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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

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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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.).”

Ayatollah Akhtari offered his condolences on demise of Allameh Mohammad Reza Hakimi

Ayatollah Akhtari offered his condolences on demise of Allameh Mohammad Reza Hakimi

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

In a message, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and head of the International Ashura Foundation, expressed his condolences on the demise of Allameh Mohammad Reza Hakimi.

The message of Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari is as follows:

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

“Whenever an Alem passes away, there will be an irreparable breach in Islam.” Imam Ali (a.s.)

Divine ascension and the sad and irreparable departure of the eminent scholar, educated thinker, prominent litterateur, theologist sage, philosopher and mystic, honorable Allameh Professor Mohammad Reza Hakimi, caused regret and impression on us and the scientific community of the country and its lovers, students and family and relatives.

This pious and ascetic scholar and thinker of the school of the Infallible AhlulBayt (a.s.), spent his blessed life explaining and introducing Islamic and religious knowledge.

By writing more than one hundred titles of valuable books and scientific-research articles in the field of Quranic teachings and the enlightening School of Islamic Studies – including the valuable encyclopedias are “Al-Hayat”, “Quranic Community Building”, “Red Wisdom”, “Imam in the Objectivity of Society”, “Maghrib Sun”, “Ashura”, “Tafsir Aftab”, etc. –, he left modern, precious and lasting services and valuable heritage services for the Islamic society, as well as scientific and theological centers and lovers and followers of the path of truth.

The late Professor Allameh Hakimi was one of the humble and sincere followers and lovers of Imam Khomeini (r.h.) and the Islamic Movement, and he always unwaveringly defended the anti-arrogance and anti-tyranny movements of the Imam of the Ummah, and his novel ideas derived from Imam Khomeini’s enlightened thought. The ascetic life of this pious mystic, the purity of his soul, and his spiritual struggles – which was taken from the mystical teachings of his great teacher, the divine mystic, the late Grand Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mojtaba Qazvini (r.a.) and other mystics of the school of Intuition – had made this great scholar one of the pioneers of mysticism and the role model of the followers of truth, knowledge and conduct.

I offer my condolences for the great and sad loss of this grand scholar of the Islamic studies to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, all people of Iran, honorable family, especially his sage and scholar brother Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mohammad Hakimi, his students and disciples.

I ask from God the Almighty for the exaltation, forgiveness and reunion with Divine Prophets and Infallible AhlulBayt (a.s.), for the deceased, and for all of his family members and relatives, I ask for great patience.

“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 head of the International Ashura Foundation

International Webinar “Imam Hussein (a.s.) Movement, Movement for the Preservation of Human Values”

International Webinar “Imam Hussein (a.s.) Movement, Movement for the Preservation of Human Values”

In the international webinar “Imam Hussein (a.s.) Movement, Movement for the Preservation of Human Values”, which was held participating thinkers from the Arab and Islamic world, referring to a set of goals of the revolution and uprising of Imam Hussein (a.s.), Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari stated, “The most obvious of these goals was to confront the oppressive government. Another goal of this uprising has been awakening the oppressed to achieve human justice. This uprising, its goals and message are not limited to time and place for a specific period. Rather, it has sent a message to the world throughout history that humanity, inspired by it, would not accept oppression, corruption and aggression.”

The head of the International Ashura Foundation advised all followers of religions and denominations to make moral and human values – the most obvious of which is the spread of love, honesty and confrontation with arrogance and the fight against poverty and corruption – come true by studying carefully the goals and messages of Ashura and being inspired by the path and character of Imam Hussein (a.s.).

After welcoming the speakers and viewers of this webinar, Sayed Fadi Al-Sayed, the director of the United Ummah Center, emphasized three basic elements on the most obvious human values that Imam Hussein (a.s.) rose up to revive and spread and sacrificed his blood for:

1- Confronting the oppressive and tyrannical ruler, and exposing the anti-Islamic nature of this usurping ruler;

2- Expressing the truths of Islam and the characteristics of the Islamic ruler, who is qualified to lead the Islamic society;

3- Rejecting the idea of surrendering to the status quo, and giving in to force.

“The movement of Imam Hussein (a.s.) has been for all humanity. Just like the mission of his grandfather – Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) – which was for all the worlds. The movement of Imam Hussein (a.s.) is universal and comprehensive, and is not specific to a particular group or religion. All thinkers and scholars, therefore must adjust their human relations to the mission of Imam Hussein (a.s.) so that human society can reach redemption,” he said.

In his speech on the strategic role of Imam Hussein (a.s.) in preserving human values, Hojat al-Islam Sheikh Naeem Qassem, Deputy Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah in said, “Imam Hussein’s (a.s.) reformist movement was a manifestation of the all-encompassing system of Muhammadan (p.b.u.h) Islam. Jihad and martyrdom from the Quranic point of view and the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), prove that the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.) is one of the beautiful manifestations of human values. Because it revived the concept of Islam and manifested the concept of jihad and martyrdom.”

“With the sacrifice of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and his companions, he proved that life is full of scenes of jihad and confronting the oppressors. Therefore, with this sacrifice, he established Islam and Velayat and revived the religion of Muhammad (p.b.u.h), and this is a great victory,” he added.

“Martyrdom is not an end in itself, but is in line with jihad. Therefore, Mujahid is ready to sacrifice his life and blood for Islamic values. According to a hadith, “The highest value is to be killed for the path of God. There is no higher value than this.” continued Sheikh Naeem Qassem.

“The concept of jihad and martyrdom from Imam Khomeini’s (r.a.) point of view is in line with the concepts of Islam and Imam Hussein’s (a.s.) movement. Therefore, this concept paved the way for the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, and dismantle the oppressive Shah regime. This concept was also manifested during Saddam’s eight-year imposed war against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” stated Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General in another part of his speech.

“The victories of the Mojahedin and the elements of the Islamic Resistance, defeating the enemy and the liberation of the occupied territories – with no financial and weapon facilities, modeled on Imam Hussein (a.s.) and the leadership of Imam Khomeini (r.a.) – are examples of the manifestation of resistance and jihad,” he stressed, referring to the experience of Lebanese Hezbollah in fighting the occupying Zionist regime.

Regarding the movement of Imam Hussein (a.s.) from the Quranic point of view, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jafari, an Islamic thinker and former Prime Minister of Iraq, said in this international webinar, “Islam emphasizes Fitra (nature) and there are countless verses in the Quran that God Almighty created man on the basis of divine nature. This nature encourages people to adhere to religious and human principles. Therefore, religiosity and adherence to human and moral values show adherence to the Quran and Islam.”

“The uprising of Imam Hussein (a.s.) is the continuation of the movement of the prophets and messengers of God, all of whom were inspired to spread moral virtues and reform society. To achieve these human-moral goals and reform in the Ummah of his grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), Imam Hussein (a.s.) revolted. The revolution of Imam Hussein (a.s.), its values and goals, are for all religions and denominations and all the oppressed of the world who want the realization of dignity, honor and freedom,” He emphasized.

“She said an immortal and human-nurturing phrase in the court of the authoritarian Yazid. “ما رأيتُ إِلّا جميلاً”: (I saw nothing but beauty (in Karbala event)). This shows that this phrase is a manifestation of human expressions in the Quran and Islam, and unity with Imam Hussein (a.s.) and God. This high thinking shows that the uprising and movement of Imam Hussein (a.s.) is in line with its divine goals. It was created to fulfill the divine promises and to establish a glorious and human-nurturing civilization and to establish justice, equality and brotherhood among human beings. Anyone who wants to keep the memory of Imam Hussein (a.s.) alive must have Husseini behavior and character, and defend the oppressed, so that this movement can be achieved with its lofty goals,” he said, referring to the role of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) and the moral and human values ​​that she showed in her behavior and sermons.

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Regarding the concept of the uprising of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and the dimensions of human values ​​and its effects, Sheikh Sarmad Tamimi, advisor to the Mufti of Iraq, emphasized, “The uprising of Imam Hussein (a.s.) was to revive the Islam, and to show the nature of Yazid. Because this tyrannical ruler violated the principles of Islam and questioned the tradition of the Prophet and abolished the rules of Islam.”

“With his uprising, Imam Hussein (a.s.) revived the mission of his grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), and introduced the intellectual, moral and human values of Islam to the world. Therefore, expressing obedience and love to him means love for the Prophet, Islam, and human values. All human beings, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, should follow the example of this great figure. We are now witnessing that the followers of different religions and denominations all over the world, are reviving the ceremony of Imam Hussein (a.s.). Imam Hussein (a.s.) is the symbol of human oppression, and his way and uprising is the guide of the oppressed,” the Sunni scholar added.

Regarding the human dimension of the Imam Hussein (a.s.) movement and the comparison of the oppression to Jesus Christ and Imam Hussein (a.s.), Bishop Abdullah Dilo, the head of the Catholics of the West Bank of Palestine, said, “If anyone considers himself a follower of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and Christ (a.s.), he should denounce oppression and the oppressors and rush to the aid of the oppressed. The liberation of Quds is about to happen. Humans must unite with each other so that we can eliminate oppression and establish the truth by following the example of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and Jesus Christ (a.s.).”

On four great lessons of the Ashura movement, Sheikh Maher Hammoud, the head of the World Union of Resistance Scholars in Lebanon, said:

1- Imam Hussein (a.s.) is a universal figure and an eternal role model for humanity throughout history and is not affiliated with a particular group or religion. Because the uprising of Imam Hussein (a.s.) has lessons for all humanity;

2- All Islamic denominations and heavenly religions, as well as the freemen of the world, should follow the path and life of Imam Hussein (a.s.). Love for Imam Hussein (a.s.) and the legitimacy of his uprising are issues on which Sunnis and Shiites agree. But Wahhabism seeks to achieve its political goals by inciting religious sedition and distorting history.

3- From his time to the present century, the revolution of Imam Hussein (a.s.) has been a lesson of life, struggle, self-sacrifice, and resistance against oppression and injustice. These movement and revolution will continue until the end of history, and the name of Imam Hussein and his esteemed family, who sacrificed their lives to defend Islam and Muslims, and human dignity, remains immortal. Because this uprising was to revive the religion and dignity of the Muslims, and we must learn these lessons from this revolution.

4- By sacrificing himself, his family and his companions, Imam Hussein (a.s.) protected Islam from deviation and revived the enjoining good and forbidding wrong. In his speeches and sermons, he stressed the need to elimination of the oppression and aggression. Therefore, humanity should follow the example of this Imam in order to achieve redemption in this world and the hereafter.

Commenting on how to turn the tragedy into an epic, Rev. Abdu Raad, president of the Christian Church in Italy, said, “The commemoration of the event of Karbala and the uprising of Imam Hussein (a.s.) should be a lesson in the life of all religions and denominations.

Regarding the concept of human values of Imam Hussein (a.s.) movement, from the perspective of Quranic verses and lexical principles, Sheikh Tawfiq Alawi, Islamic researcher said, “It is not feasible to retreat from human values. Because by expressing his human principles and values in this uprising, Imam Hussein (a.s.) obliged all of us to believe and adhere to them.”

This researcher called for studying the history of Imam Hussein (a.s.) movement, with knowledge and away from prejudice. He called on all thinkers, scholars and intellectuals to evaluate this movement from a human dimension and to extract the messages of Ashura and learn from it.

At the end of the international webinar Imam Hussein (a.s.) Movement, Movement for the Preservation of Human Values”, Bahraini poet Salman Abdul Hussein recites poems on the Ashura epic that caught the attention of the participants.

Secretary-General of ABWA met Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim

Secretary-General of ABWA met Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim

The Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly met Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, a Bahraini member of the Supreme Council of the Assembly.


At the beginning of this conversation, presenting a report on the mission and activities of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani stated, “To explain the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.), the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly has an important mission to be a scientific and spiritual reference for the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.).


Activities of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

“The Assembly is the link between the sources of emulation and the leadership and the followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in the world, and in this regard, carries out activities in various departments. Among these activities, we can mention the Wiki Shia as an encyclopedia of the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), the Thaqalayn Satellite TV, the AhlulBayt (a.s.) News Agency ABNA, and the production and publication of books in the living languages of the world,” he continued.


“Justice has been the desire of all the divine prophets and the Infallibles (a.s.) in all dimensions, and the issue of resistance is not in conflict with compassionate Islam (Rahmani Islam). Our prophet is the prophet of mercy, and resistance is the same as mercy. Because the resistance is against tyranny, oppression, power-seeking, and domination of arrogant and tyrannical rulers, which is obligatory according to reason and fitra (nature). It is very clear that Rahmani Islam without resistance, as well as attributing violence to Islam, is distorting Islam,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, noting that the strategies of the Assembly to introduce the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.) are rationality, spirituality, justice, and resistance.


Resistance is not equal to intimidation, terror, and violence

“Today, the issue must be seriously discussed that resistance is never equal to intimidation, terror, and violence. It is rather confronting violence and extremism,” he emphasized.


“The school of Ahl al-Bayt (as) is the school of moderation and confrontation with extremism. But unfortunately, the extremists are harming Islam and the Quran,” Ayatollah Ramazani also said.


Presence of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim in Iran blessed/Precious opportunity for Assembly

“Your presence is also very important and valuable for the Axis of Resistance. I congratulate you on this vitality and activities in the field of resistance. We ask God to continue the grace of your existence and blessings for the Assembly and Islamic Ummah,” he said in the end addressing Sheik Isa Qassim, considering his presence in Iran as blessed for the Assembly.


Following this meeting, Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim stated, “What is with the AhlulBayt (a.s.) is very important, and the servants of God need this provision which has divine dignity.”


“Many doubts are entered in the minds, souls, determination, and will of Muslims. As a result, it creates problems and obstacles in the original Islamic way,” he said, referring to the brutal attacks against Islam and the religion of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) by the enemies with the many facilities they have.


Our elites do not know the correct Islam

“Most of the Muslim ummah do not know the importance of Islamic thought. Even our elites are not fully acquainted with the correct Islam,” continued the Bahraini member of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


He mentioned the expansion of religious activity as much as the Assembly can afford, and the training of specialized staff and scholars as needs that the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly of the should work on more.


“In the dissemination of religious ideas, quality should not be sacrificed to quantity. The Islamic Ummah needs to train great men to build the world properly. In this regard, preachers, managers, and experts in all fields are different in their level of activity. It is important to pay attention to the academic level of preachers and graduates. We have to cover a large area in terms of the Muslim population,” stated Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.


We need to know our audience well in the United States and other countries

“We need to know our audience in the United States and other countries properly so that we can provide them with relevant content. Because inappropriate expression causes failure and gives the opposite result. Also, choosing the wrong method prevents us from achieving our goals,” he added, emphasizing knowing the audience in propagating.


“In terms of method, we should follow the example of the Quran. The Quran and Sunnah have given us the best methods, and the methods adopted by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) are the best. In terms of method, we have to use the most accurate method, and in terms of action, we have to do our best,” added the Bahraini member of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, saying that we have the main substance, that is, divine and correct thought.


The blessings and services of the Assembly should include neighboring countries too

“May God bless the efforts of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly. Given the many problems that the Islamic Republic of Iran has, and the battles it has on various fronts, the activities of the Assembly are great and heavy. The activity of the assembly should be developed and it should have more power and influence,” he said, noting that the blessings and services of the Assembly should also include the neighboring countries.


“There is no true and sound foundation like the true and sound foundation of the faith which has been revealed by God, and this Islamic thought will defeat the American and other’s thought,” the Bahraini activist cleric stressed.


“This land (Iran) and its great men are the sources of resistance and serious and sincere revolutionary movements. I hope that the whole world of believers will benefit from the effects of the movements of this land. The Islamic Revolution of Iran is a great movement that also gives birth to the Resistance that has several different dimensions. It is worthwhile for the Resistance to be active in all areas,” he said, regarding the promotion of the idea of ​​Resistance in the Islamic world by the Islamic Revolution of Iran.


Resistance must be continuous, widespread, and entrenched and encompass all dimensions

“The activities of the enemies of Islam, the revolution and the Resistance, have many dimensions and are planned and calculated and are supported in the long run with many facilities. Therefore, must be continuous, widespread, and entrenched and encompass all dimensions,” added the Bahraini member of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“One who is built and prepared for Resistance from the beginning of growth will be more entrenched and powerful, and more intellectually and personally prepared. Therefore, we must start the process of training the Resistance, spiritually, from the family. It will be proper if the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly puts the training of the spirit of resistance on its agenda for children,” he said in the end, referring to the need to train the spirit of resistance in the Islamic society in childhood.


“We must also teach our children the spirit of non-compromise with the Zionist regime from childhood. With timely training, one nation will stand up to Israel and everyone will believe in the fight against compromise,” he continued.

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Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly

The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly  is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that was established by a group of Shiite elites under the supervision of the great Islamic authority of the Shiites in 1990 to identify, organize, educate and support the followers of Ahl al-Bayt.

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