27 May 2019 - 00:10
News ID: 445065
Director of the International Propagation Office of the Islamic Seminary of Esfahan:‎
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Zamani ‎said, “There is a large Spanish-speaking audience ‎is in the world and given the increasing number of Spanish-speaking tourists in Iran, the ‎Islamic Seminaries must make effective decisions to educate the missionaries and promote ‎Islam.”‎

RNA – In an interview, Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Zamani referred to the impressive ‎presence and welcoming of Spanish-speaking tourists by Esfahan’s Madrassah al-Nasiriyah ‎and said, “The presence of Spanish-speaking tourists has increased significantly in the ‎country over the past several years, especially in Esfahan.”‎
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The director of the International Office of Propagation and International Affairs of the Islamic ‎Seminary of Esfahan ‎stated, “On this basis, we have strengthened the Spanish-speaking ‎missionaries of the Madrassah al-Nasiriyah ‎‎and decided that a number of Spanish-speaking ‎missionaries at Madrassah al-Nasiriyah must be continuously present.” ‎

He emphasized that the increasing number of tourists from different countries to Iran varies ‎from year to year for several reasons and noted, “For several years, there were many ‎tourists from Germany and eastern Asia and last year, there were many French-speaking ‎tourists.”‎
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Hujjat al-Islam Zamani added, “On a global perspective, the number of Spanish-speaking ‎tourists is large and come from most of the countries of South America, as well as Spain ‎itself.”‎

His Eminence said, “Fluent Spanish-speaking missionaries have been present every day at ‎Madrassah al-Nasiriyah‎ since the beginning of the new [Iranian] year, and until today, nearly ‎‎200 hours of face-to-face conversation with tourists dedicated to introducing Shi’ism and ‎comprehensive Islamic information has occurred. There have been about 1,000 tourists ‎since the beginning of the year.”‎
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He emphasized that the preparation and delivery of specific books and brief brochures with ‎religious content and which introduce Islam in Spanish for the tourists is another specialist ‎measure which we have pursued and these efforts have been well-received by the tourists.‎
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Hujjat al-Islam Zamani ‎explained that, unfortunately, in Iran, there is no official religious ‎place or particular seminary active in the field of propagation of Islam in Spanish and added, ‎‎“For the first time in Iran, Madrassah al-Nasiriyah has been doing this work with the support ‎of the deputy of the Department of Refinement and Propaganda at the Islamic Seminary of ‎Esfahan for the past several years and has doubled its efforts this year.”‎

Referring to the fact that the Imam Mosque in Esfahan and Madrassah al-Nasiriyah are the ‎only places in the country who have fluent Spanish-speaking missionaries and that most of ‎the cities, provinces and tourist sites have only English-speaking missionaries, he said, “We ‎have a large Spanish-speaking audience at the international level and due the increase in the ‎number of French-speaking and Spanish-speaking tourists to Iran it’s appropriate and ‎necessary that seminaries and religious organizations make effective decisions in this regard ‎in order to promote Islam better.”‎

He said, “One of the important points for the seminary officials and decision-making centres ‎of the country is that some of the Spanish-speaking countries have a history of Islam, ‎therefore, the grounds for the audience to receive and accept the religion of Islam and its ‎moral education have been laid.”‎

Hujjat al-Islam Zamani ‎added, “Therefore, one of the urgent needs for today is for the ‎officials ‎to take immediate and urgent action to train missionaries in specialized languages ‎such as Spanish and French.”‎

Rasa News Agency


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