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Research priorities should be considered in “Modern Theology” topics: Ayatollah Ramazani

Research priorities should be considered in “Modern Theology” topics: Ayatollah Ramazani

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

On Monday, May 31, 2021, during his visit to Iraq, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and his accompanying delegation, after meeting with Ayatollah Sayed Mojtaba Hosseini, Representative of the Supreme Leader of the Revolution in Iraq, visit the “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute in Najaf.


During the visit, which was attended by Hujat al-Islam Ahmad Ahmadi Tabar, Deputy manager of Cultural Affairs, Abdul Reza Rashed, Deputy manager in Executive affairs of the Assembly, and Hojat al-Islam Pahlavanzadeh Behbahani, President of the AhlulBayt Assembly of Iraq; the director of the institute presented a report on its activities.


Referring to the advantages, facilities, and shortcomings in the seminary of Najaf Ashraf, Hojat al-Islam Dr. Mohammad Ali Mohsenzadeh, pointed out the scientific, research, and educational activities of “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute.


“In cooperation with the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Office of the Supreme Leader, and the “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute, we organized a course called “Al-Khetab Al-Resali” in which more than 900 people participated, and 400 of them participated in the final exam. We issued licenses for the chosen participants,” he said, referring to the holding of scientific courses at the “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute.


“We also held a three-day study course on “The Supreme Leader of the Revolution’s Opinions on the Role of Women in Islamic Civilization” for Iraqi female students,” Mohsenzadeh continued.


Referring to the new educational methods in “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute, he mentioned the connection with the professors of Qom seminary as other activities of this institution and called for cooperation between the “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute and the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the fields of teacher exchange, textbooks, and making networks for propagation in virtual and real fields.


Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly: “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute needs to do deep scientific and research work


During this visit, the Secretary-General of the Ahl al-Bayt (AS) World Assembly in a short speech evaluated the activities of the “Nour Al-Basaer” Institute in Najaf as very important and appreciated its activities.


“It is necessary to form a department in this institute to do in-depth scientific and research work on the required and priority topics,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, emphasizing the need to meet the needs of today’s world.


“Entering the topics of the modern theology is a good step that has been taken in this institution. But in this area, it is necessary to consider research priorities and the logical order of the topics,” he continued.


In this visit, emphasizing the need for identification and communication with Shiites by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the world, the Deputy Manager of Cultural Affairs of the Assembly said, “The Assembly will start its educational activities in the future.”


“Iraqi clergies living in Iran will also be included in our training courses so that they can have a positive impact on their society after finishing their studies and returning to Iraq,” continued Hojat al-Islam Ahmad Ahmadi Tabar, announcing that the training course of the Assembly will be in both face-to-face and virtual forms.


He also stressed the necessity to work with Iraq’s elite, and revolutionary and religious generation.

 

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Along with Islam, republic of system must be preserved/Every Iranian, revolutionary must participate in election: Ayatollah Ramazani

Along with Islam, republic of system must be preserved/Every Iranian, revolutionary must participate in election: Ayatollah Ramazani

Sunday, 30 May 2021

On Saturday (May 29, 2021), in a speech at the prayer hall of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the Assembly, expressed hope that the evil Covid-19 virus will disappear soon from human society, and thanks to the prayers of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) the human emotional dimension will flourish again.


“In the discourse of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, people have a special place as a pillar,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, “The discourse of the Islamic Revolution of Iran disrupted the set of calculations that existed in the Western world, and created a power against the power of the West.”


“During the revolution, the people showed their presence and sincerely spent everything they had for the revolution. The presence of the people in all areas, including elections, is very important,” he added.


“The enemies are always planning to distance between the officials and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The officials of the Legislature, the Executive, and the Judiciary must work to solve the problems of the people and reduce the class gap. One of the seven recommendations of the Statement of the Second Phase of the Revolution of the Supreme Leader is justice and the fight against corruption,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“The Guardian Council, the body in charge of qualifying candidates for the election, selected seven candidates. Selected individuals must present their programs in the areas of cultural, economic, political, and especially social damage. stated Ayatollah Ramazani,” referring to the presidential election and the qualified people.


“Factories in Gilan, which employed thousands of people, were closed. As a result of this tragedy and crime, many young people became unemployed,” he said, describing the social damage in society as an important issue.


“I’m surprised that some are hesitant to participate in the election. With all the enemies that Iran has, if we want Iran to be strong and proud, everyone must participate in the elections as an Iranian and a revolutionary,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, emphasizing the necessity for the participation of all sections of society in the elections.


“Imam Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, as leaders of the Islamic community, dedicated themselves to the system and the revolution. The precious martyrs have also emphasized in their orders and wills the need to pay attention to the orders of the Vali Faqih. No one should doubt this,’ he said.


“Anyone who does not participate in the election has no right to demand. The elected person is the president of all the people of Iran, and he must dedicate himself to serving all the people,” stated Ayatollah Ramazani.


“This revolution has not been achieved easily, and pure blood, from teenagers to great figures, has been sacrificed for it. Today, we are the trustees of this revolution, and along with the Islam, republic of the system must be preserved,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the end.

In response to tragic events of Palestine, Secretary-General of ABWA issued a Statement

In response to tragic events of Palestine, Secretary-General of ABWA issued a Statement

In a statement, supporting the oppressed people of Palestine, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, denounced the crimes of the occupying Zionist regime.


In this statement, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani stated, “The people of the world should know that the images they now see of the invasion, violence, destruction, and killing of Palestinian women and children are not all sufferings of an oppressed nation, nor are they new. Rather, land grabbing, forced migration, displacing people from their homeland, mass murder, torture, imprisonment, child murder, killing defenseless women, insulting the Palestinians sanctities, and state terrorism, is the true story of a regime that has been emerged from this spot of the world for decades like a cancerous tumor.”


The statement of the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is as follows:


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

“He will help you and will make your foothold firm.” (Quran 47:7) And “If Allah is your helper none can overcome you” (Quran 3:160)


These days, the sad issue of Palestine, this old wound on the body of the Islamic world, has once again attracted the attention of the world and has disturbed the leaders of the Islamic countries from their slumber. Perhaps some time ago, when some of these rulers attempted to “normalize relations with the usurping enemy”, they did not imagine in their illusions that in less than a few months, a global uprising in the occupied territories would disgrace these compromisers in such a disgraceful way, and invalidate their agreements.


But now, what we are witnessing in various areas of Palestine, in addition to exposing to the world the crimes of the filthy and inhumane regime of Israel, also exposed the treacherous nature of any attempt to normalize relations with these criminals. This time, the destruction of media offices, the management of social networks to delete messages, and the attempt to shut down the free flow of information have not yielded any gains for the occupiers and their supporters.


But it is crucial for the people of the world to know that the images they now see of the invasion, violence, destruction, and killing of Palestinian women and children are not all sufferings of an oppressed nation, nor are they new. Rather, land grabbing, forced migration, displacing people from their homeland, mass murder, torture, imprisonment, child murder, killing defenseless women, insulting the Palestinians sanctities, and state terrorism, is the true story of a regime that has been emerged from this spot of the world for decades like a cancerous tumor.


In addition to all these tragedies, the inefficiency of international institutions and the passivity of Arab and Islamic organizations is a more painful and unfortunate tragedy that rubs salt into this opened wound. In addition to all these tragedies, the inefficiency of international institutions and the passivity of Arab and Islamic organizations is a more painful and unfortunate tragedy that sprinkles salt on this open wound, and like a bone in the throat, it afflicts the libertarians of the world - of every religion and creed.


As the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly – an international organization of which hundreds of elites and thinkers from around the world are members – on behalf of the members of this Assembly, emphasizing the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to return to their homes, I denounce the heinous crimes of the Zionists.


Also, I insist on the principled solution of “a referendum of all the main inhabitants of Palestine to determine the fate of this country” as the only legal and realistic solution. This is a progressive and conventional solution that is endorsed by all the people of the world and most of the member states of the United Nations, and it can put an end to all this oppression, violence, and bloodshed.


But to see the day when this solution is accepted by the authoritarian tyrants and materialistic supporters of the usurper regime, the right path passes through the two passages of “internal resistance”, and “external support”. The internal resistance is now being carried out by the zealous Palestinian youth and mujahideen, and in just these few days, more than 200 martyrs and hundreds of wounded have been sacrificed so far. To continue this endurance, they need external support.


Therefore, in addition to the constant invitation of the governments of the world, the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, human rights associations, and international organizations to carry out their duties in defense of the oppressed, this time, in particular, I call on the “scholars of religions and sects” to mobilize their institutions and followers, to bring them to the stage to support the rights of the Palestinian people and to expose the occupation and the crimes of the Zionists, and do not leave the field until the final result is achieved.


The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly is also ready to support these humanitarian and anti-violent actions, with all the spiritual, legal, content, and media facilities at its disposal, and it is also ready to host meetings for scholars to reflect on, in order to expedite the process of holding the above-mentioned referendum.


Reza Ramazani

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

May 18, 2021

Eid al-Fitr, day of good news, divine forgiveness: Ayatollah Ramazani

Eid al-Fitr, day of good news, divine forgiveness: Ayatollah Ramazani

Thursday, 13 May 2021

In the 30th episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, pointing out that Eid al-Fitr is a return to Fitra (inner nature), Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “Human nature is the beauty that man can attain.”


“When man attains beauty, he hates ugliness,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that natural affairs are matters that invite man to all true beauties.


“During the holy month of Ramadan, the human soul is softened, trained, and prepared to understand many truths,” he clarified.


“This holy month gives (moral) beauty to man, and as a result, the soul achieves its spiritual desires,” emphasized Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that the month of Ramadan purifies the human soul.


“Thanks to the holy month of Ramadan, man can reach the most important natural issue, which is the knowledge of Tawhid (monotheism),” he said, considering the most important spiritual desires of man to achieve Tawhid, connection with God and the worship of the righteous spirit.


“Eid al-Fitr is a return to the truth of Tawhid and educates man,” added the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.


“In the divine feast, which is called the feast of God, unlike the feast of human beings, there is talk of not eating and abstinence, and the result is the strengthening of the spirit of servitude in human beings,” he noted, referring to the difference between human feasts and divine feasts.


“If a person pays attention to all the divine commands during the holy month of Ramadan, he can achieve spiritual growth in the best way,” Ayatollah Ramazani added.

Farewell to Ramadan, month of light, mercy, forgiveness, difficult: Ayatollah Ramazani

Farewell to Ramadan, month of light, mercy, forgiveness, difficult: Ayatollah Ramazani

Thursday, 13 May 2021

In the 29th episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “Farewell to the holy month of Ramadan is very difficult for those who have understood it well.”


“If the man has correctly understood the truth of the holy month of Ramadan, he would like all the months of the year to be Ramadan,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


“Farewell to Ramadan is farewell to the best and greatest month, and God cares for every single moment of man in this month,” he clarified, referring to the 45th supplication of the Sahifa Sajjadieh about farewell to the month of Ramadan.


“The holy month of Ramadan is the best month for servitude and spiritual growth of human beings,” Ayatollah Ramazani emphasized.


“In this month, man has been honored to attend the divine feast and enjoys the divine blessings,” noted the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, saying that God has invited people to a feast full of blessings, mercy, and forgiveness during the month of Ramadan.


“At the end of Ramadan, one’s farewell this holy month should be with gratitude,” he stated, pointing out that the month of Ramadan is full of light, mercy, and forgiveness for God’s special servants and believers.


“This month was full of God’s grace and love for human beings,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, emphasizing that Ramadan has been the best companion of believers at different times.


“We must ask God with a broken heart to take us out of our sins and mistakes by leaving this month,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, saying that the dawn of Ramadan was the best time to get closer to God.

Moral vices tarnish light of human nature: Ayatollah Ramazani

Moral vices tarnish light of human nature: Ayatollah Ramazani

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

In the 28th episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, pointing out that Ramadan is an opportunity for cultivating the soul and psyche of human beings, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “If the opportunity of this holy month is used well, it will be effective in softening the human soul.”


“Man must ask God Almighty for the success of infallibility and purity,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressing “We ask God Almighty to cover us in His infinite mercy.”


“Slander and other moral vices darken the human heart and essence and stain the light of human Fitra,” he clarified, pointing out that in different interpretations, the darkness of slander is mentioned.


“Vices hinder man's understanding and awareness of divine knowledge,” Ayatollah Ramazani clarified.


“Chastity, courage, wisdom, trustworthiness, honesty, and truthfulness are among the virtues and we must institutionalize them in ourselves,” noted the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, pointing out that believing people are greedy for virtues.


“Believers hate vices such as lying, betrayal, swearing, etc., and man must prevent them from being institutionalized in his soul,” he added.


“If there are virtues including trustworthiness, responsibility, and service in a society, that society will definitely develops,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, emphasizing that a society that turns to vices does not develop.


“Some people are only Muslims verbally, while we have to implement the truth of Islam in our life,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that human beings should show virtues in their behavior.


“Islamic behavior in individuals causes the general public to turn to Islam. This also causes the society to grow spiritually and psychologically and to move towards perfection, progress, and excellence,” he mentioned.


“On the other hand, those who have only an Islamic name and consider themselves Muslims but do not have Islamic behavior cause others to distance themselves from Islam, and this has negative social effects,” Ayatollah Ramazani reminded.


“Vices suppress human nature and prevent human spiritual growth,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, emphasizing that slander and other moral vices tarnish the light of human nature.


“According to the Quranic verses, this act is an obvious slander and sin, and the one who committed, must bear the burden of it and be accountable to God,” he added, referring to the fate of those who offend believing men and women without committing a sin.


“Whoever commits a mistake and accuses an innocent person of that mistake, bears the burden of slander and an obvious sin,” clarified Ayatollah Ramazani, saying that several hadiths have been narrated about the slander.


“We must try to get rid of these kinds of moral vices,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, emphasizing that according to hadiths, the sin of slandering an innocent person is greater than skies.


“According to the hadiths, a person who backbite others, his prayers and fasts will not be accepted for forty days,” he said, pointing out that those who pray but slander others do not get rewards for their worship.


“One who has moral vices loses the reward of his prayer and fasting,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that piety keeps one away from moral vices.


“We must correct our behavior in individual and social issues and introduce Islam with our behavior,” emphasized the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, stating that narcissistic people who express their good deeds everywhere do not get rewards.


“We must know the scientific and practical life of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), and adapt our behavior to the Quranic verses, the hadiths of the infallible Imams (a.s.), and their life,” he added.


“Asceticism based on Sharia is that when a person does not say untrue things, does not gossip, does not slander and does not fall into the evil path,” emphasized Ayatollah Ramazani, referring to the concept of asceticism based on Sharia.


“Man can eliminate the moral vices he has acquired during his life,” pointed out the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that man did not have any moral vices at the time of creation.


“Man can eliminate his moral vices with the will and power that God has given him,” he concluded, emphasizing that jihad against carnal desires can eliminate moral vices.

Success of obedience, abstinence from sin, sign of divine satisfaction: Ayatollah Ramazani

Success of obedience, abstinence from sin, sign of divine satisfaction: Ayatollah Ramazani

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

In the 27th episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “In terms of quantity and quality, believing life is different from unbelieving life.”


Stating that divine pleasure is important for believers, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly added, “Just as man expects the employer to be pleased with him in his workplace, so it is important for the faithful servants of God that God be pleased with him in the system of existence and worship.”


“Man should strive for all his deeds and affairs to be pleasing to God, the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and the Infallibles (a.s.),” he emphasized, pointing out that it is impossible to count and list the divine blessings.


“Obedience to the orders of the religion and the infallible Imams (a.s.) is one of the things that lead to the pleasure of God,” Ayatollah Ramazani clarified, saying that the Infallible Imams (a.s.) are the manifestation of the Jamal (Beauty) and Jalal (Glory) of God.


“God never needs the obedience or disobedience of the servants; rather the benefit or loss of each of these cases goes back to servants themselves,” added the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.


“God is pleased with those who are pious and obedient and not self-indulgent and materialistic,” he emphasized, pointing out that some people in the world are only looking for eating, drinking and sleeping, and some kind of self-indulgence.


“Sometimes our behavior towards others is bitter and wrong, and because we have not been able to educate ourselves, we have to ask God for forgiveness,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, emphasizing that human beings have many flaws, and they should always ask God for forgiveness for their sins.


“Humans certainly cannot thank God for the blessings bestowed upon them,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, considering humility and giving alms as the cause of God’s pleasure.


“Success in obeying God, and abstaining from sins, are among the signs of pleasing God,” he stated, referring to the signs of divine satisfaction.


“Being thankful, and not complaining, are of the things that please God,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, saying that God is pleased with those who obey His commands.


“Man must have constant remembrance (of God),” said the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, emphasizing that gratitude for divine blessings leads to human development.


“When a person realizes that divine love is in his heart, it means that God is pleased with him,” he stated.


“Certainly, God has a special view of those who do justice, especially those who in charge and officials,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that the just behavior of man is pleasing to God.


“If God is pleased with someone, he will succeed in servitude,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that justice will make consistency in the society.


“We hope that God provides us the sustenance so we can please Him,” he concluded, “One of the most important signs of believers is to obtain God’s pleasure.”

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