Ayatollah Ramazani congratulated the appointment of the new head of IRIB

Ayatollah Ramazani congratulated the appointment of the new head of IRIB

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, congratulated Dr. Peyman Jeblei on his appointment as the Director-General of IRIB.

The message is as follows:

In the Name of Almighty God

Dear Dr. Peyman Jebeli

Honorable Director-General of the Broadcasting Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran

While wishing you good health and success, I congratulate you on your worthy appointment as Director-General of one of the most important cultural and media organizations in the country.

Given the valuable background you have had in the executive and senior management of the various departments of the organization, this appointment, which is a sign of the trust of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in you, promises better days for the national media.

With abundant written content in more than 50 languages, as well as various visual, audio, and virtual media, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, is ready to assist and interact with that organization to achieve the lofty goals of the holy system of the Islamic Republic.”

From God Almighty, I wish you and your esteemed colleagues more success in bringing the Radio and Television (IRIB) Organization to its main position - which is a public university for the promotion of the human-Islamic virtues of the audience.

Success is from Allah

Reza Ramazani


Conference “Message of Arbaeen” held by AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly in Kabul + Photos

Conference “Message of Arbaeen” held by AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly in Kabul + Photos

Saturday, 02 October 2021

On the occasion of Arbaeen 1443 AH, and the anniversary of the demise of the Holy Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h), the conference “Message of Arbaeen” was held by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly in Kabul, with the presence of scholars, academic figures, influential people, youth, and university students.

After the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Qari Sayed Hakim Hosseini, and the recitation of Salawat Zainabia by Mr. Ahmad Ali Hassani, Ayatollah Salehi Modarres, the head of the Council of Shiite Scholars of Afghanistan, and a member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, appreciated the conference and say, “The grief for the loss of the chief of the martyrs, Imam Hussain (a.s.), will remain forever. Ashura arose from God’s will.”

“Hussain’s love will always be in people’s hearts,” he said, referring to the hadiths about the prayer of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) about his grandson, Imam Hussain (a.s.).

“The consequence of Ashura is the guidance of humanity, and Arbaeen, in which millions of people participate, and is, in fact, the resurrection of the material world,” Ayatollah Salehi added, “Mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (a.s.) have guided thousands of people and have led to merits and the elimination of suffering in society.”

“Imam Hussain (a.s.) and his Ashura movement unite the Muslims of the world,” the head of the Council of Shiite Scholars of Afghanistan considered, “The three achievements of the Karbala movement are to keep people from going astray, to learn the lesson of standing up against oppression, and bringing about the freedom and rightfulness.”

Then at the conference, Ms. Sadat Kazemi, a professor at the seminary and the university, in her speech on the role of women in promoting the divine religions, said, “Women were active in promoting pre-Islamic religions. In Islam, this role has become more prominent that is due to Islam’s view of the equality of Muslim men and women in the faith. Therefore, both can propagate Islam.”

Referring to prominent women in the history of Islam, she emphasized their role in the educational, training, support, and promotion of Muslim women in society.

“Lady Zainab (a.s.) has tried in all religious aspects,” the panel member said, considering Lady Zainab (a.s.) as a role model.

“Zainab (a.s.) started propagating Islam from the massacre place of her brother Imam Hussain (a.s.), and based on logic, religious principles and values, she spoke and recited sermons,” he added.

“While understanding the message of Arbaeen and the role of Zainab (a.s.), and adhering to Islamic principles and values in the field of religion, politics, economics, etc., women should act like men, and these efforts must be appreciated,” she added.

Then at the conference, in his speech on “Arbaeen Educational Message”, Professor Sayed Hassan Hosseini Balkhi said, “Education means the influence of one human on another human. This influence exists in various areas of individual, social, and ethics. Arbaeen pilgrimage and ceremonies related to Imam Hussain (a.s.) transform the personal, social and political life of human beings.”

“In the conferences and pilgrimages where the Arbaeen pilgrimage is recited, its messages are repeated and are placed in the depths of the heart of the lovers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.),” Professor Hosseini Balkhi said, referring to the spiritual and spiritual effects of the Arbaeen pilgrimage.

“The salvation ship belonging to Imam Hussain (a.s.) is more effective and is more inclusive. As the spirituality of the pilgrimage of Arbaeen Imam Hussain (a.s.) to the soul and psyche of the pilgrims is undeniable. The equality, humbleness, and purity of the pilgrims in this pilgrimage are also remarkable,” he said, referring to the hadith of the “Safinat al-Nejat” (Ship of Salvation).

“Arbaeen ceremony has provided an opportunity to introduce the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) to the world, and Arbaeen pilgrimage introduces Imam Hussain (a.s.) to the world,” Dr. Balkhi emphasized:

“The uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s.) was to reform the Ummah. Arbaeen and its pilgrimage also cause the same reform in the society,” he reminded, referring to the impact of religiosity and adherence to Hossaini ethics in the social education of the people.

Following the conference, in his speech on “Religious Dignity in the Message of Imam Hussain (a.s.)” Dr. Ahmad Ali Niazi, a professor at the seminary and university, and another member of the panel said, “The uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s.) is complete and comprehensive, and includes all the principles of growth in various dimensions. It is necessary to do more research on the Karbala and Arbaeen uprisings.”

“Dignity is a part of human nature that is achieved in different ways. Dignity and giving dignity to human beings have been the main goals of Islam. Because these attributes lead to excellence and growth of human,” he said.

“If dignity is destroyed, society will surrender to any oppression. The induction of the slavery in the people in historical periods was done in such a way, such as the humiliation of the Israelites by Pharaoh,” he added.

“The result is a loss of dignity, oppression, and submission to the oppressors,” he emphasized.

Referring to the phrase “Hihat Mina al-Zalah” (No to Humiliation!) by Imam Hussain (a.s.), Dr. Niazi said, “This is the eternal message of Imam Hussain (a.s.) to his followers that a dignified death is better than a humiliating life.”

Following the conference, in his speech on “The permanence of the uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s.)”, Sayed Hossein Alemi Balkhi, chairman of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly, and a panel member, while welcoming the speakers and participants, said, “The AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly decided to hold the Arbaeen program in the form of the conference and a question-and-answer session by the panel members. I appreciate the presence and speech of Ayatollah Salehi Modarres, the head of the Council of Shiite Scholars of Afghanistan.”

“Many events in the world with tens of thousands of casualties have been forgotten. But Ashura, which was short in time and demographically limited, survived because of its clear value messages. There were no material or worldly issues in this uprising. The clear message that was presented in the words of Imam Hussain (a.s.) is to believe in religion and to defend religious values, to enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and freedom,” Mr. Alemi Balkhi said.

“Readiness for self-sacrifice in this direction is the important message of Ashura,” he added.

“Before the Ashura event, Imam Hussain (a.s.) had considered and planned to convey the message of the movement. Were it not for the captives of Karbala, the messages of Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) movement would not have been transmitted to this day, and the world. On his way to Karbala, Imam Hussain (a.s.) carried out messaging measures. Even, for the time after his martyrdom, he had considered important issues, and Lady Zainab (a.s.) and the other family members of Imam Hussain (a.s.) became the messengers of his uprising. The emotional aspects of the Karbala uprising were another influential element in the Ashura message, which strengthened its effectiveness,” Mr. Alemi Balkhi said, regarding the factors that made the Ashura messages effective and lasting.

“The courage of the speaker of Ashura, namely Lady Zainab (a.s.), was another essential element to convey the message of the uprising. She did not remain silent in the face of any threat. In such a way that with the occurrence of the Karbala Event, she boldly and calmly responded to the humiliations of Ibn Ziad and Yazid,”, “The decisiveness and influence of Zainab’s words in Kufa was such that it reminded the people of Kufa of the tone and content of her father, Imam Ali’s (a.s.) words. One of the characteristics of Lady Zainab (a.s.) was her eloquence. Also, the repetition of the messages of Ashura throughout history by the infallible Imams (a.s.), Shiites, and lovers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), played an essential role in influencing the message of the movement of Imam Hussain (a.s.),” added the chairman of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Lovers Assembly.

“Finally, it should be mentioned that the message of Arbaeen is that truth always triumphs over falsehood, and choosing the path of values brings man to the truth. We must always remember this lesson,” Alami Balkhi said.

In another part of the program, Mr. Khodadad Faghihi recited a poem by Allameh Iqbal Lahori.

Panel members also answered participants’ questions.

In this section, Hosseini Balkhi said, “There is no separation between education and moral training, these two issues are interrelated. Education must be formed in three stages of awareness, acceptance, and behavior. Even, some scholars consider education to be part of moral training.”

In the end, Dr. Niazi said, “It is wrong to present a picture of the uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s.) that would tarnish the honor and dignity of the martyrs of Karbala.”

The conference ended with the recitation of a prayer by Hojat al-Islam Fetri.

Iraqi member of General Assembly of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly passed away

Iraqi member of General Assembly of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly passed away

Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Fuad al-Meqdadi, Iraqi member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly passed away.

He was a preacher and religious-cultural activist living in Baghdad, and spent his blessed life studying, jihad and fighting against oppressors.

The funeral procession of the deceased will be held on Sunday evening, October 3, 2021, in the Al-Attifiyah area of Baghdad.

Commemoration ceremony for Allameh Hassanzadeh Amoli to be held with speech by Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

Commemoration ceremony for Allameh Hassanzadeh Amoli to be held with speech by Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

Friday, 01 October 2021

Commemoration ceremony for Allama Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli, and the anniversary of the demise of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and the martyrdom of Imam Hassan (a.s.), will be held in Rasht on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM, with a speech by Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.

The ceremony will be held simultaneously with the days of mourning at the end of the Safar month, with the presence of the lovers of the Infallible AhlulBayt (a.s.), and with full observance of hygienic protocols.

It is worth mentioning that Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli, a mystic and an Allameh, born in 1928 in Amol, studied in the classes of Mahdi Elahi Ghomshei, Allameh Sha’rani, Allameh Tabatabai and Sayed Mohammad Hassan Elahi.

After a period of illness, he passed away on the evening of Saturday, September 25, 2021, in Amol. He was buried in his private house in the village of Ira, Amol vicinity.

3rd edition of “Arbaeen” in Spanish in Latin America

3rd edition of “Arbaeen” in Spanish in Latin America

Thursday, 30 September 2021

The first book of the “Arbaeen Photo Album” in Spanish reached its third edition in Latin America just two weeks after its first edition by Lighthouse International Publishing.

Announcing the unveiling of the book in Colombia and Mexico on the occasion of Arbaeen, Maria Angelica Rojas, Director of International Lighthouse Publications in Colombia, said, “The first Arbaeen book in Spanish has reached its third edition in Latin America in two weeks.”

“The unveiling ceremony of the book was held in the presence of Mr. Ziaei, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Colombia, on the occasion of Arbaeen Hosseini Day in Bogota. Also yesterday, the book was made available in the presence of Mr. Ghazili, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and a number of enthusiasts and Muslims in the city of Mexico City, the capital of Mexico,” she also stated.

“The book, which includes photographs by 21 Iranian and Pakistani photographers, is now available in Mexico and Colombia, and the third edition is for Venezuela,” she stated, announcing a photo exhibition on the sidelines of the book’s unveiling in Mexico City.

“The Portuguese version of this book will be published in Brazil soon. The Spanish version will also be published in Ecuador,” Maria Angelica added.

It is worth mentioning that the book Arbaeen in Spanish, published by Lighthouse International Publications, contains images of 21 photographers on the subject of Arbaeen, which, along with captions, seeks to acquaint Latin American audiences with this great historical event.

Head of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Iraq’s Office, speaks of love between Iraqi, Iranian nations

Head of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Iraq’s Office, speaks of love between Iraqi, Iranian nations

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Referring to the activities of Iraq’s Office of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, during the Arbaeen of this year, the head of the office said, “The activities of Iraq’s Office of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, in the Arbaeen ceremony days, can be divided into two parts, theoretical and practical. In the theoretical section, the office sent guidelines to the managers of the representations in the various provinces of Iraq. The AhlulBayt World Assembly has offices in 15 Iraqi provinces and is associated with 700 men and women missionaries in the country, from Mosul to Basra. Each of the missionaries has a Hosseiniyah or a mosque or a place for their activities and preaching. During the Covid-19 outbreak, they were propagating through virtual groups in cyberspace.”

“Some of the guidelines of the Iraqi office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly was related to the missionaries themselves and their duties in the Arbaeen ceremony. While some of them were related to pilgrims. In the final section, the guidelines addressed the religious, cultural, and political situation in Iraq, and necessary follow-ups in this regard were carried out by the missionaries of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly,” said Hojat al-Islam Pahlavanzadeh Behbahani in an interview with ABNA News Agency correspondent in Iraq.

At the beginning of Muharram, in a letter to Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Karbalaei, the religious guardian of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s.), we asked him to allocate places in the cities on the pilgrim roads leading to the city of Karbala to the Assembly of AhlulBayt (a.s.). With this request, it was agreed that the Assembly would have places on the Najaf-Karbala and the Baghdad-Karbala roads. In these places, cultural products such as brochures of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, books related to Hosseini Arbaeen, books of the late Ayatollah Asefi, and CDs of the International Ashura Foundation were distributed among the pilgrims,” he added.

“One of the activities of this assembly in the Arbaeen was to visit the Mawkebs in person. In this regard, I attended the Mawkeb of clergy sisters of the Qom Seminary entitled “Fatimid Women”. Iraq’s Office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly was involved in providing a suitable place for this Mawkeb. “Fatimid Women” Mawkeb had booths to teach painting to children. Also, correcting the recitation of Surah Al-Hamd and answering the religious questions for women were among the other parts of this Mawkeb,” said the head of Iraq’s Office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to the in-person visits to the Arbaeen Mawkebs.

“Also, on behalf of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, I visited the Mawkeb of Palestinian Ulama, entitled “Neda al-Aqsa”, located in pillar 833, on the way from Najaf to Karbala. During the visit, I expressed my satisfaction with the establishment of this Mawkeb to its organizers. The establishment of the Mawkeb of the Palestinian Ulama took place during the days of the conference on reconciliation with the Zionist regime in Erbil, which was attended by the Ba’athists and some tribal sheikhs. It was necessary to set up a Mawkeb from Palestine on the way to the shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s.). Because, the pilgrim returning from the Arbaeen Walk must understand the message “No to Humiliation” of Imam Hussain (a.s.), and the path to the victory of Palestine, passes through the path of the AhlulBayt (a.s.),” he continued.

“Global arrogance, led by the United States and Israel, tried to bring the Shiites to their knees, especially in Iran and Iraq but failed. Then they brought ISIL, and said that it would take thirty years to get it out of Iraq! But the expulsion of ISIL from Iraq was possible in about two years with the fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani and the help of Martyr Soleimani. Then, they tried to divide Iranian and Iraqi nations, which they also failed. The love of the Iranian and Iraqi nations for each other is deep in their hearts. During the Arbaeen days, I witnessed Iraqi soldiers serving an Iranian veteran who had been wounded in the Iraq war. This is possible only with the love of Imam Hussain (a.s.),” Pahlavanzadeh Behbahani added.

“The pope’s visit to Iraq was supposed to be the second version of his trip to the UAE. Three months after the pope’s visit to the UAE, relations between Israel and the UAE were normalized. The outcome of the pope’s visit to Iraq was also to normalize relations between Iraq and Israel. But Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s response in defense of the oppressed nation of Palestine thwarted this plan. Condemnations of the Reconciliation Conference in Erbil also forced the KRG to reject it. Those who seek to normalize relations between Iraq and Israel should be told that it will never happen,” said the head of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly of Iraq, referring to the global arrogance’s efforts to normalize relations between Iraq and Israel.

“During the last two years, especially last year, due to the absence of Iranian pilgrims, I witnessed the sorrow of Mawkeb owners and Iraqi pilgrims. Last year I saw Mawkeb owners waiting in the streets longingly to see an Iranian pilgrim. In Arbaeen last year, the Iraqi people formed groups and made pilgrimages on behalf of the Iranian people. We have also seen in recent days that some Iraqi Mawkebs were closing down in areas such as Diwaniyah and Shamiyah to Najaf. But upon hearing the arrival of the Iranian pilgrims, they were re-established to serve the Iranian pilgrims. God willing, this love between the Iranian and the Iraqi nations, which is due to the blessing of Imam Hussain (a.s.), will always remain,” he said, in response to a question on the opinion of the Iraqi people about the absence of Iranian pilgrims at the Arbaeen ceremony this year.

“Every pilgrim of Hosseini Arbaeen, from any language and nation, after returning from the Arbaeen pilgrimage, must carry Hosseini’s morality, dignity, culture, and courage. We are at a time when our enemies are united and ready to kill Muslims for dollars. Therefore, we should not submit to humiliation in the face of enemies,” Pahlavanzadeh Behbahani stated in the end on the desirable souvenir of a pilgrim from the Arbaeen pilgrimage ceremony.

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