Press Shia Agency – The member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Seminaries asserted that the Islamic Revolution of Iran’s dialogue is based on legitimate resistance.

Press Shia Agency – Speaking at the opening ceremony for the second International Conference on Islam and Human Rights held in Qom on Wednesday, Ayatollah Ali-Reza Arafi, the head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran stated, “The city of Qom is considered as of the greatest scientific hubs in the Islamic world. This city is a pioneer in spreading the ideology of peaceful coexistence and avoiding the violation of human rights.”


He added, “Considering the jurisprudence of the Ahlul-Bayt, one realizes the fact that our Holy Infallibles draw restrictive measures and set strict guidelines regarding laws of war. According to Islamic jurisprudence, the only rewarding and justified basis to engage in warfare or defending your land is the one intended to save human lives and it must come from pure humanitarian intentions.”

The head of the Islamic Seminaries further reiterated that religious extremists violate Islamic jurisprudential principles and said, “Daesh’s actions originate from two sources, one is the ignorance that exists within the Islamic world and the other is the interference of the imperialist powers of the world such as the United States.”

“The United States has been involved in more than 100 wars and coups in different parts of the world, that’s why they cannot claim to be holding the banner of human rights. The Zionist regime is also being backed by its foreign allies in the Middle East and their illegitimate occupation of Palestinian territories can in turn cause all sorts of violence in the region.”

“The issue of Israel must be resolved by holding elections and it’s certainly legitimate on the part of Palestinians to defend their occupied country,” Ayatollah Arafi said.

The Friday Prayer leader of Qom added, “In order to guide mankind towards peace and happiness, we must agree upon the basis of human rights as well as the laws of war.”

Ayatollah Arafi concluded that dialogue of the Islamic Revolution is based on legitimate resistance and said, “In such dialogue, oppression and violation of Islamic human rights are not accepted and such acts are strongly forbidden.”