ABWA Official Website – On Sunday, February 26, 2023, the 12th International Congress of Imam Sajjad (a.s.), with the subject of studying the character of Imam Sajjad (a.s.) and the role of the Sahifa Sajjadiyya in the Jihad of Enlightenment, was held with the collaboration of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and a group of seminary researchers in the Ghadir conference hall of the Islamic Propagation Office of the Seminary in Qom.
In this congress, the representative of Wali Faqih in Hormozgan province and the Friday Imam of Bandar Abbas city stated, “Imam Sajjad (a.s.) carried out the Jihad of Enlightenment by dua and the language of man’s Fitrah (human divine nature). The era of that Imam (a.s.) is unique in history.”
“After the Ashura and the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.), many Shiite dignitaries were martyred either during the Ashura event or in the subsequent uprisings,” continued Hojat al-Islam Mohammad Ebadizadeh.
“During that harsh time, Imam Sajjad (a.s.) reinforced the line and school of AhlulBayt (a.s.) by training appropriate staff, and in the conditions of severe suffocation of the time, and the very severe suffocating conditions of the era provided the basis for the scientific movement of his noble children, especially Imam Baqer (a.s.),” he stated.
“We should know that the main infrastructure of the scientific movement of Imam Baqer (a.s.) in providing the valuable Islamic encyclopedia and its blessings and paving the way to train and educate the students, was provided by Imam Sajjad (a.s.),” Ebadizadeh added.
“In line with the Jihad of Enlightenment, the 4th Imam of the Shiites had a great trust burden on his shoulders, and this stage was accompanied by great hardships, the dimensions of which should be properly explained to today’s generation and the general public,” said the head of the Policy Making Council of the International Congress of Imam Sajjad (a.s.).
“Imam Sajjad (a.s.) did important work in the direction of explaining Ma’aref and enlightenment in the Islamic society, and in line with the Jihad of Enlightenment, he used influential tools and weapons, such as dua, to guide the society in different contexts,” he emphasized.
“In his lifetime, with the scientific and cultural movement, Imam Sajjad (a.s.) took great steps for the education of the generation and the flourishing of intellects, the fruits of which we witnessed more in the later eras,” Ebadizadeh added.
“In addition to dua, the sermons and speeches of Imam Sajjad (a.s.) in Kufa and Levant, caused the society of that time to come to its senses and the Imam’s enlightenment became the basis for the awakening of the people,” he added.
Further in this congress, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki gave a speech, and referring to the importance of paying attention to the divine love and its effect on human life, he said, “Divine love is so multi-dimensional, vast and important, that it requires hours of talk, and it itself requires extensive study and research.”
“In human education, establishing healthy relationships, and forming a transcendent society, the divine love is so important that Imam Sajjad (a.s.) disseminated it through dua in the Islamic society,” he added.
“His honorable father, Imam Hussain (a.s.) also displayed the highest manifestations of divine love in Karbala, and it must be emphasized that the most excellent picture depicting the love relationship with God was portrayed in Karbala,” he said.
“The Infallibles (a.s.), are the heroes and knights in the love relationship with the Almighty God, and at the peak of this relationship, are Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Imam Ali (a.s.),” he stated, “The love relationship with God in the form of dua is an art, especially for the Infallibles (a.s.), which is specifically manifested in duas narrated from Imam Sajjad (a.s.).”
“It is the divine burning love that makes our fighters and mujahids go to the battlefield in the way of God and for God, and achieve the high status of martyrdom,” he said, “It is this burning divine love that paves the way for human perfection and puts them on the path of growth and excellence.”
“One of the blessings of the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) is that he will open the doors of the love relationship with God for humans in the most complete way,” Ayatollah Araki noted.
“In describing the lifestyle of the Infallibles (a.s.), especially Imam Ali (a.s.), we should pay attention to all aspects of their life, including their prayers and worship, and take the best models,” he said.
It is worth mentioning that in the 12th International Congress of Imam Sajjad (a.s.), some seminary researchers presented their articles on the role of Sahifa Sajjadiyya in the Jihad of Enlightenment. The final part of the congress will be held on Wednesday this week in Qeshm Island. /345/