10 May 2020 - 11:23
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Head of the Society of Clerics of Maharashtra Responds to Ayatollah Arafi’s Letter:‎
In response to Ayatollah Arafi’s letter to Indian scholars, the head of the Society of ‎Clerics of Maharashtra said, “Your long-standing view on Indian issues is commendable. ‎We obey to the commands of the Islamic Seminaries and wilayah.”‎

RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed ‎Mohammad-Aslam Rizvi, the president of the Society of Clerics of Maharashtra, India, ‎responded to the letter issued by Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, the head of the Islamic ‎Seminaries of Iran.

He addressed the scholars and religious leaders of India and expressed his satisfaction, ‎saying, “Your lofty vision on issues regarding India is very commendable. We, as ‎soldiers of the Islamic Seminaries and wilayah (guardianship), obey your orders and the ‎Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei].”‎

The letter of Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Mohammad-Aslam Rizvi is as follows:‎

Hadhrat Ayatollah Arafi,‎
The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran

as-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh [May the peace, mercy and blessings ‎of God be upon you]‎

Undoubtedly, the religion of Islam and its teachings, in addition to giving attention to ‎all aspects of human life, provides a deep look at the happiness of not only the ‎followers of Islam, but rather it also gives attention to the happiness of the followers of ‎all religions and beyond – to all of mankind. With the help of the shari’ah (religious ‎law) and the station that is given to rationality, the worldly life and the hereafter are ‎taken into consideration, and on this basis, the duty of serving is considered the ‎concern of all of humanity.‎

Islamic scholars and jurists in the Indian subcontinent, as in the past, continue to ‎exchange ideas and interact with the leaders of different religions in order to overcome ‎all problems, especially the pervasive and global problems concerning the Coronavirus, ‎based on their duty toward the well-being of humanity. They have benefited from the ‎valuable support and experience of the great scholars in Iran, especially the great ‎religious authorities of the Shi’ah world (the sources of emulation), including Ayatollah ‎Khamenei, and they are ready more than ever before for the necessary consensus and ‎for cooperation in all fields.‎

As the servant of the Shi’ahs of India, especially the state of Maharashtra, I would like ‎to thank you for your loving guidance and kind attention. I wish for the elimination of ‎this pervasive tribulation from all human beings in every religion and denomination and ‎I pray to God Almighty for the dignity of Islamic Iran, the Supreme Leader and the ‎guardians of the borders of religion and spirituality.‎

May the peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you,‎
Sayyed Mohammad-Aslam Rizvi,‎
President of the Society of Clerics of Maharashtra, India
Pune, India
‎12 Ramadhan, 1441 AH/6 May, 2020 CE

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