According to Ahlul Bayt News Agency – ABNA – the ceremony to honor the Bahraini people and martyrs was held in Qom on Wednesday May 31st by the aid of “Ahlul Bayt World Assembly”, “Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom”, “Al-Mustafa International University”, and “World Forum for Proximity of religions”.
In this ceremony many prominent scholars and figures, including the representatives of the Sources of Emulation, were present, among whom Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim’s representative, Aytatollah Akhtari, the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly’s Secretary-General, and Ayatollah Hadavi, Seminary School and university professor are notable.
Ayatollah Akhtari was the main speaker of this ceremony who pointed out at the martyrs in different countries including Bahrain and said, “these martyres have given their lived to truth and Ahlul Bayt’s pathway. We are grateful to all the Sources of Emulation, scholars, lawyers, institutions, and Muslims all around the world who have helped and supported the Bahraini people”.
“people in oppressed countries are aware of those who help and support them. It is incredibly important for Iranians and other countries to run to their aid and support them”, Akhtari said.
“Martyrdom as a indispensable value has always been there with Muslims and Islam. Imam Ali has noted at the end of his letter to Malik Ashtar that “may God grant us the honor of martyrdom”. The martyrs who have died in the path of truth shall never be disgraced in the other world”, Akhtari continued.
“The Al-khalifa regime did not give the martyrs’ bodies to their families and secretly buried them. I salute the Bahraini families for raising such children. Also the supporters of Sheikh Isa Qassim and Bahrain Revolution must be aware that they are chosen by God to defend Islam. Those who bleed in the way of Islam belong to the whole Ummah”, he added.
Speaking on House of Saud’s history he stated, “this house is descendant of Jews and besides destruction of Baqi cemetry, attacked Karbala. The Wahabi leaders have ordered to kill all Shia Muslims, but had they know the Ahlul Bayt’s tree’s roots run deep, they would have never attempted to eliminate this school, for God wills to illuminate the world through the light of Ahlul Bayt. Future belongs to Islam and Ahlul Bayt’s pathway. It has been promised in Holy Quran”.
At the end of his speech, Ayatollah Akhtari noted that God has said that victory belongs to army of God. Salutation to you, those who have bled for Islam in different Islamic countries such as Bahrain an Iraq.
It is noteworthy that Al-Khalifa security forces attacked the peaceful gathering of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s supporters on May 23rd and killed 5, injured over a hundred, and arrested over 286 people.
Sheikh Isa Qassim has been under house arrest for the past 7 days and there are worries regarding his health.