of the pioneers in spreading the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), who spent his blessed life preaching and teaching in various areas of Sierra Leone, and was a promoter of Islamic teachings and the AhlulBayt (a.s.).


Hereby, offering condolences on the occasion of this loss to his honorable family, and all his friends and acquaintances, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly asks God Almighty for the highest degrees for him and patience for his family.


AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

June 25, 2021

Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila, Shiite Scholar of Sierra Leone, passed away

Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila, Shiite Scholar of Sierra Leone, passed away

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Hojat-ul-Islam and Muslims Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila, a great Shiite scholar in Sierra Leone and a representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly of the in this country, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021.


The deceased was one of the preachers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) school, one of the great Shiites of Africa, and the Imam of the Central Mosque of Freetown, one of the largest mosques in Sierra Leone.


Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla was a member of the Sierra Leone Muslims-Christians Interfaith Council and was a senior member of the Sierra Leone United Muslim Council.


It is worth mentioning that in a ceremony on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, by the decree of the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila was introduced as the official representative of the Assembly in the Republic of Sierra Leone.


The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. The capital and the largest city of the country is Freetown. Sierra Leone has a population of 6 million and its official language is English. About 70% of the people of Sierra Leone are Muslims and 20 to 30% are Christians. The country’s Shiites are estimated at between 600,000 and 1 million.

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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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