A Belgian Shiite scholar and the accompanying delegation met with the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Qom.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A Belgian Shiite scholar and the accompanying delegation met with the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Qom.
On Monday, January 10, 2022, Sayed Mohammad Abdul Salam Al-Wadrasi Al-Hassani, a Moroccan Shiite scholar living in Belgium, and his accompanying delegation met with the Secretary-General of the World Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) in Qom.
Expressing happiness from this meeting, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani stated, “I hope that God and the AhlulBayt (a.s.) will reward you for your efforts in Belgium to introduce the teachings of Islam and the AhlulBayt (a.s.), and I also hope that you are healthy and continue your activities.”
“During the years I lived in Germany, we held congregational prayers in the Islamic Center of Hamburg with Sunnis, without any problems. Since the presence of the martyr Ayatollah Beheshti in this center in the 1960s, congregational prayers have been held jointly (with Sunnis), and this is the case in Belgium today,” he added.
“The late Allameh Amini made great efforts to introduce the position of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). It is said that in a meeting, on the importance of knowing and believing in the Imamate and leadership of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), he referred to the famous hadith “من مات و لم یعرف امام زمانه مات میتة جاهلیة” (Whoever dies and does not know the Imam of his time, has died the death of Jahiliyya). Then, late Allameh Amini referred to the events after the demise of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and the question of who the Imam of the time for the Lady Zahra was (a.s.) before her martyrdom. But Sunni scholars did not have an answer to this question!” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, appreciating the efforts made to compile and translate the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) for the use of different strata of these works in Belgium.
Recalling the activities of Martyr Sheikh Abdullah Dehdoh, he said, “He struggled a lot to spread the teachings of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). May God give him great degrees.”
Stating that the General Assembly will be held next year, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, invited Al-Wadrasi Al-Hassani to participate in the meeting.
In this meeting, Sayed Mohammad Abdul Salam Al-Wadrasi also stated, “I am originally from Morocco. By the grace of God and by studying and researching, I was attracted to the school of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). I have been promoting the AhlulBayt (a.s.) school in Belgium and in Brussels for many years. Sunni brothers also participate in the Friday and congregational prayers that we hold.”
“I have written works to prove the legitimacy and virtues of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) by quoting Quranic verses and hadiths from Sunni sources that have been translated into other languages. They ask me, “Why are you one of the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) (a Shiite)?” In response, I say, Because of the words of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) who said, “انی تارک فیکم الثقلین؛ کتاب الله و عترتی اهلبیتی ما ان تمسکتم بهما لن تضلوا بعدی ابدا” (I am leaving among you the Two Weighty Things: The Book of Allah and my `Itrat (Progeny), my AhlulBayt. So long as you (simultaneously) uphold both of them, you will never be misled after me)
It should be noted that in this meeting, Abdul Salam Al-Wadrasi was accompanied by Hojat al-Islam Mohammad Javad Demestani and Sayed Mohammad Al-Baqali.