On Thursday, January 13, 2022, in a friendly meeting, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly met with the staff of the Assembly.
In this meeting, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani stated, “Since the beginning of my term in the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly until now, we have been determined to be on the path of promotion and change. This is a principle and requires all of our friends and colleagues to have this change-oriented view.”
“A change demanding view must be formed in the minds, and we must all work sincerely to achieve and realize it,” he added.
Emphasizing the need for an international perspective on the activities of the Assembly, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly added, “International institutions cannot be managed with a purely Iranian perspective. The Supreme Leader of the Revolution told one of the international institutions, ‘In activities, you should get help from the locals of the target areas. You cannot succeed without their help’.”
“We have a long way to go to reach the position of scientific authority. Therefore, it is necessary to act on time and not miss opportunities. Each of us has a mission, and we should not procrastinate. The path must always be towards change,” he emphasized.
Referring to the previous traditions in the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Ramazani stated, “Some of the traditions of the past cannot prevail today and we must be up to date in our plans and strategies. Of course, this does not mean abandoning the good traditions of the past. For example, in the tradition of propagation, the traditional preaching sessions is necessary. But they are not enough. Instead, cyberspace should be used. All sections of the Assembly should be concerned with cyberspace.”
“In interaction and confrontation in the international arena, one should be familiar with world literature,” he continued, “People from different countries attend in the Assembly, and the concerns of the clients and followers of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) should be taken into consideration.”
Following the meeting, the staff of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly talked to the Secretary-General about their concerns, problems, and suggestions for improving their activities.
After reviewing the views of the staff, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly stated, “In Tehran and Qom, a committee has been formed to solve problems and the contents will be categorized. From now until May of next year, the focus of the activities of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly should be on the Seventh General Assembly. This summit is a practical report on the activities of the Assembly, and the path of change of the Assembly is manifested in the General Assembly. Therefore, the summit should be held differently, and problems should be minimized.”
“People who are intellectually, managerially and operationally pioneers should follow the activities. The system must train personnel for all sections. At our institution, we also welcome the optimistic, operational, and theoretical staff with open arms,” Ayatollah Ramazani continued, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive view of the Assembly’s activities.
“We have emphasized knowledge enhancement from the beginning,” he added, “Everyone who works in the Assembly must have a global and international outlook and be fluent in one of the living languages of the world.”
Ayatollah Ramazani mentioned honoring and paying attention to the families of the Assembly staff as one of the principles in the activities and emphasized the need to support the families.
Regarding the importance of Wiki Shia activities, he said, “Wiki Shia virtual encyclopedia is one of our brands and should be considered in all sections. With the presence of experts, the scientific level of the Wiki Shia should be upgraded. I believe that in a 5-year period, the number of Wiki Shia entries should reach one hundred thousand.”
About ABNA News Agency, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “With 25 languages, ABNA has an international capacity and by interaction and synergy it can be the most unique media in the world and in Iran. I visit ABNA several times a day. What is very important in promoting activities is empathy and cooperation in group work.”
“We believe in expertise and commitment,” he added in the end, “We hope to achieve scientific and spiritual authority through cooperation, and this is not possible except with cooperation and empathy.”