SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - Speaking at a ceremony marking the upcoming holy day of Eid al-Ghadir at al-Mustafa International University’s Imam Khomeini Specialized University campus, Grand Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani presided over a turban-bestowing ceremony where he placed turbans on the heads of forty non-Iranian seminarians who have strived hard in their studies and have met the required criteria.
During a sermon given to mark the occasion, Ayatollah Sobhani explained that the establishment of Takfiri terrorist groups, such as ISIL, are a part of the plot of the enemies of Islam to ferment Islamophobia. His Eminence stated that every day more and more people are attracted to Islam and due to fear of this growing attraction of pure Islam, the enemies seek to destroy the image of Islam throughout the world. One of the methods they have resorted to is the establishment of Takfiri terrorist groups.
These Takfiri groups are supported by the United States and several other Western and Arab monarchies. They have attacked Islamic countries, including Iraq and Syria, and have killed and injured countless innocent people. “All these things are done with the support of the arrogant powers,” the renowned source of emulation stated.
“Many countries are now looking up to the Islamic Republic of Iran as a role model. The West fears this and they have sought to stop the spread of pure Muhammadan Islam by various means. We have resisted these actions of the enemies through knowledge and logic and have made the people of the world aware of their [lies],” Ayatollah Sobhani explained.
In another part of his sermon, Ayatollah Sobhani emphasized on training students to be aware of and familiar with the issues facing the world. He said that the weapons of today are the pens and the wisdom we take from the Quran. “Today, seminarians must have a comprehensive understanding of the issues dominating the world and they must be vigilant so we can resist the enemy’s assaults. They assault the Muslim world by spreading false thoughts and beliefs among Muslims,” he explained.
He told the non-Iranian seminarians that that there should be no fear in spreading the message of Islam. When they return to their countries to propagate the religion, they should not be afraid, but they should abide by the laws of their countries and be aware of the academic and technological advances. He also advised the seminarians to learn languages so they can help spread the message of pure Islam to the world. “Fortunately, al-Mustafa International University is a sacred institution that is active in this training which is one of the blessings of the Islamic Revolution,” Ayatollah Sobhani stated.