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Hazrat Zainab’s Suffering during her captivity: Secretary General of ABWA explained

Hazrat Zainab’s Suffering during her captivity: Secretary General of ABWA explained

Ayatollah Reza Ramazani during his trip to Syria, on the evening of Friday, February 26, 2021, on the night of the demise of Hazrat Zeinab Kobra (a.s.), had a short conversation with the program of Kooy-e Mohabbat IRIB 2.


In this program, which was broadcast live from the shrine of Hazrat Zeinab in Damascus and through the IRIB 2 channel, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly mentioned her tragedy.



In this short mentioning of the tragedy, he spoke about the patience of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) after her captivity, in the Levant against the oppression of Yazid and his followers.


The text of the Ayatollah Ramazani’s speech in the program Kooy-e Mohabbat is as follows:


When the AhlulBayt (a.s.) reached Levant, they were mistreated after settling in the ruins. Of course, Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) endured this firmly and strongly. But some incidents were very difficult for her:


The first incident happened when Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) protested and gave a speech in Yazid Palace. When the enemies despaired, they brought the head of Hazrat Zainab’s brother to her in a basin. Everyone saw the scene.


The next incident which saddened Hazrat Zeinab a lot, happened when one of Yazid’s entourages, referring to Fatima, the daughter of Imam Hussein (a.s.), said, “Give me this girl (as a maid).” It was very difficult for Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) to hear such a thing.


The third incident was what happened to Hazrat Roghayeh (a.s.) in the ruins of Levant*.


Also, when the caravan of AhlulBayt (Imam Hussein’s captive family) entered the Levant, some people threw stones and clods from the roofs at the heads of the martyrs which were placed on the spears. This caused some heads to fall from the top of the spears and the children saw this scene.




*As a 3-year-old child, she missed his father, Imam Hussein (a.s.), and lamented. To silence her, the enemies brought her father’s head in a basin. She died after seeing her father’s head.

Sahifeh Sajjadiya, heritage for all humanity: Ayatollah Ramazani

Sahifeh Sajjadiya, heritage for all humanity: Ayatollah Ramazani

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Secretary General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, who has traveled to Syria, met Dr. Mohammad Abd al-Sattar al-Sayed, the Minister of Endowments of the Syrian Arab Republic.


“The people and the President of Syria, Mr. Bashar al-Assad, were able to stand up and give the word resistance a real meaning. Iran also considers itself a friend and brother of Syria and supports their resistance,” said the Secretary General of the Assembly in the meeting, appreciating the Syrian people and government for resisting the Takfiri terrorists.




“Our Islam is a compassionate Islam; But compassionate Islam alone is not enough, and resistance must be placed alongside compassion,” he said, “The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) is “رحمة للعالمین” (mercy for the worlds), but mercy is only one dimension of Islam and one of its other dimensions is resistance.”


“Unfortunately, some new religious currents, with extremism in religion and under names such as “ISIL”, opposed the true Islam. In the name of Islam, they actually strengthened Zionism. To confront these currents, we must be united. By strengthening compassionate Islam alongside the resistance, we must increase the power of Muslims in the fields of science, technology, and even the military to increase the power of Muslims in the face of enemies. Because, if the Muslims do not have access to sufficient knowledge and acceptable military power in the way of resistance, the enemies of Islam will estimate the axis of resistance as weak and destroy it,” Ayatollah Ramazani continued.


“Praise be to God; we have achieved many successes in the fields of science and technology. In recent months, a major medical breakthrough has been unveiled: producing the Iranian Quid-19 vaccine, which is comparable with English and French ones. Access to this advanced vaccine by Iranian scientists is an example of strengthening the scientific and medical strength of the Axis of Resistance,” he said, referring to Iran’s scientific advances in various fields after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.


“Supplications in the Sahifa Sajjadiya are not just for Shiites or even Muslims. Rather, all of humanity can benefit from it,” referring to the holding of the Sahifa Sajjadiya Conference in Syria, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly also expressed the great importance of this legacy of Imam Ali ibn al-Hussein al-Sajjad (a.s.) and the precious aspects of the supplications of this valuable book.


“Anne-Marie Schimmel, a German scientist, and philosopher who knew several languages, did not stop translating Sahifa Sajjadiya into German, even beside the illness bed of her mother. This translation is now available in German and has been well received by non-Muslims in that country and European continent,” said the former president of the European Union of Shiite Scholars and Theologians, as an example of the book’s impact on Western thinkers.


“The prayers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) also include the whole of humanity - Muslims and non-Muslims. For example, when they say in the prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, “اللهم أغنِ کلّ فقیر؛ اللهم أشبع کلّ جائع؛ اللهم اشف کلّ مریض” (O God! Make every poor person needless, O God! Satisfy all the hungry, O God! Heal all the sick) they do not set a limit between humanity. Therefore, we must also spread these universal moral teachings well among all the worlds so that they too may enjoy this divine blessing,” Ayatollah Ramazani added.


“We were informed that you are also a pure descendant of Imam Sajjad (a.s.). I congratulate you on belonging to the generation of AhlulBayt (a.s.),” noted the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to the lineage of the Syrian Minister of Endowments.




I completely agree with your deep, precise, and meaningful statements: Syrian Minister of Endowments


“It is my honor to be from the pure generation of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and his holy family (AhlulBayt),” stated Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Abd al-Sattar al-Sayed in the meeting, while welcoming the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the accompanying delegation.


“Last year, we managed to hold the “Sahifa Sajjadiya Conference” in our country, and this was due to the importance of the prayers in this book,” said the Minister of Endowments of the Syrian Arab Republic.


“I completely agree with your deep, precise, and meaningful statements and I emphasize that the prayers of Sahifa Sajjadiya have no religious boundaries and belong to the whole of humanity. This book has no specific time, place, or boundaries to use,” he added.


“If we did not have Nahj al-Balaghah and Sahifa Sajjadiya, we would not be able to achieve our current position in Islamic sciences and knowledge, including prayers,’ continued the Sunni scholar.


“Such concepts should be spread in the face of the actions of the enemies of Islam, who try to ignore Islamic virtues and morals and accuse Muslims of terrorism and violence,” said Mohammad Abd al-Sattar al-Sayed, referring to Islamophobic propaganda in the world.


“Dear Ayatollah Ramazani! your words made our hearts happy,” stated the Minister of Endowments of the Syrian Arab Republic, confirming the words of the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly that “compassion and resistance in Islam should be together”.


Ignoring the resistance in Islam is a thoroughly incomplete and unacceptable interpretation of compassionate Islam. As the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) by going to the She’b (Valley) of Abi Talib (during the boycott of Quraysh against Bani Hashem, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and his followers) and also migrating from Mecca to Medina, introduced the true meaning of resistance in Islam.


“Today, we are witnessing the normalization of relations between some Arab countries and the Zionist regime; their argument is that “we have a religion of mercy so we should coexist in brotherhood with the followers of other religions - such as Jews!” This argument is completely wrong and rejected,” added the Sunni writer and commentator.


“First, God explicitly identifies the Jews as the enemies of Islam; Secondly, did they accept the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and you as brothers, that you, the leaders of the Arab countries, accepted the Zionists as brothers? Or do they still call Muslims terrorists?!” the Syrian minister clarified.


“How can we consider the Jews, who have distorted the religion of God, as our brothers?! How can the Zionists who take Palestine and Al-Aqsa Mosque from Muslims and propagate distorted Judaism be considered brothers and how we can have a normal relationship with them?!” Mohammad Abd al-Sattar al-Sayed asked.


“The meaning of resistance must be known. The truth of the resistance of the prophets against the arrogant of time makes us have this resistance against the arrogant today,” he said, reiterating that mercy and compassion must be together with resistance.


“Praise be to God, since the time of Imam Khomeini (may God have mercy on him) until today and under the wise leadership of Imam Khamenei, the progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran is a source of pride for Muslims and the Axis of Resistance,” he said, referring to another part of Ayatollah Ramazani’s speech, and considered the strengthening of the scientific and military strength of Muslims to be very effective in strengthening the resistance front.


“Today, the scientific and military powers of the Islamic Republic of Iran have prevented anyone like Saddam from invading this country. Iran has reached acceptable military power; As in other areas, we see these developments,” continued Mohammad Abd al-Sattar al-Sayed.


“We hope that Iran’s scientific experiences will be transferred to us as well”, Minister of Endowments of the Syrian Arab Republic concluded, “We hope that the fraternal relations between Iran and Syria will be further strengthened more than ever. The reason for unity and brotherhood between us is the Quran and the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).”



6th Conference of Imam Ali (a.s.) was held in Italy

6th Conference of Imam Ali (a.s.) was held in Italy

The “6th Conference of Imam Ali” on the subject of the lifestyle of “Amir al-Mu'minin Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)” was held online in Italy.


Held on Saturday evening, February 20, 2021, and organized by “Islamic Confederation of Italian Shiites”, the representatives of the different religious groups expressed their views on the great character of Imam Ali (a.s.).


This year, the special guest of Conference of Imam Ali (a.s.) was the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah “Reza Ramazani”, who delivered his speech at the beginning of the conference.


“We should try to behave like Imam Ali (a.s.),” he stated at the beginning of his speech, referring to the unique personality of Imam Ali (a.s.).


The concern of Imam Ali (a.s.), the transformation of human society into a divine, humanly and value-oriented society, and the path of the human would be the development of communication that is in the path of human life, progress, excellence, and evolution and grows individually and socially


“Imam Ali’s concern was that human society should become a divine and value-oriented society and the path of human beings should be the path of progress and development so that society grows in both individual rationality and social rationality,” added Ayatollah Ramazani.


To read the complete text of the speech of the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in this conference, click here.


It should be mentioned that a group of officials of various Islamic associations, including Dr. Sayed Ahmadi, Hojat al-Islam Ali Faeznia, Imam Palavicini, Dan Jan Piero, Giuseppe Ailo, Mahdi Shaqir, Hojat al-Islam Abbas DiPalma, Professor Sayed Ali Hosseini, Patrizia Zahra Landi, Engineer  Mohammad Vahedi, Sayed Ali Bukhari, Dr. Shaqir, Sayed Ali Naqavi, Shahid Ali, Sayed Imran Naqavi, and Sayed Tajammol Me’raj, attended the 6th conference of Imam Ali (a.s.) and gave their speeches on the subject of the conference.

 

 

Imam Ali’s Lifestyle; base for Islamic civilization for human societies

Imam Ali’s Lifestyle; base for Islamic civilization for human societies

The “6th Conference of Imam Ali” on the subject of the lifestyle of “Amir al-Mu'minin Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)” was held online in Italy.


Held on Saturday evening, February 20, 2021, and organized by “Islamic Confederation of Italian Shiites”, the representatives of the different religious groups expressed their views on the great character of Imam Ali (a.s.).


This year, the special guest of Conference of Imam Ali (a.s.) was the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah “Reza Ramazani”, who delivered his speech at the beginning of the conference.


“Imam Ali (a.s.) was a comprehensive figure. In other words, he can be introduced as the educational miracle of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h),” he stated, referring to the need to pay attention to the lifestyle of Imam Ali (a.s.).


“The Holy Quran is an example of a verbal miracle, and a comprehensive personality, and a perfect Muslim, that is, Imam Ali (a.s.), is the educational miracle of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h). There are many examples of the practical miracle of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) that have been mentioned in various books, including the Holy Quran,” added the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) had verbal, practical, and educational miracles.


“Great poets wanted to praise the great character of Hazrat Amir (a.s.), but as the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, the virtues and perfections of Imam Ali (a.s.) cannot be counted. One of the poets whose praiseful poems we should pay attention to is Sheikh Safi al-Din Hilli. Many attributes and characteristics of Imam Ali (a.s.) are mentioned in the poems of Sheikh Safi al-Din Hilli. In the words of this student of Allameh Hilli, Imam Ali (a.s.) had comprehensive attributes in ethics and is a person of worship, mysticism, and battlefield. Such a personality, is a role model for all human beings,” added Ayatollah Ramazani.


“Throughout history, it is rare for the most devout person to become the most warrior person. But all these attributes are gathered in Imam Ali (a.s.) and he is comprehensive of the attributes of opposites,” added the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“While Imam Ali (a.s.) was the ruler, his asceticism and piety were also in the highest rank and degree,” he clarified, stating that Imam Ali (a.s.) is a person who is both ascetic and a ruler.


“Imam Ali (a.s.) was both a kind spouse and a caring father in the family. Relying on the highest degree of faith, he was chosen as the successor of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h),” emphasized Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that Imam Ali (a.s.) had a pious lifestyle and this faith appeared in all areas of his life.


“Imam Ali (a.s.) was the first person to become a Muslim. He paid close attention to worship,” added the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that there was a faithful view in all aspects of the life of Imam Ali (a.s.) that should be known.


‘In asceticism and piety, Imam Ali (a.s.) was not dependent on anyone (and anything) except the right, and he was not happy in gaining worldly affairs, and losing everything,” he mentioned.


“Imam Ali (AS) suffered a lot for development (of the society). However, when he built an aqueduct, he endowed it, and whenever he built a garden, he sold it and donated it to the poor. Imam Ali (a.s.) had all the attributes of perfection and his life in the fields of justice, politics, etc. was based on faith,” said Ayatollah Ramazani.


“Many people have written books about Imam Ali (a.s.) but in practice and behavior, they are far from him,” stated Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that everyone should try to make their behavior similar to the behavior of Imam Ali (a.s.).


“The society of Imam Ali (a.s.) is a society based on values and the development of communication that is in the path of human life, progress, excellence, and evolution and grows individually and socially,” he said, recognizing the concern of Imam Ali (a.s.), the transformation of human society into a divine, humanly and value-oriented society.


“Human beings must be rational and work together to provide a platform for perfection,” noted Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that, according to Imam Ali (a.s.), individual and social rationality should exist in all dimensions and that the rationality should grow in society.


“Many efforts must be made for a society to be value-oriented, rational, progressive and on the path to excellence, and for the life of that society to be a life of faith, based on true human faith and beliefs,” stated the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to a Hadith of Imam Ali (a.s.).


“We should make our life as similar as possible to the life of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). We can never behave like Imam Ali (a.s.) in food and clothing. But in the path of imitating him, the least that is necessary is to avoid extravagance and luxury. Those who, like Muawiya, ate luxurious food and had luxury in all dimension of their lives, their path is far from that of the Imams (a.s.),” he emphasized, stating that we can never live in all things or details like Imam Ali (a.s.).


“We must take care of ourselves in piety and not walk in the path of sin,” Ayatollah Ramazani said, pointing out that we should all help society to recognize its responsibilities individually and socially.


“The path of a society that seeks progress should not be the path of sin, but the path of obedience to divine command so that man does not deviate from the path of truth,” added the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“The individual and the society that wants to grow must use their will seriously and not be disappointed,” he added.


“The people of the society must be firm and strong and do their duty properly and concerning all aspects. This is the meaning of wisdom. The quality of work and attention to work in our society must increase. Working is the essence of man and the cause of his perfection,” stated Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that pure thinking, chastity, and living pure, is necessary for society to be on the path of mental health.


“Any person who approaches the advice of Imam Ali (a.s.) according to his capacity can be effective (in society),” stated Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“In the field of fiduciary duty, especially in the case of officials, more care should be taken. Because if this is neglected, there will be irreparable damage to the revolution and the (Islamic) system (of Iran),” he added, pointing out that human beings should strive as if they are always alive and as ready as if they will die tomorrow.


“Khalgh (خَلق) means a creation that is not optional for us, such as physical structure, body, face, race and gender; and Kholgh (خُلق) means the creation of internal traits and moral matters such as piety, chastity, ijtihad, perseverance, etc. The Islamic lifestyle has much in common with the issue of morality, and morality is something that is made by human beings,” Ayatollah Ramazani emphasized, referring to the differences between Khalgh (appearance creation) and Kholgh (manners).


“Examining the lifestyle centered on the lives of Imam Ali (a.s.) and the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), with webinars, conferences, etc., is an admirable action and deserves appreciation,” stated the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that knowing the lifestyle of Imam Ali (a.s.) provides the basis for Islamic civilization for human societies.


It should be mentioned that a group of officials of various Islamic associations, including Dr. Sayed Ahmadi, Hojat al-Islam Ali Faeznia, Imam Palavicini, Dan Jan Piero, Giuseppe Ailo, Mahdi Shaqir, Hojat al-Islam Abbas DiPalma, Professor Sayed Ali Hosseini, Patrizia Zahra Landi, Engineer  Mohammad Vahedi, Sayed Ali Bukhari, Dr. Shaqir, Sayed Ali Naqavi, Shahid Ali, Sayed Imran Naqavi, and Sayed Tajammol Me’raj, attended the 6th conference of Imam Ali (a.s.) and gave their speeches on the subject of the conference.

Secretary General of ABWA expressed condolences on demise of Intel Minister father

Secretary General of ABWA expressed condolences on demise of Intel Minister father

In a message to Minister of Intelligence, Hojat al-Islam “Sayed Mahmoud Alavi”, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly expressed his condolences on the demise of his father.


The text of the message of Ayatollah Reza Ramzani is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful


Hojat al-Islam Dr. Alavi

The honorable Minister of Intelligence


The demise of your father, the pious scholar, late Ayatollah Haj Sayed Razi Alavi caused great grief and sorrow.


The blissful deceased, spent his blessed life in promoting the strong way of Quran and AhlulBayt teachings (a.s.).


Also, the social services and social protection of that noble man had made him a refuge and shelter for the people.


I offer my condolences on this irreparable loss to you, the scholars and the martyr-nurturing people of Fars Province – especially their students and enthusiasts.


From God Almighty, I ask for that blissful deceased, a high position in heaven and resurrection with Awlia (AhlulBayt), and patient for the family and relatives.


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


Reza Ramazani

Secretary General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

February 20, 2021

ABWA’s Secretary General Issued Message of Condolences on Demise of Indonesian Shiite Scholar

ABWA’s Secretary General Issued Message of Condolences on Demise of Indonesian Shiite Scholar

Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, issued a message of condolences on demise of Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, the chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI), former representative in country’s Parliament, and the prominent member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


The message is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The demise of the great thinker and skillful preacher of the Islamic teachings, Professor “Jalal al-Din Rahmat”, the chairman of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI), caused great grief and sorrow.


Through the establishment of various institutions and the authoring and publication of numerous academic and cultural works, including about forty books written by him, the deceased, who had a righteous-seeker heart, propagated and promoted the teachings of Quran and AhlulBayt (a.s.) among Indonesian and neighboring countries Muslims.


Late Jalal al-Din Rahmat was one of enthusiasts of late Imam Khomeini and Islamic Revolution (of Iran), who guide many lovers’ hearts to the teachings of Imam Khomeini, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and great thinkers like Martyr Mutahhari.


The researcher and moral scholar, was also a prominent member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, who competently considered the ideas of proximity between religions, and his activities influenced the entire region of Southeast Asia.


On behalf of all the members of this assembly, I extend my condolences on demise of that Mujahed figure to the Imam Mahdi (a.s.), the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Muslim scholars, followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and the Indonesian academic and seminary community, as well as students, enthusiasts, his relatives - especially his esteemed and honorable son, Dr. Meftah Rahmat.


For the pure soul of that dear professor and also for his honorable wife, Hajiyeh “Evis Kartini” - who also passed away a few days ago - I ask God Almighty for the exaltation, and resurrection with the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Hazrat Zahra (a.s.), and I pray for patience for all of his relatives and acquaintances.


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


Reza Ramazani

Secretary General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

February 15, 2021


It should be mentioned that Dr. Jalal al-Din Rahmat, the chairman of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Society of Indonesia (IJABI), former representative in country’s Parliament, passed away on Monday February 15, 2021 at the age of 72 due to Covid-19. He was a prominent member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and was considered as one of moderate and popular figures of Indonesia Muslims.


Four days earlier, the wife of the late Jalal al-Din Rahmat, Hajiyeh “Evis Kartini”, had died of the Covid-19 too. 

Women can play great role in society/Our children should be familiar with culture of AhlulBayt (a.s.): Ayatollah Ramazani

Women can play great role in society/Our children should be familiar with culture of AhlulBayt (a.s.): Ayatollah Ramazani

Sunday, 14 February 2021

The video message of the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly to the “Labayk Ya Zahra (a.s.)” Institute was broadcast in London.


Appreciating the services and activities of “Labayk Ya Zahra (a.s.)” Institute and Ms. Umm Farweh Naqavi, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani said, “It is very important to schedule the activities based on needs, necessities and priorities in order to promote (pure) Islam of AhlulBayt (a.s.).”


“With our behavior, we should introduce the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.). Each of us can practically be a delegate for Islam and the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.). Some prominent Islamic figures state that we can take AhlulBayt (a.s.) as a role model, and this will happen with action. Because sometimes a person’s words are different from his action,” he added.


“According to a hadith from Imam Sadiq, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) expectation from their followers is ‘We expect our followers to be wise, intelligent, knowing, gentle with patience, fidelity, and tolerance.’ Such a request has been made from us, followers. Also, Imam Reza (a.s.) prays for those who revive what the AhlulBayt (a.s.) said: ‘رَحِمَ اللّهُ عَبْدا اَحْیا أمْرَنا’. One who learns the beautiful points of the words of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) will follow them. Today, the human world is thirsty for the pure knowledge from the clear source of the Infallible AhlulBayt (a.s.),” the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly emphasized.


“All respect for Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) was due to her existence and position. Therefore, when the Prophet (p.b.u.h) saw (her daughter) Hazrat Zahra (a.s.), he stood up and moved towards her. This shows the great respect of the Prophet for her. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) had a special respect for her. For example, he kissed the hands of Hazrat Zahra (p.b.u.h) and gave her his place. Her position was so high that the AhlulBayt (a.s.) resorted to Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) when they faced problems. Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) was like a mother to her father, the Prophet (p.b.u.h). The Prophet (p.b.u.h) came home after the verse that was revealed and commanded the people not to call the Prophet (p.b.u.h) by name. So Hazrat Zahra said, ‘Salute to You, the Messenger of Allah.’ The Prophet (p.b.u.h) replied his daughter, ‘This verse does not address you and you should call me my father as before,’” he said, following in the meeting, regarding the character of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (a.s.).


“The character of Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) was so high that Imam Ali (a.s.) said that he would calm down by Fatima’s greeting when he came back home. Fatima (a.s.) did not ask Imam Ali (a.s.) for things he could not provide. She said that she was ashamed to request Imam Ali (a.s.) for things. According to the narrations that mention her characteristics, Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) had a light nature in terms of creation. Verses and surahs such as the verse of Tat’hir (purification), the verse of Mubahila, the surah of Insan (The Man) and the surah of Kawthar, and the narrations of many words of Imam Ali (a.s.) and the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), have been revealed in the honor of Hazrat Zahra (a.s.). The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, ‘Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) is a part of me, whoever annoys her has annoyed me and whoever annoys me has annoyed God.’ In another narration, he said, ‘Whenever Fatima is pleased, God will also be pleased, and whenever Fatima is angry, God will also be angry.’ Imams (a.s.) appealed to Hazrat Zahra (a.s.). God Almighty said, ‘Whoever appeals Fatima as a mediator towards me, I will accept.’ Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) is such a valuable figure that God has given her the status of Shafa'a (intercession),” Ayatollah Ramazani continued.


“Today, half of the world's population is made up of girls, women, and mothers, and this is a huge potential that needs to be addressed. Women can play a great role in society. Throughout history, women have unfortunately been treated unkindly,” he said, mentioning that the issue of women is one of the most important issues of the day.


“There is no place for women in The Spirit of Laws by Montesquieu. In many of their books, Western writers do not consider women to have a place. In the past, women were very unloved. They were beaten and the most severe violence was used against women. But 1,400 years ago, Islam defended women’s rights and strongly condemned those who mistreat women. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) was also a defender of women’s rights,” continued, the professor of the higher levels at the Qom Seminary.


“There is a surah in the Holy Quran called Nisa, meaning Women, and even some female figures like Mary (a.s.) are so valuable to God that there are surahs named after them in the Quran. Or Surah Kawthar has been revealed about the great personality of Hazrat Zahra (a.s.). There are also more than 300 verses about women in the Quran. In the Quran, some women, such as Asiya (Pharaoh’s wife), are introduced as role models. Women played an important role in educating men. Three women, his mother, his sister, and his wife, Asiya, were involved in raising Moses, who fought against the domination system,” said the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“Some say that women should be at home, while women should be socially active for education. They can give human emotions to society and pave the way towards a healthy society. Hence, we see that the health of society stems from the health of the family which the main pillar of the family is the woman. Family health can lead to community health, and if the two pillars of the family, men, and women, are together, they can create a healthy family,” he added, stating that the educational role of women is very important.


Pointing out “Unfortunately, women are used as a tool and are treated unkindly,” Ayatollah Ramazani continued, “Women can participate the society and by declaring an unfavorable situation, protest against poverty, discrimination, the killing of innocent women and children, the abnormal state of human society, the instrumental use of women, oppression, arrogance, domination, and authoritarianism; and play a role in improving these cases. Women can complain about modern slavery because today humanity is enslaved in a different way. Women can complain about slogans about women’s and children's rights that are not being implemented. In practice, many people are killed, including defenseless women and children, and no one has the right to protest! While complaining, we must regulate our behavior and ask God to determine the best for human society,”


Emphasizing self-purification, on the educational role of religious institutions in the West, such as the “Labayk Ya Zahra Institute”, he added “Institutions such as “Labayk Ya Zahra (a.s.)” can have an educational role. They can also teach others virtues such as honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, love, and affection for others, and humanity in relation to other human beings and the environment.”


“In these institutes, teach recitation, concepts, and thinking in the verses of the Quran correctly and academically. Raise the children with Quranic culture. Today, the children of our society must be educated with the culture of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). Certainly, the narrations of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), which are interpretations of the verses of the Quran, are saving instructions. If we are looking for a saving instruction, it can be found in the enlightening words of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). Because the narrations of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) properly teach individual and social responsibilities. We have individual and social responsibilities together and we must have these two simultaneously and strive to improve the human affairs and the Muslims,” said the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, addressing the officials of the “Labayk Ya Zahra Institute”.


“We need to be concerned about the problems and affairs of the others because Islam places a lot of emphasis on helping others, even non-Muslims. In a narration, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) says, ‘مَن اَصبَحَ وَ لَم یَهتَمَّ بِاُمورِ المُسلِمینَ فَلَیسَ بِمُسلِم’ (If a person wakes up in the morning and does not care about the affairs of Muslims, he is not a Muslim). Or in another narration, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) says, ‘مَنْ سَمِعَ رجلا ینادی یا لَلْمُسْلِمینَ فَلَمْ یجِبْهُ فَلَیسَ بِمُسْلِمٍ’ (If a non-Muslim asks a Muslim for help, and he does not respond and does not try to solve the problem, he is not a Muslim). Therefore, Imam Ali (a.s.) said to Malik Ashtar, ‘People are of two classes: they are either your religious brother or a human being like you.’ So, people must have a sense of responsibility towards others,” he said.


At the end of the session, Ayatollah Ramazani concluded his speech, emphasizing on observing ethics and introducing pure Islam - that is comprehensive and pays attention to all human dimensions and areas.

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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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