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We must not remain silent in the face of the arrogance of the hegemonic powers

The revered source of emulation said that it’s our duty to stand against the surrender of al-‎Aqsa Mosque and the Golan Heights to the Zionists and added, “We must not remain silent in ‎the face of the arrogance of the hegemonic powers.”‎

RNA – Speaking at a ceremony marking the beginning of the new academic year at al-‎Mustafa International University in the auditorium of the university’s Imam Khomeyni ‎Specialized University campus in Qom, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani stressed ‎that it’s not the duty of the scholars and seminarians to remain silent in the face of the ‎hegemony and added, “It’s our duty [as seminarians and scholars] to stand against the ‎surrender of al-Aqsa Mosque and the Golan Heights to the Zionists.”‎

The revered source of emulation said that the Islamic Seminaries were of interest to the ‎Infallible Imams and added, “The Islamic Seminaries are different from other academic ‎centres and they must considered with sanctity.”‎

He stated that education in the seminary has two stages – seminary studies and ijtihad and ‎said, “Sincerity, ambition, determination, the avoidance of laziness, perseverance and ‎respect for one’s teachers are necessary in order to succeed in the path of seeking and ‎attaining ijtihad.”‎

Pointing out that the first step on the path of seminary studies is seeking sincerity, Ayatollah ‎Nouri-Hamadani said, “With sincerity, blessings will be found in knowledge and without ‎sincerity the seminarian won’t find success.”‎

The prominent teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom stated that the students must seek ‎ijtihad and higher positions from the beginning of their studies and said, “The path of ‎seminary studies is the way of scholars such as Shaykh Mufid and Shaykh Tusi and the ‎seminarians must work hard in this direction.”‎

He stated that all of the activities of the seminarians must be based on order and added, ‎‎“One who doesn’t have willpower is doomed to fall behind.”‎
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Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani pointed to the importance of Arabic and Persian literature in the ‎academic progress of the seminarians and added, “One of the books that the seminarians ‎must be familiar with is Nahj al-Balaghah [The Peak of Eloquence].” ‎

His Eminence described theology as one of the fundamental sciences and stated, “The first ‎duty of the scholars is to address the issues of theology and the subjects of faith and ‎belief.”‎
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He noted that there are many doubts in the society and added, “Seminarians must respond ‎to the doubts among the people by reinforcing their logical proofs and reasoning.”‎
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Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani referred to the necessity for foreign scholars to return to their ‎home countries to explain the teachings of Islam and added, “Recognizing the present era ‎and the enemies are among the essential characteristics of seminarians in the world today.”‎

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