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We must introduce golden rules of AhlulBayt (a.s.) to humanity: Ayatollah Ramazani

We must introduce golden rules of AhlulBayt (a.s.) to humanity: Ayatollah Ramazani

Ayatollah Reza Ramazani during his trip to Syria on Thursday, February 25, 2021, met with members of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and visited the Mojamma of Hazrat Roghayeh (a.s.).


“The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly has considered a new system and program in its new round of activities. In this approach, Thaqalayn satellite TV and ABNA News Agency have taken over the media section of the assembly,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in this meeting, in describing the activities and programs of the Assembly.


“In addition to Arabic, we launched Russian on the Thaqalayn TV, which, with 18 million viewers, pursues its activities with a new policy and approach. ABNA News Agency also receives and publishes news and events of the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) from all over the world with new policies in 25 languages,” he added.


“In the scientific and student sector, the International University of AhlulBayt (a.s.) is active in 16 masters and doctoral programs that will be launched soon. Wiki Shia is also active in more than 10 languages and 25,000 scientific articles; two more languages are being added and soon we are going to reach 40,000 scientific articles. We hope that the esteemed professors of Hazrat Roghayeh Mojamma will participate in writing scientific articles on the Wiki Shia. We also ask the professors, students, and members of the General Assembly to provide us with their suggestions and strategies for the evolution of the Assembly,” Ayatollah Ramazani stated.


“All these media activities are for the best form of spreading the culture of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and its teachings. We need to change our approach. AhlulBayt (a.s.) are the Imam of humanity, and in order to introduce AhlulBayt (a.s.), we must introduce their golden rules and convey the thirsty humanity the teachings of AhlulBayt (a.s.). One of the priests said that if the Christians had Nahj al-Balaghah, they would conquer the world. Nahj al-Balaghah, Sahifa al-Sajadiyya and other teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) are scientific resources that we can use to spread the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.),” he emphasized.


“The school and jurisprudence of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) can answer all the existing questions. As the Minister of Endowments and the Honorable Mufti of Syria emphasized, we must know the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.) and introduce it to the new and future generations” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“I suggest that a connection be established between the International University of AhlulBayt (a.s.) and the Mojamma of Hazrat Roghayeh (a.s.) so that the course materials can be shared and edited so that we can implement this horizon and perspective,” he said, with a suggestion.


“We appreciate the efforts of Hojat al-Islam Sayed Hassan Tabrizi in representing the Assembly in Syria, and we will definitely use his capacities in the new representation of the Assembly in Syria. God willing, the representation of the Assembly will be successful with the new management and will find its true place in this country,” stated Ayatollah Ramazani in another part of his speech.


“The General Assembly was delayed by one year due to a change of management, and another year due to Covid-19. God willing, with the blessings of Hazrat Roghayeh (a.s.) and Hazrat Zainab (a.s.), the evil of this virus will be eliminated and we will be able to hold the summit next year,” he said, in the end.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Nabil Halbavi, a Syrian member of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly appreciated Ayatollah Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the accompanying delegation for their visit to Syria and congratulated them the birthday of Imam Ali (a.s.).


“By the order of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the University of Belad al-Sham was established with three sections: the Mojamma of Sayeda Roghayeh (a.s.), the Mojamma of Sheikh Kaftaro and the Mojamma of the Al-Fath Al-Islami. Initially, the Mojamma of Sayeda Roghayeh (a.s.), which was established based on the school and teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), was supposed to accept students within the framework of the teachings of Islamic Sharia. After a few years, we also received the approval of the engineering technical fields from the Minister of Science, and on several occasions, we handed over the graduates in the undergraduate fields to the Syrian society. Unfortunately, in a completely unjustified manner, in a letter from the Minister of Science, the Mojamma was barred from admitting to non-Islamic Sharia disciplines until further notice. We hope that this problem will be resolved as soon as possible and that we will once again see the admission of the youth who are the follower of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in the technical fields of engineering and humanities,” he stated.


“Graduate students with a bachelor’s degree are introduced to Damascus universities, etc. to complete postgraduate and doctoral courses. Therefore, I suggest that, if possible, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly provides the possibility for elite and active youth in Iranian universities to receive scholarships in graduate courses to witness the growth and promotion of the community of followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in Syria. Because the scientific growth of the youth of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in this country, and their entry into government offices and organizations, will strengthen the power of the Shiites,” added the Syrian member of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


Following the meeting, the participants expressed their views to the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


It should be mentioned that Nabil Halbavi, Samir Kahal, Tamer Mostafa, Muhammad Amin Romani, Samir Shahitani, and Yaser Halbavi were present in this meeting.

Ayatollah Ramazani: Dr. Darvizeh had knowledge and faith together

Ayatollah Ramazani: Dr. Darvizeh had knowledge and faith together

Sunday, 14 March 2021

On March 23, 2021 in the commemoration ceremony of the late Professor “Abolfazl Darvizeh” which was held as a webinar, while thanking the University of Guilan and the office of the Supreme Leader in the University for holding this memorial ceremony, Ayatollah “Reza Ramazani” said, “Honoring scientists such as Professor Darvizeh is very valuable. But there should be ceremonies in other places about his position and personality.”


“I advise my academic friends to read the book “Creation of Life” by the deceased, which deals with important religious and scientific perspectives,” added the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, saying that Dr. Darvizeh was a fully committed, faithful and believing scientist,


“Dr. Darvizeh’s personality traits are very wide in scientific and doctrinal fields,” he stated, pointing out that Dr. Darvizeh was a prominent national and provincial professor who had written many works, including 120 scientific and research articles.


“The practical ethics of the late Dr. Darvizeh, including the kindness and smile they always had, humility and justice can be a model for young generation,” Ayatollah Ramazani emphasized.


“This late professor was always thankful for his blessing life,” pointed out the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, noting that Professor Darvizah would have spoken if they knew the truth.

Love for the AhlulBayt (a.s.), axis of Islamic unity: Ayatollah Ramazani

Love for the AhlulBayt (a.s.), axis of Islamic unity: Ayatollah Ramazani

Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, who paid an official visit to Syria and Lebanon earlier this month, met Sheikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.


During the meeting of the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly with the Mufti of Syria, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria, Mr. Torkabadi, Deputy of Executive Affairs of the Assembly, Dr. “Abdolreza Rashed”, Representative of the Assembly in Lebanon, Hojat al-Islam “Mousavi Tabrizi”, and some deputy directors of international affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, were also present.




A unifying document and strategy must be considered

“Unfortunately, today some people are against the unity of Muslims and are working to deny the unity and create a rift among Muslims, and this is clear to everyone. While according to Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) “Our Imamate (leadership) is a refuge against division”. The unity of the Muslim Ummah requires global power in the cultural, political, scientific, and military fields to prevent the infiltration of arrogance front and the enemies of Islam into the ranks of Muslims,” Ayatollah “Reza Ramazani” said in the meeting.


“Division is a great danger. A unifying document and strategy must be considered and love for the AhlulBayt (a.s.) can be the axis of this unity,” he added, stating that the spread of differences between Shiites and Sunnis is a conspiracy of the enemies of Islam.


“In Hamburg, Germany, I was the representative of the Supreme Leader. A Christian asked me “Why Islam is a religion of violence and bloodshed?” For, at least twenty weeks at Hamburg Friday prayers, I spoke about love in the Quran, and these sermons were translated and published in German. The slanders against Islam tarnish the image of Islam. Our view of the issue of Islamophobia in the West must be deep and precise,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“The knowledge of the Muslim community about religion is not at the desired level for which a solution must be devised. The problems and sufferings of the Islamic Ummah are the lack of understanding of religion and a superficial view of it. Why the first concept some people teach about Islam is killing, and why should Islam be known by killing?! According to the first verses of Surah Al-Alaq, the first thing the Quran teaches Muslims is education,” he stated about the problems of the Islamic world.


“In an article in Europe, three inappropriate traits were attributed to the Holy Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h): militancy, power-seeking, and lust. These have become important Western media lines against Islam. We must plan in the seminaries and change this inappropriate view toward the model of ethics and education in Islam, and introduce the religion correctly,” added Ayatollah Ramazani.


Resistance must be introduced under divine mercy

“We must redefine a new method in the Islamic world and present it against the misinterpretation of Islam and religion. Just as you sacrifice your dear child in the way of Islam with this positive spirit and outlook,” he emphasized.


“We must introduce resistance under divine mercy and stand against colonialism and arrogance in order to preserve true Islam,” continued the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, saying that Syria correctly implemented the concept of resistance during this period, which is a Quranic truth.


Imamate is more important than the caliphate

“With Imam Ali (as), the Imamate gained more superiority over the caliphate in the true sense. There are two real concepts of caliphate and Imamate. From the Sunni point of view, the caliphate is a matter of human duty and has a definite and limited duration. But the Imamate, which is derived from faith, remains eternal and has no expiration date. So, we must strengthen the faith,” said Grand Mufti of Syria “Sheikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun”, in this meeting, congratulating the birthday of Imam Ali (a.s.) to Ayatollah Ramazani.


“Today, the thousand-year-ago concepts of Islam are incomprehensible to our children, and we must edit and present these concepts in today’s language,” added Sheikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun.


We have failed in approximation (between Islamic denominations)/ We must eliminate the divisions between Shiites and Sunnis and religions


“To this end, I propose to form a committee consisting of you, the Chairman of The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, and I to examine ways to strengthen and expand this important issue among Muslims, in order to transfer what the late Imam (Khomeini) said about the idea of the proximity of Islamic denominations to scholars, centers, mosques, and seminaries,” he said in a proposal to the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that we have fallen short in the matter of proximity and we must strengthen the axis of the proximity of Muslims and within our Islamic society.


“I also suggest that a brief interpretation of the Quran in three to four volumes be prepared for the international community with an approach of approximation and ethics, so that we can introduce the meanings of the verses of the Quran to non-Muslims in simple language and away from religious views,” he added.

“We must note that we must be under the shadow of the Imamate and not the Caliphate. We should not forget that if it were not for Imam Ali (a.s.), others would not have become caliphs. Imamate is stable until the Day of Judgment, but the caliphate is perishable. As the Mufti is under the shadow of the Imamate, but the Minister is under the shadow of the Caliphate,” emphasized Sheikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun.


“Unfortunately, some Sunnis also have this ugly view of the Prophet (p.b.u.h),” he said, confirming Ayatollah Ramazani’s words about some inappropriate views towards the Messenger of God (p.b.u.h).


“The Iranian delegation, whether ambassador or representative of the leadership, should not remain in their office. They should come among the society and meet people and remove the existing doubts. They must be with the nation and they must teach the principle of religion. We have to describe ourselves. We must introduce the meaning of Velayat-e-Faqih. We belong to the nation, not the government. Our mission is to introduce the enemies to our children. Because the enemies introduce us to our children incorrectly,” he said, in another part of his speech.


“Today, our mission is not with our nation, it is with others. We must eliminate the differences between Shiites and Sunnis and denominations,” added Sheikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun.


I was impressed by Sahifa Sajjadieh

“When I read the books of AhlulBayt (a.s.), I was impressed by Sahifa Sajjadieh. I learned from Imam Sajjad (a.s.) to be among the enemies and to attract them with good morals. Therefore, as you said, we must first invite people to love and affection, then guide and introduce them to religion,” He said about the teachings of AhlulBayt (a.s.).


“Unfortunately, some false innovations by the Shiites have tarnished the image of Muslims and Shiites. This indicates our shortcomings in propagation. When Imam Khamenei insisted that you preach abroad, the word is very useful and I thank and appreciate him,” he stated.


“The achievements of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the scientific and military fields strengthen the resistance front, and when Iran gained space power, I congratulated the Muslims on this success,” concluded the Grand Mufti of Syria, emphasizing that AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is a center for educating the Islamic community based on peace.

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).”



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