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Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) mother of all Imams (a.s.)/ Participation of 14 Iranian, Intl. organizations/Submission of more than 100 articles to Conference: Eftekhari

Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) mother of all Imams (a.s.)/ Participation of 14 Iranian, Intl. organizations/Submission of more than 100 articles to Conference: Eftekhari

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the anniversary of Hazrat Khadija’s demise, the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” was held virtually with the speech of the thinkers of the Islamic world and with the message of the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.


“Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) was the mother of Hazrat Fatima (a.s.), the mother of all infallible Imams and the real mother of all believers,” said Dr. Laleh Eftekhari, Secretary of the International Conference of Hazrat Khadija (a.s) at the beginning of the congress, offering her condolences on the demise anniversary of this heavenly lady and the supporter of the Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h).


“The conference was attended by 14 domestic and international institutions and organizations, and organizations from various countries, including Iraq, India and Turkey, participated in the conference,” said Eftekhari, according to the website of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, referring to the holding of the International Conference of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.).


“Initially, a call was issued for articles on three topics: The role of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) in defending Islam and the Prophet (p.b.u.h), Hazrat Khadija from the point of view of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and AhlulBayt (a.s.), and Arbaeen, an arena and a platform for introducing the life and thought of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) as a role model for Muslim women. Subsequently, more than 100 articles and abstracts were submitted to the Secretariat of the Conference, including 37 articles from Iran and 70 articles from Arab countries,” she added.


In the end, the Secretary of the International Conference “Umm Al-Momenin Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam”, thanked and appreciated the institutions that participated in holding the International Conference.


At the end of the conference, the best Persian articles submitted to the Secretariat of the Conference by Zahra Fakhr Rouhani, Tayebeh Jahantab, Ali Almasi and Mr. Gholampour were presented.


It should be mentioned that the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” is held and organized by the Deputy of Women of Cultural and Educational Committee of Arbaeen, AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Arbaeen International Foundation, Al-Hawra Zainab Center affiliated with the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein (a.s.), Qom Sisters Seminary, Sisters Seminary Management Center, Women, and Family Affairs Center of Razavi Research Foundation, Institute of Islamic Culture and Education affiliated with the Representation of the Supreme Leader in Universities, The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Basij of professors of universities of Greater Tehran, Basij Organization for Students and Clerics, and Al-Mustafa International University.

 

Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) achieved levels of perfection in land of ignorance: Nawab

Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) achieved levels of perfection in land of ignorance: Nawab

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the anniversary of Hazrat Khadija’s demise, the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” was held virtually with the speech of the thinkers of the Islamic world and with the message of the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.


In the conference, referring to the characteristics of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.), Hojat al-Islam Sayed Abdul Fattah Nawab, the representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs said, “Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) reached the levels of perfection in the land of ignorance. She had wisdom in that dark period and this wisdom led to the acquisition of divine grace.”


“One of the achievements of Islam is “Salam”. In the age of Jahiliyyah (ignorance), when people met, they used words such as “good morning” and “good evening”. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) turned these words into “As-salamu Alaykum”. “Salam” is the greetings of the heavenly beings,” Nawab stated, according to the Hajj website.


“Regarding greetings, the Almighty God instructed the Prophet to say “Salam” to the believers when they come to him, and tell them that God has written mercy on himself to treat you with pity. “When those who have faith in Our signs come to you, say, ‘Peace to you! Your Lord has made mercy incumbent upon Himself.” (Quran, Al-An'am: 54). Ziarat texts (written prayers) usually have three parts that begin with a greeting and continue with expressing the personality traits of the person we went on Ziarat (pilgrimage) for, and the final part is both a prayer and a request. The Prophets manners were such that when he went to visit the dead, he would say “Salam”,” continued the representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage affairs.


“The level of the servant in which God says “Salam” to that servant, requires a special wisdom that Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) reached this position,” he said, stating that “Salam” is sometimes from a servant to another servant, sometimes the “Salam” of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) to a believing servant which is done by the command of God, and sometimes in a special level of a servant, God says “Salam” to that servant.


The Prophet told Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) that Gabriel had sent him a message to convey God’s “Salam” to Khadija (a.s.). When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) told this to Khadijah (a.s.), she replied, “God is Salam, from Him is Salam, and Salam to Gabriel”,” Nawab continued.


“Her wisdom is partly due to her family. Because she was one of the descendants of Ishmael (a.s.) and the descendants of Abd Manaf, and her family was mentioned in that land with greatness. Like the Prophet (p.b.u.h), Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) did not follow the polytheists and she was persecuted by the idolater polytheists. While this lady had all the characteristics of knowledge, worship, patience, forbearance, raising children and so on,” he said, explaining the issue of how Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) reached this position.


“According to Shiite and Sunni hadiths, Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) had both great wealth and special knowledge and understanding. When she got to know the Prophet (p.b.u.h), she herself proposed to Abdullah’s orphan,” he mentioned saying, “That lady of Islam, presented her box of documents to the Prophet on the first night of the marriage. The Prophet did not neglect Hazrat Khadija (a.s.), and sometimes sacrifice sheep and sent the meat to Khadija’s friends. Sometimes other women complained that God had given the Prophet better than Khadija. But the Prophet replied that no, God has never given him better than Khadija, and said, “She believed in me when everyone was away from me and left all his property at my disposal. He married Abdullah’s orphan and became Umm Al-Momenin, not to marry the Prophet and become Umm Al-Momenin”


“When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) was in the She’b (Valley) of Abi Talib (during the Quraysh boycott on Bani Hashem, Prophet Muhammad, and his followers), it was the property of Khadija (a.s.) that neutralized the sanctions and the siege. Therefore, when a person has wisdom, God also provides for him or her and includes His grace in him or her. Hence, the generation of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) continued only from Hazrat Khadija al-Kobra. Because Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) gave her property to the Prophet (p.b.u.h), God provided Kowsar to her,” he continued.


‘Another provision of God to Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) is that in history, God has only greeted Khadija (a.s.). He was the first person to acknowledge the Imamate of Imam Ali (a.s.). The message of the life of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) is that the defense of the Imam and the truth should not be neglected in any way. She gave all her wealth and power, and God appreciated this good servant for her goodness and provided her with Kowsar,” Nawab clarified.


It should be mentioned that the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” is held and organized by the Deputy of Women of Cultural and Educational Committee of Arbaeen, AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Arbaeen International Foundation, Al-Hawra Zainab Center affiliated with the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein (a.s.), Qom Sisters Seminary, Sisters Seminary Management Center, Women, and Family Affairs Center of Razavi Research Foundation, Institute of Islamic Culture and Education affiliated with the Representation of the Supreme Leader in Universities, The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Basij of professors of universities of Greater Tehran, Basij Organization for Students and Clerics, and Al-Mustafa International University.

Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) is still oppressed: Rafi’i

Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) is still oppressed: Rafi’i

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the anniversary of Hazrat Khadija’s demise, the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” was held virtually with the speech of the thinkers of the Islamic world and with the message of the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.


In the General meeting of the conference, referring to the characteristics of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.), Hojat al-Islam Nasser Rafi’i said, “There are two types of characteristics that people have. Some perfections are inherent and involuntary, but some attributes and perfections are acquired. Beauty is not an acquired attribute, but knowledge, faith, and piety are acquired perfections that must be pursued and achieved.”


“Regarding the inherent and involuntary perfections, it is narrated that there are three characteristics that if God gives to someone, he is perfect: intellect, beauty, and eloquence. Hazrat Khadija had inherent characteristics. For example, it is said that she was the most beautiful woman of her time. This is an involuntary attribute. She was one of the most perfect women of her time in terms of intellect and wisdom, and she was one of the most complete in terms of votes and decisions. These are inherent and involuntary traits,” Rafi’i continued, according to Arbaeen website.


“Acquired attributes are of two types. Some traits are acquired but only one person has them. That is, if one acquires that attribute, the others cannot acquire it. For example, achieving first place in the entrance exam or becoming the first person in a competition. When we examine the life of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.), in this section too, she has the first places that no one has,” said the professor of the seminary of Qom regarding the acquired attributes of Hazrat Khadija.


The first ranks, which only she has

“Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) is the first wife of the Prophet. She was the first woman to live the longest time with the Prophet, 25 years. She was the first woman who believed in the Prophet. She was the first supporter of the Prophet among women. She was the first devotee who gave all his property to the Prophet. Therefore, none of the wives of the Prophet have the position that Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) has. The other wives of the Prophet became the wives of the Prophet after the Be’that and in a situation where the problems had decreased. But Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) married the Prophet 15 years before the mission,” he continued.


Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) clear example of verses: “And the Foremost Ones are the foremost ones: they are the ones brought near [to Allah]” (Al-Waqi'a: 10, 11)


“The person who became Khadija’s husband was not yet a prophet. Rather, he was a 25-year-old man who grew up an orphan and has no property. He does not even have a house and grew up in Abu Talib’s house. On this basis, is not Khadija an example of “And the Foremost Ones are the foremost ones: they are the ones brought near [to Allah]” (Al-Waqi'a: 10, 11)? Did not the Quran say that those who participated in jihad and gave alms before the conquest of Mecca are not equal to those who gave alms and participated in jihad after the conquest of Mecca? Is a person who honored the Prophet before Islam equal to someone who married him after Islam and after the Prophet became the head of government?” Rafi’i noted.


“Hazrat Khadija lived in the society of Jahiliyyah (ignorance. The age of ignorance is an Islamic concept referring to the period of time and state of affairs in Arabia before the advent of Islam) before Islam. The Quran uses the word Jahiliyyah four times and mentions four characteristics of this period. These characteristics are: the prejudices that were in Jahiliyyah, the bedizenment of Jahiliyyah means the absence of chastity in the society, the “ruling” of Jahiliyyah means the rulings that were in Jahiliyyah and the suspicion of Jahiliyyah. In such a society where people worshiped idols and did not observe moral values, this lady was Mowahed (monotheist) and was not tainted with the corruption of society,” he continued.


“One of the prejudices of that time was that because their fathers were Moshrek (polytheists), they also persisted to follow their fathers’ religion. In such a society, Hazrat Khadija broke with traditions. Many people blamed her for getting married Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). Especially since she was very rich and very beautiful. She married the Prophet, gave the dowry herself, and gave her house to the Prophet. The whole life of the Prophet was in Khadija’s house,” Rafi’i said, recognizing the breaking of tradition and fighting against prejudices as the characteristics of Hazrat Khadija.


“When Mecca was conquered a few years later, many wanted to see where the Prophet who had defeated people like Abu Sufyan and Abu Jahl would settle in Mecca. The Prophet pitched a tent next to Khadija’s grave and settled there,” he continued.


“She was an entrepreneur and economic manager and had dozens of workers and agents. At one time, the Prophet himself was one of these agents. In such circumstances, this figure supported many people in Hejaz. In the year of “Removing the barriers to production” (Named by the Supreme Leader of I.R of Iran), Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) is a role model,” said Hojat al-Islam Rafi’I, referring to the management of Hazrat Khadija in a society that does not value women.


“Not everyone can sacrifice. Sacrifice is the highest cognition and value. Sacrifice is to give your property and live without it. To give a part of the property and live with another part is charity. Sacrifice is what Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) did and gave her iftar to the poor and captive for three nights and broke her iftar with water. Khadija’s self-sacrifice was so great that she gave all her wealth. So much so that in the She’b (Valley) of Abi Talib (during the Quraysh boycott on Bani Hashem, Prophet Muhammad, and his followers), she slept on the ground and raised his dearest child, Hazrat Zahra (a.s.), on a mat,” he said, describing self-sacrifice as the next point in the life of Hazrat Khadija.


Imam Ali was also raised by Khadija Kobra

“She is a lady whom God repeatedly greets and praises her before the angels. She is the mother of 12 Imams. Imam Ali was also raised by Hazrat Khadija. She is a person that in the Ziarat of all Imams we say: “Peace be upon you, son of Khadija”,” Hojat al-Islam Rafi’i pointed out.


“She was the manifestation of modesty, contentment (of God), loyalty, self-sacrifice, servitude (to God), and most importantly, she had the foresight to see the light of prophecy in the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). He believed in the Prophet without any hesitation and confronted disbelief alone. We are all indebted to the efforts of Hazrat Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.) and we should praise her much more. But she is still oppressed,” he concluded in the end.


It should be mentioned that the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” is held and organized by the Deputy of Women of Cultural and Educational Committee of Arbaeen, AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Arbaeen International Foundation, Al-Hawra Zainab Center affiliated with the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein (a.s.), Qom Sisters Seminary, Sisters Seminary Management Center, Women, and Family Affairs Center of Razavi Research Foundation, Institute of Islamic Culture and Education affiliated with the Representation of the Supreme Leader in Universities, The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Basij of professors of universities of Greater Tehran, Basij Organization for Students and Clerics, and Al-Mustafa International University.

“International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” was held

“International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” was held

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the anniversary of Hazrat Khadija’s demise, the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” was held virtually with the speech of the thinkers of the Islamic world and with the message of the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.

The conference was organized by the Deputy of Women of Cultural and Educational Committee of Arbaeen with the participation of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


The conference was attended by 14 institutions, organizations, and popular groups from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Bahrain, and India.


According to the Arbaeen Website, 107 articles in Persian, Arabic, and English from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, and India submitted to the Secretariat of “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija  Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” under three topics of “The role of Hazrat Khadija  (a.s.) in defending Islam and the Prophet (p.b.u.h), Hazrat Khadija from the point of view of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and AhlulBayt (a.s.), and Arbaeen, an arena and a platform for introducing the life and thought of Hazrat Khadija  (a.s.) as a role model for Muslim women.


The conference was held in three parts: The General Section, the Arabic Section, and the Persian Section, and was broadcast on Abarat TV.


The Arabic part of the conference of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) started with the speech of Hojat al-Islam Habib Al-Kazemi, one of the Kuwaiti scholars, and the director of Al-Ma'aref TV, and was held with presenting 8 selected articles on the Arabic television of Abarat.


The General Section of the conference was held with the speech of Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli, and the speech of the representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs, Dr. Rafi'i, and Dr. Maryam Haj Abdul Baqi.


Also, the Persian articles section of the conference was broadcast on Abarat internet TV presenting five articles.


At the beginning of the conference, the message of Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli about the status of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) was read.


Ayatollah Javadi Amoli said, “Before the Be’that of the Prophet Muhammad, Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) worshiped God monotheistically and believed in General Prophethood, and Abrahamic prophets. She was a scholar, ascetic, researcher, and monotheist.”


“There are differences between the brokers of knowledge and the theologian, commentator, and jurist. In the era of knowledge brokerage, Hazrat Khadija was a scholar, and worshiped God monotheistically before the Be’that of the Prophet Muhammad,” he said, emphasizing that Hazrat Khadija  (a.s.) had learned from the Abrahamic prophets.


“Shouldn’t we introduce the character of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.)? Shouldn’t we follow our mother’s path? Isn’t it time for us, like Umm Al-Momenin, to put aside usury?” said Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli, emphasizing that we are the children of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.).


In this meeting, Hojat al-Islam Sayed Abdul Fattah Nawab, the representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs, also said, “According to Shiite and Sunni hadiths, Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) had both great wealth and special knowledge and understanding. When she got to know the Prophet (p.b.u.h), she herself proposed to Abdullah’s orphan and presented her box of documents to the Prophet on the first night of the marriage. The Prophet did not neglect Hazrat Khadija (a.s.), and sometimes sacrifice sheep and sent the meat to Khadija’s friends. Sometimes other women complained that God had given the Prophet better than Khadija. But the Prophet replied that no, God has never given him better than Khadija, and said, “She believed in me when everyone was away from me and left all his property at my disposal. He married Abdullah’s orphan and became Umm Al-Momenin, not to marry the Prophet and become Umm Al-Momenin”.”


Hojat al-Islam Nasser Rafi'i, as another speaker of the general section of the International Conference of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.), described her characteristics and said, “There are two types of characteristics that people have. Some perfections are inherent and involuntary, but some attributes and perfections are acquired. Beauty is not an acquired attribute, but knowledge, faith, and piety are acquired perfections that must be pursued and achieved.”


“Regarding the inherent and involuntary perfections, it is narrated that there are three characteristics that if God gives to someone, he is perfect: intellect, beauty, and eloquence. Hazrat Khadija had inherent characteristics. For example, it is said that she was the most beautiful woman of her time. This is an involuntary attribute. She was one of the most perfect women of her time in terms of intellect and wisdom, and she was one of the most complete in terms of votes and decisions. These are inherent and involuntary traits,” he continued.


“Acquired traits are of two types. Some traits are acquired but only one person has them. That is, if one acquires that attribute, the others cannot acquire it. For example, achieving first place in the entrance exam or becoming the first person in a competition. When we examine the life of Hazrat Khadija (a.s.), in this section too, she has the first places that no one has,” said the professor of Qom seminary.


“Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) is the first wife of the Prophet. She was the first woman to live the longest time with the Prophet, 25 years. She was the first woman who believed in the Prophet. She was the first supporter of the Prophet among women. She was the first devotee who gave all his property to the Prophet. Therefore, none of the wives of the Prophet have the position that Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) has. The other wives of the Prophet became the wives of the Prophet after the Be’that and in a situation where the problems had decreased. But Hazrat Khadija (a.s.) married the Prophet 15 years before the mission,” he continued.


It should be mentioned that the “International Conference Umm Al-Momenin Khadija al-Kobra (a.s.), First Lady of Islam” is held and organized by the Deputy of Women of Cultural and Educational Committee of Arbaeen, AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Arbaeen International Foundation, Al-Hawra Zainab Center affiliated with the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein (a.s.), Qom Sisters Seminary, Sisters Seminary Management Center, Women, and Family Affairs Center of Razavi Research Foundation, Institute of Islamic Culture and Education affiliated with the Representation of the Supreme Leader in Universities, The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Basij of professors of universities of Greater Tehran, Basij Organization for Students and Clerics, and Al-Mustafa International University.

Committee of Theology and Beliefs/Abu Talib in Kitab al-Kafi

Committee of Theology and Beliefs/Abu Talib in Kitab al-Kafi

The 4th committee of the “International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib, the Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” entitled “Committee of Theology and Beliefs” was held on Wednesday evening March 10, 2021, in Shahid Sadr Hall in Imam Khomeini Higher Education Complex. The chairman of the committee was Sadegh Akhavan, the judge was Hojat al-Islam Reza Berenjkar, and its secretary was Hojat al-Islam Muhammad Reza Al Ayub.


At the beginning of the session, Hojat al-Islam Ali Akbar Zakeri presented his article entitled “The Character of Hazrat Abu Talib in Book al-Kafi”.


“When the books of unjust scholars about Hazrat Abu Talib (AS) are read, the heart is broken. In these books, narrations are cited that the narrators of those narrations were hostile to Imam Ali (a.s.),” he stated referring to the disregard for Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.).


“In the article “The character of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in the book al-Kafi” 16 narrations have been cited, some of which are related to the time of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), some other narrations are related to the time of the Prophet’s marriage and reading the marriage sermon by Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) and the final part of the narrations are related to the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.),” continued the researcher of religious sciences.


“According to one of the narrations, Hazrat Fatemeh bint Asad (a.s.) inform Abu Talib (a.s.) about the birth of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) after hearing this, told Hazrat Fatemeh bint Asad (a.s.) that after 30 years, the successor of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), will be born from her. These narrations show that before the Be’that too, there was news about the mission in the family of the Prophet (p.b.u.h),” Zakeri added.


“There is a narration that Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) chose the name of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and performed Aqiqah for the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) after his birth and distributed the Aqiqah meat among his relatives,” he said, referring to the naming of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).


“Some narrations related to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) are about the childhood of the Prophet (p.b.u.h). During the childhood of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), the people of Mecca suffered from famine. Therefore, they came to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.). Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) went to the Kaaba with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) when he was a child, and the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) prayed that with his prayer it rained a lot in Mecca. Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) composed poems about this issue,” continued the researcher of religious sciences.


“Abu Talib (a.s.) had known from the childhood of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) that he would be a prominent figure. In quoting narrations about Abu Talib (a.s.), some fanatical scholars concealed the facts, and care should be taken in this regard,” he added.


“While reciting the sermon of the Prophet’s marriage to Hazrat Khadijeh (a.s.), Abu Talib (a.s.) praised the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h). Hazrat Abu Talib (AS) has given a lot of support to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and this support has been narrated and mentioned in the book “Al-Kafi”,” stated Zakeri, referring to the glorification of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) from the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).


“When the Mushrekin (polytheists) insulted and persecuted the Prophet (p.b.u.h), Abu Talib (a.s.) became angry and went to them with Hazrat Hamza (a.s.) with a sword in his hand and warned them,” he continued.


Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) defended the Prophet (p.b.u.h). Some criticize why Abu Talib (a.s.) did not publicly express his faith.


“However, we should know that some of the Quraysh who supported Abu Talib (a.s.) were not Muslims at that time, and the public expression of faith by Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) caused this group not to stand with Abu Talib in order to support the Prophet any more,” added the researcher of religious sciences.


“In the She’b (Valley) of Abi Talib (during the Quraysh boycott on Bani Hashem, Prophet Muhammad, and his followers), all the relatives of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), both believers and Kafers (infidels), stood with Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), and Abu Talib’s action in not publicly expressing his faith, caused the infidels too to stand by the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in the She’b. In the She’b, Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) was determined to defend the Prophet (p.b.u.h) until the last person so that the Moshrekin (polytheists) would not reach the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h),” Zakeri said, referring to the story of Abi Talib She’b (Valley).


“By quoting narrations about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in the book al-Kafi, Sheikh al-Kulayni tried to answer the doubts about the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.),” he mentioned.


Following in the meeting, Hojat al-Islam Sadegh Akhavan said, “In the time of Jahiliyyah, there was an official tradition among the pagans called “Jawar” (shelter, refuge, nearness, vicinity, neighborhood) and according to this law, if someone committed the greatest crimes, but one of the elders of the Moshrekin took him in his “Jawar”, the others had nothing to do with him. Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), as the great of the Bani Hashim, using the tradition of “Jawar”, placed the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in his “Jawar” so that the Moshrekin would not kill him.”


“There is no doubt about the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) and his faith was in the highest. But strong arguments must be used to prove his faith,” he added.


In another part of the meeting of the Committee of Theology and Beliefs, referring to the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Hojat al-Islam Reza Berenjkar stated, “Using the authentic narrations of the Imams (a.s.), it is possible to conclusively prove the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.). These narrations are an answer to the doubts about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.).”


“The fact that there is no mention of the public faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in historical narrations does not challenge his faith. Because Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) could not support the Prophet (p.b.u.h) if he publicly expressed his faith,” he mentioned.

Committee of Theology and Beliefs/Abu Talib in Kitab al-Kafi

Committee of Theology and Beliefs/Abu Talib in Kitab al-Kafi

The 4th committee of the “International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib, the Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” entitled “Committee of Theology and Beliefs” was held on Wednesday evening March 10, 2021, in Shahid Sadr Hall in Imam Khomeini Higher Education Complex. The chairman of the committee was Sadegh Akhavan, the judge was Hojat al-Islam Reza Berenjkar, and its secretary was Hojat al-Islam Muhammad Reza Al Ayub.


At the beginning of the session, Hojat al-Islam Ali Akbar Zakeri presented his article entitled “The Character of Hazrat Abu Talib in Book al-Kafi”.


“When the books of unjust scholars about Hazrat Abu Talib (AS) are read, the heart is broken. In these books, narrations are cited that the narrators of those narrations were hostile to Imam Ali (a.s.),” he stated referring to the disregard for Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.).


“In the article “The character of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in the book al-Kafi” 16 narrations have been cited, some of which are related to the time of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), some other narrations are related to the time of the Prophet’s marriage and reading the marriage sermon by Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) and the final part of the narrations are related to the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.),” continued the researcher of religious sciences.


“According to one of the narrations, Hazrat Fatemeh bint Asad (a.s.) inform Abu Talib (a.s.) about the birth of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) after hearing this, told Hazrat Fatemeh bint Asad (a.s.) that after 30 years, the successor of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), will be born from her. These narrations show that before the Be’that too, there was news about the mission in the family of the Prophet (p.b.u.h),” Zakeri added.


“There is a narration that Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) chose the name of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and performed Aqiqah for the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) after his birth and distributed the Aqiqah meat among his relatives,” he said, referring to the naming of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).


“Some narrations related to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) are about the childhood of the Prophet (p.b.u.h). During the childhood of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), the people of Mecca suffered from famine. Therefore, they came to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.). Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) went to the Kaaba with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) when he was a child, and the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) prayed that with his prayer it rained a lot in Mecca. Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) composed poems about this issue,” continued the researcher of religious sciences.


“Abu Talib (a.s.) had known from the childhood of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) that he would be a prominent figure. In quoting narrations about Abu Talib (a.s.), some fanatical scholars concealed the facts, and care should be taken in this regard,” he added.


“While reciting the sermon of the Prophet’s marriage to Hazrat Khadijeh (a.s.), Abu Talib (a.s.) praised the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h). Hazrat Abu Talib (AS) has given a lot of support to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and this support has been narrated and mentioned in the book “Al-Kafi”,” stated Zakeri, referring to the glorification of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) from the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).


“When the Mushrekin (polytheists) insulted and persecuted the Prophet (p.b.u.h), Abu Talib (a.s.) became angry and went to them with Hazrat Hamza (a.s.) with a sword in his hand and warned them,” he continued.


Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) defended the Prophet (p.b.u.h). Some criticize why Abu Talib (a.s.) did not publicly express his faith.


“However, we should know that some of the Quraysh who supported Abu Talib (a.s.) were not Muslims at that time, and the public expression of faith by Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) caused this group not to stand with Abu Talib in order to support the Prophet any more,” added the researcher of religious sciences.


“In the She’b (Valley) of Abi Talib (during the Quraysh boycott on Bani Hashem, Prophet Muhammad, and his followers), all the relatives of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), both believers and Kafers (infidels), stood with Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), and Abu Talib’s action in not publicly expressing his faith, caused the infidels too to stand by the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in the She’b. In the She’b, Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) was determined to defend the Prophet (p.b.u.h) until the last person so that the Moshrekin (polytheists) would not reach the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h),” Zakeri said, referring to the story of Abi Talib She’b (Valley).


“By quoting narrations about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in the book al-Kafi, Sheikh al-Kulayni tried to answer the doubts about the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.),” he mentioned.


Following in the meeting, Hojat al-Islam Sadegh Akhavan said, “In the time of Jahiliyyah, there was an official tradition among the pagans called “Jawar” (shelter, refuge, nearness, vicinity, neighborhood) and according to this law, if someone committed the greatest crimes, but one of the elders of the Moshrekin took him in his “Jawar”, the others had nothing to do with him. Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), as the great of the Bani Hashim, using the tradition of “Jawar”, placed the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in his “Jawar” so that the Moshrekin would not kill him.”


“There is no doubt about the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) and his faith was in the highest. But strong arguments must be used to prove his faith,” he added.


In another part of the meeting of the Committee of Theology and Beliefs, referring to the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Hojat al-Islam Reza Berenjkar stated, “Using the authentic narrations of the Imams (a.s.), it is possible to conclusively prove the faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.). These narrations are an answer to the doubts about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.).”


“The fact that there is no mention of the public faith of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in historical narrations does not challenge his faith. Because Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) could not support the Prophet (p.b.u.h) if he publicly expressed his faith,” he mentioned.

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