RNA – Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Muhammad Shabib Husayni, the editor-in-chief of the academic-research quarterly journal “Safinah al-Najah,” issued a letter calling on Indian Shi’ah scholars to give their full support to the letter from Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, the head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran.
The message is as follows:
Distinguished Head of the Seminaries of Iran and Former Head of al-Mustafa International University, Ayatollah Arafi,
as-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
I congratulate you, Your Excellency, on the occasion of the blessed days of Ramadhan al-Mubarak and I wish for the acceptance of your deeds. I am familiar with your compassionate spirit from the past. I have had the honour of being at Your Excellency’s service numerous times at Imam Khomeyni Specialized University and I have also been in your close presence in Meybod and was subject to your love.
Recently, during your visit to India, I benefited from Your Excellency’s precious visits, advice and blessings. In every meeting and everywhere, I felt that you have a great deal of sympathy and sensitivity towards the non-Iranian seminarians and clerics, especially the Indian seminarians and clerics, who have a special place in your eyes. This is my opinion, belief and example.
By seeing your recent message to the scholars of India, I became stronger and firmer. Thank you for sending a message of wise counsel to the Indian clergy and I pray to God Almighty for your health and longevity.
In need of your prayers,
Muhammad Shabib Husayni,
Editor-in-chief of Safinah al-Najah
Ramadhan al-Mubarak 9, 1441 AH
May 3, 2020 CE
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