In the name of God, the Compassionate the Merciful
With the grace of God and under the blessed attention of Imam Mahdi (aj), we have been endeavoring for the past twenty five years to spread the teachings of the Ahlalbayt (a.s.), their sayings and works to confront cultural and ideological assaults and satanic innovations. The need to take such a step is not hidden to the followers of the Quran and progeny of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and the awaiting ones.
At a time when the materialists are waging a war, in the name of human rights, against the religion (Islam) and are considering our religion as an opiate of the mass and at a time when the Wahhabis' Saqifa-based mischief has increased manifold with the Shiites being considered as pagans and innovators and at a time when the US and other criminals' puppet writers are attacking our religious beliefs, is it not the time to enter the cultural battlefield to confront the enemies? Is it not the time to sincerely engage in intellectual struggle and ideological Jihand (holy war).
For information of the defendants of Wilayah, we hereby introduce some of the cultural activities and services that have so far been rendered by Hazrat-e Vali-e Asr World Center:
1 – About 5000 books that are printed and published in Persian, Arabic, English, French, Russian, Urdu, Turkish, Tajik, German about Imam Mahdi (aj) have been collected.
2 – Interviews have been conducted with converts from non-Shia and non-Islamic religions on the truthfulness of Islam and Shi'ism. Some of the interviewed people are, Mr. So-Mayke, Japanese researcher (Buddhist), Abdul Rahman Al-Ali, Iraqi lecturer (Sunni) and Lenart Peter Sorensen from Denmark and Mrs. Doris Kluzen from Germany and many other such individuals who finally converted to Islam and embraced the Wilayah of the Twelve Imams (a.s.).
3 – Classes on jurisprudence and legal theories for religious students, seminarians and university students.
4 – Different religious programs on different religious occasions like Eids (festivities), martyrdom anniversaries in which grand jurists and seminary teachers will deliver speeches to the general public especially the young generation.
5 – Establishment of Bahar-e Qolub Cultural and Publication Institute with the aim of reviving, publishing, translating and distributing the works on the Imam of Time (a.s.), and also answering to questions, spurious arguments and misgivings concerning Imamat and Wilayah particularly Mahdism.
6 – Dispatching well-versed and hardworking preachers to areas where Shiites are in minority to propagate the teachings of the Ahlalbayt (a.s.) and fight against deviant thoughts. This program has been started from 1992 and is carried in overseas countries and also in the Iranian cities (like Zahedan, Iranshahr and Bandar-e Abbas). The preachers are dispatched during Muharram and the holy month of Ramadhan under the auspices of Hazrat-e Vali-e Asr World Center with the permission of grand jurists. The expenses are paid by the jurists from Sahm-e Imam (the portion of Imam (a.s.) from religious dues).
The aim of this center is to benefit from the views of prominent Muslim scholars, intellectuals, and researchers. For this reason, it is constantly in touch with grand jurists benefiting from their intellectual help and endorsements. These scholars include:
Late Grand Ayatollah Gulpaigani (may his soul rest in peace)
Late Grand Ayatollah Mar'ashi Najafi (may his soul rest in peace)
Late Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Ali Araki (may his soul rest in peace)
Late Grand Ayatollah Husseini Shirazi (may his soul rest in peace)
Late Grand Ayatollah Mirza Jawad Tabrizi (may his soul rest in peace)
Late Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani (may his soul rest in peace)
Late Grand Ayatollah Bahjat (may his soul rest in peace)
And living Mujtahids such as:
Grand Ayatollah Safi Gulpaigani
Grand Ayatollah Husseini Shirazi
Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali Husseini Sistani
Grand Ayatollah Wahid Khurasani
Grand Ayatollah Shahroudi
Grand Ayatollah Rejae
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Grand Ayatollah Yahya Noori
Grand Ayatollah Subhani
Grand Ayatollah Majlisi
Grand Ayatollah Mazaheri
Ayatollah Faqih Imami (may God grant them long life)
Each of them has been like a glowing torch shedding light on our path towards serving the cause of Wilayah and in the holy struggle against cultural assaults.
The Ten Days of Mahdaviyat (Mahdism)
The Ten Days of Mahdviyat refers to celebrations and commemorations on the occasion of the 15th of the month of Sha'ban. The ten days begin from the tenth of Sha'ban and continues until the twentieth of the same month. During these days, meetings, gatherings and sessions which are very informative and scientific in nature are held and people engage themselves in knowing the Imam (aj) more than any other time.
During the Ten Days of Mahdaviyat we hold programs, conferences, book fairs on Imam Mahdi and Mahdism to acquaint others and ourselves with the source of excellences and Islamic teachings.
Programs held during the Ten Days of Mahdviyat:
The Center holds a conference which is attended by intellectuals from Iran and overseas. Prominent speakers deliver speeches and take up questions concerning the Imam of Time (a.s.). Some maddahs recite eulogies and a book fair with books and works about the Imam (aj) is also held.
Hazrat-e Vali Asr World Center intends to expand its activities and endeavors on the subject of Mahdism in a specialized way. We hope that in this great assault on Wilayah, all the defendants and soldiers who guard the Wilayah of the Imam of Time (aj) will be triumphant and successful.