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The creation of the school of Ashura is the message of the harmonization of Mehr and ‎Muharram

Rasa – The head of the Headquarters for Cooperation Between the Islamic Seminaries and ‎Education said the beginning of the month of Mehr is an opportunity to institutionalize the ‎culture of Ashura in order to educate a generation that will take the helm of the country in ‎the future. ‎

RNA – Speaking at a general meeting with the deputies, directors and employees of the ‎Headquarters for Cooperation Between the Islamic Seminaries and Education in Qom, Hujjat ‎al-Islam Sayyed Mojtaba Maleki offered his sympathies on the days of mourning for Imam ‎al-Husayn as well as the martyrdom of a group of brave compatriots in the terrorist attack in ‎Ahvaz on September 22nd and also honoured Sacred Defence Week, which marks the ‎beginning of the Iran-Iraq War. ‎

 

The advisor to the Minister of Education said that this year, the first of the month of Mehr ‎‎(September 23rd) marks the first day of classes at more than 100,000 thousand schools ‎across Iran and said, “With the efforts and measures by our colleagues in cultural ‎organizations, 14 million students have started their first day of studies for the 1397-1398 ‎‎(2018-2019) school year.”‎

 

He pointed to the harmonization of the month of Mehr and the days of grief for the Ahlul-‎Bayt and said, “We hope that our colleagues in cultural organizations, managers and policy ‎makers in educational affairs institutionalize the message of Ashura and the culture of ‎sacrifice and martyrdom in the generations who will take the helm of the country’s future in ‎their hands.”‎

 

Hujjat al-Islam Maleki referred to the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad wherein he said, ‎‎“Surely, there exists in the hearts of the believers with respect to the martyrdom of Imam al-‎Husayn a heat that never subsides” and said, “This narration has a lot to say for the ‎followers of the Ahlul-Bayt and the warmth of Imam al-Husayn’s love must not only be ‎summarized through self-flagellation and in the form of mourning ceremonies and groups.” ‎

 

The head of the Headquarters for Cooperation Between the Islamic Seminaries and ‎Education explained that love of Ahlul-Bayt in practice is manifested in their commands and ‎orders and noted, “In this regard, Imam al-Sajjad said, ‘The most hated people to God are ‎those who choose the lifestyle and tradition of the Imam but does not follow his example.’”‎

 

He noted that according to this statement by Imam al-Sajjad, if anyone claims to follow the ‎school of Ashura, this claim must be manifested and exemplified in that person’s actions and ‎behaviour and his behaviour and nature must have a Husayni influence.‎

 

Hujjat al-Islam Maleki said that the conflict between truth and falsehood and the struggle ‎between reason and actions of mankind has always existed and said, “The true followers of ‎Imam al-Husayn must always be exposed to divine tests because history is always repeated ‎in regard to time and place. Ashura and Karbala is an example of this and this based on the ‎fact that Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘Everyday is Ashura and every land is Karbala.’”

 

In conclusion, he said, “The beginning of the month of Mehr is an opportunity to ‎institutionalize the culture of Ashura in a generation what will take the helm of the affairs of ‎the country in the future and if we serve the aspirations of the martyrs and the intentions of ‎the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] with the inspiration of ‎the culture of Ashura with pure intentions, we will witness the consolidation of the aspirations ‎of the Islamic Revolution.”‎

 

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