The website of the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, in collaboration with the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization, has organized a campaign called #altruism_still_lives to invite all the people, who are mourning Imam Hussein’s (ʿa) martyrdom, to donate blood.
Hajj is one of the important pillars of Islam and one of the greatest acts of worship in the religion. The holy Quran has emphasized the importance of the Hajj pilgrimage in a short, yet profound verse:وَ لِلّه عَلَى النّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَیْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطاعَ اِلَیْهِ سَبیلاً؛ وَ مَنْ کَفَرَ فَاِنَّ اللّهَ غَنِىٌّ عَنِ الْعالَمینَ
Due to the repeated requests sent by the followers of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to his eminence’s office, the necessary measures have been taken for those of his eminence’s followers who live in other countries to be able to pay their religious taxes with ease.
Following the message of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to Pope Francis, in which he had thanked the leader of the Catholic Church, the Vatican also sent an official and respectful letter to the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi in which Pope Francis has appreciated him for his message.
A series of mourning ceremonies will be held on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Lady Faṭimah al-Zahra (a) from Thursday to Sunday (Esfand 20th to 23rd) in the Amir-al-Mu’menin Seminary School in Qom.
As it is evident in its title, this book is a scholarly and carefully-made excerpt of the invaluable book “Bihār Al Anwār” by the late Allāmeh Majlesī. It is, in fact, a different edition of this book.
The second congress on “Extremism and Takfiri Movements in Today’s world” will focus on the responsibilities of the Muslim scholars regarding the problem of extremism. Many Muslim scholars and intellectuals from Iran and various Muslim countries, along with the ambassadors of different Muslim countries, will participate in this congress, which will be held under the supervision of Grand Ayatollah Makārem Shirazī in the holy city of Qom.
The flames of war will not be restricted to Muslim countries. Today’s world has turned in to a global village, hence, it is impossible for one country to be in a deep state of insecurity and other countries remain safe and secure. An example is the terrorist attacks and crimes in Paris following which panic reigns in Europe. Of course if nothing is done immediately to uproot terrorism completely, such terrorist attacks will spread to regions other than Europe as well.
It is hereby announced to the respectable audience that, in order to access the genuine version of the statements and speeches made by Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, as well as his Fatwas, they can refer to the website of his eminence’s office at: www. Makarem.ir
The World Congress on Extremism and Takfiri Movements in the Islamic Scholars’ View was opened at The Great Prophet (as) Conference Hall in Qom with the presence of numerous Iranian and international figures.
Pope Francis thanks you for your letter and for your position, because a clear stand by religious leaders against violence, especially the one committed in the name of a religion, is a must and a necessity.
In his Kharej Fiqh course, His holiness referred to the verses and narrations indicating saving and avoiding extravagance in consumption and said: The mass media shall teach people the culture of saving and prudence in practice. It shall begin from the offices and mass media so that Inshallah it would be effective on people too.
At the beginning of His Kharej Figh course, His holiness stressed on preparation for maximum participation of people in the elections, and stipulated: People shall participate in this decisive field deliberately to s e l e c t the best qualified candidates to enter to the center of legislation.
At the beginning of His Kharej Fiqh course, His holiness said: Today some are trying to display the spirit of Islam equal with the Wahhabite violent seekers and terrorists, while Islam is the religion of affection, morality and amity.
His holiness said: The orators shall observe moderation in the religious meetings.On Sunday morning at the end of His Kharej Fiqh course, His holiness referred to the subject of propagation and said: Propagation of religious issues by the seminary teachers and students are among the causes of support and strengthening of foundation of religion.
Saying Eil al Fitr prayer and wishing acceptance of worship for all Moslems and inviting to virtue, His holiness said: Virtue means feeling God-fearing and responsibility for God and people. Virtue means considering and seeking God’s satisfaction and His people’s satisfaction for any event in the man’s life and then one’s own personal interests.
In continuation of His Quranic commentary meetings in the Imam Khomeinin (r.a.) mosque in the shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh (s.a.), referring the verses of Light sura, His holiness expressed: Charity and alms-giving is one of the most valuable and best deeds with God.