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Dr. Ahmed Hilal, Egyptian Shiite thinker passed away

Dr. Ahmed Hilal, Egyptian Shiite thinker passed away

Dr. Ahmad Hilal, a prominent Egyptian Shiite thinker, passed away.

The late Dr. Hilal spent his life promoting the knowledge of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) and had many activities in this field in his home country.

He also debated with scholars of other denominations in various Egyptian media and networks to prove the rightfulness of the Shiite religion. Defending the holy system of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the false accusations of the Hebrew-Western-Arab axis was another effective activity of the blessed deceased.

These activities caused the late Dr. Hilal to suffer many hardships. But none of these problems stopped him from continuing on his path.

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.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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 hard-working Myanmar Shiite preacher

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of hard-working Myanmar Shiite preacher

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressed his condolences on the demise of Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Mohammad Baqer Mahmoudi Esfahani, the Friday prayer Imam of the Moghol Shiite Grand Mosque in the city of Yangon, Myanmar member of General Assembly of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly who established Hojjatieh School in the city of Prom.

In his message, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly referred to the efforts of Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Mohammad Baqer Mahmoudi Esfahani to promote the school of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in Myanmar.

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 news of the demise of virtuous cleric and the hard-working preacher Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Mohammad Baqer Mahmoudi Esfahani, the Friday prayer Imam of the Shiite Moghol Mosque in Yangon, the founder of Hojjatieh School in Prum and the late member of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly caused grief and regret.

During his blessed lifetime the devoted and hard-working cleric, did not spare any effort to promote the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.) in Myanmar, and he also worked hard to propagate the religion of Islam, as well as to take care of poor families, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

I offer my condolences to all the Muslims and followers of the AhlulBayt in that country, especially to his esteemed wife, children, students and all those who are interested in him, and I also pray to God Almighty to provide the deceased with exaltation and companionship with the His saints, ad to give patience and reward to his family.

Reza Ramazani

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

August 18, 2021

Shiite hard-working preacher, Myanmar member of General Assembly of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly passed away

Shiite hard-working preacher, Myanmar member of General Assembly of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly passed away

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Mohammad Baqer Mahmoudi Esfahani, the Friday prayer Imam of the Moghol Shiite Grand Mosque in the city of Yangon, passed away.

His ancestors were from Esfahan, he was a native of Myanmar who came to Iran for religious studies and returned to his country after graduating from Al-Mustafa International University.

Upon his return, the late Mahmoudi carried out many religious and propagation activities and worked for many years to promote the teachings of the Quran and Itrat (AhlulBayt) in Southeast Asia.

Among the activities of the deceased, the establishment of the Hojjatieh School in the city of Prum, the Friday Imamate of the Shiites in the city of Yangon, and membership in the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

The servicing cleric also worked hard to provide social services, especially to poor and disadvantaged families.

After 25 years of propagation activities in Myanmar, Hojat al-Islam Mahmoudi passed away at the age of 62 in Yangon due to Covid-19.

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