Press Shia Agency – The revered source of emulation stated that the Islamic Seminary and the universities have stood alongside each other and the unity of these two institutions is essential. He considered the separation of the Islamic Seminary and universities as part of the enemies’ plan.
Press Shia – In a meeting with the Secretary-General and members of the Union of Islamic Student Societies, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani said that the West has taken possession of the Islamic sciences and emphasized, “At the time when there was no more than one university and one library in all of Europe, there were great scholars in the Islamic countries and who strived and today, we also must strive to emphasize the point that that the authentic sciences and knowledge comes from Islam.”
The revered source of emulation said that the West has tried to close the gates of science and knowledge to us and therefore, it is important to return to Islamic sciences and prove them to the world, especially in the universities, to promote the Islamic humanities and demonstrate, with our scientific and intellectual power, that science has been important to us, especially the humanities.
He said, “One of the faces of the Islamic Revolution is to demonstrate its scientific reputation. Two important pillars and centres for creating the Revolution were the Islamic Seminary of Qom and the universities. For this reason, the people are the followers of these two pillars and on the other hand, we must know that the Islamic Seminary is always with the university and you must not distance yourself from the Islamic Seminary.”
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani arguing that the Islamic Seminary of Qom always stands alongside the universities, stated, “The enemies of Islam are trying to show that the Islamic Seminary and the Revolution are always ineffective, while this isn’t true. Too often, the words of the officials of the Islamic Seminary aren’t broadcast and for this reason, the people think that we weren’t demanding.”
The prominent teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom said, “We consider the demands because of the dignity of the Islamic Seminary, although we aren’t believers in passion and clamour and we are in the service of the universities in every subject of the society today. For example, we have repeatedly emphasized that late fees by banks are haram [forbidden] but it doesn’t reach the ears of the officials or it reaches the ears of the officials but it isn’t implemented.”
He stated, “The unity of the Islamic Seminary and the universities of today is indisputable, although we were all initially seekers of knowledge and students of the school of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq. Just as some of the students of the Ahlul-Bayt were the scholars of their era but the plots of the enemies separated us from each other and tried to give universities a Western outlook.”
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani emphasized that throughout history, the enemies tried to close the doors of knowledge to us, “All praise be to God, a result of the Islamic Revolution, power has been created such that we can always be together and with unity and sympathy, we can open the gates of knowledge and science and develop its various fields.”
In another part of his remarks, His Eminence referred to the power, especially that of the youth, to reform society said, “The Prophet Muhammad gave great importance to the youth and received a lot of assistance from them for various successes, in particular the liberation of Muslim nations from the domination of the Roman Empire. For this reason, you revolutionary and passionate youth must realize the power of your youth.”
Referring to the fact that the Islamic Revolution was created by the youth, he said, “We are also fortunate in relation to the youth and we follow the plans of the revolutionary youth and appreciate you youth who are struggling to demand and revive Islamic sciences and you call on you to protect your relationship with the Islamic Seminary more than before.”
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