AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The farewell and introduction ceremony of the previous and new directors of the Representative Office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Iraq was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in the building of the Representative Office of the Supreme Leader of the Revolution in Najaf, with the presence of representatives of the offices of Marjas (sources of emulation), Secretary General and some of the members of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, ulama and professors of Najaf seminary, and religious and cultural figures of Iraq.
In this ceremony, while pointing to the golden opportunity to introduce the AhlulBayt school to today’s world, Ayatollah Ramazani, Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stated, “All institutions and personalities who are influential in the dissemination of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) teachings can cooperate and accompany the representatives of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and we welcome this cooperation and interaction.”
Then, Ayatollah Sayed Mojtaba Hosseini, the representative of the supreme leader of the revolution in Iraq, while referring to the “massive Shia phobia in the current situation”, said, “In the same proportion, we must become stronger.”
Further in the ceremony, Hojat al-Islam Jabbar Behbahani, in a report of his activities in the past two decades as the director of the office of the late Ayatollah Asefi and also the director of the representative office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Iraq, stated, “In these years, we have interacted with the religious, seminary, and academic sections of Iraq.”
As the next speaker of this ceremony, Hojat al-Islam Sayed Mohammad Reza Al-e Ayyub, while expressing his satisfaction at his presence in the land of the holy shrines, mentioned a part of his plans of programs to work in the representative office of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Iraq.
At the end of the ceremony, by the order of Ayatollah Reza Ramazani, Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Sayed Mojtaba Hosseini was introduced as the representative of the Assembly in Iraq, and Hojat al-Islam Sayed Mohammad Reza Al-e Ayyub was introduced as the new director of this office.
Also, Ayatollah Ramazani and Ayatollah Hosseini separately expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the efforts of Hojat al-Islam Behbahani in the past years.
It is worth mentioning that Hojat al-Islam Al-e Ayyub was previously the director general of cultural services of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.