AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The first session of the international workgroup for the commemoration of the Ten Days of Keramat, was held on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Tehran.
During his speech in this session, while expressing his satisfaction with the activities carried out regarding “Ten Days of Keramat”, Ayatollah Ramazani expressed hope that the commemoration of this “Ten days” will have a wide international reflection.
Then, regarding the status of Lady Fatima Masoumeh (a.s.), Ayatollah Ramazani said, “Many years ago, a very large and unique seminar was held in Qom University to honor Lady Fatima Masoumeh (a.s.). At that conference, even though the late Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli was not supposed to give a speech, he gave a speech for about 40 minutes at the request of us and the people. In that seminar, Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli said, “If I had known about the title of the conference, I would have come on foot!” He also used the term “martyr” for Lady Fatima Masoumeh (a.s.). The late Hojat al-Islam Fatemi Nia was also present at that conference and said, “We know little about Lady Fatimah Masoumeh (a.s.). This is while many dignitaries were kneeling in respect to this lady. Even some dignitaries of the seminary have said that if one wants divine knowledge, one should ask Lady Fatimah Masoumeh (a.s.)”.”
“Today, thanks to the Islamic Revolution and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a unique capacity and a golden opportunity has been created to propagate Islam. The way has been paved for the world can get acquainted with the AhlulBayt (a.s.) teachings. We should use this capacity and introduce the Infallible and Immaculate AhlulBayt (a.s.) to the elites, the general public, and even non-Muslims,” Ayatollah Ramazani continued.
“The capacity of IQNA News Agency with 22 languages, and ABNA News Agency with 27 languages should be used more than ever in covering the programs of “Ten Days of Keramat” Also, active centers of the Islamic Culture and Communication Organization should pay special attention to the commemoration of the “Ten days of Keramat” in the international arena. We must use all capacities in the field of public diplomacy. Today, thanks to the Islamic revolution, we have a golden and huge opportunity (to propagate Islam). Therefore, we need to make the most of this opportunity to introduce the true view of Islam toward women and girls. We must introduce the philosophy of hijab in the Quran, and the defense of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) of women to elites of the world; a view that dignitaries like Ayatollah Javadi Amoli and the late Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli have explained well,” he added.
“Keramat (Dignity) has been the first concern of Islam and the Quran. God’s messengers and ambassadors all had dignity, and we must publish this literature in the world. Our actions in different fields should be according to the requirements, and we should consider the mental conditions and beliefs of our audience. In the country (Iran), there is a lot of capacity to spread the AhlulBayt (a.s.) teachings among the people of the world, especially the elites,” said the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly further in the session.
“Our literature in commemoration of the “Ten Days of Keramat” should be international. In this case, we will be victorious. This year, fortunately, a very good and revolutionary approach has been formed regarding the commemoration of the “Ten Days of Keramat” in the international field. I hope that with this appropriate approach, good things will happen in the world. All organizations should work in a completely synergistic and coordinated manner, avoiding repetitive work and actions,” Ayatollah Ramezani said at the end of his speech while expressing his gratitude for the activities of the “Ten Days of Dignity” commemoration headquarters in various fields, especially in the international arena.
It is worth mentioning that in a part of this session, officials of governmental and non-governmental organizations expressed their views and opinions on the commemoration of “Ten Days of Keramat”.
* In Iran, the ten days between the birth anniversary of Lady Fatimah Masoumeh (a.s.) and the birthday of her brother Imam Reza (a.s.), the 8th Imam of Shiites, is called “Ten Days of Keramat”. Lady Fatimah Masoumeh (a.s.) is known as the Karimeh of the AhlulBayt of the Prophet (p.b.u.h). The word Karim has two meanings: a person who has very high dignity, and one who is very generous and kind. Karime is female form for Karim.