Dr. Zaman al-Kanani said that it is obligatory for believers to follow the sources of ‎emulation, to have insight and to stand up against the arrogant powers of the world.”‎

RNA – According to Rasa News Agency’s correspondent in Najaf, a conference entitled “Zayd ‎ibn Ali: Halif al-Quran” [Ally of the Quran] was held in the Holy Shrine of Hadhrat Zayd al-‎Shahid in the Iraqi city of al-Hillah. The conference examined the dimensions of the uprising ‎of Hadhrat Zayd ibn Ali and him relationship with Imam al-Husayn.‎

Hadhrat Zayd ibn Ali [695-740 CE] was the son of Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn, and the great-‎grandson of Imam Ali. He led an unsuccessful revolt against the Umayyad Caliphate, in which ‎he died.‎

Dr. Zaman al-Kanani, a senior official with at the Holy Shrine of Hadhrat Abbas told Rasa ‎News Agency, “This academic conference discussed the personality of Hadhrat Zayd ibn Ali ‎and that the issues discussed this year were mostly an analysis.”‎

He added, “Issues raised at the conference included the elimination of doubts about the ‎personality of Hadhrat Zayd and the analysis of the reality of the Islamic Ummah in regard to ‎which Imam al-Husayn rose up.”‎
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He said, “The uprising of the Hadhrat Zayd is equal to that of Imam al-Husayn in various ‎matters such as the reform of society and governments and the awakening sought by Imam ‎al-Husayn is seen in the rise of Hadhrat Zayd.” ‎

Dr. al-Kanani added, “Officials in the current era must not leave the Hadhrat Zayd’s of the ‎present era alone. Gaining insight and maintaining vigilance in adherence to the religious ‎authority, the axis of truth and countering falsehoods, including worldly evil and arrogance, ‎are imperative issues that we must pay close attention to.”‎

Coinciding with the month of Muharram, the eighth annual “Zayd ibn Ali: Halif al-Quran” ‎Conference was held with the participation of representatives of holy shrines, the scholars of ‎the Islamic Seminaries, intellectuals and thinkers in the city of al-Hillah, Iraq, with the slogan ‎‎“Fathers of the Revolution: From the Martyr to the Grandchildren.”‎

Sayyid Mustafa al-Ghalabi, the reciter of the Holy Quran at the Holy Shrines of Imam al-‎Husayn and Hadhrat Abbas recited the Quran at this conference. ‎

Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ala Aale-Yahya al-Musawi, the custodian of the Holy Shrine of Hadhrat ‎Zayd, spoke and said, “The Ahl al-Bayt are a source of goodness, mercy and the awakening ‎and vigilance of the people and Hadhrat Zayd is also from this family.”‎

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