Ayatollah Arafi welcomed the preparation and formulation of “The Culture of the Declaration ‎of the Martyrs of the Islamic Seminaries” and expressed the readiness of the Islamic ‎Seminaries to complete this valuable project.‎

RNA – A number of individuals involved in the preparation and formulation of an ‎encyclopedic work entitled “The Culture of the Declaration of the Martyrs of the Islamic ‎Seminaries” met with Ayatollah Alireza Arafi at the office of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran in ‎Qom. ‎

At this meeting, a report on the goals and process of preparing and formulating “The Culture ‎of the Declaration of the Martyrs of the Islamic Seminaries” to Ayatollah Arafi and he ‎provided instructions to correct the shortcomings and complete this valuable project.‎

Yahya Aqili, one of those involved in preparing and formulating this book, provided Rasa ‎News Agency with the details of the visit which was held in honour of Sacred Defence Week, which commemorates the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War. 

The representative of the Islamic Seminaries in the Museum of the Revolution and the ‎Sacred Defence continued, “Ayatollah Arafi welcomed the preparation and formulation of ‎‎‘The Culture of the Declaration of the Martyrs of the Islamic Seminaries’ and announced the ‎cooperation of the Centre for the Management of the Islamic Seminaries to complete this ‎valuable project and gave instructions to the relevant departments in order to fix the ‎deficiencies in the project.”‎
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He added, “One of the issues that we needed to complete this project is the confirmation ‎and certification of the fact the martyrs were seminarians. So far, we have received the ‎documents proving that one thousand martyrs were seminarians.”‎

Aqili added, “The documentation proving that the rest of the martyrs, who are 3,888 ‎individuals, were seminarians has been confirmed and are awaiting the final stages of work.”‎

He noted, “Prior to this, the number of seminarian martyrs wasn’t separated and there were ‎statistics of non-Iranian clerics as well. In compiling ‘The Culture of the Declaration of the ‎Martyrs of the Islamic Seminaries,’ these statistics had to be separated.” ‎

He said, “The Culture of the Declaration of the Martyrs of the Islamic Seminaries will be ‎published in fourteen volumes. This work compiles the statistics of martyrs across the ‎country on the basis of region. Ten volumes of this work are available.”‎
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Aqili added, “Two volumes of this work are dedicated to explaining the different roles of the ‎clergy in the Sacred Defence as well as the statements of Imam Khomeyni and the Supreme ‎Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei]. Also, martyred clergymen from other ‎countries of the Islamic world will be introduced in two volumes.”‎

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