Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, in this forum, which was held today on Tuesday December 13th, attended by 150 Shi’ite and Sunni scholars from Muslim countries in Tabarsi Hall of Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi, stressing that today the unity of the Islamic Nation with the centeredness of Imam Reza (A.S.) is possible, said “A great duty is upon all intellectuals, thinkers and figures of the Islamic world, the Islamic scholars by revising intellectual conduct and wise teachings combined with spirituality, compassion, and wisdom of Imam Reza (A.S.), lead the Islamic world to unity and coalition.”
Member of the Supreme Council of Khorasan Seminary, mentioned the holy being of Samen Hujaj Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.) the model of integration in the world, and added: “Illuminated remarks and pure conduct of Imam Reza (A.S.) is full of unity, solidarity, and friendship for Muslims.”
“Familiarity, knowledge, pursuit and obedience to conduct and practical life method of Imam Reza (A.S.), is the key to coalition and unity of Muslims, and in the shade of this magnanimous Imam, all differences can be turned into alliance” Board member of the Assembly of Experts said.
“This holy tradition is an invitation to all righteousness seekers and to enter the God and the Infallible Imams (A.S.) fortress, and a message for all ages and generations to recognize the right from wrong way, and by joining the right side, stay away from the depravation. This tradition is a basic strategy for the unity of the Islamic Nation based on monotheism and Wilayat” he said, introducing the Golden Chain Tradition, the foundation for unity and alliance of the Islamic Nation.
Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi mentioned resort to the teachings of Islam and the Infallible Imams (A.S.), the only way to save the modern man from the temptations and diversions of egotistical and outside devils and stated: “The Golden Chain Tradition, in fact, introduces how to live to human in all ages and centuries.”
Ignorance and Unawareness, the Greatest Enemy of Human
Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, in another part of the speech, referring to the statement of Imam Reza (A.S.), who said: ‘Every human’s friend is his intellect, and his enemy is his ignorance’ stated: “Ignorance and unawareness are the old enemy of humanity, and perhaps there is no worse or more dangerous enemy than ignorance for man; if someone is possessed by ignorance, paves the way for the destruction of himself and the society.”
“The difference between ignorance today with the era of the Prophet (S.A.W), is that this ignorance is equipped with science and technology, media, and military power, tries to embroider its decadent and rootless culture and inject it to other communities” Member of the Supreme Council of Khorasan Seminary asserted, describing humanity weaken by modern ignorance.
“His Highness, took greatest advantage from his succession in line with the Islamic Nation’s unity, and a unique role he had for the unity of the Islamic Nation with his recommendations and advices to Ma'mun, and remarks on the state of the Wilayat and Imamate at the time; for all scholars and intellectuals, claimants of intellectuality and men of understanding and thought today, is an example” he reminded, pointing to the efforts of Imam Reza (A.S.) during the blessed succession era.
Empathy and Unity; Infrastructure of Razavi Conduct
Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Raeisi, introducing Razavi conduct as a big lesson for all Muslims during history, said: “Razavi conduct infrastructure is the call for solidarity, empathy, unity, enemy-recognition and enemy-contention.”
“After the Second World War, the hegemony turned into the two poles of East and West blocks and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the unipolar hegemonic system with three sides of a sinister triangle of America, Britain, and Israel was established, which saw no power standing against its oppression and despoliations but Islam” Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi stated, highlighting the developments in the aftermath of World War II.
“Islam is the only power, which the hegemonic system of the West knows against its oppression; therefore, it has set the fight against Islam, Islamism, religious thoughts, and God-centeredness as its basic strategy and policy” Member of the Assembly of Experts added.
“Sunni and Shi’ite scholars have to be very careful about the conspiracies; Quran, the Prophet (S.A.W.), and the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) are the axis of unity and the approach to the enemy's divisive conspiracies” he added, emphasizing that schism between Shi’ites and Sunnis is one of the hegemony’s methods to debilitate Islam.
“Impertinence to the sacred realm of the Prophet (S.A.W.), launching terrorist groups, and giving embellished accounts of divisions among Muslims by using media tools and spreading lies are among the hegemony’s policies to harm Islam” Member of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Seminary of Khorasan reiterated, introducing the creation of terrorist groups as one of the hegemony’s strategies in confronting the pure Islam.
“Enemies put spreading lies and impertinence to the sacred realm of the Prophet (S.A.) in their agenda, and from the other side, they created dependent states; today, House of Saud is the strategic tail of the global hegemony” Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Raeisi mentioned.
ISIS, a Trend against Rational Discourse and Razavi Logic
“In comparison with the rational discourse, logic, reasoning, and dialogue of Imam Reza (A.S.), there is the arbitrary, illogical, and extremist conduct of Takfiris.” Member of the Supreme Council of Khorasan Seminary stated, mentioning that Imam Reza (A.S.) was the first character, who founded the tribune of dialogue between religions and religions proximity in the history.
“Today the enemy’s strategy is to cast schism in the Islamic Nation, and our strategy is to create unity; intellectuals and scholars should try in line with the insight synergy and integration of Islamic Nation” he stated, mentioning that the practical and behavioral model of Imam Reza (A.S.), to which should be paid attention in the speech, writing, and words of the scholars and intellectuals of the Islamic society for the realization of the unity as a fundamental strategy.
“The pioneers of society should move along the path of unity synergy and insight synergy, and without a doubt, anyone who moves along the divisive path is in the enemy’s front” Board member of the Assembly of Experts emphasized, pointing out that the enemy’s strategy as being divisive.
Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Raeisi while emphasizing that revelation of the true face of hegemony is a priority for the Islamic society, considered ISIS as an ignorant group and the protégé of the them and added: “Hegemony is surfing on the ignorance and insensitivity of ISIS Takfiri-terrorist group and has made a great conspiracy in the Islamic world; a conspiracy in which both the murderer and the victim are saying ‘Allahu Akbar’.”
“Hegemony with setting up a front in the name of Islam, but against Islam is to weaken Muslims and Islamic armies, and it is the Muslims’ responsibility to maintain their unity, centered on Qur'an, the Prophet (S.A.W.) and his successors” Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi reiterated at the end.