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Ayatollah Akhtari offered his condolences on the demise of Dr. Firoozabadi

Ayatollah Akhtari offered his condolences on the demise of Dr. Firoozabadi

In a message, Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari expressed his condolences on the demise of Dr. Sayed Hassan Firoozabadi, a member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Expediency Discernment Council.

The message of condolence of the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Chairman of the Committee for the Support of the Islamic Revolution of the Palestinian People in the Presidential Institution is as follows:

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا

“Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow (to the extreme), and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least.” (Holy Quran, Surah: Al-Ahzab, Verse: 23)

I offer my condolences to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Supreme Leader, Imam Khamenei, on the sudden demise of his longtime and loyal friend, a pious scientist and tireless mujahid, Major General Dr. Haj Sayed Hassan Firoozabadi, the incident which caused great sorrow and regret.

The deceased, who was a veteran of the struggle against the oppressive Shah’s regime and one of the pioneers of cultural and ideological activities in universities, became a source of rare services in various fields after the victory of the glorious Islamic Revolution.

His humanitarian efforts in the Red Crescent Society, serving in the Constructive Jihad for the development of deprived areas, jihad on the right-against-wrong fronts during the eight years of holy defense (against Iraq), long and influential term as the commander of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, membership in the Supreme National Security Council and the Expediency Discernment Council were just a small part of the continuous activities of the deceased to strengthen the independence and greatness of the holy system of the Islamic Republic and to expand the welfare and security of the country and the people of Iran.

The services and jihadi tenures of late Dr. Firoozabadi, did not hinder the scientific activities of this prominent commander of Islam from writing, propagation and training the students and the young generation. Rather, in all these years, by teaching, lecturing, writing scientific articles, presenting accurate and logical analyzes in defense of the pure Muhammadan Islam (p.b.u.h) and supporting Velayat-e-Faqih and Marhaiat, being faculty member and trustees of universities, as well as supervision of dissertations, this dedicated soldier of the leadership and the Velayat also continued his scientific and research activities; in a way that he was among the best defenders and supporters of the Velayat.

His love for Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and his great interest in Marjaiat and the clerics, especially Imam Khomeini (r.a.) and the Supreme Leader, was another golden page of the life of this descendant of Hazrat Zahra (a.s.). So that this issue had always made him one of the pioneers in the fields of defense of the Velayat and Imamate.

Membership and activity in the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly – which has the mission of promoting the teachings of Thaqalayn (Quran and AhlulBayt) and elevating the intellectual and cultural level of the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) worldwide – will also be the luggage of the deceased in his eternal journey.

On behalf of the honorable members of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, I offer my condolences on this reparable loss to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Imam Khamenei, the Armed Forces, university professors and friends, enthusiasts, students, relatives and his family.

I pray to God Almighty, mercy forgiveness, and companionship with his Imam, Hazrat Aba Abdullah Al-Hussein (a.s.), for his pure soul, and patience for all his family members and relatives.

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

Mohammad Hassan Akhtari

Chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly,

and the Chairman of the Committee for the Support of the Islamic Revolution of the Palestinian People in the Presidential Institution

September 4, 2021

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressed his condolences for the irreparable loss of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Saeed Hakim, one of the world’s Shiite sources of emulation.

The message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The demise of the Faqih and great Marja, Grand Ayatollah Haj Sayed Mohammad Saeed Hakim caused grief and regret.

The eminent Alem, who came from a family of jurisprudence, jihad, and martyrdom, spent his entire honorable life studying knowledge and then promoting the rules and propagating the teachings of the Quran and Etrat (AhlulBayt).

Enduring the difficult years in Ba’athist regime prisons, establishing religious and service centers, training clerics, writing numerous books, and the efforts of the sincere Alem for the welfare of millions of pilgrims to the Arbaeen ceremony of Imam Hussain (a.s.), will be valuable righteous remnants and good Hereafter luggage for his pure soul.

I offer my condolences for this irreparable loss to Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and also to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, Grand Sources of Emulation and Ulama, especially grand Ayatollah Sistani, Islamic ceremonies of Najaf and Qom, honorable people of Iraq, his Muqalledin, the students and disciples of that Great Marja, and also to the honorable house of Hakim, especially his honorable brothers and children.

I ask from God the Almighty for the exaltation, reunion with God’s saints and his pure ancestors (a.s.), for the deceased, and for all of his family members and relatives, I ask for 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 4, 2021

Muharram 26, 1443

Late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi literally “divine scholar”, “brave”: Ayatollah Ramazani

Late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi literally “divine scholar”, “brave”: Ayatollah Ramazani

Friday, 03 September 2021

The commemoration ceremony for Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Ali Alemi Balkhabi, the father of the martyrs, one of the prominent Ulama of Afghanistan, was held with a speech by Ayatollah Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Imam Hassan Askari (a.s.) Mosque, Qom.

At the ceremony, stating that Ayatollah Alemi was an influential Alem who acted upon what he believed in the literal sense of the word, Ayatollah Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “He promoted spirituality, ethics, and Sharia.”

“He immigrated to Mashhad after completing his primary education in his homeland, Afghanistan. Then, in two periods of attending the seminary of Najaf, he participated in the classes of great Ulama such as Ayatollah Khoei, Imam Khomeini, and Ayatollah Hakim, and became a comprehensive figure,” said Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, referring to the blessed life of Ayatollah Alemi.

“The late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi wrote glorious works on various subjects such as beliefs, philosophy, Fiqh, Osul, and ethics, and was literally a divine scholar,” he said, referring to the works of late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi.

“He was acquainted with the Akbar (major) and Asghar (minor) Thaqalayn (weights), namely the Quran and the AhlulBayt (a.s.), and always trust in God and recourse in the divine guardians,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly about the practical life of the late Ayatollah Ameli Balkhabi.

“Ayatollah Alemi’s father was also one of the most influential Ulama and figures in Afghanistan and had scientific and social services in the north of the country,” he continued.

“The establishment of mosques, husseiniyahs, libraries, and the reconstruction of the shrine of Yahya bin Zayd are among the lasting works of the deceased. To rebuild the shrine of Yahya bin Zayd, he even sold his house to complete the building. Today, this tomb can be a scientific, cultural, and spiritual center in the region,” stated the professor of the higher levels of the seminary of Qom on the services of Ayatollah Ameli.

“After Soviet invasion to Afghanistan, he jurisprudentially examined the role of Ulama at the time. He eventually deduced jihad and resistance and leads jihad in northern Afghanistan, and even his children and wife were martyred in this way,” he said on the jihadi struggles of Ayatollah Alemi.

“According to the hadiths, explaining the religious rules is the duty of the Ulama. By reciting the divine verses, the Ulama should benefit the people from the divine knowledge so that the people are connected to the world of spirituality. Ulama should teach the divine book (Quran) to the people and have an educational position. Scholars are the heirs of the prophets, and the prophets were the instructors of human beings. They introduced the world of spirituality to people. Therefore, religious scholars are expected to recite divine verses and play the role of teacher and mentor in society. Ayatollah Alemi had these characteristics. He both taught the divine teachings to different sections of society, and raised many students who are sources of services and blessing in different parts of Afghanistan and other countries,” said Ayatollah Ramazani on the mission of Ulama (religious scholars) in society.

“If ignorance pervades human society, society will turn to extremism and people will be confused. The situation gets worse, especially when there is extremism in the name of religion. Therefore, it is stated in the Hadiths that you should be either a scholar, a learner, or a lover of the knowledge,” he added, stating that the religious community should be knowledge-oriented.

“Umayyad view of religion was aristocratic. The Abbasids also used religion as a tool. But from the Alawite (referring to Imam Ali) point of view, religion is spirituality, thinking, reasoning and justice. Humanity must taste justice and stand against oppression. Some introduce Islam as liberal which distances itself from practice and society, and that man has only a heartfelt relationship with God. Such an Islam is not responsible, but avoids accepting it and is even in conflict with it,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to different views on religion throughout history.

“Extremist Islam offers an unrealistic interpretation of religion and attributes violence to religion; the Islam which is a mercy to the world and its prophet whose management was based on morality, are introduced differently. Therefore, due to a misunderstanding of religion, killings took place in Islamic countries,” he continued.

“Pure Islam is the religion of rationality, thought, reason, justice, moderation, and avoidance of extremism. Islam can comprehensively influence the individual, social and political spheres and make the society reform and reach justice. Ayatollah Alemi was also a comprehensive Alem and did not just look at things individually. Rather, his vision was individual, social and political, and he was present in various fields and arenas,” said Ayatollah Ramazani on the characteristics of pure Islam.

“If an Alem (religious scholar) is truthful, he will connect society to the spiritual world and have a profound effect on the soul and psyche of individuals,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, considering honesty as one of the characteristics of the religious scholar.

“We must resist the autocrats and those who violate the dignity of the people. There are about 400 verses in the Quran about jihad and resistance, which show the importance of jihad. Jihad is a success that some certain believers have. Not everyone succeeds in appearing on the battlefield against the enemy. The duty of the religious scholar is not only to pray and say religious rules. Where necessary, he should be in the battlefield of jihad, a clear example of which is Ayatollah Alemi, and he inherited courage from his ancestor, Hazrat Sayed al-Shuhada Imam Hussain (a.s.),” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that resistance is another characteristic of a religious scholar.

“The goal of Ayatollah Alemi from jihad was to save the society from ignorance, and to keep the teachings of religion alive in society, just as his ancestor Sayed al-Shuhada, Imam Hussein (a.s.) did,” he added.

“Ignorance means dependence on the world, losing oneself, ambition, being worldliness, and distancing oneself from the light of Tawhid. The goal of the Alem is to save people from ignorance and to show the path to the people. True Ulama are those who carry out their mission, which is education and training people. And when they encounter some people on the path of ignorance, they suffer and grieve,” added the professor of the highest levels of the seminary of Qom, stating that ignorance does not mean “not knowing”.

“Ayatollah Alemi was a man whom people trusted if he spoke. An Alem should have such a role and position,” he added, saying that the role of scholars today should be the same as the role of Ayatollah Alemi.

“Today, maintaining unity solidarity is important. Ayatollah Alemi also sought unity. It is narrated about him that the Sunni brothers were no less interested in him than the Shiites. Religion has nothing to do with violence. Therefore, we should seek peaceful coexistence and there should be no Muslim killing in the country. The Muslim people of Afghanistan have a role to play in their own destiny and must choose their own government. Care must be taken that the enemies do not take advantage of the situation. In this situation, the role of Ulama is very important and outstanding,” he said, referring to the current situation in Afghanistan, in his advice to the scholars of the country.

Commemoration ceremony for late Ayatollah Balkhabi to be held + poster

Commemoration ceremony for late Ayatollah Balkhabi to be held + poster

Thursday, 02 September 2021

A ceremony will be held in Qom for reciting the Quran, appealing to the Infallible AhlulBayt (a.s.) and commemorating the scientific and jihadi position, and the valuable services of the late Ayatollah Haj Sayed Mohammad Ali Alemi Balkhabi.

This ceremony will be held by the family and other relatives of Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi, observing all health protocols due to Covid-19, on Friday, September 3, 2021, from 10:00 AM in the new nave of Imam Hassan Askari (AS) Mosque.

Address:

In front of Astana Square, Bazaar Crossroad, Qom, Iran

The speaker of the ceremony is Ayatollah “Reza Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

The ceremony, with the mentioned address and time, is also held for women.

The father of the martyrs, Ayatollah Haj Sayed Mohammad Ali Alemi Balkhabi, was one of the pioneers of the Islamic Revolution against the communists in northern Afghanistan. He established dozens of Islamic seminaries, libraries, mosques and Hosseiniyahs. The late was the founder and custodian of the shrine of Hazrat Yahya bin Zayd Shahid (a.s.) in Sar-e Pol, Afghanistan. He died due to old age on Friday, August 27, 2021, at the age of 100 in Kabul.

Allameh Naqvi condemned Sindh government action against Hosseini mourners

Allameh Naqvi condemned Sindh government action against Hosseini mourners

Hojat al-Islam Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi, chairman of the Pakistan Shia Ulama Council and a member of the Higher Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, condemned the action of the local government of Sindh province, Pakistan against Husseini mourners.

In a message, he demanded the release of the abducted citizens and their return to their families.

Stating that detaining people without reason and evidence or abducting them, in addition to violating human dignity and human values, is against national, international, and human rights law, Allameh Naqvi said, “God Almighty has bestowed the blessings of freedom on human beings. Therefore, no one can deprive man of this freedom without a reason, and if some people are suspected of committing a crime, they should be punished through a fair trial.”

“Institutions and administrations that kidnap citizens and imprison them without any evidence have acted contrary to the verses of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h), and this is against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” said the chairman of the Pakistan Shia Ulema Council, emphasizing that according to the Holy Quran, God has given human beings dignity, greatness, and honor, so imprisoning people is an insult to their human dimension.

“The referral of the issue of kidnapping citizens, from the national and local, to the international level, has caused great concern. Therefore, the United Nations and international institutions, instead of contenting themselves with statements and notes, should also take practical measures to stop these heinous acts against human dignity and for families to live in peace,” he said, describing the abduction and detention of citizens, especially Pakistani Shiites, as “extremely worrying”.

International webinar “Role of Propagation in revival of Ashura” to be held

International webinar “Role of Propagation in revival of Ashura” to be held

Sunday, 29 August 2021

The International Webinar on “The Role of Propagation in the Revival of Ashura” will be held attending by cultural figures, researchers, journalists and members of the media, as well as Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and head of the Ashura Foundation.

The Webinar, titled “The Role of Propagation in the Revival of Ashura”, will be held by the Ashura International Foundation in cooperation with the United Ummah institution.

The virtual seminar will be attended by Ayatollah Akhtari, Chairman of the International Ashura Foundation, Sayed Fadi, director of the United Ummah Institute, Mohammed Abid, Lebanese researcher and author, Qassem Qusair, Journalist and author, Sheikh Tawfiq Alawieh, researcher and Islamic Preacher, Ms. Zeina Al-Januri, Researcher and author, Mohammad Shadi Maud, author and journalist, Abdul Rahman Jassim, Palestinian journalist, Sarkis al-Sheikh al-Dawiya, journalist and writer, and Ms. Dr. Zeinab Tahan, researcher and journalist.

This webinar is available on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 22:30 (Tehran time) through the Zoom program.

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ABWA expressed condolences on demise of Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi

ABWA expressed condolences on demise of Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi

Expressing condolences on the demise of Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly considered this loss irreparable and added, “The deceased made great efforts to spread Islamic teachings and teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). He also worked hard in the field of jihad and Islamic struggles.”

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 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Ali Alemi Balkhabi, a sage scholar, revolutionary mujahid, founder of Islamic Jihad in the northern regions of Afghanistan, caused grief and sorrow.

Ayatollah Alemi, who continued the path of his ancestors, who were among the first founders of the Shiite seminary and religious schools in Afghanistan, made great efforts to spread Islamic teachings and teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and also made great efforts in the field of jihad and Islamic struggles.

In recent years, he was the custodian of the shrine of Hazrat Yahya ibn Zayd Shahid (a.s.) in Sar-e Pol province, and made great efforts to revive its construction.

The expansion of religious schools, mosques and husseiniyahs and the support of missionaries have been part of the activities of Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi.

The demise of this great scholar, who was known by all classes on his asceticism and piety, resistance and jihad, good morals and love for the AhlulBayt (a.s.), is a great and irreparable loss.

Expressing condolences to the family of the late Ayatollah Alemi, his son, Sayed Hayatullah Alemi, the representative of the people of Sar-e-Pol in the National Assembly of Afghanistan, the relatives, the seminaries of Afghanistan and all the devotees of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and his enthusiasts, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, prays for mercy and forgiveness from God, for that mujahid scholar, and for his family and relatives, patience and reward.

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

August 27, 2021

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