Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei about Grand Ayatullah sistani

Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei about Grand Ayatullah sistani

I one of the letter to Grand Ayatullah sistani…leader Ayatullh khamenai said…
For the past many years, you have always been a strong spiritual and moral support for the oppressed Iraqi nation, and praying for your health is praying for the well-being of the Iraqi nation.
I also pray to the Almighty for an end to the presence of aliens and occupiers in Iraq and other parts of the Islamic world. ”



More violence in Iraq as Baghdad death toll hits 215

November 24, 2006
Two bombings killed 22 people in northern Iraq on Friday as the death toll from yesterday’s attacks in Baghdad’s Sadr City reached 215.

Friday’s explosions, in Tal Afar, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad, also wounded 26 people, police Brig. Khalaf al-Jubouri said, expecting the casualty figure to rise.

Reuters news agency quoted a police officer as saying the 22 who died were shopping at a market.

Iraqi officials say more than 215 people were killed and 257 wounded in Thursday’s multiple car bomb blasts, the deadliest in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

In an immediate response, the Iraqi government imposed an indefinite, 24-hour curfew in Baghdad. The country’s international airport has also been closed to commercial flights until further notice.

The only people and vehicles allowed on the streets on Friday were those taking part in the funeral processions for the victims of Thursday’s attacks.

Meanwhile, Shia, Sunni and Kurdish leaders in Iraq appealed for calm in a show of unity.

Iraq’s most prominent Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, urged people “not to react illegally and maintain self-restraint”, one of his officials said.

In the western Sunni city of Falluja, cleric Khaled Muhammed told worshippers on Friday: “I call on the people of Falluja to send money, food and clothes to our brothers in Sadr City and Adhamiya — we have a common enemy who attacked them to spark sectarian strife between us.”

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki also urged Iraqis not to resort to violence. “We denounce sectarian practices that aim to destroy the unity of the nation,” he said.

Despite the appeals and the curfew, several mortar rounds struck the Um al-Qura mosque, the headquarters of Association of Muslim Scholars in western Baghdad, wounding four guards, police said.

Three mortar rounds also exploded near a major Sunni mosque in Baghdad, injuring one guard, according to the Associated Press.

* Sadr’s bloc threatens to boycott gov’t

The group led by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr threatened to boycott the parliament if the prime minister met the U.S. President George W. Bush in Jordan next week.

Sadr’s political bloc, until now a key supporter of Iraq’s Shia-led government, said that U.S. occupation forces were to blame for Thursday’s attacks because they failed to provide security.

“We have asked Maliki to cancel his meeting with Bush as there is no reason to meet the criminal who is behind terrorism in Iraq,” Faleh Hasan Shanshal, one of Sadr’s top political aides in parliament, told Reuters.

“We will suspend our membership in parliament and the cabinet if he goes ahead,” he added.

Al-Sadr’s followers hold six cabinet seats and have 30 members in the 275-member parliament. Their withdrawal would deal a major blow to Maliki’s already shaky government, correspondents say.

Meanwhile, the UN envoy to Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, warned that yesterday’s attacks could push Iraq “into a cycle of uncontrollable violence threatening the very social fabric of Iraq or any prospects for a future of peace, tolerance and unity.”

Violence surged in Iraq after the Feb.22 bombing of a major Shia shrine in the northern city of Smarraa.

On Wednesday, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said more than 3,709 Iraqis have been killed in October, the highest death toll in the war-torn country since the invasion. It also stated that Iraqi citizens were fleeing the country at a pace of 100,000 each month, and that at least 1.6 million Iraqis have left since the war began

Video and Photoes funeral prayer of Ayatollah Tabrizi (last Journey)

Ayatollah Tabrizi Returns to his Lord

Al-Marje Al-Alaa Grand Ayatullah Haaj Sheikh Mirza Jawwad At-Tabrizi has been laid to rest in the holy shrine of Karimeh Ahlel Beit Hazret-e-Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (AS) in the holy city of Qom on Wednesday.Hundreds of thousands of weeping mourners from all walks of life participated in the funeral procession which began at 0900 AM from Al-Imam Al-Hasan Al-Askari (AS) Mosque and culminated at the holy shrine of Hazret-e- Masumeh (AS). Grand Ayatullah Sheikh Vahid Khurasani led the funeral prayer while crying in deep grief.




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More than 140 killed in Baghdad’s Sadr City

More than 140 killed in Baghdad’s Sadr City
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A savage string of apparently coordinated bombings erupted Thursday in Sadr City, a Shiite slum of Baghdad, killing more than 140 people. Police called it the deadliest single strike in Iraq since the war began more than three years ago.

Police told The Associated Press that the death toll was expected to rise.

Bombs and mortar shells struck Sadr City at 15-minute intervals, beginning about 3 p.m., according to the AP, with the first bombing hitting a vegetable market. (Watch flames, chaos in Sadr City )

Shiites responded almost immediately, the AP reported, firing 10 mortar rounds at the holiest Sunni shrine in Baghdad, the Abu Hanifa Sunni mosque in Azamiya. The attack killed one person and wounded 14 others, the AP said.

Witnesses told CNN that people on loudspeakers at Shiite mosques in urged residents to donate blood for the wounded in Sadr city.

Police had different numbers for those killed and wounded, but Iraqi Health Minister Ali Shummari said the death toll was 144, with 206 wounded. He said there were six car bombs and a missile fired.

The Interior Ministry imposed a curfew for Baghdad starting at 8 p.m., an hour earlier than the usual overnight curfew begins. It’s unclear how long the curfew extension will last.

Thursday’s violence came a day after a U.N. report about Iraq that underscored the unbridled sectarian violence in Iraq. The report said that 3,709 civilians were killed in violence in Iraq in October — the highest monthly toll since the war’s start. (Full story)

Thursday’s attacks, launched within the course of half an hour, were part of a spasm of violence that shook two Baghdad bastions of support for anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr — the Sadr City slum in the Iraqi capital’s northeast and the Health Ministry compound, controlled by the cleric’s political movement.

At least 30 gunmen thought to be from a Sunni neighborhood attacked the Health Ministry, police said.

U.S. military commanders suspect al-Sadr’s movement is at the center of sectarian fighting in the capital over the past year.

There were no immediate details about casualties at the ministry compound, which is in central Baghdad’s Bab al-Mudham area.

At least three mortar rounds landed inside the compound, police said, and the gunmen tried to break into it and fought with ministry security guards.

A Health Ministry official said the attackers came from the nearby Sunni neighborhood of Fadhel and that they also struck the Shiite Endowment, which manages Shiite institutions around the country.

There were other attacks earlier this week on Health Ministry officials. A deputy minister was kidnapped Sunday, and another official escaped injury Monday when gunmen opened fire on his convoy and killed two of his guards.

Ayatullah Al-Shaikh Mirza Jawad al tabrizi. Returns to His Lord.



Ayatullah Al-Shaikh Mirza Jawad al tabrizi.

Returns to His Lord.

(Passed away ON 28th SHAWWAL 1427(20th NOV 2006 and has been laid to rest in the holy shrine of Karimeh Ahlel Beit Hazret-e-Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (AS) in the holy city of Qom on <!–[if !vml]–><!–[endif]–>Wednesday.)


We extend our Deep Condolences to the Imam of Time, and the Muslim world on the sad demise of Ayatullah Al-Shaikh Mirza Jawad al tabrizi.

Please recite Suratul Fateha for Ayatollah Tabrizi and all those scholars who have returned to their Lord.


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bayan_mirza_javad.gifObituary message on the departure of ayatollah Tabrizi From Ayatullah seestani.

In the name of Allah, the merciful the beneficent
We received with deep sorrow and sadness, the news of ayatollah agha haj Mirza Jawad Tabrizi’s departure from this temporary life.The loss of such a personality who had served as a great scholar in the seminaries of Najaf and Qum, and as a frontier guard for religion and creed is immense.His position in defending the imamah and wilayah was clear to all, and he will be remembered for his efforts in teaching and training.On this heartfelt occasion, I offer my condolences to our great leader and saviour of our time imam Mahdi -may we be his ransom- and to all scholarly seminaries, especially the holy hawzah of qum, to his honourable sons, relatives and to all believers, praying to Allah almighty to grant this great scholar the lofty status, and inspire the family with patience.There is neither might nor strength but in Allah.
Ali Al-Hossaini Al-Sistani


QOM, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Featured below is a selection of images of the funeral ceremony of Ayatollah Haj Mirza Javad Aqa Tabrizi here Wednesday.







Azadari Movement in Lucknow

Azadari Movement in Lucknow

negative.jpgLucknow is known as a seat of Shiasm and the epitome of Shia culture. Muharram which is observed in Lucknow is famous worldwide. The processions of Muharram in Lucknow have a special significance. They were started during the reign of the Awadh Nawabs. The Majalises, processions and other rituals that are observed by the Shia community to commemorate the sacrifice of Imam Husain A.S. are known as Azadari.

The processions like Shahi Zarih, Jaloos-e-Mehndi, Alam-e-Ashura and that of Chup Tazia have special significance for Shia community, which are taken out with great religious zeal and fervour. These processions which started during the reign of the Awadh Nawabs continued till the year 1977.

Processions Banned The first problem regarding Azadari started in the year 1906. Communal riots took place in the years 1968, 1969, 1974 and 1977. The Government of Uttar Pradesh banned the Azadari processions in the year 1977. The Shia community from time to time has been constantly protesting against the ban imposed on Azadari. Many memoranda were sent to the Government regarding the ban but to no avail. The system of courting arrest was also started later by the late Maulana Syed Kalbe Abid in which thousands of Shias courted arrest on the 10th of Muharram every year, at the Imambara Asifi in the protest of this ban.

Self Immolation On the 10th of April 1997 under the banner of “Karvane Furat” the Shias sat on a hunger strike to press their demands and attract the attention of the Government but the effort was in vain. Having been irked by the attitude of the Government and seeing that no other option was left for the community, three Shia youth committed self immolation on 13th of April 1997 at Dargah Hazrat Abbas (A.S.), Mohd. Abbas (24 years), Yusuf (38 years) committed self- immolation. They breathed their last on 16th April 1997 in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. On April 16th another Shia youth, Ishrat Altaf, committed self immolation and passed away.

Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad Arrested Noted Shia religious scholar of India Maulana Dr. Syed Kalbe Sadiq called on the community to observe a Peace March on the 18th of April, 1997. A march was scheduled from Imambara Asifi to Imambara Husainabad in which more than two hundred thousand Shias along with other Ulama participated. Imam Bukhari of Shahi Jami Masjid in Delhi showed his interest in negotiating the vexed Azadari issue and was expected to arrive in Lucknow on the 31st May 1997. On 3rd June he was arrested on the outskirts of the city. Along with him noted Shia Ulama, the Imam-e-Juma of Masjid Asafi, Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad and Sunni Ulama late Maulana Qamar Minai were arrested for organising a meeting and defying Section 144 I.P.C.

On hearing of their leader’s arrest, the Shias stormed the Vidhan Sabha(the provincial assembly of Uttar Pradesh state) and performed Matam. The Government Uttar Pradesh seeing the situation going out of hand was forced to release the leaders without further delay.

Shia’s Decisive Battle
Police mercilessly beat Shias including women and children on 8th June 1997 in Muftiganj in the Alam procession. Upon knowing of this incident Maulana Kalbe Jawad called an emergency meeting of about 115 Shia Anjumans(associations) of the city. At the meeting it was unanimously decided that if the government did not lift the ban on Azadari by 24th june 1997 (18th Safar) the Shias would defy the ban and take out the Alam procession on the 26th of June 1997. The Administration and the government did nothing they imposed a curfew in the city on the night of 26th June 1997. The Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati issued a strict warning to the Shia community that any attempt to take out Alam procession would force the government to deal strongly with them.

The police sealed all the Shia dominated localities but ultimately Shia’s defied the curfew.The Government to save itself from an embarrassment transferred the then District Magistrate of Lucknow and issued the order for the arrest of Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad under National Security Act (NSA).The Administration on the 28th of June 1997 at 4:00 a.m. arrested Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad. He was sent to Lalitpur Jail while his family was incarcerated with the prisoners of TADA. News spread like wildfire in the city and the people again break the curfew. The police mercilessly beat them up. Shia women stormed District Magistrate residence and protested there. Shia youth performed matam at the Vidhan Sabha.People from other parts of the country also started lending their support to the Azadari Movement. There were also various protests and agitations reported from the different parts of the country against the arrest of Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad. Indian Shias residing in New York, Syria, Pakistan, Iran and other countries also protested against the Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad’s arrest.The situation went out of control and the Government was left with no other option but to release Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad. Finally he was released on the 8th of July, 1997.

Ban Lifted The Government assured the Shias that the Azadari procession problem would be looked into and solved in three months time and asked for all agitations and protest to be postponed till then.The Shias did so. Upon the expiry of the period of 3 months the matter was not solved and Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad decided again to defy the ban on Azadari on 27th of September. The Administration, finally held rounds of talks between Shias and Sunnis. The Shias were successful in taking out the first Azadari procession in January 1998 (21 Ramzan) with the permission of the Government. Today the Shias have been given nine processions out of nine hundred that are registered in the festival register of the Shias.


who present the Fatawa (verdicts) and opinions of Maraje Uzzam with distortion and tempering

 who present the Fatawa (verdicts) and opinions of Maraje Uzzam with distortion and tempering

By Syeda Zahra, Advocate(Courtesy of Tehrik e Nifaz e Fiqah e Jaffria, Pakistan)

Some anti-Islam internal and external forces present the Fatawa (verdicts) and opinions of Maraje Uzzam with distortion and tempering which is a severe deeni, literary and moral breach of trust. The original verdicts being compiled in this article are with the compiler.

Ayatullah Al Uzma Haaj Syed Abul Qasim Moosavi Al Khoie

“performing azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS) is a part & portion of His (AS) mission because declaring the zulm (oppression) of zalim (oppressor) and mazloomiyat of mazloom (oppressed) is exactly the Deen.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Roohullah Khominie, Rahber-e-Inqalaab-e-Islami Iran
Ayyatollah Khomeini
“life of nation lies in Azadari. Hazrat Imam Hussain(AS) granted salvation to Islam, and protected its eminence from being trampled by kissing martyrdom. So holding majalis-e-aza to commemorate Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)’s martyrdom is a source of everlastingness and immortality of Islam. Those who oppose these majalis, oppose Islam. They are totally unaware of Islam’s reality. It is Azadari-e-Syed-ush- Shuhada (AS), which has given protection to Islam till today. Seena zani (beating chest), nohay, lamentation and cries are the very secrets of our success.”

Ustad-Ul-Fuqaha Wal Mujtahiddeen Ayatullah Al Uzma Muhammad Hussain Al Gharvi An Na’eni, former chancellor Hoza-e-Ilmiya, Najaf-e-Ashraf, Iraq.People of Basra asked Ustaad ul Fuqaha Ayatullah Al Uzma Muhammad Hussain Na’ini many questions about Sha’a’ir-e-Azadari. The most important question of those was concerning zanjeer zani and quma zani. Ayatullah Na’ini first explained the greatness and importance of Azadari in these words:

“The coming out of Azadari processions on roads and paths in Ashra-e-Aashoor (ten days) and on other similar occasions is from among those amoor, in the legality of which there is no doubt. Rather this is the most evident source and most prominent inclination from among the mazahir of Azadari-e-Mazloom. It is the easiest way for the promotion of Imam Hussain’s mission and Deen’s completion.” Afterwards he answered the query about Quma zani and zanjeer zani, which is as under: “(To commemorate Hazrat Imam Hussain A.S.) There is no ambiguity in slapping the face and beating the chest to this extent that they (face and chest) become red or black but also to perform zanjeer zani on the shoulders and back is legal. But if the blood appears or comes out due to slapping and beating, it’s also lawful and right. As far as taking the blood out from forehead with swords etc is concerned, its legality is aqwa with the condition of being saved from harm and just to take the blood out from forehead with out causing harm to bone that is not harmful habitually. Because those who know how to use these (zanjeer, quma and sword) use it in such a manner which doesn’t cause harm to the bone. If at the time of taking the blood out he is sure of being safe from harm and by chance gets harm then it will be like that person who performs ablution or takes bath instead of performing dry ablution (tayammam) for he thinks that water will not harmful for him or a person who keeps fast considering himself healthy and that keeping fast will not harm him, but afterwards water or fast appears to be harmful for him, this will not be Haraam. As a precautionary measure, only those perform it who could. And those, who being subdued with the love and grief of Ghareeb-e-Karbala could not know that where the zanjeer and sword is hitting, should avoid. [bMay Allah give them firmness with qoal issaabit in this world and the hereafter.”
Ayatullah Abdullah Majeed Faqeehi Barojurdi”All marasim-e-aza are from among the sha’a’ir Allah (signs of Allah). And to respect sha’a’ir Allah is piety.”
Ayatullah Syed Muhammad Ali Kazmaini Barojurdi”Marasim-e-Aza (azadari rites) are not only mustahab (desirable) rather they are obligatory.”
Ayatullah Al Musleh Al Sheikh Muhammad Hussain Aal Kashif Ul Ghita”By God, azadari is the gate of ample blessings of Allah, and the boat of salvation (kashti-e-najat) which protects from every destruction and trouble. Who is he and what sort of power is that, which could shut this open gate of Divine blessings and intercept this great mean & source, which leads towards Allah”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Syed Mohsin Tabatabae Hakeem”performing azadari is a source of connection with the Guides of deen, of verdure and fertility of emaan, elevation and magnificence of deen and expression of Sha’a’ir-e-Deen (signs of religion). If these amoor-e-azadari (majalis-e-aza, mourning, azadari processions, matam, zanjeer zani and quma zani etc) are not to be performed, irreligiousness would get popularization”.
Ayatullah Al Uzma Gulpaigani”Due to the blessings of Azadari, people get awareness of their rights. It is a source, by dint of which mission of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and the aim of Risaalat (prophet hood) is being revived. In fact Azadari is Deen (religion). The pure and sinless Aaimmah (AS) had said: “perform Azadari-e-Imam Hussain(AS) to stand against tyranny and despotism”. This is Azadari which gave birth to the biggest revolutions, shaked the basis of palaces of tyranny of Umayyad rule, redressed the grievance of oppressed and rooted out the oppressor.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Mamqani”These are the rites of Azadari, by virtue of which thousands of misled have become righteous.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Haaj Syed Mohammad Haadi Meelani” Azadari and its rites only are the most important means of promotion and thrive ness of deen. Which one is that pen which could duly and properly write down the supremacy, praise, virtues and the effects of His (AS) qayaam? Khandaan-e-Ismat-o- Taharat is a divine sign from among the divine signs and Imam Hussain (AS) is the mazloom son of that mazloom father that no one is there to take their qisas but Allah.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Syed Abdullah Sherazi” Rites of Azadari of Ahle-Bayt-e-Ismat- o-Taharat (AS) are from among the most important sha’air-e-deeniya (signs of deen) and are the excellent and most prominent deeds which will provide ground for more and more reward in Akhira (the hereafter). These lead the whole Muslim nation in general and shia nation in particular towards the achievement of great success and creation of revolutions.”
Ayatullah Al Haaj Syed Abdul Aala Sabzwari” The respect, promotion and eternity of sha’air-e-Hussainiyat (Hussaini signs) is from among the most powerful and important means of liberation because Rites of Azadari are from sha’air Allah (signs of Allah)”
Ayatullah Syed Mirza Al Khurasaani Al Ha’eri”Performing Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS)—-all of this is from the desired sources of nearness to Allah, a great success and eternal reward in this world and the hereafter, and whatever has been said or written against it, it is nothing but venom spitting of Ummayad and enmity of marvanis. Revival of sha’air’s (signs) respect is the promotion of Islam, presevation of Islamic signs and manifestation of Islamic lights.”
Ayatullah Syed Muhammad Jawad Tabatabai Tabrezi”Azadari Rites of Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibn-e-Ali (AS) in whatever manner they are, all are the more effective means for Islam’s greatness, magnificence and protection. For that very reason enemies of Islam are making ambush but they are not able to snatch this great dawat (invitation) from the people.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Muhammad Bin Al Mehdi Hussaini Sherazi”Azadari of Imam Hussain (AS) is the very base of our religion and we want to protect Islam through it. Azadari rites are the sources of salvation for weak and helpless people from tyrant rulers. In whatever manner, sha’air-e-Hussaini are, they are superior and source of sawaab (reward)”
Ayatullah Ali Al Hussain Al Asfahani Al Faani”We consider matam and sha’air-e- Hussainia the nearest means for nearness to Allah Almighty and reaching towards Rasool (peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny) and Aaimmah Huda (AS) because through it mission of these sinless guides get revived. Thrive ness of divine message and promotion of Ahkaam-e-sharia is the fruit of performing Sha’air-e-Hussaini. It creates unity and harmony in the ranks. I consider these sha’air a reply to istaghasa-e-Imam-e- Mazloom (AS)”
Ayatullah Al-Uzma Aqae Al Haaj Syed Muhammad Sadiq Roohaani”Azadari is an effective weapon against oppression. Azadari processions are a source from among the Hussaini sources and a gate from among the gates of Heaven (Jannat). Qayaam of Syed-ush-shuhada (AS) and His sacred sacrifices happened to be the source of religion’s revival after its destruction .if it was not being done then their would be nothing remained of Islam but its name and of Quran but just a written thing.”
Ayatullah Sheikh Muhammad Raza Tibsi Nahfi”All rites of azadari are religious signs (sha’a’ir), and to respect sha’a’ir Allah is a sign of piety of hearts.”
Ayatullah Syed Muhammad Waheedi Tabrezi”It should not be hidden that in praising Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), describing the factors of His Qayaam (coming out), lamenting over His (AS) sufferings, and in holding majalis such a great reward lies that the tongue and pen are unable to describe it. To respect the Azadari rites is a religious want and a source of reward. Weak and helpless of the world could be get freed by virtue of these azadari rites.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Sheikh Muhammad Hussain Gharvi Asfahani”Why these Azadari rites would not be the source of reward, hence just Azadari-e- Mazloom-e-Karbala (AS) and its rites have been the only and only source of unity of the nation, propagation of religion and promotion of Kalma-e-Haq in the past, present and will be in future.”
Ayatullah Hasan Qummi Tabatabae”Majalis-e-Azadari are the only source which gathers the people on a platform and make them aware of religious teachings.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Syed Asad Ullah Moosavi Dazfoli”Azadari rites cause honour, dignity and respect. They are national sign and from among those important Sha’a’ir, Aaimmah (AS) had again and again advised for. Mission-e-Masumeen (AS) is alive due to these azadari rites, and lesson of qayaam-e- haq against Baatil lies in it. In fact maraasim-e-aza (azadari rites) is Maktab-e- hle Bayt (AS).”
Ayatullah Aaqae Raza Madni Kashani”The topmost objective of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) was the protection and prosperity of Islam. So performing Azadari is from among the most important wajibaat.”
Ayatullah Hashim Aamli”Azadari rites and description of sufferings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) has an effective role and contribution in the existence of Islam in general, and of Mazhab-e-Haqqa Isna Ashari, in particular.”
Ayatullah Sheikh Murtaza Mutahheri”Azadari rites (majalis-e-aza, mourning, azadari processions, matam, zanjeer zani quma zani etc) are a basic movement and a collective Elaan-e-Jehad. A single tear being flown in commemoration of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)’s martyrdom, is also a Jehad (holy war).”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Al Sheikh Muhammad Ali Iraqi”The most important result which is being obtained from Azadari is that: the listener feels that the blood which was caused to shed wrongfully, was the most sacred blood, and Ahle Bayte Ismat-o- Taharat (AS) were those holiest persons who were chained.”
Ayatullah Syed Karamat Ullah Hussaini”Enemies of Islam also are aware of the advantage of azadari rites and majalis-e-aza. For the development of an Elevated Goal, the elimination of Imperialism, the eradication of satanic powers and the establishment of Universal Islamic Rule, the protection of Azadari is very much necessary.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Aaqae Syed Shahab Ud Din Mar’ashi”Qayaam of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is the Divine Qayaam. Ummat had crossed the limits of oppression and cruelties over Him (AS). So amoor-e-azadari (holding majalis, description of sufferings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), beating chest, zanjeer zani, quma zani etc) should be performed as in the past. Rather to perform these amoor in the present day world is from among the zarooriyaat-e-deeniya and a source of enhancement in reward.”
Ayatullah Syed Murtaza Pasandeeda Khomenie”To observe the azadari days of Aaimmah-e-Ahle Bayt (AS) is compulsory and obligatory, and to leave them out is against the masaleh of ummah.”
Ayatullah Syed Kazim Mar’ashi”Arrangements of azadari rites, which is a source of success and blessings in this world and the hereafter is obligatory.”
Ayatullah Sheikh Ali Ghazi Shahroodi”Azadari-e-Ghareeb-e-Karbala (AS) is a worship from among the divine worships. Munkar of azadari and its rites is in fact a munkar of zaroorat-e-mazhabi (religious necessity).”
Ayatullah Murtaza Askari”To perform marasim-e-aza is a source of sawab (reward) and all rites of azadari are the promotion of sha’a’ir-e-deeniya (religious signs).”
Ayatullah Syed Taqi Tabatabai Qummi”By virtue of performing azadari, reward and Allah’s pleasure is being achieved. Azadari rites are sha’a’ir-e-deeniya and Maktab-e-Syed-Ul-Mursaleen (peace of Allah be upon Him and His Aal).”
Ayatullah Syed Mehdi Mar’ashi”Azadari of Syed-e-Konain (lord of two worlds) is a kind of angelic lights. It has been, and will remain a source of integrity of shia school of thought, development of deen-e-mubeen, promotion of commands of Khatim ul Anbia(peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny), propagation of mazhab-e-jafariya in the Islamic world, establishment of justice and equity, opposition of tyranny and oppression, and annihilation of oppressor.”
Ayatullah Nasir Makaram Sherazi”Azadari of pashwa’e Hurriyyat (guide of freedom), Salaar-e-Qafla (leader of the caravan), Talib-e-Shahadat (desirous of martyrdom) Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions who sacrificed each and every thing in the battle of Haq and Baatil in Karbala and preferred the red death of martyrdom than the black and dark life of disgrace, is a duty from among the duties of muslim ummah.”
Ayatullah Al Uzma Syed Muhammad Raza Barojurdi”Azadari with all its kinds, is a source of development of sacred deen, Islam .The people who do not give importance to Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS) and Ahle- Bayt(AS) ,their Emaan (faith/belief) is declining.”
Ayatullah Syed Muhammad Mehdi Moosavi Khalkhali”Performing the rites of Azadari is the respect of sha’air Allah and revival of Aaimmah Ahle Bayt (AS)’s sacred mission. To commemorate Aaimmah Ahle Bayt (AS) whether it is under the title of Azadari or lamentation, is the life of religion and hatred to oppression .The effects of majalis-e-aza in the existence of Islam are evident till today.”
Ayatullah Aaqa’e Haaj Sheikh Jawad Tabrezi”Azadari of Aal-e-Muhammad (progeny of Hazrat Muhammad PBUH&His Aal) is from among the mustahab aamal (desireable deeds). These are the best means to promote Islam and to give public, awareness with the facts and realities of Islamic history.”
Ayatullah Syed Hassan Moosavi Khadmi Asfahani, Principal Hoza-e-Ilmiya, Asfahaan “Azadari of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is the most important of sha’a’ir-e-deeniya. Wonderful reward has been promised for azadari because shahadat-e-Imam mazloom (AS) is a maktab-e-fikr and a lesson.”
Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslemeen Syed Murtaza Feroze Abadi”Whoever raise a question or argue about istehbaab of azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS) in the present day world, do it understand that there’s something wrong with his deen, lineage and nobility or he has lost his head and gone mad.”
Ayatullah Muhammad Fazil, Hoza-e- Ilmiya, Qumm “All azadari rites are the protectors of sacred qayaam of Imam-e-Mazloom (AS). The first and last objective of Imam Hussain (AS)’s qayaam (coming out) was only the revival of Islam .as just as the foundation of Islamic revolution of Iran is under obligation to azadari rites, in the same manner the development and promotion of this revolution will be achieved through azadari and rites of azadari.”
Ayatullah Jafer Subhani Tabrezi, Qumm Al Muqaddisa “Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS) is one of those Islamic mustahabbat, which have been emphasized by our guides and leaders of religion. Rites of azadari are the protector of the goal of Imam-e-mazloom (AS), the goal which is the creator of revolutions.”
Ayatullah Muhammad Karmi”Marasim-e-Azadari, being performed in connection with the great sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), are sha’a’ir Allah and obligatory in every period and at every place. Publicizing the mazloomiyat-e- Imam (AS) to this extent that Arsh-e- Iqtadaar (throne) of disobedient and headstrong be shaken and trembled, is extremely necessary.”
Ayatullah Muslim Malkooti Saraabi “Azadari of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) which is one of great sha’a’ir-e-mazhabia, has become a particular sign of Mazhab-e- Haqqa. It would not be improper and wrong to say that the existence of shia maslak without any change and modification up till now, and the protection of Usool and Faru, are under obligation to these Marasim-e-Aza (azadari rites) and Azadari-e-Ghareeb-e- Karbala (AS).”
Ayatullah Hussain Noori, Qumm Al Muqaddisa “Azadari rites are commendable and praiseworthy rather a source of reward. It is necessary for the whole Muslim ummah not only to observe this bloody incident of Aashoor every year but refresh it every moment so that the weak and have nots of this Maktab-e-Fikr be embraced with the freedom of fikr-o-amal (thinking and deed).”
Ayatullah Murtaza Ha’eri Yazdi”Lamentation over Ghareeb-e-Karbala (AS) is from zarooriyaat-e-mazhab (requisites of deen).”
Ayatullah Mustafa Etamaadi”Azadari of Syed-ush-Shuhada (AS) is a true path and divine fountainhead of bounty. Its legality is quite clear, evident and unambiguous in any form and condition. Protection of this heavenly reality is obligatory.”
Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Jaffery Tabrezi”Azadari and Marasim-e-Azadari is a voice of expression of hearty feelings. Hussaini days have been the jhoomar (beauty) of history’s forehead in the name of defending the honour of Islam.”
Ayatullah Syed Mehdi Lajwardi”Those who taunt Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS) are living in the heaven of fools. They are the enemies of deen and shariat and are wearing the tauq of curse of the true guides of Quran and Deen-e-Haq.”
Ayatullah Mustafa Noori Ardbeli”Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is a standard bearer of freedom of thought, rather a divine representative and from Ashaab-e-Kisa (peace of Allah be upon them), in respect of whom Aaya-e-Tatheer was revealed. Beams of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)’s qayaam are a lesson for whole Islamic world. Whole world should find out its way in the light of these beams and rays.”
Ayatullah Aaqae Sheikh Abu Talib Tajleel”Azadari of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is the very foundation of shia school of thought as well as honour of sha’a’ir Allah. To hold majalis-e-aza and lament over His (AS)’s great sufferings reflects the love with The Holy Prophet (peace of Allah be upon Him& His Aal).”
Ayatullah Aaqae Haaj Syed Hussain Moosavi Karmaani”All effectiveness of karbala is due to the name of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and it is Qayaam-e-Hussaini which gave life to deen. To hold majalis-e-aza and perform marasim- e-aza is the most important amar from among the amoor-e-deen.”
Ayatullah Mohsin Haram Panahi, Qumm Al Muqaddisa”Aza-e- (to mourn) Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is the respect of sha’a’ir (signs), the revival of deen and the promotion of shariat.”
Ayatullah Abbas Mahfoozi Gilani”Majalis-e-Aza are the revival of Mission-e-Aal-e-Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon Them). These are the majalis which have been giving us protection since centuries.”
Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, Chief Of Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan To commemorate Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibne Abi Talib (AS), who was The Representative of Khasaan-e-Khuda, The Successor of Anbia (AS), and The Protector of deen-o-shariat, is the declaration of success of Mohaz-e-Tauheed, challenge of Jehad to polytheism, infidelity, oppression, tyranny, despotism and barbarity, the revival of dawat-e-Tauheed-o-Risaalat-o-Walayat. His objective was universal and high in character restoring supremacy of religion, respect of the humanity, preaching and protecting the message of Tauheed-o- Risaalat and walayat. Karbala is the central point of all movements in action for achievement of independence all around the world. Karbala is the name of giving priority to honourable death over life in humiliation. Islam is an expression of Hussainiyyat while Hussainiyyat that in fact is the message of death for evil forces, is commensurate with Azadari. Azadari is a universal protest of oppressed against oppression. Azadari is our jugular vein; it is the soul of all Ibadaat (worships) while zanjeer zani and quma zani are the soul of Azadari. Any one, who will collide with the strong rock of Azadari, will become unidentified.”
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