Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Lebanon said Imam Musa Sadr was the one who established the strategy of resistance.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Lebanon said Imam Musa Sadr was the one who established the strategy of resistance.
Addressing a forum titled “Imam Musa Sadr, Pioneer and Architect of Resistance Culture and Model”, Abbas Khameyar described Sadr as one of the outstanding, influential and most successful models of resistance in contemporary history.
He noted that Sadr was the first one to call for armed resistance against the Zionist enemy.
“Imam Musa Sadr hoped that south of Lebanon would become a strong rock standing against the illusions, wishes and excessive demands of the Zionist occupiers…,” he added.
Khameyar further said that Sadr’s approach that emphasized peaceful coexistence and unity among tribes and faiths has turned into a key aspect of resistance.
“In his view, religious prejudices and discriminations only serve the interests of the Zionists and occupiers,” he went on to say.
Another speaker at the forum was Hassan Qabalam, member of Amal movement’s political bureau, who said interest in the path and thoughts of Imam Musa Sadr should be strong not only among resistance forces but also rulers.
He added that Sadr created a resistance that had been inspired by the Ashura movement of Imam Hussain (AS).
Rima Fakhri, member of political council of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, in her speech highlighted different aspects of the character of Imam Musa Sadr, saying he was a pious scholar, Faqih, and Mujtahid who turned Lebanon into a “resistance country”.
The Al-Maarif al-Hikma Think Thank’s Al-Mujtaba Complex in Beirut hosted the forum earlier this week.
mam Musa Sadr was the founder of Lebanon’s Amal movement.
Sadr and his two companions Mohammed Yaqoub and Abbas Badreddin were kidnapped in August 1978 during an official visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Sadr was scheduled to meet with officials from the government of the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The three were never seen or heard from again and their fate is still unknown even after the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in 2011.
Sadr came from a long line of clerics tracing their ancestry back to Jabal Amel, Lebanon.
He is still regarded as an important political and spiritual leader by the Shia Lebanese community. His status only grew after his disappearance in August 1978, and today his legacy is revered by both Amal and Hezbollah followers.