25 February 2020 - 12:34
News ID: 449270
Hujjat al-Islam Niazi:
A teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom said that the Islamic Seminaries and the clergy haven’t been indifferent to their duties towards the Islamic Revolution and said, “A good future lays ahead for the Islamic Seminaries.”

RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency on the 31st anniversary of the issuance of Imam Khomeyni’s “Charter of Clergy”, Hujjat al-Islam Hashem Niazi assessed the developments in the Islamic Seminaries on the basis of this charter and said, “During the term of Ayatollah Arafi, who had a wealth of experience in managing al-Mustafa International University, good steps have been taken in the field of the development of the Islamic Seminaries.”

The member of the Assembly of Experts continued, “The formation of jurisprudential seminaries that are responsive to the needs of the community is observable, although it may not be appropriate to begin with a broader focus on religion, but with the movement that has begun, a good future awaits the seminaries.”

In regard to the duties of the seminaries in relation to the Islamic system, he stated, “The seminaries have done many things for the Islamic system and that some say that they have done nothing are completely wrong.”

Hujjat al-Islam Niazi continued, “The seminaries haven’t been indifferent to performing their duties towards the Islamic system, although there are vacuums and we hope that these vacuums will be filled.”

The member of the faculty of al-Mustafa International University emphasized that today’s great scholars are responding to the needs of the system to the best of their ability, said, “Of course, today the duties of the seminaries are very different from those of the pre-revolutionary period.”

Comparing the duties of the seminaries before and after the Islamic Revolution and stated, “After the Islamic Revolution, the seminaries needed to meet the needs of the Islamic system in addition to individual and community needs.”

Hujjat al-Islam Niazi added, “Today, not only have the internal needs of the Islamic system increased, the seminaries must respond to them, but also the tendency of people outside Iran to Islam has increased, and the seminaries must also respond to them.”

Rasa News Agency


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