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  • 1st Intl. mourning titled “Ahsan Al-Aza” by ABWA + poster

    1st Intl. mourning titled “Ahsan Al-Aza” by ABWA + poster

    The first international mourning conference titled “Ahsan Al-Aza” will be held by AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly for non-Iranian audiences in order to communicate with the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) worldwide and list their activities in the field of mourning for Imam Hussain (a.s.) in the months of Muharram and Safar, and also in the days of Arbaeen.

    Planned with the slogan “AhlulBayt (a.s.), the axis of revival and honoring of divine rituals” by the Deputy for International Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the program is implemented with the objectives of introducing, selecting, appreciating, and directing all the Hosseini (a.s.) services, based on the teachings of the Quran and Etrat (AhlulBayt).

    “Ahsan Al-Aza” International Mourning for Imam Hussain (a.s.) has the following objectives: introducing and selecting the best Hey’ats [singular: Hey’at. (a place or a group of people) in which people mourn for AhlulBayt (a.s.)], ceremonies, services, and servants of Imam Hossein (a.s.), and finally, organizing, supporting, strengthening, developing, and exalting them in the international arena.

    The deadline for submitting short video reports to introduce Hey’ats and services for Imam Hossain (a.s.) by their own, in two formats of film and photo (short clip and slideshow) is the end of the month of Safar 1443 AH, October 7, 2021. It also includes all activities in Muharram and Safar this year.

    This International Mourning Ceremony for Imam Hussain (a.s.), which has been designed by AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, especially for non-Iranian audiences by the, is underway with a propagation, artistic, and media approach of the live introduction of the following sections, and is ready to receive works:

    - Theatrical programs (Ta’zieh, theater, etc.),

    - Local mourning rituals,

    - Lectures, Nowha (eulogies) and mourning ceremonies,

    - Special programs for Arbaeen,

    - and special experiences and innovative activities.

    After receiving, screening, and judging the submitted video reports, the selected works in various sections will be supported for development and promotion. At the closing ceremony, these works will be honored. In addition, with the formation and launch of the Innovation Club, the ground for growth and excellence will be provided by dedicating the serious role to teenagers, youth, women, etc. in other religious occasions, with the aim of honoring divine rites.

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  • “Global Coalition of NGOs for Peace” Conference in Tehran

    “Global Coalition of NGOs for Peace” Conference in Tehran

    On the occasion of International Day of Peace, with the participation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the International Conference “Global Coalition of NGOs for Peace, Justice, and Convergence of Nations” will be held virtually in Tehran on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2021.

    Emphasizing that peace is appropriate and desirable when it is based on justice, Davood Ameri, Secretary-General of the Islamic World Peace Forum, said, “For a variety of reasons, the world today faces challenges in the areas of peace, security, poverty, the environment, and the like, which governments alone cannot fully and successfully address.”

    “Through the cooperation of the people, and with the government and the private sector, NGOs in many areas provide the basis for the development and growth of society. In fact, as civic institutions, they are an intermediary between the government and the people, and in this way form an important part of the people’s participation in the development of society,” he added.

    “Explaining the scientific, legal, and law foundations of the formation of non-governmental organizations and explaining the role and position of these organizations in achieving peace, justice, and integration of nations is one of the objectives of this conference,” he continued.

    “Programs aimed at promoting the discourse of peace and justice in the domestic and international dimensions include explaining the necessities and requirements for considering NGOs in the world, producing conceptual literature on NGOs and developing global peace and justice, and drawing the attention of the elites and media to NGOs in domestically and internationally,” clarified the Secretary-General of the Islamic World Peace Forum on the long-term plans of his institute.

    “The conference will be attended by domestic and foreign experts in five sections: NGOs; Theoretical foundations and functions, the role of NGOs in establishing world peace and justice and combating oppression, NGOs and their relationship with powers and governments, public diplomacy and NGOs, and the soft power of non-governmental and societies. The Conference “Global Coalition of NGOs for Peace, Justice, and Convergence of Nations” will be pursued in five phases in 2021 and 2022 to lay the groundwork for this global coalition,” he said.

  • Photos: Opening ceremony of Arbaeen Hosseini’s official activities in Latin America

    Photos: Opening ceremony of Arbaeen Hosseini’s official activities in Latin America

  • Arbaeen great divine convention for all religions, nations/Imam Hussein (a.s.) belongs to all humanity: Ayatollah Ramazani

    Arbaeen great divine convention for all religions, nations/Imam Hussein (a.s.) belongs to all humanity: Ayatollah Ramazani

    The opening ceremony of Arbaeen Hosseini’s official activities in Latin America was held on Sunday morning, September 19, 2021, with the speech of the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

    While offering his condolences for the days of mourning for Imam Hussain (a.s.) and Arbaeen, and appreciating the establishment of the Arbaeen headquarters in Latin America, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani said, “I appreciate you for starting a valuable work and forming a headquarters called Arbaeen with the slogan “Service and Hope”.”

    “I hope that by using the capacity set in Latin America, the members of Arbaeen headquarters will be able to get to know each other better and provide a platform for interaction, understanding, and synergy,” he said, expressing hope that the activity of Arbaeen headquarters should be seriously and actively pursued throughout the year.

     “Arbaeen should be considered as the largest convention of Muslims. Imam Hussain (a.s.) belongs to all nations and all religions. He is the teacher and educator of the freedmen. There are important lessons of seeking justice, confronting authoritarianism and oppression, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil in the teachings of Imam Hussain (a.s.),” emphasized the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.

    “Imam Hussain (a.s.) belongs not only to the Shiites, but to all Muslims; he belongs not only to Muslims, but to all followers of the Abrahamic religions, and also he belongs not only to all followers of the Abrahamic religions, but to all human beings, and this is a global and international capacity,” continued Ayatollah Ramazani.

    “Understanding this capacity is very important and should be studied and researched, and once the capacities are properly understood, we will be able to understand this event more comprehensively and accurately,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to the various dimensions of Arbaeen Hosseini.

    “Ashura and what happened up to Arbaeen (forty days after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and his companions in Karbala) in the year 61 AH, shows the most emotional truth. There can be no more emotional flow and movement than Ashura and Arbaeen. These feelings and emotions have been passed down from generation to generation,” he clarified, considering emotional capacity as one of the Arbaeen capacities.

    “During 1400 years, the uprising of Sayyid al-Shuhada (a.s.) has created a great internal transformation and revolution; a large number of people gather in (Iraq) to pay their tribute (to Imam Hussein (a.s.) and his family and companions) and spend their lives and property to keep Ashura and Arbaeen alive. This great glory increases year by year in the Arbaeen ceremony,” Ayatollah Ramazani added.

    Referring to the pandemic of the evil Covid-19 virus, which has outbroken the world, and deprived many people of the opportunity to participate in the Arbaeen Walk, the member of the Assembly of Leadership Experts expressed, “May God Almighty remove this calamity from human society so that Muslims and non-Muslims with a population of 20 million and more can participate in Arbaeen Walk.”

    “We can see high spirituality during the Arbaeen Walk in Najaf and Karbala. Worship, mentioning the sufferings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), prayers, paying attention to the ideals of Imam Hussain (a.s.), the teachings of Ashura, and many other issues are quite evident in Arbaeen Walk. You can see the most beautiful service in Arbaeen,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to the spiritual aspect as another achievement of the Arbaeen movement.

    Considering the high hope for the best kind of life and tasting justice and the elimination of the oppression of wealth, force and hypocrisy colonialism, as lessons from the Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s.), Ayatollah Ramazani said, “The intellectual and structural atmosphere of society must believe in this hope.”

    Referring to the phrase, “بَذَلَ مُهْجَتَهُ فِيكَ لِيَسْتَنْقِذَ عِبَادَكَ مِنَ الْجَهَالَةِ وَ حَيْرَةِ الضَّلالَةِ” ((O’God) He (Imam Hussein (a.s.)) sacrificed his life in your way, to save your servants from ignorance and wandering misguidance) from the Arbaeen pilgrimage letter, Ayatollah Ramazani added, “Imam Hussein (a.s.) sacrificed the blood of his heart in the way of God and saved the people from ignorance. The Arbaeen pilgrimage letter reads: “Some authoritarians, worldly and ambitious people stood up the best of human beings. They behead the “Imam of the society” and the “Guardian of God” and put it on the spear. Less than 30 years after the demise of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), the enemies placed the silent Quran on a spear (referring to the Battle of Siffin between Muawiyah and Imam Ali (a.s.)), and 50 years later, they put the “speaking Quran” (Imam Hussain (a.s.)) on a spear.” All of these events were due to the ignorance of the society.”

    “Arbaeen bestowed awakening and multidimensional awareness to human society: awakening in the emotional, spiritual, cultural and political dimensions,” Ayatollah Ramazani said, referring to the spiritual, justice, cultural and political aspects of Arbaeen.

    “From the mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussein (a.s.) and Arbaeen, one should learn the lessons of monotheism, seeking justice, and confronting authoritarianism. In his analysis of the Husseini movement, Imam Khomeini (r.a.) said, “Weeping for Imam Hussein (a.s.) should have a political and reformist aspect”,” he said.

    “If today’s human society reach the spirit of Ashura and Arbaeen, the ground for the growth of the individual, family, and society will be provided,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.)  World Assembly.

    “Unfortunately, we are facing news boycott of Arbaeen, and some media outlets fail to cover the spirituality, love, self-sacrifice, and affection of the Arbaeen Hosseini March,” said Ayatollah Ramazani considering Arbaeen as a great divine convention of all religions and nations.

    “Introduce Arbaeen and Ashura thinking to the people, and consider Arbaeen as great because this movement can be a great global event,” said the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts, addressing the organizers of the Arbaeen headquarters in Latin America, while appreciating them.

    Following the ceremony, referring to the appointed activities of the headquarters, Soheil Assad, the secretary of the Arbaeen headquarters in Latin America, announced the release of the Arbaeen pilgrimage software with Spanish and French translations, which was prepared for the first time. He also announced, “For the first time, on Arbaeen Hosseini Day the Arbaeen pilgrimage letter will be recited online, simultaneously throughout the Latin American region.”

    The next part of the opening ceremony of the special activities dedicated to Arbaeen in Latin America was describing the activities and actions of Islamic centers throughout this region by the officials of Islamic centers. In this meeting, the officials of the Islamic centers of countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, etc., briefly explained the activities of their center.

    The responsibilities of the Arbaeen International Headquarters in the Latin American region are planning and coordination between countries, content production, regional and trans-regional support, special planning, and coordination with the holy shrines.

    Also, some of the activities and programs of the Arbaeen International Headquarters in Latin America are: Publication of two new books in Latin American countries on the subject of Ashura and Arbaeen, holding street processions, launching a motorcade caravan, holding a national and coordinated Arbaeen pilgrimage throughout Latin America, holding ceremonies in Islamic centers and mosques, publishing a magazine for children on the subject of Arbaeen and Muharram, and production of Arbaeen pilgrimage software.

    The meeting, which was held on Sunday morning, September 19, 2021, Tehran time, ended with mourning and praising for AhlulBayt (a.s.) and the recourse in AhlulBayt (a.s.) by activists and Latin American Muslims.

  • Opening ceremony of Arbaeen Hosseini’s official activities in Latin America

    Opening ceremony of Arbaeen Hosseini’s official activities in Latin America

    With the speech of Ayatollah Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the opening ceremony of Arbaeen Hosseini’s official activities in Latin America will be held on Sunday morning.

    The ceremony will begin on Sunday morning, September 19, 2021 (Saturday evening, September 18, Latin American time), with a speech by Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

    The secretary of the opening ceremony of “Arbaeen Hosseini’s official activities in Latin America” is Sheikh Soheil Asaad.

    At the event, which will be attended by Latin American Muslims and Shiites, Islamic centers in the region will announce their plans for Arbaeen Hosseini.

    This ceremony will be broadcast live on www.skyroom.online/ch/reunion2021/reunion, Islammaldia channel in YouTube, islamaldiaesp page on Facebook.

     

     

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