RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Hamid al-Hasan Zaidi, the president of the al-Uswah Foundation of Sitapur [in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India], expressed his condolences on the passing of Ayatollah Ebrahim Amini to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, and the Islamic Seminaries of Qom and His Eminence’s family.
The teacher in the Islamic Seminaries of India stated, “This pious scholar was one of the academic figures of the seminaries and had written valuable works. Ayatollah Amini was one of the pious figures who had great concern for the people.”
Hujjat al-Islam Zaidi added, “I often prayed Maghrib and Isha prayers in the shrine of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah behind Ayatollah Shobeyri-Zanjani and sometimes in the Grand Mosque under behind Ayatollah Amini. In 2003, after I was asked to translate his book ‘The Models of Virtue,’ I went to him to get permission after Maghrib and Isha prayers but I was terrified because I was in the service of such a great personality with senior managerial positions, including his role as the Friday prayer leader of Qom at that time. Therefore, I was worried that he would not allow it but when I arrived in his presence, he replied to my salam and I told him ‘I am at your service. I want to translate your book. Will you allow me?’ Without any hesitation, he allowed it with full compassion and encouraged me.”
Referring to Ayatollah Amini’s interest in the people, he said, “As far as I understood from Ayatollah Amini’s Friday prayer sermons, his statements were related to various issues and in accordance with the requirements of the time and he introduced the people to the ideals of Islam and the Islamic Revolution and where necessary, he warned government officials and always pursued the people’s problems.”
While referring to Ayatollah Amini’s method of writing books, he stated, “When I saw his books, I realized that he was careful enough to research and explain the issues he raised. For this reason, I can say that he was a very academic person in his blessed life and a guardian of the Islamic Revolution.”
Hujjat al-Islam Zaidi pointed to the reason for the translation of Ayatollah Amini’s book and said, “I was affiliated with a religious organization that decided to prepare a curriculum for high school youth. On the other hand, the Organization of Schools and Seminaries Abroad also had a plan for short-term programs for public school students. These two organizations considered the book ‘The Models of Virtue’ suitable for teaching in these courses and when I read this book, I saw that they have raised the necessary issues for the Urdu-speaking community in a very simple language.”
Rasa News Agency