According to the information received by his eminence with respect to the moonsighting of the month of Shawwal, 1441 from both inside and outside of Iran his eminence has become certain about this and therefore today May 24th is Eid al-Fitr.
The office of Ayatollah Makarem Shriazi held a commemoration ceremony on fortieth day after the martyrdom of Hajj Qasem Soleimani and Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis in the Imam Kazim (ʻa) seminary school last night.
The office of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi and the Islamic Seminary schools of Qom in the Rasūl-e Aʻzam auditorium in the Imam Kāzim seminary school in Qom holds the commemoration ceremony on the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Hajj Qasem Soleimani and Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis
The delegation of seminary teachers and researchers sent by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to set up his Bi'thah during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage will commence work on Tuesday Mordad 1st [Dhelqa'dah 20th, 1440 Ah.].
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
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 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 ('a) 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.