AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): On Thursday afternoon, September 1, 2022, at the 7th General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the Iran International Conference Center, while pointing out that the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly seeks to strengthen the path of the AhlulBayt (a.s.), Hojat al-Islam Sayed Ali Fazlullah stated, “One of the activities of the Assembly, whether in Iran or abroad, is to introduce the treasures of AhlulBayt (a.s.) teachings to the world.”
“In the activities of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, we are facing challenges that to solve them and fight against the enemy, we must use new mechanisms with the decisions of the current conference. We need spiritual, scientific and practical help in this conference. At the current stage, we have a duty to work with our maximum power,” the Friday imam of Beirut clarified.
“No one can ignore the population of followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) in the world,” Hojat al-Islam Fazlullah stated, “The influence of the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) is significant and they always benefit the world from the words and guidance of AhlulBayt (a.s.).”
“Using the concept of Ashura has beneficial effects in the society. Every year around the world Ashura is kept alive to preserve human values,” said the Friday imam of Beirut.
Emphasizing the importance of enjoining good and forbidding evil, he noted, “We should not align ourselves with tyrants, oppressors and those who oppress nations.”
“The victory of the Islamic Revolution under the leadership of the late Imam Khomeini (r.a.) played a significant role in strengthening the fight against oppression. Islamic Iran always moves in this direction and always considers the problems of the Muslims of the world. With the help and strengthening of the forces of the Resistance Front and the oppressed people of Palestine, the Islamic Republic of Iran followed the path of AhlulBayt (a.s.),” Hojat al-Islam Fazlullah said.
Referring to the confrontation of Lebanese Resistance against the Zionist enemy and ISIS, he emphasized, “In 2000 and 2006, the Lebanese Resistance could ground and defeat an army that was described as invincible. The path of the Lebanese Resistance is the same as the path of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and other leaders. This movement has become a role model and way of salvation.”
“The result of this resistance movement was met with the reaction of the enemy. The enemy did not stop at the economic and seditious siege but sought to hit and defame the famous Shiites. The actions of the enemy prompt us to work harder against these challenges. The enemy always seeks to send seditious messages,” said the Friday imam of Beirut.
Further, referring to other challenges that the Assembly is facing, the member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly stated, “The most important challenge that Assembly is facing is related to religious concepts, which are constantly attacked by the enemy. The enemy seeks to question the principles of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) school. We must have reasoned answers in this regard.”
“We must distance ourselves from all actions that tarnish the face of religion. Our reactions to the enemy must be wise and logical. It is necessary to stay away from biased and provocative issues. We must answer the doubts through the preaching sermons and the materials we mention,” Hojat al-Islam Fazlullah said.
While appreciating the Grand Source of Emulation, the Friday imam of Beirut pointed out the necessity of using new and up-to-date technologies to inform the society, and added, “We need a code of conduct to resolve differences when there is a difference of opinion in Islamic countries. We need to establish a board of referees in this regard.”
“The way of dealing with seditionists between Shia and Sunni should be a sharp weapon. Shia and Sunni unity has always been emphasized by our leaders and should be prioritized,” he added.
“There is an absurd claim that Shiites are not patriotic. While the reality shows the opposite of this issue and we don’t need to prove this,” Hojat al-Islam Fazlullah said.
Further, addressing those who are in charge of the political leadership of Islamic societies, the member of the General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “These officials should beautify their position, and not treat people with discrimination, and present the best image of Islam.”
“On the eve of Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s.), we should follow the teachings of AhlulBayt (a.s.). The preservation and stability of the Islamic Republic is essential. This government continues the path of AhlulBayt (a.s.),” Hojat al-Islam Fazlullah said.
“In addition to religious issues, the followers of AhlulBayt (a.s.) should be active in other issues such as women’s rights, climate, environment, etc.” he added.
“Following the path of AhlulBayt (a.s.) is our duty. We must take care of this trust and appreciate the efforts of Islamic scholars and directors of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in this regard,” said, Friday imam of Beirut in the end.