The Secretary-General of AhlulBayt World Assembly, Ayatollah Akhtari send condolences over deadly suicide attack in Kabul that kills, injures 110 at Shia news organisation.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The full text of the message is as follows:
In the Name of God
The Compassionate, the Merciful
“And (as for) those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will by no means allow their deeds to perish. He will guide them and set right their affairs, and admit them into paradise…”
Honorable Brother, Hujjatul-Islam Husseini Mazari
Dear Member of the General Assembly of the Ahlulbayt World Assembly; and Head of Tebyan Center for Cultural and Social Activities in Afghanistan
Peace be unto you for all that you have patiently endured!
The brutal assault of takfiri terrorists into the center of your enlightening and godly activities, which led to the martyrdom and injury of a large number of Afghan innocent sisters and brothers, caused great regret and sadness within our hearts.
This action was not only an attack on Tebyan Center and Afghan Voice Agency, but also an attack on religion, culture, humanity, freedom and civil rights of the people of Afghanistan.
Today's terrorist operation also showed that the enemies of Islam – above all the United States and arrogant powers – have decided to choose Afghanistan as their new nest of Takfiri ominous mercenaries after their heavy defeat in Iraq and Syria.
Numerous terrorist attacks on the followers of Ahlulbayt (as) in different parts of the country and the martyrdom of a large number of them over the past year indicate that these criminals have aimed at shedding the blood of innocent people as well as fanning the fire of religious conflicts.
However, the zealous people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who previously defeated the eastern superpower (former Soviet Union) and subsequently rejected the rule of Salafist rebels, will definitely not allow their country to be a field of riot by ISIS and extremist groups like that.
In this ongoing struggle, the truth-seeking media such as the Afghan Voice Agency and Insaf Newspaper have a very important task, and attacks like today's crime will not undermine their steadfastness.
I, on behalf of all members of the Ahlulbayt World Assembly throughout the world, extend our condolences to Imam of our age (peace be upon him) and to you and all Afghan scholars and media and the family members of martyrs on this painful catastrophe and the martyrdom of dozens of Afghan elites and students - especially your colleagues in Tebyan Center, Afghan Voice Agency, and Insaf newspaper.
I pray to Almighty God to bestow His blessings and infinite mercy upon the dear martyrs, and to heal all wounded ones.
I further beseech Allah to grant abundant rewards and patience to all family members and close relatives of the martyrs.
Mohammad Hasan Aktari
28 December 2017