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Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim

Ayatollah Ramazani offered his condolences on demise of Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim

In a message, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressed his condolences for the irreparable loss of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Saeed Hakim, one of the world’s Shiite sources of emulation.

The message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The demise of the Faqih and great Marja, Grand Ayatollah Haj Sayed Mohammad Saeed Hakim caused grief and regret.

The eminent Alem, who came from a family of jurisprudence, jihad, and martyrdom, spent his entire honorable life studying knowledge and then promoting the rules and propagating the teachings of the Quran and Etrat (AhlulBayt).

Enduring the difficult years in Ba’athist regime prisons, establishing religious and service centers, training clerics, writing numerous books, and the efforts of the sincere Alem for the welfare of millions of pilgrims to the Arbaeen ceremony of Imam Hussain (a.s.), will be valuable righteous remnants and good Hereafter luggage for his pure soul.

I offer my condolences for this irreparable loss to Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and also to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, Grand Sources of Emulation and Ulama, especially grand Ayatollah Sistani, Islamic ceremonies of Najaf and Qom, honorable people of Iraq, his Muqalledin, the students and disciples of that Great Marja, and also to the honorable house of Hakim, especially his honorable brothers and children.

I ask from God the Almighty for the exaltation, reunion with God’s saints and his pure ancestors (a.s.), for the deceased, and for all of his family members and relatives, I ask for patience.

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

Reza Ramazani

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

September 4, 2021

Muharram 26, 1443

Late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi literally “divine scholar”, “brave”: Ayatollah Ramazani

Late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi literally “divine scholar”, “brave”: Ayatollah Ramazani

Friday, 03 September 2021

The commemoration ceremony for Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Ali Alemi Balkhabi, the father of the martyrs, one of the prominent Ulama of Afghanistan, was held with a speech by Ayatollah Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Imam Hassan Askari (a.s.) Mosque, Qom.

At the ceremony, stating that Ayatollah Alemi was an influential Alem who acted upon what he believed in the literal sense of the word, Ayatollah Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “He promoted spirituality, ethics, and Sharia.”

“He immigrated to Mashhad after completing his primary education in his homeland, Afghanistan. Then, in two periods of attending the seminary of Najaf, he participated in the classes of great Ulama such as Ayatollah Khoei, Imam Khomeini, and Ayatollah Hakim, and became a comprehensive figure,” said Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, referring to the blessed life of Ayatollah Alemi.

“The late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi wrote glorious works on various subjects such as beliefs, philosophy, Fiqh, Osul, and ethics, and was literally a divine scholar,” he said, referring to the works of late Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi.

“He was acquainted with the Akbar (major) and Asghar (minor) Thaqalayn (weights), namely the Quran and the AhlulBayt (a.s.), and always trust in God and recourse in the divine guardians,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly about the practical life of the late Ayatollah Ameli Balkhabi.

“Ayatollah Alemi’s father was also one of the most influential Ulama and figures in Afghanistan and had scientific and social services in the north of the country,” he continued.

“The establishment of mosques, husseiniyahs, libraries, and the reconstruction of the shrine of Yahya bin Zayd are among the lasting works of the deceased. To rebuild the shrine of Yahya bin Zayd, he even sold his house to complete the building. Today, this tomb can be a scientific, cultural, and spiritual center in the region,” stated the professor of the higher levels of the seminary of Qom on the services of Ayatollah Ameli.

“After Soviet invasion to Afghanistan, he jurisprudentially examined the role of Ulama at the time. He eventually deduced jihad and resistance and leads jihad in northern Afghanistan, and even his children and wife were martyred in this way,” he said on the jihadi struggles of Ayatollah Alemi.

“According to the hadiths, explaining the religious rules is the duty of the Ulama. By reciting the divine verses, the Ulama should benefit the people from the divine knowledge so that the people are connected to the world of spirituality. Ulama should teach the divine book (Quran) to the people and have an educational position. Scholars are the heirs of the prophets, and the prophets were the instructors of human beings. They introduced the world of spirituality to people. Therefore, religious scholars are expected to recite divine verses and play the role of teacher and mentor in society. Ayatollah Alemi had these characteristics. He both taught the divine teachings to different sections of society, and raised many students who are sources of services and blessing in different parts of Afghanistan and other countries,” said Ayatollah Ramazani on the mission of Ulama (religious scholars) in society.

“If ignorance pervades human society, society will turn to extremism and people will be confused. The situation gets worse, especially when there is extremism in the name of religion. Therefore, it is stated in the Hadiths that you should be either a scholar, a learner, or a lover of the knowledge,” he added, stating that the religious community should be knowledge-oriented.

“Umayyad view of religion was aristocratic. The Abbasids also used religion as a tool. But from the Alawite (referring to Imam Ali) point of view, religion is spirituality, thinking, reasoning and justice. Humanity must taste justice and stand against oppression. Some introduce Islam as liberal which distances itself from practice and society, and that man has only a heartfelt relationship with God. Such an Islam is not responsible, but avoids accepting it and is even in conflict with it,” said the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, referring to different views on religion throughout history.

“Extremist Islam offers an unrealistic interpretation of religion and attributes violence to religion; the Islam which is a mercy to the world and its prophet whose management was based on morality, are introduced differently. Therefore, due to a misunderstanding of religion, killings took place in Islamic countries,” he continued.

“Pure Islam is the religion of rationality, thought, reason, justice, moderation, and avoidance of extremism. Islam can comprehensively influence the individual, social and political spheres and make the society reform and reach justice. Ayatollah Alemi was also a comprehensive Alem and did not just look at things individually. Rather, his vision was individual, social and political, and he was present in various fields and arenas,” said Ayatollah Ramazani on the characteristics of pure Islam.

“If an Alem (religious scholar) is truthful, he will connect society to the spiritual world and have a profound effect on the soul and psyche of individuals,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, considering honesty as one of the characteristics of the religious scholar.

“We must resist the autocrats and those who violate the dignity of the people. There are about 400 verses in the Quran about jihad and resistance, which show the importance of jihad. Jihad is a success that some certain believers have. Not everyone succeeds in appearing on the battlefield against the enemy. The duty of the religious scholar is not only to pray and say religious rules. Where necessary, he should be in the battlefield of jihad, a clear example of which is Ayatollah Alemi, and he inherited courage from his ancestor, Hazrat Sayed al-Shuhada Imam Hussain (a.s.),” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that resistance is another characteristic of a religious scholar.

“The goal of Ayatollah Alemi from jihad was to save the society from ignorance, and to keep the teachings of religion alive in society, just as his ancestor Sayed al-Shuhada, Imam Hussein (a.s.) did,” he added.

“Ignorance means dependence on the world, losing oneself, ambition, being worldliness, and distancing oneself from the light of Tawhid. The goal of the Alem is to save people from ignorance and to show the path to the people. True Ulama are those who carry out their mission, which is education and training people. And when they encounter some people on the path of ignorance, they suffer and grieve,” added the professor of the highest levels of the seminary of Qom, stating that ignorance does not mean “not knowing”.

“Ayatollah Alemi was a man whom people trusted if he spoke. An Alem should have such a role and position,” he added, saying that the role of scholars today should be the same as the role of Ayatollah Alemi.

“Today, maintaining unity solidarity is important. Ayatollah Alemi also sought unity. It is narrated about him that the Sunni brothers were no less interested in him than the Shiites. Religion has nothing to do with violence. Therefore, we should seek peaceful coexistence and there should be no Muslim killing in the country. The Muslim people of Afghanistan have a role to play in their own destiny and must choose their own government. Care must be taken that the enemies do not take advantage of the situation. In this situation, the role of Ulama is very important and outstanding,” he said, referring to the current situation in Afghanistan, in his advice to the scholars of the country.

Commemoration ceremony for late Ayatollah Balkhabi to be held + poster

Commemoration ceremony for late Ayatollah Balkhabi to be held + poster

Thursday, 02 September 2021

A ceremony will be held in Qom for reciting the Quran, appealing to the Infallible AhlulBayt (a.s.) and commemorating the scientific and jihadi position, and the valuable services of the late Ayatollah Haj Sayed Mohammad Ali Alemi Balkhabi.

This ceremony will be held by the family and other relatives of Ayatollah Alemi Balkhabi, observing all health protocols due to Covid-19, on Friday, September 3, 2021, from 10:00 AM in the new nave of Imam Hassan Askari (AS) Mosque.

Address:

In front of Astana Square, Bazaar Crossroad, Qom, Iran

The speaker of the ceremony is Ayatollah “Reza Ramazani, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

The ceremony, with the mentioned address and time, is also held for women.

The father of the martyrs, Ayatollah Haj Sayed Mohammad Ali Alemi Balkhabi, was one of the pioneers of the Islamic Revolution against the communists in northern Afghanistan. He established dozens of Islamic seminaries, libraries, mosques and Hosseiniyahs. The late was the founder and custodian of the shrine of Hazrat Yahya bin Zayd Shahid (a.s.) in Sar-e Pol, Afghanistan. He died due to old age on Friday, August 27, 2021, at the age of 100 in Kabul.

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.

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