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ABWA’s Message of condolences on demise of “Sheikh Hassan Malupa”

ABWA’s Message of condolences on demise of “Sheikh Hassan Malupa”

Following the demise of Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Hassan Malupa, the commentator of the Holy Quran, and an active preacher of Islam in Africa, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly issued a message of condolence.

The message 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 demise of the great scholar, the commentator of the Qur'an, and the great translator of the books of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), Sheikh Hassan Malupa from Kenya, caused grief and sorrow.

He was one of the pioneers of propagating the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) who spent his blessed life translating books on the AhlulBayt (a.s.).

The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly asks God Almighty for the highest degrees for him and patience for his family.

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

July 25, 2021

 

It should be mentioned that Sheikh Hassan Malopa was one of the most famous commentators of the Quran and activists in the field of propagating the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in Kenya.

Originally from the Kenyan island of Mombasa, he worked closely with the Al-Itra Institute in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania’s largest city) and on frequent and regular trips, translating Shiite Tafsir books and other books related to the AhlulBayt (a.s.) for that institution.

Many works of the late Malupa are left and used by the followers of the Shiite religion in Africa.

The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa with a population of about 48 million. According to the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the number of Shiites in Kenya was estimated at 560,000 in 2008.

Message of ABWA’s Secretary-General on the occasion of Great Eid al-Adha to Islamic Ummah

Message of ABWA’s Secretary-General on the occasion of Great Eid al-Adha to Islamic Ummah

On the occasion of the great Eid al-Adha, the day of man’s liberation from material dependence, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly issued an important message.

In this message, with Quranic references, he mentioned the truth of the Qorban (sacrifice), and reminded the points that today Muslims should follow upon the example of the life of Prophet Ibrahim Khalil (a.s.).

Ayatollah Reza Ramazani’s message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

“And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands, which he fulfilled: He said: ‘I will make thee an Imam to the Nations’.”1

Eid al-Adha is the anniversary of the release of the “perfect righteous man” from all the constraints, each of which was enough to is eternal imprisonment, whether these constraints are the tricks of the devil, or the bonds to the complexity of carnal desires, or the obsessions that aim at the assurance of the heart, or the dependencies that are rooted in the depths of the human soul.

On the way to this liberation, Ibrahim (a.s.), the father of the prophets, was tested with the most severe afflictions to prove the verse “I love not those that set”2 in practice. So, when he took the “beloved who sets (his non-eternal son, Ishmael)” to the slaughter place to sacrifice for the “beloved who is eternal (God, Almighty)”, the message came: “O Abraham! * Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!”3. It was then that he became Khalilullah (friend of God), and when he became “Khalil of God”, he qualified to become “the Imam of the worlds”.

So, no messenger was sent after him unless he was sent to follow the religion of that prophet (Ibrahim): “So We have taught thee the inspired (Message), Follow the ways of Abraham the True in Faith”4, and, no Ummah came, unless that Imam (Ibrahim) was his good model: “There is a goodly pattern for you in Abraham” 5.

In the meantime, the Ummah of the last Prophet (p.b.u.h) is the most rightful to this follow, and the most deserving to follow this example: “Without doubt, among men, the nearest of kin to Abraham, are those who follow him, as are also this Prophet and those who believe: And Allah is the Protector of those who have faith” 6.

The truth of the Qorban (sacrifice) is to leave any kind of belonging and sacrifice the all “Ishmaels” within, so that man can be guided to the path of Tawhid, and only by reaching this truth the message of the great architect of Tawhid can be fully received: “Say: Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds”7.

Now, in the age of the parade of lust, Satan and doubt, the path of emancipation and liberation of the children of the Ummah is to follow the covenant and nation of that father, and struggle upon his way: “And strive hard in (the way of) Allah, (such) a striving a is due to Him; He has chosen you and has not laid upon you a hardship in religion; the faith of your father Ibrahim; He named you Muslims before”8.

On this auspicious day, while congratulating this great Eid to all the Islamic Ummah - especially the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) - as well as congratulating the Eids that will follow, and connect the “Abrahamic Imamate” to “Muhammadi Mubahila” and “Alawite Velayat”, I invite everyone to follow the example and tradition of the owner of this dear Eid, namely Ibrahim Khalilullah.

“Self-Cultivation”, “Strengthening faith”, “Breaking worldly ties”, “Scarifying the inner obstacles to reaching God”, “Rising for God”, “Disavowal from polytheism and polytheists”, “Invitation to monotheism”, “Courage and breaking idols”, “Fighting against tyranny and arrogance”, “Struggle and resistance in the way of guidance”, “Refusing to submit to lust”, “Stoning the devil and who have devil traits”, and “To prosper mosques for the worship of God”, all are clear examples of the life of the Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.), and If Muslims follow them, no power or superpower will prevail over them.

Eid al-Adha is the return of man to the pure divine nature, and to himself, to look at the Tafsir of “I am going to place in the earth a khalif”9 in the perspective of “And We ransomed him with a Feat sacrifice”10, and in the Karbala-like glory, put the ascension of the “Righteous Soul”11 envied by “Marked angels”.

This is the path by which one can attain the status of God’s friend and chosen one in this world, and one be among the righteous and those who are close to God in the Hereafter.

“We certainly chose him in the [present] world, and in the Hereafter, he will indeed be among the Righteous”12

Reza Ramazani

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

Eid al-Adha 1442 AH

July 21, 2021

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  1. “وَإذِ ابْتَلىٰ إِبراهيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِماتٍ فَأتَمَّهُنَّ قالَ إِنِّي جاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِماما” Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse: 124
  2. “لا أحبّ الآفِلین” Surah Al-An’am, Verse: 76
  3. “یا إبراهیمُ ٭ قَدْ صَدَّقْتَ الرُّؤْیَا” Surah As-Saaffat Verses: 104, 105
  4. “ثمَّ أوْحَينا إلَيكَ أَنِ اتَّبِعْ مِلَّةَ إبراهيمَ حَنيفا” Surah An-Nahl, Verse: 123
  5. “قَدْ كانَتْ‌ لَكُمْ‌ أُسْوَةٌ‌ حَسَنَةٌ‌ في إبراهيمَ” Surah Al-Mumtahanah, Verses: 4
  6. “إِنَّ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِإِبْرَاهِيمَ لَلَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُ وَهَذَا النَّبِيُّ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَاللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ” Surah Al Imran, Verse: 68
  7. “قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ” Surah Al-An’am, Verse: 162
  8. “وَجَاهِدُوا فِي اللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ هُوَ اجْتَبَاكُمْ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ مِلَّةَ أَبِيكُمْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ هُوَ سَمَّاكُمُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ مِنْ قَبْلُ” Surah Hajj, Verses: 78
  9. “إِنّي جاعِلٌ فِي الأرضِ خَليفَة” Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse: 30
  10. “وَ فَدَیناهُ بِذِبْحٍ عَظِیم” Surah As-Saaffat, Verse: 107
  11. “نفس مطمئنه” Surah Al-Fajr, Verse: 27
  12. “وَلَقَدِ اصْطَفَيْنَاهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَإِنَّهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ لَمِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ” Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse: 130

 

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of prominent Palestinian fighter

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of prominent Palestinian fighter

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly expressed his condolences on the demise of Ahmed Jibril, the Secretary-General of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command.


The English translation of the message, which originally was in Arabic:




In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful


With sorrow and grief, and submission to divine Qada (Decree) and Qadar (Destiny), we were informed about the demise of the great fighter and commander Ahmad Gabriel, one of the historical leaders of the Palestinian nation and national movement, who dedicated his entire life to the Islamic resistance and the Palestinian cause.


The deceased was one of the symbols of the Islamic Resistance, the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, a brave commander in the face of the savage Zionist occupier in the occupied territories, and a strategic thinker. He is known as a pioneer in the exchange of prisoners, and who was able to release 1150 prisoners for three Zionist soldiers in 1985.


In the wake of this painful tragedy, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly offers the sincerest messages of condolences and sympathy to the family and relatives of the great fighter, the late Ahmed Jibril, and all his followers. We appreciate his jihad and efforts for the Islam, Muslims, the Islamic resistance, and the Holy Quds, and we ask God to accompany his pure soul and place this noble deceased in the highest paradise and with the divine Prophets (a.s.) and the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and the AhlulBayt (a.s.).


“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

July 8, 2021


It is worth mentioning that Ahmad Jabril, the Secretary-General of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the age of 83, in a hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus.

 

Dr. Amir-Abdollahian appointed as Advisor to Secretary-General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in ME Affairs

Dr. Amir-Abdollahian appointed as Advisor to Secretary-General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in ME Affairs

By a decree, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly appointed Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdullahian as the Secretary-General’s Advisor on Middle East Affairs.




The letter of appointment by Ayatollah Reza Ramazani for Dr. Amir-Abdullahian is as follows:


In his Almighty Name

Your Excellency Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdullahian


Considering your valuable experience, and scientific and executive competencies, hereby, I appoint you as the Secretary-General’s Adviser on Middle East Affairs.


Today’s international situation requires that any activity in this field be based on precise study and calculations. Extensive and comprehensive information dominance in the field, and identification of competitors and influential elements, is a prerequisite for any decision in this area.


Identifying the cultural, social, political and economic dimensions of the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) is an important factor in activating public diplomacy, and benefiting from it in order to elevate the large Shiite community. We hope that you will benefit the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly from your comments and suggestions in these areas.


Taking to the account the capacity among the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.), the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is ready to work towards the achieving the set goals by consolidating the capacities.


I ask God the Merciful, for your health, honor and success.


Reza Ramazani

 

Secretary-General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly congratulated new Head of Judiciary

Secretary-General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly congratulated new Head of Judiciary

In a message, the Secretary-General of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly congratulated the appointment of Hojat al-Islam Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei as the head of the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


The message of the Ayatollah Reza Ramazani is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful


Your Excellency Hojat al-Islam Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei


Peace (Salam) be upon you


I congratulate you on your appointment as the Head of the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which shows your scientific, judicial, and managerial competencies.


It is hoped that with the special trust of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, and also relying on the valuable records and experiences that you have had as a judge and a manager for decades, the change and improvement of quality in the Judiciary of the holy system of the Islamic Republic will be continued; In a way that will satisfy the noble and intelligent people of Islamic Iran, and achieve judicial security in all matters, to be a model for Islamic and human societies, and by relying on God Almighty, to provide the basis for the true manifestation of Islamic civilization.


I ask God for the continuation of the success for you and your esteemed colleagues in the Judiciary.


Reza Ramazani

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

The representative of the people of Gilan province in the Assembly of Leadership Experts

July 2, 2021

Sheikh Ahmad Tijan’s wife passed away/Department of Women Affairs’ condolences

Sheikh Ahmad Tijan’s wife passed away/Department of Women Affairs’ condolences

Hajieh Khadijah Silla, the faithful wife of the late scholar Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, passed away.


She passed away shortly after her husband demise, at his funeral.


It should be mentioned that Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, one of the prominent Shite Ulama of Africa, and official representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021.


The deceased was one of the preachers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) school, one of the great Shiites of Africa, and the Imam of the Central Mosque of Freetown, one of the largest mosques in Sierra Leone. Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla was a member of the Sierra Leone Muslims-Christians Interfaith Council and was a senior member of the Sierra Leone United Muslim Council.




Following this tragic incident, the Women and Children Department of the International Affairs Office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly issued a message of condolence.


The condolences message 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 demise of the Hajieh Khadijah Silla the faithful and honorable wife of the revolutionary scholar, Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, the late representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Sierra Leone, in his funeral, caused grief and sorrow.


Offering condolences on the occasion of this sad loss to all her relatives and acquaintances, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly asks God for enduring honor and success for them, and God’s mercy and paradise for that late lady and her honorable husband.


Department for Women and Family Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

June 29, 2021

ABWA’s message of condolences for demise of Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila

ABWA’s message of condolences for demise of Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila

Following the demise of Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Silla, one of the leading Shiites in Africa and representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Sierra Leone, in a message the Assembly expressed its condolences for the loss.


The message 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 demise of the eminent scholar Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila, one of the most prominent Shiite scholars in Sierra Leone, the head of the Shiite Cultural Center, and the representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the country, caused grief and sorrow.


Sheikh Ahmad Tijan Sila was one of the pioneers in spreading the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), who spent his blessed life preaching and teaching in various areas of Sierra Leone, and was a promoter of Islamic teachings and the AhlulBayt (a.s.).


Hereby, offering condolences on the occasion of this loss to his honorable family, and all his friends and acquaintances, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly asks God Almighty for the highest degrees for him and patience for his family.


AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

June 25, 2021

Ayatollah Ramazani congratulated President-elect of Iran

Ayatollah Ramazani congratulated President-elect of Iran

In a message, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly congratulated Ayatollah Raisi on his election as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


In the message, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly emphasized his efforts and those of the members of the Assembly in accompanying and assisting the serving government, for the realization of a powerful Iran at the national and international levels.


The message is as follows:




In the Name of God, the Almighty


Your Excellency Ayatollah Dr. Sayed Ebrahim Raisi

President-elect of the Iranian Nation


Peace (Salam) be upon you


On the blessed days of the Dah-e Keramat (the ten-days of dignity), and the birth of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (a.s.), I congratulate you on your success in gaining the trust of the heroic and martyr-nurturing people of Islamic Iran.


In a situation where the cultural and economic attacks of the enemies on the one hand, and the many and various internal problems, on the other hand, have made the living conditions difficult for these noble, resilient, and loyal people, God Almighty has given you this golden opportunity to remove their hardships, and by God’s Grace May you be loved by God. The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “All creation is the family of God, so the most beloved creation to God is the one who benefits His family.”


Also, those who are interested in the Islamic Republic all over the world, who are happy with the joy of Iranians and saddened by their griefs, are very hopeful that during your presidency they will hear good news every day of Iran’s achievements in spiritual, scientific, political, cultural and economic fields. Of course, the wise people of Islamic Iran expect their president-elect to do his best to deliver on promises such as the spread of justice and the fight against corruption and social ills, through utilizing jihadi and transformational management, with a youthful, efficient, and revolutionary team and works diligently and sincerely for the promotion of Islamic Iran and the realization of rights of people.


Here I need to emphasize that, given my responsibility in the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and its missions in reviving the commands of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), raising the scientific, cultural and spiritual level of the Shiites of the world, and trying to address their various concerns, we are sure that your Excellency, like your term of responsibility in “Astan Quds”, will pay attention to this Assembly – and as a result to the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) who are interested in the Supreme Leader of the Revolution, and the Islamic Republic of Iran – and you will be blessed by Imam Reza (a.s.). As it is stated in the hadith, “May God have mercy on the servants who revive our commands…”.


May God Almighty grant you increasing success and health, and may he give you a record full of success in serving this holy system and these faithful and devoted people.


Finally, I congratulate you again on your election as President, and I assure you that I and my colleagues in the Assembly will do our utmost to accompany and assist the serving government in achieving a strong Irani at the national and international levels.


Wishing you lasting honor


Reza Ramazani

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

Monday, June 20, 2021

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