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Taliban security forces incapable curbing terrorist attacks: Afghanistan AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly

Taliban security forces incapable curbing terrorist attacks: Afghanistan AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly

In a statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly of Afghanistan denounced the terrorist suicide attack on a Shiite Mosque in the southern city of Kandahar.

In the statement, the Assembly noted, “Recent events have shown that Taliban security forces are incapable of curbing terrorist attacks. Therefore, it is necessary to ask for help from the people, especially those in charge of holding these ceremonies.”

“There are specific motivations behind the terrorist groups’ attacks on Shiite religious ceremonies,” added the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly of Afghanistan.

This statement is as follows:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

وَمَا لَكُمْ لَا تُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالْوِلْدَانِ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْ هَٰذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ الظَّالِمِ أَهْلُهَا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ وَلِيًّا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ نَصِيرًا (قرآن، سورة النساء، آیة: 75)

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

“And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)? - Men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from Thee one who will protect; and raise for us from Thee one who will help”!” (Quran, Surah: An-Nisa, Verse: 75)

We offer our condolences to the families and relatives of the martyrs, the faithful people of Kandahar, the people of Afghanistan and the Muslim Ummah, on today’s tragic, horrific, and shocking suicide attack at the Fatemieh Mosque in Kandahar which targeted worshippers of Friday prayers and God’s servants.

Since the new system came to power, there have been several terrorist attacks in different parts of the country, challenging the security measures of security forces.

Today’s terrorist attack on the Fatemieh Mosque in Kandahar, in which more than 100 people were martyred and wounded, is the second suicide attack on Shiite worshipers and reflects the specific direction of the new insecurities.

Following last week’s suicide attack on the Sayed Abad Grand Mosque in Kunduz, which killed and injured hundreds of worshipers, (Taliban’s) government security forces promised to take serious measures to ensure the safety of citizens, curb such attacks, and try the perpetrators of the attack a Sharia court. But just a week later, we saw a similar terrorist attack in Kandahar today.

Recent events have shown that Taliban security forces are incapable of curbing terrorist attacks. Therefore, it is necessary to ask for help from the people, especially those in charge of holding these ceremonies. The experience of cooperation and joint measures of the security forces and the board of trustees of the mosques and Tekias (Tekie a place for worshipping) has been a successful experience in securing these centers, and it is necessary to use that experience.

Noting that there are specific motivations behind terrorist groups’ attacks on Shiite religious ceremonies, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly calls on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the International Community, and charity organizations, to protect these centers and take care of the families of those injured in the incidents.

AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly of Afghanistan

October 15, 2021

Rabiʽ al-Awwal 9, 1443

It should be mentioned that at noon on Friday, October 15, 2021, Takfiri terrorists attacked the Fatimid Grand Mosque, the largest Shiite Mosque in Kandahar. Three suicide terrorists blew themselves up, killing 37 worshipers and wounding 70 others.

Also last week, a Shiite Mosque in Kunduz province was attacked by a suicide bomber, killing 150 people and wounding 200 others.

Ayatollah Ramazani denounced terrorist attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan

Ayatollah Ramazani denounced terrorist attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, denounced the terrorist attack on the Shiite Mosque in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and called for the perpetrators of this heinous crime to be identified and punished.

The message of the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

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

The terrorist explosion by ISIS criminals in the Sayed Abad Mosque in Kunduz, which martyred and injured more than 200 Shiite worshipers, caused great sorrow and grief to Muslims, especially Shiites.

The attack was the biggest terrorist crime since the Taliban came to power. While, before coming to power, the Taliban had promised the Afghan people and the international community to provide security and counter-ISIS and terrorist attacks.

Therefore, it is necessary for the officials of Afghanistan to seriously identify and deal with the perpetrators of this barbaric crime and prevent the recurrence of such atrocities.

It is essential for all right-seekers, humanitarians, and Shiites around the world to denounce this heinous crime.

It is also necessary for all human rights and counter-terrorism organizations around the world to respond to such incidents. It is also imperative for all intelligence and security agencies to make more concerted efforts internationally to prevent these horrific and tragic events.

Immediate action is also needed for relief agencies inside Afghanistan and around the world to provide services to the victims - especially given the current situation of the country.

The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly strongly condemns this terrorist act, and while offering condolences and sympathy to the families of the martyrs and the people of Afghanistan, we pray for the martyrs of the attack divine mercy and paradise, and patience for the families and acquaintances of the martyrs, and immediate and complete healing for the injured.

Reza Ramazani

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

Afghan immigrant religious figures, activists honored in Tehran + Images

Afghan immigrant religious figures, activists honored in Tehran + Images

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, coincides with Safer 1, 1443 and as Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s.) anniversary approaches, the conference “Ashura to Arbaeen; Messages and Consequences”, and also in its sideline, appreciation of the Haya’ats of Afghan immigrants in Tehran was held in compliance with health protocols in Cultural Revolution Complex (Sarcheshmeh), by the representative office of Tebyan Center for Social and Cultural Activities in Tehran, in cooperation with the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Islamic Development Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

At the end of the conference, 50 religious activists of Afghan immigrants from all over Tehran province, who observe health protocols, have good activities during Muharram and Safar this year, as well as various other activities throughout the year, were honored with commendation letter and the a flag blessed with the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.).

In the conference, Hojat al-Islam Mohammad Ali Salehi, Deputy Director General of Foreign Affairs and Immigrants of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, for his tireless efforts to facilitate religious ceremonies and the participation of immigrants in the great Arbaeen Hosseini March; Hojat al-Islam Ali Nateqi, head of the Ansar al-Mahdi Cleric Society, and cultural director of Ayatollah Fazeli Behsudi's office in Tehran, for his extensive religious activities and representation of the immigrant community; Haj Morteza Taheri, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Amin Nikokaran Institute, and Chairman of the Board of the House of Madehin (AhlulBayt Praisers) of the Islamic Republic of Iran for a lifetime efforts to disseminate the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) school; and Mr. Ali Dashti, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Amin Charitable Foundation of Iran, for helping needy immigrants during Muharram in Tehran; were specially honored.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Woman can be in charge of critical positions in dangerous situations: Mazari

Woman can be in charge of critical positions in dangerous situations: Mazari

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, coincides with Safer 1, 1443 and as Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s.) anniversary approaches, the conference “Ashura to Arbaeen; Messages and Consequences”, and also in its sideline, appreciation of the Haya’ats of Afghan immigrants in Tehran was held in compliance with health protocols in Cultural Revolution Complex (Sarcheshmeh), by the representative office of Tebyan Center for Social and Cultural Activities in Tehran, in cooperation with the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Islamic Development Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Speaking at the conference, while thanking and appreciating the organizers of the conference, Hojat al-Islam Sayed Issa Hosseini Mazari, Director-General of Tebyan Center for Social and Cultural Activities, said, “Although a large ceremony was to be held, due to the current situation, as well as the commitment of the hall management to invite a limited number of guests due to (Covid-19 limitations), we had to hold the conference with a limited number of participants.”

At the conference, Mazari made remarks on the theme of the conference, which is “From Ashura to Arbaeen; Messages and Results”.

Referring to the duties of Lady Zainab (a.s.) from the Ashura afternoon onwards, Hosseini Mazari said, “One of the important messages of the movement and behavior of Lady Zainab (a.s.) is that a woman can be in charge of critical positions in the most dangerous situations and in the worst atmosphere. From the afternoon of Ashura onwards, Lady Zainab (a.s.) had three important duties: to take care of the families of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and other martyrs of Karbala, to protect Imam Sajjad (a.s.), and to manage the propagation (against enemy). If Muslim women had behaved like Lady Zainab (a.s.), society would have not faced current problems.”

Referring to the extremism in dealing with women in Afghanistan from the communist era to the Western government, the head of the Tebyan Center for Cultural and Social Activities said, “Unfortunately, there have been two contradictory encounters with women. Sometimes this behavior has been extremist and sometimes it been accompanied by negligence. Sometimes, women are considered as a commodity and humiliated, and their personalities are downgraded. Sometimes they are kept in the dark corners of life and are used only for sexual purposes. These two extremist approaches have existed in our country, Afghanistan.”

“One of the ways the enemy hit our society was through women, both during the communist era and in the last twenty years, when Western treatment with women was absolutely disgusting,” he added.

“Another treatment of women is due to Talabani. They have treated women uncivilized both during their five-year rule in the 1990s and now that they have come to power. However, Taliban spokesmen made promises that their interaction with women was not the same as before. But there are still signs that women’s rights are not being respected,” Hosseini Mazari added.

“We do not seek women’s rights as defined by Westerners. Also, we are not in favor of women’s rights defined for Afghanistan under the leadership of Ashraf Ghani and Karzai. On the other hand, we do not support women’s rights as defined by the Taliban,” the socio-cultural activist emphasized.

“The second message from Ashura to Arbaeen is that a woman, while she can have a serious presence in the social activities, she can also be the absolute servant of God. Because there is never a contradiction between fighting the enemy and being active in social arena with the absolute servitude of God Almighty. But today, in most cases, this is not the case. In various social activities, we have observed women who, when they attended, no longer observed Islam,” he said.

“Another message from Ashura is motivation. The motivation to maintain the velayat and provide the ground for the continuation of God’s veleyat, caused Lady Zainab (a.s.) to be present and act with more serious power in social activities from the afternoon of Ashura onwards,” Mazari said.

“Our specific task in today’s situation is: We must first act on the messages of Ashura ourselves. We should also explain the goals of Imam Hussain (a.s.) correctly. Here, the duties of the scholars are serious,” said the director-general of the Tebyan Center in response to the question “What is our duty in the current situation?”

Afghanistan, priority to be supported by AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly: Moinian

Afghanistan, priority to be supported by AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly: Moinian

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, coincides with Safer 1, 1443 and as Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s.) anniversary approaches, the conference “Ashura to Arbaeen; Messages and Results”, and also in its sideline, appreciation of the Haya’ats of Afghan immigrants in Tehran was held in compliance with health protocols in Cultural Revolution Complex (Sarcheshmeh), by the representative office of Tebyan Center for Social and Cultural Activities in Tehran, in cooperation with the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Islamic Development Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

At the beginning of the meeting, referring to the fact that God appointed successors for the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), who are the Infallible Imams (a.s.) including Imam Mahdi (a.s.), in order for the guidance line of the humanity not be lost, Hojat al-Islam Mohammad Ali Moinian, Director-General of Asia-Pacific Affairs of the Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “These nobles are in fact the successors of the Last Prophet (p.b.u.h) until the Day of Judgment, and their most important duty is to protect the divine religion.”

“In their time, the duty of infallible Imams (a.s.) were protecting this religion which with great difficulty was presented to the people by the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). In his time, according to the time and place conditions, every Imam performed his duty in the best way,” he added.

“In the time of Imam Hussain (a.s.), the situation had changed in a way that the appearances of Islam were fading, and the place of good and wrong was changed. Especially after the death of Muawiyah, when Yazid came to power, the spread of evil and ugliness in society, was rapid. It got to the point where Imam Hussein (a.s.) said, “There is nothing left of Islam and only one name remains.” In such an atmosphere, the Imam’s duty was to protect the religion of God. Imam Hussain (a.s.) said, “If the survival of this religion is achieved by killing me, O swords! embrace me”, said Moinian about the era of Imam Hussain (a.s.).

“Today, we owe the religion that reached us, to the blood of the martyrs,” he added.

“The most important message of the uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s.) is enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. In his will, Imam Hussain (a.s.) wrote, “I rose to revive enjoining the good and forbidding the bad, in order to reform the Ummah of my grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h)”; the Ummah that was on the verge of annihilation,” said the Director-General of Asia-Pacific Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to the two important messages and consequences of the movement of Imam Hussain (a.s.).

“One of the most important lessons we learn from Ashura culture is enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. But today, unfortunately, in Islamic societies, they are not observed. Some even dare to commit an ugly act openly without fear of anyone. This is while enjoining the good and forbidding the evil is a social Wajib and the duty of every human being. Because the result of neglecting them is the increase of sin and ugliness in society,” he stressed.

“If one achieves true faith, the real fruit of it is emigration and struggle in the way of God. Imam Hussain (a.s.) migrated and struggled to preserve the religion and the survival of Islam,” Moinian said, considering the second message of the movement of Imam Hussein (a.s.) as emigration and struggle in the way of God, referring to a verse of the Holy Quran.

“The minor migration of Imam Hussain (a.s.) was from Medina to Mecca to avoid the allegiance of Yazd. Major migration is related to the human soul, and migration from anything other than God to God,” he said, stating that migration and struggle have two physical and spiritual aspects.

“The minor jihad was the battle that brought the Imam and his companions to the battlefield, and until the last moment of their lives, their faith and will were not damaged. But the major jihad means the battle against carnal desires,” asserted the Director-General of the Asia-Pacific affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

“Today, we must also learn from the message of Imam Hussain (a.s.),” he stressed.

“About three decades ago, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly was established. Headquartered in Tehran, it has 700 members from prominent figures, Ulama, university professors and elites around the world in its branches, which meet every 4 years under the title of General Assembly,” said Moinian in the second part of his speech, about the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

“One of the priorities of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is to pay special attention to neighboring countries, which have the largest population of followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and Shiites. In the meantime, it can be said that Afghanistan is among the top support priorities of this forum. Of the 700 key members of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, about 20 are from Afghanistan, including Hojat al-Islam Hosseini Mazari, head of the Tebyan Center for Socio-Cultural Activities, who attends general assemblies meetings and is influential,” he mentioned.

“Hojat al-Islam Hossaini Mazari works very powerful in the field of real activities as well as media. We appreciate his efforts,” said the Director-General of Asia-Pacific Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

“The appropriate measures have been taken so far by some of our members and the Council of Shiite Ulama of Afghanistan. All efforts and meetings are made to avoid endangering the Shiite community and preserving its interests,” he said by referring to the current situation in Afghanistan, stating that the most important concern of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is to defend the unity of the community of followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) and Shiites.

“The future of Afghanistan’s political issues is not in our agenda in AhlulBayt (a.s.) Word Assembly. Because we are not politicians and our scope of work does not include political issues. But we pay attention to the Shiite, lovers, and followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) communities. All our efforts, the Shiite Ulama and elders of Afghanistan, are to talk to the people so that, God forbid, the situation in Afghanistan does not lead to ethnic-tribal and religious conflicts,” Moinian clarified.

“God willing, in the near future, we will witness the establishment of lasting peace and security in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the honor and pride of all the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in all parts of the world,” he expressed hope.

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Indian Shiite scholar

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Indian Shiite scholar

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressed his condolences on the irreparable loss of Indian Shiite scholar, Allameh Ibn Ali Waez.

The message of condolence of the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The irreparable loss of the pious scholar and great thinker, Allameh Ibn Ali Waez, the esteemed head of the “Fahmi Islam” Institute in Delhi and honorable president of the “Baqer al-Uloom” Islamic Seminary, caused great sorrow and regret.

That esteemed scholar spent his blessed life studying, then preaching, guiding, teaching, authoring, as well as establishing and managing knowledge and seminary centers.

Now, after his demise and in the presence of God, these cases are suitable luggage for the pure soul of the deceased: promoting the rules and propagation of the teachings of the Quran and AhlulBayt (a.s.) for many years, establishing and managing religious and service centers, training scholars, authoring and translating numerous books and defending the Islamic Republic of Iran and Imam Khomeini against the arrogant world.

I offer my condolences on this irreparable loss to Imam Mahdi (a.s.), Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Grand Sources of Emulation, the Shiites of the Indian subcontinent who are Velayat followers, and his companions, students, disciples, and relatives, especially his honorable sons who are clerics.

I ask from God the Almighty for the exaltation and reunion with his Imam, Hazrat Aba Abdillah (a.s.), for the deceased, and for all of his family members and relatives, I ask for great patience.

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

Reza Ramazani

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

September 14, 2021

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