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Union of Muslim Scholars should be formed in Pakistan: Ayatollah Ramazani

Union of Muslim Scholars should be formed in Pakistan: Ayatollah Ramazani

Hojat al-Islam Allameh Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Unity Assembly Party of Pakistan met Ayatollah Ramazani in the headquarter of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


In the meeting, describing Pakistan’s Shiites as having great potential, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani noted the need to design educational programs for different parts of society, including the elite, ulama, youth, and the general public.


While emphasizing the importance of research activities, he stressed the need for educational resources and programs to be developed according to the needs of the audience.


“Shiite thought believes in defending the oppressed in every spot of the world. Therefore, the issue of resistance in Islam must be well explained, and separated from the thought and behavior of extremist groups,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, confirming the movement of the Muslim Unity Assembly Party on the path of proximity and unity (of Muslims) and considering it necessary to establish a union of Muslim scholars in Pakistan.


“There are about 400 verses in the Quran on the subject of jihad. This shows the importance of jihad in Islam. Islamic resistance is, in fact, the mercy of Islam,” he said, regarding the importance of jihad and resistance in Islam.


“It is necessary to use the enormous capacity of the Arbaeen March to introduce the Resistance and confront arrogance,” stated Ayatollah Ramazani, referring to the importance of the Arbaeen march.


Ruling thought in Pakistan Muslim Unity Assembly Party, thoughts of Imam Khomeini, Supreme Leader


In this meeting, Hojat al-Islam Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri stated, “During the life of Martyr Arif Hussain Hussaini, the movement of Pakistani Shiites was at its peak. But after his martyrdom, the Ulama changed and the scholars went to the margins. Therefore, with the establishment of the Muslim Unity Assembly Party, an attempt was made to keep the Ulama together.”


“The ruling ideology of the Pakistan Muslim Unity Assembly is the ideology of Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Khamenei). One of our objectives is to help the oppressed, including Shiites and Sunnis, and even non-Muslims such as Sikhs and Christians,” he said, explaining the ruling principles and activities of the Muslim Unity Assembly Party of Pakistan.


“Our relations with the Sunni brothers are very good. Because one of our main ideals is the unity of Shiites and Sunnis,” Allameh Jafari added.

We must learn AhlulBayt’s sciences, knowledge, convey them to all humanity: Ahmadi Tabar

We must learn AhlulBayt’s sciences, knowledge, convey them to all humanity: Ahmadi Tabar

Officials of the “Chennai Shiite Youth Association” from India held a virtual meeting with the deputy for scientific and cultural affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


In this meeting, Hojat al-Islam Ahmad Ahmadi Tabar stated, “In the Quran, the hadiths and the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), Islam has determined the path to the perfection of humanity.”


“According to the hadiths, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) recited all the verses that were revealed to him once in the morning and once in the evening for Imam Ali (a.s.), and explained to him what humanity needs until the Day of Judgment, and asked him to write these issues,” he added.


“The task that the AhlulBayt (a.s.) have assigned to us is to learn their sciences and knowledge and to convey it to all of humanity. Abasalat, one of Imam Reza’s companions, asked the Imam (a.s.), “How can we revive your orders?” Imam Reza (a.s.) replied, “Learn our sciences and teach them to others.” Today, our duty is to acquaint the Shiites, wherever they are, with the pure teachings of Islam and the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.),” continued the deputy for scientific and cultural affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said the Hadith al-Thaqalayn to guide human beings.


“Today, human beings, due to the issues they are facing, are looking for the right path, and the right path is the path of the AhlulBayt (a.s.),” he emphasized.


“The fact that you are making a great effort to convey the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) to your fellow speakers, it makes us happy, and we ask God to give you the best,” said Ahmadi Tabar, addressing the officials of the Chennai Shiite Youth Association.


“To promote the knowledge and culture of the Shiites, I recommend that you make a great effort. Holding meetings to teach Aqaed (Islamic beliefs), the Tafsir of the Quran and the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) are valuable measures that should be expanded. Also, serving the victims of natural disasters is a human duty and one of the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). Imams (a.s.) provided bread, dates, and food to the needy at night, without having anything to do with the beliefs of those people,” he added.


“While in the real world, you make a serious effort to propagate (Islamic teachings) face to face, do not neglect cyberspace, and have programs to introduce the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in this space,” stated the deputy for scientific and cultural affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, regarding the necessity of cultural activities in cyberspace.


“Involve your audience, such as teachers, preachers, students, and families, in setting up educational and research groups. Pay special attention to the family. The family must be Islamic, and the basis of the family is the parents, and they must raise the families,” he stated about the necessity of teamwork.


At the beginning of this virtual meeting, officials from the Chennai Shiite Youth Association presented a report on their cultural, religious, and social activities.


Some of the activities of the Chennai Shiite Youth Association were: holding ceremonies on the deaths and births anniversaries of Imams (a.s.), holding commemorations for Imam Khomeini and Islamic Unity, setting up religious camps and various exhibitions, including a book fair, providing medical assistance, and educational activities for different regions and cultural and educational activities for children, adolescents, women, and families.

Attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Kabul has no rational, religious justification: Tavakoli

Attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Kabul has no rational, religious justification: Tavakoli

On the 40th day of the terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul, and the martyrdom of tens of innocent fasting student girls, a commemoration ceremony, organized by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, was held on Thursday, June 17, 202. The ceremony was a part of a series of AhlulBayt’s virtual meetings on the subject of “Why the Shiites are oppressed in Afghanistan; Strategies to strengthen the Shiite community.”


In the meeting, referring to the terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul, Tavakoli, the principal of the high school said, “Terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Kabul has no rational, religious justification in any religion. In this terrorist attack, about 85 fasting people were martyred in the holy month. They were the pioneers of science and knowledge and were promising a better tomorrow for Afghanistan. With white scarves, they were a symbol of peace and purity. But they rushed to their god to complain about the situation of the most oppressed people in this land.”


“The martyrs of the Kabul terrorist attack were those who, according to the religious teachings and orders of the Prophet (p.b.u.h), educating them is a religious duty. They had no sin but obedience to the command of the Prophet (p.b.u.h). The Kabul terrorist attack was the saddest of its kind, and the least recurring in the history of ongoing violence in Afghanistan. The attack shocked the world, and confused today’s sleeping people across the globe from the cruelty of the terrorists,” she continued.


“To heal the grief of the families of the martyrs of the Kabul terrorist attack, help was provided by compatriots from different parts of Afghanistan and the world, the offices of Grand Sources of Emulation, institutions, and charities, and the friendly and neighboring country, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the treatment of the injured began. Everyone, in turn, addressed some of the problems, trying to take the burden off a loved one, and alleviate the grief of another loved one,” added the principal of the Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul.


“The management of Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul strongly condemns the terrorist attack on this school, and wishes that practical measures be taken against such targeted attacks as soon as possible,” Tavakoli pointed out.


It should be mentioned that on the evening of Saturday, May 8, 2021, 85 people were martyred and more than 150 were injured in three consecutive explosions in front of Sayed al-Shuhada High School in the west of Kabul (Dasht-e Barchi). The bombings took place in the 13th security district west of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. As the school closed and students left, a Toyota Corolla car bomb exploded at the entrance to a clinic connected to the school. Then, as the students were fleeing, two landmines exploded in their path.

Perpetrators of Kabul terrorist attack must be identified: Alemi Balkhi

Perpetrators of Kabul terrorist attack must be identified: Alemi Balkhi

On the 40th day of the terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul, and the martyrdom of tens of innocent fasting student girls, a commemoration ceremony, organized by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, was held on Thursday, June 17, 202. The ceremony was a part of a series of AhlulBayt’s virtual meetings on the subject of “Why the Shiites are oppressed in Afghanistan; Strategies to strengthen the Shiite community.”


At the meeting, referring to the martyrs of the Kabul terrorist incident, Seyyed Hossein Alemi Balkhi, former Minister of Refugees of Afghanistan and a member of the General Assembly of the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “The martyrs of this terrorist attack are different from the martyrs of other attacks. Because they were from a religious community that lived in the same area. In this attack, a certain religious group was attacked. As the second fact about the Kabul terrorist attack, its target was children under the age of 18, between the ages of 7 and 16. The attack killed 90 students, and injured more than 250.”


“In the terrorist attack in Kabul, some people went missing, and their fate is not known whether they were martyred or fell into the hands of those who sought to exploit the attack. Another characteristic of this incident was that no group specifically claimed responsibility for it. The government claimed that the perpetrator of this terrorist attack was the Taliban. But the Taliban accused the Afghan government of carrying out the attack. The government argued that because the Taliban had no achievement on the battlefield, it attacked children to spread fear to attain more achievements in the negotiations. On the other hand, the Taliban argued that the Afghan government carries out such attacks because it is incapable of fighting on the battlefield and had nothing to say in the peace talks. Some also said that ISIL carried out the terrorist attack to take revenge on the Shiites,” he continued.


“ISIL has carried out similar attacks before the recent terrorist operation. Recently, a senior Afghan government official pursuing security issues said that ISIL is targeting Shiites everywhere. It does not matter to them whether these Shiites are women, children, or men, it attacks them everywhere. One week before the terrorist attack on the Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School, a senior Afghan official said that ISIL had said in a message that the group would attack the country’s Shiites if the group’s prisoners were not released by the government,” said the former Minister of Refugees of Afghanistan.


“The perpetrators of this terrorist attack think that the Shiites of Afghanistan are helpless people, and there are benefits of terrorist attacks against them. At a recent press conference, the Council of Shiite Ulama of Afghanistan made some demands. According to the council, the terrorist attacks in the Shiite areas are genocide against the Shiites, and it is the duty of the Afghan government to ensure the security of the Shiites. The Council of Shiite Ulama of Afghanistan believes that the Afghan government has not met expectations,” stated Alami Balkhi, recognizing the Kabul terrorist attack as a shameful act.


“The Afghan Shiite Ulema Council has three specific demands on the Afghan government. Ensuring the security of the citizens of the country is one of the government’s duties, and in this regard, the Afghan government has not done its job well. It needs to provide more security. Previously, a security plan was submitted to the government by the Security Coordination Commission. This plan must be implemented, and if the government does not consider this plan appropriate, it should present an alternative plan. If the government does not act in this regard, measures must be devised to solve the problems through the local defense,” he continued.


“We need the clarification on the terrorist attack in Kabul. It is the duty of the government to determine who is the perpetrator of the attack, and if the perpetrators are in areas controlled by the Afghan government, they should be punished, and if they are not in these areas, they should be identified so that this crime can be pursued in the international community, and declared as genocide. These are expectations of the people of Afghanistan from the government. Also, the situation of the missing people in the terrorist attack in Kabul should be determined,” added the member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


It should be mentioned that on the evening of Saturday, May 8, 2021, 85 people were martyred and more than 150 were injured in three consecutive explosions in front of Sayed al-Shuhada High School in the west of Kabul (Dasht-e Barchi). The bombings took place in the 13th security district west of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. As the school closed and students left, a Toyota Corolla car bomb exploded at the entrance to a clinic connected to the school. Then, as the students were fleeing, two landmines exploded in their path.

Successive attacks on Afghan Shiites not accidental: Salehi Modarres

Successive attacks on Afghan Shiites not accidental: Salehi Modarres

On the 40th day of the terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul, and the martyrdom of tens of innocent fasting student girls, a commemoration ceremony, organized by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, was held on Thursday, June 17, 202. The ceremony was a part of a series of AhlulBayt’s virtual meetings on the subject of “Why the Shiites are oppressed in Afghanistan; Strategies to strengthen the Shiite community.”


Referring to the martyrs of the Kabul terrorist incident, Ayatollah Mohammad Hashim Salehi Modarres, Chairman of the Council of Shiite Ulama of Afghanistan, said at the ceremony, “In this terrorist attack, 84 innocent girls were martyred, and about 200 people were injured. This terrorist incident was very suffering and severe. While meeting with the families of the martyrs and the wounded, representatives of the Council of Shiite Ulama observed that some of these families were so poor that they did not even have a home to live in, and lived in a room without a door. They often lived at the foot of the “Chehel Dokhtaran” (Forty Girls) mountain and were deprived of the basic facilities of life. The family of one of the martyrs said that their daughter’s body was identified through carpet weaving effects on her hands. Another family said their daughter had performed Ghosl (of Shahada) at dawn on the day of the terrorist attack, saying, “Today is the last day of my life”.”


“The martyrs of the Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Kabul were the followers of the school of Ashura and Imam Hussein (a.s.). These oppressed children were torn to pieces. Throughout history, such a crime is either rare or unparalleled. The successive attacks on Afghan Shiites are not accidental, and our enemy, who is the enemy of Islam and humanity, targeted our people with prior preparation. Our people have a brilliant history, and according to Grand Ayatollah Hakim, “I have seen less like the people of Afghanistan, a religious people who love Source of Emulation and Ulama.” The people of Afghanistan have a brilliant record of adhering to Islam, participating in jihad, learning science, and promoting culture,” he continued.


“Our people are peace-loving people and have lived as brothers with all the other brothers in Afghanistan. The first motive for attacks on schools, mosques, hospitals, and universities in Afghanistan is to create religious divisions. But our people are smarter than to fall into this trap. Throughout history, the Shiite people of Afghanistan have not fought with their Sunni brothers. The people of other countries should learn from Afghanistan’s people that we did not have a Shiite-Sunni war in the country. The enemies of Islam stir up discord in Afghan society in order to prevent the growth of talents and scientific prosperity,” he added.


“One of the reasons for the crimes against the country’s Shiites is the weakness of the security organizations. They do not arrest the perpetrators of these crimes, and they do not bring them to justice. This causes the criminals to commit crimes again. The lack of a unified leadership for the Shiites of Afghanistan is one of the reasons for the crimes against them. Officials must prioritize the interests of society over individual and ethnic interests. As long as the Shiites of Afghanistan don’t unite and every one pursues only the interests of his party, this tragedy will not be removed from our people,” said Ayatollah Mohammad Hashem Salehi Modarres, referring to the weakness of Afghanistan’s security organizations.


“The political ingenuity and cohesion of the leaders in the Shiite community of Afghanistan are very important, and if this cohesion is achieved, the crimes against our nation will end. Economic affairs, drugs, and addiction are other important issues,” he continued.


“Our leaders must take the right actions and make a joint decision. They should all be one voice and one word and have only one wish and one action. The nation also must follow them. The Shiite people of Afghanistan are very displaced, but they love peace,” noted the Chairman of the Council of Shiite Ulama of Afghanistan.


It should be mentioned that on the evening of Saturday, May 8, 2021, 85 people were martyred and more than 150 were injured in three consecutive explosions in front of Sayed al-Shuhada High School in the west of Kabul (Dasht-e Barchi). The bombings took place in the 13th security district west of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. As the school closed and students left, a Toyota Corolla car bomb exploded at the entrance to a clinic connected to the school. Then, as the students were fleeing, two landmines exploded in their path.

Commemoration ceremony held on 40th day of terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School, Kabul

Commemoration ceremony held on 40th day of terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School, Kabul

On the 40th day of the terrorist attack on Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul, and the martyrdom of tens of innocent fasting student girls, a commemoration ceremony, organized by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, was held on Thursday, June 17, 202. The ceremony was a part of a series of AhlulBayt’s virtual meetings on the subject of “Why the Shiites are oppressed in Afghanistan; Strategies to strengthen the Shiite community.”


At the ceremony, referring to the painful tragedy of the martyrdom of Shiite schoolgirls in Afghanistan, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “The terrorist explosion at Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul, which killed 85 people and injured 150 others, was one of the most tragic terrorist incidents in the contemporary era. Most of the martyrs were 13- to 16-year-old girls. Some of the martyrs of the incident were torn to pieces. So that their identification was possible only by their stationery. On the other hand, the families of these martyrs were below the poverty line.”


“Regarding the crime of martyring female students in Kabul, one should read this verse: “بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ قُتِلَتْ” (For what sin she was slain) (Quran, 81: 9). Although condemnation messages were issued from all over the world after this incident, and the seminaries of Qom and Najaf, the Grand Source of Emulations, Sunni scholars, pope, and various organizations condemned it, this incident is one of the most painful and horrible incidents in Afghanistan since the beginning of the American military presence in the country, even in the contemporary era,” he continued.


Following in the webinar, Ayatollah Mohammad Hashem Salehi Modarres, Chairman of the Council of Shiite Ulama of Afghanistan, said, “The martyrs of the Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Kabul were the followers of the school of Ashura and Imam Hussein (a.s.). These oppressed children were torn to pieces. Throughout history, such a crime is either rare or unparalleled. The successive attacks on Afghan Shiites are not accidental, and our enemy, who is the enemy of Islam and humanity, targeted our people with prior preparation. Our people have a brilliant history, and according to Grand Ayatollah Hakim, “I have seen less like the people of Afghanistan, a religious people who love Source of Emulation and Ulama.” The people of Afghanistan have a brilliant record of adhering to Islam, participating in jihad, learning science, and promoting culture.”


“Our people are peace-loving people and have lived as brothers with all the other brothers in Afghanistan. The first motive for attacks on schools, mosques, hospitals, and universities in Afghanistan is to create religious divisions. But our people are smarter than to fall into this trap. Throughout history, the Shiite people of Afghanistan have not fought with their Sunni brothers. The people of other countries should learn from Afghanistan’s people that we did not have a Shiite-Sunni war in the country. The enemies of Islam stir up discord in Afghan society in order to prevent the growth of talents and scientific prosperity,” he added.


Referring to the role of ISIL in the terrorist attack in Kabul, Sayed Hussein Alemi Balkhi, former Minister of Refugees of Afghanistan, and a member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “ISIL has carried out similar attacks before the recent terrorist operation. Recently, a senior Afghan government official pursuing security issues said that ISIL is targeting Shiites everywhere. It does not matter to them whether these Shiites are women, children, or men, it attacks them everywhere. One week before the terrorist attack on the Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School, a senior Afghan official said that ISIL had said in a message that the group would attack the country’s Shiites if the group’s prisoners were not released by the government.”


At the end of the ceremony, Ms. Tavakoli, the director of Sayed Al-Shuhada Girls’ High School in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul, said, “The martyrs of the Kabul terrorist incident were those who, according to the religious teachings and orders of the Prophet (p.b.u.h), educating them is a religious duty. They did not commit any sin except obedience to the command of the Prophet. The Kabul terrorist attack was the saddest of its kind, and the least recurring in the history of ongoing violence in Afghanistan. The incident shocked the world, and confused today’s sleeping people across the globe from the cruelty of the terrorists.”


It should be mentioned that on the evening of Saturday, May 8, 2021, 85 people were martyred and more than 150 were injured in three consecutive explosions in front of Sayed al-Shuhada High School in the west of Kabul (Dasht-e Barchi). The bombings took place in the 13th security district west of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. As the school closed and students left, a Toyota Corolla car bomb exploded at the entrance to a clinic connected to the school. Then, as the students were fleeing, two landmines exploded in their path.

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