08 May 2020 - 17:52
News ID: 450102
Head of the Tandhim al-Makatib Centre for Religious Education in India:‎
In response to Ayatollah Arafi’s recent letter to Indian scholars and religious leaders, ‎Hujjat al-Islam Zaidi said, “[Ayatollah Arafi’s] letter gives us the strength to fight the ‎vicious Coronavirus.”‎

RNA – Several Indian Shi’ah clerics issued separate statements praising and thanking ‎Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, the head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran, for a letter that had ‎previously sent to Indian scholars and religious leaders. ‎

The following is a letter from Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Safi Haidar Zaidi, the head of the ‎Tandhim al-Makatib Centre for Religious Education in India:‎

In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful ‎

Congratulations to Ayatollah Haj Arafi,‎
Honourable Head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran ‎

as-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,‎

Congratulations on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadhan and we wish for the ‎acceptance of your acts of obedience, worship and we convey our greetings. ‎

As you are aware, India, like the rest of the world, is grappling with the outbreak of the ‎Coronavirus, the reality of which seems questionable. Among the thousands who have ‎contracted Coronavirus, many have lost their lives and the government has shut down ‎the entire country and suspended activities in various fields, such as the economy, to ‎prevent its spread.‎

This suspension has had a very negative effect on the economy of the people. ‎Therefore, this weak servant is surrounded by divine power with the slogan “Oh Shi’ah ‎‎(followers) of Ali, do not let anyone remain hungry.” I started the humanitarian service ‎and with the cooperation of the staff and affiliates of the Tandhim al-Makatib ‎Organization, we have been serving the people day and night and this is done with the ‎tools and facilities provided by God Almighty, regardless of religion or denomination.‎

At a time when we are all infected with this invisible virus, Your Excellency’s letter ‎empowers us to meet the basic needs of the people in need.‎

It is clear to everyone that the Islamic Revolution not only protected the honourable ‎people of Iran but also supports all the oppressed and deprived people of the world ‎and defends their rights, of which Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are clear evidence. ‎The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported and continues to support the ‎oppressed and deprived, and has protected humanity from demons such as Daesh, ‎despite the comprehensive support of the arrogant powers of the world. ‎

We hope that God-willing, Islamic Iran will be at the forefront of repelling the evil of ‎this tribulation caused by the hands of the human-like devils.‎

Your Excellency! At this time, with the help of modern technology and the internet, we ‎are all be aware of each other’s problems and we have at least a brief knowledge of ‎various issues. Therefore, we are certain that the advice and experiences of His ‎Excellency will be useful to us and we welcome them. To hasten the emergence of the ‎saviour of the world of mankind, Hadhrat Wali al-Asr [the Guardian of the Era], (may ‎God bless him and grant him peace), we pray to God for the health and well-being of ‎the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the great ayatollahs, religious ‎authorities, believers and Muslims.‎

Finally, we appeal to you to request the service of our affectionate father, the great ‎leader, on behalf of us, the wretched, not to forget us in his supplications in these ‎blessed days and nights when the supplications are answered.‎

And may the peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you and all the believers,

Sayyed Safi Haidar
Secretary-General of the Tandhim al-Makatib Organization of India

Rasa News Agency



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