(AhlulBayt News Agency) - In a message, The Ahlul Bayt World Assembly's Secretary-General congratulated Imam Khamenei over the victory of Islamic Resistance forces against ISIS which marked the end of the terrorist group in the region.
The full text of the statement is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
All command belongs to Allah, before this and hereafter; and on that day the faithful will rejoice at Allah’s help. He helps whomever He wishes, and He is the All-Mighty, the All-Merciful. (Surah Al-Rum: Verses 4 &5)
His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Imam Khamenei,
Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution and Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Force
It is a great pleasure and honor to extend my congratulations on the great victory of the "Axis of Peace and Resistance" over the "Axis of Evil and Terrorism" in this joyous occasion of the lunar month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, which marks the auspicious birth anniversary of our Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his Infallible Household, and his immigration from Mecca to Medina asa turning point to found the glorious Islamic civilization.
We offer prayers in thanksgiving that Almighty Allah determined to annihilate the terrorist and takfiri groups, including the criminals of ISIS, who, for six years, were engaged in corruption, rebellion, and bloodshed on the earth due to their Wahhabi thoughts and the patronage of Al Saud, Al Nahyan, and other reactionary regimes of the region as well as weaponry support by the United States, Britain, the Zionist regime, and their allies.That was God’s will that this victory be accomplished through your wise guidelines, which added to your dignity and grandeur and caused a double honor for the Iranian nation.
Now, in this holy month in the Islamic calendar, Muslim nations are happy to witness this great conquer and the fulfilment of divine promise to the true believers who believe in God’s power against the conspiracies of oppressors, as the Holy Quran says: "They certainly devised their plots, but their plots are known to Allah, even if their plots were such as to dislodge the mountains; so do not suppose that Allah will break His promise to His apostles. Indeed Allah is All-Mighty, Avenger." (Surah Ibrahim, Verses 46 and 47).
No doubt, this great triumph is indebted to your prudence, wisdom, and determinative supports which caused the struggles and sacrifice of the warriors for the sake of Allah from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan to bear fruit.
Thanks to yourwise leadership and the fatwa of the alert Supreme Religious Authority in Iraq along with the struggles of Shia defendersespecially their brave commander, Major General al-Haj QasemSoleimani and the untiring Mujahid, the brave and resourceful Hujjatul-Islam Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, our region has now been cleared of the ominous bases of ISIS; and the sacrosanct shrines of the holy Ahlulbayt and their followers have regained security and peace.
I, on behalf of the Ahlulbayt World Assembly, avail myself of this opportunity to renew my prayers in thanksgiving for this great conquer and extend my congratulations to Your Eminence and all Muslims and monotheists all over the world. I further beseech Almighty Allah to preserve the continuous glory and grandeur for the exalted religion of Islam.
I would also like to honor the remembrance of our grand leader, the late Imam Khomeini, who had foreseen such impressive victories.
We renew our allegiance to the great martyrs from different nationalities who sacrificed their lives to defend the sanctuaries of Ahlulbayt, and promise that we shall never give up our efforts to preserve their valuable achievements.
But Allah desires to confirm the truth with His words, and to root out the faithless,so that He may confirm the truth and bring falsehood to naught, though the guilty should be averse. (Surah Al-Anfal: Verses 7 & 8)
Mohammad Hasan Akhtari
Secretary General of the Ahlulbayt World Assembly