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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

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Afghanistan Office denounced terrorist blast at Kabul Airport

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Afghanistan Office denounced terrorist blast at Kabul Airport

Saturday, 28 August 2021

In a statement, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Afghanistan office, denounced the terrorist attack near Kabul Airport, Afghanistan.

The office stated that the main responsibility for the Kabul airport bombing lies with those who caused the catastrophe, either due to poor management or intentionally.

The statement is as follows:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا بِطَانَةً مِنْ دُونِكُمْ لَا يَأْلُونَكُمْ خَبَالًا وَدُّوا مَا عَنِتُّمْ قَدْ بَدَتِ الْبَغْضَاءُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ ۚ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ ۖ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ (آل عمران، 118)

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own people; they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you, if you will understand. (Quran, Al Imran: 118)

More than two decades ago, US-led NATO forces entered Afghanistan under the slogan of eradicating international terrorism. As a result of America’s longest war, the United States and its allies conceded defeat. But the United States signed an agreement with the Taliban to withdraw from Afghanistan, and NATO troops also decided to leave Afghanistan following the US. These are the last days when foreign troops must leave Afghanistan completely and end the occupation of the country.

While inter-Afghan peace talks were under way, Ashraf Ghani’s escape from the country further complicated the peace process in Afghanistan, putting the country at risk of civil war. Following Ghani’s escape, disorder, oppression and looting began in Kabul.

There is no doubt that the United States, which suffered a disgraceful defeat, fled Afghanistan in humiliation. But recently, with the help of its allies, the US has plotted to deceive the public. The United States has announced through the media that it will provide asylum at Kabul Airport to rescue those whose lives are in danger. This seduction caused thousands of people to flock to Kabul Airport, and 20 people lost their lives due to the disorders.

The latest negative consequence of a dubious Western plot to save the lives of people at risk was a suicide bombing at Kabul airport that killed and injured more than 100 people. Although the ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility for the blasts, the main responsibility lies with those who caused the catastrophe, either due to poor management or intentionally.

The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Afghanistan Office, strongly condemns this act of violence and inhumanity and its perpetrators, and extends its condolences to the families and relatives of the victims of this tragic incident and prays for a speedy recovery to its injured.

The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Afghanistan Office, Kabul

August 27, 2021

It should be mentioned that on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 170 people, including 13 American soldiers, were killed in two suicide bombings near Kabul Airport.

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Ayatollah Feyz Lahiji Gilani

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Ayatollah Feyz Lahiji Gilani

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressed his condolences on the demise of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mohammad Ali Feyz Lahiji Gilani, one of the students and companions of Imam Khomeini.

The text of this message is as follows:

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The demise of the Mujahid and pioneer scholar Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mohammad Ali Feyz Lahiji Gilani caused grief and regret.

He was one of the students and companions of Imam Khomeini and had benefited greatly from the classes of other grand scholars such as Ayatollah Borujerdi, Ayatollah Bahjat, Martyr Motahhari and Martyr Ayatollah Sadoughi.

Among the revolutionary services of the deceased are the two terms representation of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, membership in the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, the presidency of the Court of Administrative Justice and the representation of Imam Khomeini at Al-Zahra (a.s.) University.

I offer my condolences for the loss of this benefactor cleric to Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and also to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, Grand Sources of Emulation, Ulama and martyr-nurturing people of Gilan province, his enthusiasts and students and the honorable family, and from God, for the deceased I ask for the exaltation, and for his family and relatives, I ask for patience.

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

Reza Ramazani

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

And the Representative of the People of Gilan in Assembly of Experts

August 27, 2021

It should be mentioned that Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mohammad Ali Feyz Lahiji Gilani, a member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom and one of Imam Khomeini’s companions, passed away at the age of 97 on Thursday morning, August 27, 2021, due to the old age.

International webinar “The role of women in confronting the arrogant”/Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) worthy role model for helping oppressed: Akhtari

International webinar “The role of women in confronting the arrogant”/Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) worthy role model for helping oppressed: Akhtari

For the commemoration of the martyrdom of Aba Abdullah Imam Hussein (a.s.) and the Karbala event, and the role of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) in conveying the message of the Ashura uprising, the International Ashura Foundation in cooperation with the United Ummah Center, organized an international webinar entitled “The role of women in confronting the arrogant”.

The international virtual conference was attended by some world historian scholars and researchers, as well as figures from Australia and European and African countries.

At the beginning of the webinar, Quran reciter Sheikh Mohammad Shahimi recited verses from the Quran.

Regarding the role of men and women in accepting social responsibility and fulfilling their divine duty, Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, the Head of the International Ashura Foundation, delivered a speech and emphasized the fulfillment of the divine duties of human beings as God’s caliph on earth.

“The wise leadership of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) in protecting the family of Ahl al-Bayt (a.s.) and the captives, and confronting the oppressive ruler, and upsetting the balance of power, shows a true understanding and fulfillment of divine duties. The courage shown by Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) broke all the equations and predictions of Yazid and disgraced him. She also exposed the crimes of the Umayyads and changed all the balance of power,” she stated, regarding the heroic and great role of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) before her presence in Karbala and after the tragic event of Ashura.

“At Yazid’s court, Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) said, “I swear to God that you cannot destroy the Revelation of our Prophet (Muhammad (p.b.u.h))”. This message resonated in Yazid’s palace and exposed this oppressor. The accursed Yazid thought that he was facing a weak, hurt, afflicted, and helpless woman. He tried to show his pride, arrogance, and courage in killing Imam Hussein (a.s.) and his companions. By distorting historical events, he tried to portray Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) uprising as a rebellion and an illegal movement. But Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) showed that she is the daughter of and nurtured by Imam Ali (a.s.) – the Imam who destroyed the polytheists and suppressed the hypocrites and the wicked. Hazrat Zainab is the person who was able to turn defeat into victory, and captivity into freedom. She disgraced Yazid and made him the captive of his own crimes,” said Ayatollah Akhtari, stating that Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) created a comprehensive revolution against the ruling system of Yazid.

“Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) is a worthy model for all people of the world. We must learn how to help the oppressed and win against the enemies and how to turn threats into opportunities,” he added.

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Following the webinar, Dr. Sheikh Abdul Qadir Tarnini, poet and university professor, recited a beautiful poem about the event of Karbala, which has the concepts and themes of loyalty, honor, and pride of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), and said, “Regarding the character of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.), Imam Sajjad (a.s.) said, “Thank God that you are a scholar who has acquired knowledge from the source of revelation and has not been educated by anyone, and you are a sage that you did not learn from anyone”. Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) is divine proof. She is one of those who, like Hazrat Zahra (a.s.), God has made her one of the infallibles. Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) is a scholar who has the knowledge of this world and the hereafter together. She became a role model for the leadership of the Islamic community. While she suffered many calamities and hardships, Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) taught the world that Islam has the merit to give lives for it.”

“The mission-oriented role of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) in introducing the Ashura movement and exposing the system of Yazid and the Umayyads is considered a victory. Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) was able to turn the apparent victory of the Umayyad army into a historical defeat and disgrace so that this issue would be a prelude to the overthrow of the Umayyads,” he added.

Then, in this webinar, on being a role model in the Ashura movement and questions about the role of women in a confrontation with criminals and oppressors, Dr. Ms. Hoveida Jabbagh, head of the European Association of AhlulBayt (a.s.) Women in Italy, emphasized, “In Western countries, where women face limitations and strangeness, they can raise their children and society based on the love of the AhlulBayt (a.s.).”

Ms. Nawal Shaddad, a journalist from Australia, after reciting a poem about the jihad of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.), said, “In the face of global arrogance and the propaganda power of the West, women in the West can refer to Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) as their role model and promote the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) according to her conduct.”

Sheikh Tawfiq Alawi, an Islamic scholar, in his speech, described three personality characteristics of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) based on the principles of the Quran and the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), and explained the term political figure and said, “This term is not just for men. Rather, it means masculinity, courage, bravery, and endurance in the face of adversity. Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) stood against the tyrants like a man.”

“This high-ranking lady had all the characteristics of a scholar, revolutionary and cultural figure. Because he was raised in the school of his father Imam Ali (a.s.) and his two brothers Imam Hassan (a.s.) and Imam Hussein (a.s.). Racially, she was from Bani Hashem and is an Alawite. She was able to form a pure and successful family. She sacrificed his children on the Day of Ashura and in the event of Karbala,” stated the university professor on the masculine aspect of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.).

“Hazrat Zainab had other characteristics such as patience, courage, and rhetoric. In the court of Yazid and Ibn Ziad, she was present with full power and courage and shook the foundations of the oppressive palace of these criminal rulers. The mission-oriented and propagation role of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) shows her awareness of the importance of propagation in Islam,” she added.

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Sheikh Mohammad Ezzeddin, a university professor, clarified the intellectual dimensions of Imam Hussein’s (a.s.) movement, “Today’s society, unfortunately, is far from understanding the truth and religion, and suffers from many harms and problems. The only way to save it is to learn the lessons and teachings of Ashura.”

Then, Sayed Fadi Al-Sayed, the head of the United Ummah Center, spoke about the role of women in awakening the ummah and their ability to confront the colonialists and the arrogant.

Citing verses from the Holy Quran, he provided evidence of the historical and mission-oriented role of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) as a role model for women in the world and said, “The role of Asiya daughter of Muzahim, as a prominent role model, who stood against the tyranny of the Pharaohs, and also Mary (a.s.) in maintaining chastity and training of Jesus Christ (a.s.) is exemplary. The mission of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) was also very important in exposing the crimes of Yazid and the Umayyads, by giving revealing and shocking speeches.”

“Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) learned courage, rhetoric, and patience from the school of Islam and her noble father Imam Ali (a.s.),” he added.

Sayed Fadi al-Sayed narrated historical material from books related to the life of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.), including the book “Khasaes al-Zeinabiah” (Characteristics of Hazrat Zeinab) by Noureddin Jazayeri about the common features of Hazrat Maryam (a.s.) and Hazrat Asiya daughter of Muzahim.

Then, he spoke about the meanings of patience, courage, and endurance of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) against the Pharaohs of her time, namely Yazid and Obaidullah Ibn Ziad.

At the end of the webinar, by summarizing the contents of this virtual meeting, the director of the Studies Department of the Center of the United Ummah, emphasized the role of the historical leadership of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) in exposing the anti-Islamic nature of the oppressive Umayyad rulers and changing the strategic equations of Karbala, revolt, and uprising against Bani Umayyad and Yazid.

He concluded, “Today’s society needs women like Hazrat Zainab (a.s.).”

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