May 17, 2024 14:25 UTC
  • Prophet's Ahl al-Bayt, best Qur'anic role models/ Fake spirituality surge in West

Pars Today- Hojjat-ol-Islam Ramezani said in a speech, "The Qur'an is the text to save the modern human being who is facing with ideological-moral crisis and crisis in deed. The Ahl al-Bayt (Peace upon them) are the best real role models of the Qur'an."

Secretary General of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly, Hojjat-ol-Islam Reza Ramezani, in a speech during unveiling of the latest publications of the assembly in Tehran International Book Fair, said, "Wherever knowledge grows in various dimensions of basic sciences, physics, chemistry, theology, philosophy and logic, society will also grow. The growth of society means the growth of each individual of society in terms of morality and practice; and the more this awareness and learnedness, the richer that society will be."

Secretary General of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly added, "Allameh Hassanzadeh Amoli said that Almighty God has created man for two things: learnedness and richness."

Elsewhere in his speech, Hojjat-ol-Islam Ramezani pointed to the activities of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly, saying, "In the beginning of the revolution, Iran's scientific rank was 57. Today, we have reached the 15th position and in some fields we are the 10th country in terms of scientific growth in the world."

Stating that the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly has succeeded to translate 157 works in one year, he added, "Another part of the assembly is Wikishia which has had over 8,000 entries in 22 languages in 2023. The Ahl al-Bayt World University, too, has increased [its activities] from 8 fields to 23 fields."

Secretary General of Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly went on to say, " The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly's being the source of scientific reference means that if the world people want to study about the Ahl al-Bayt and the school of the Ahl al-Bayt, they should study the researches of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly. The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly enjoys the richest teachings in the ideological, intellectual, moral and practical fields and the [Islamic] laws."

"The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has stressed that the assembly should introduce the Ahl al-Bayt to the elite and each person in the society. They are the best human role models and, as the human community doesn't know these great figures, they follow others. The Ahl al-Bayt are the best role models and real addressees of the Qur'an", he stated.

This member of the Assembly of Experts continued, "We have not formed a bond with the Qur'an, yet, and are not in communion with it. we have not become familiar with the content, realities, hints and nuances of the Qur'an and we are alien to the Qur'an. The Qur'an is deserted and alienated today. The Qur'an is the text to save the modern human being who is facing with ideological-moral crisis and crisis in practice. Anyone who forms a relation with the Qur'an, will never feel lonely. The Qur'an is the only version to save the modern human community. If we can interpret and translate religion correctly, everyone will be inclined to religion with love."

He added, "Once spirituality was fought against, but today, this very West has tended to spirituality, yet the fake and counterfeit spirituality. Currently, there are 3 to 4 thousand kinds of counterfeit and fake spirituality in the US and Europe. The proclivity to the books of Carlos Castaneda, Don Juan, Mexican mysticism and Erfan-e-Halgheh, also called Inter-Universal Mysticism proves that we are faced with the poverty of religious spirituality and poverty of religious culture in the world."

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