The Official Website of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

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The Message of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to the Shiʿa Studies Workshop (A Millennium of Shiʿa Madrasa-Berlin, Germany)
Released by his eminence’s office:

Indeed holding such workshops, with such supreme goals, in the present time and in the place where it is to be held, is considered an invaluable cultural undertaking. Certainly, such undertakings can have a substantial role in the promotion of the School of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa).

1757 Visits: 2017/10/9 Published on:
The “#altruism_still_lives” Campaign
Announced by the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi:

The website of the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, in collaboration with the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization, has organized a campaign called #altruism_still_lives to invite all the people, who are mourning Imam Hussein’s (ʿa) martyrdom, to donate blood.

2298 Visits: 2017/9/29 Published on:
A Reflection on the Reality of Mubahalah from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

The encounter of Islam with other religions was with great respect and friendship. The Quran, which is the holy book of the Muslim faith, has instructed the believers as follows: ‘Do not argue with the People of the Book except in a manner which is best.’[1]

2204 Visits: 2017/9/14 Published on:
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi’s Sharp Criticism of the Indifference of the Muslim World toward the Genocide of Muslims in Myanmar
Announced in his eminence’s advanced Fiqh course:

Is it not the duty of Muslim countries to voice their outrage at these crimes? Is it not time for the so-called Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which consists of nearly 60 Muslim countries, to hold an emergency special session in order to help these innocent people?  

2108 Visits: 2017/9/8 Published on:
Key Elements of Imam ʿAlī’s (ʿa) Wilāyah in Relation to the Event of Ghadīr Khum from the Perspective of Grand Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi
Note of the day:

The issue of Wilāyah is one of the most important of precepts. The reason behind its importance can be found in a statement made by Imam ʿAlī (ʿa) where he said that Wilāyah guarantees the implementation of other Islamic precepts.

2161 Visits: 2017/9/7 Published on:
A Reflection on the Influential Teachings of Imam al-Hadi (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

The lecturers and students of the religious seminary can utilize the teachings of Imam al-Hādī (ʿa) in helping the people resolve their various ideological questions and doubts. Unfortunately, Imam al-Hādī (ʿa) has not been remembered like the other Imams (ʿa), nor have his teachings been given the attention that they truly deserve. We must do our best to remedy this shortcoming in ourselves and our institutions.

2098 Visits: 2017/9/5 Published on:
A Look into the Existential Philosophy of “‘Id al-Adha” from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

One of the signs of the greatness of this day is that even though many long years have passed, people still engage in this sacrifice and they keep its reminder alive

9232 Visits: 2017/8/30 Published on:
Examining the Teachings of the ʿArafah Supplication from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi
Note of the day:

The supplication of ʿArafah must be recited with a full heartfelt presence and with complete understanding of its content. One must reflect on the deeper meaning of its various teachings and benefit from the blessings of this great day.

2219 Visits: 2017/8/29 Published on:
The Teachings of the Intellectual School Of Thought of Imam al-Baqir (ʿa) From the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

When we examine any book of jurisprudence, beliefs (ʿAqāʾid), the principles of jurisprudence, and ethics, we find that they are full of traditions narrated from Imam al-Bāqir (ʿa) and Imam al-Ṣādiq (ʿa). These two Imams (ʿa) have left behind a massive intellectual and spiritual legacy and the implications of their teachings for the Islamic sciences are enormous.

1661 Visits: 2017/8/27 Published on:
The Incompetence of the Saudi Family in Managing the Two Holy Shrines According to Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

The Mina calamity was a tragedy which caused the deaths of thousands of Ḥajj pilgrims from many different Islamic countries, including more than 460 Iranian pilgrims. This tragedy showed the depths of the incompetence and lack of management of the Wahhabi led Saudi government. This tragedy also showed us how necessary it is to change the management in charge of the Two Holy Shrines.

1945 Visits: 2017/8/27 Published on:
Key Characteristics of the Hajj Pilgrimage from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

The Hajj pilgrimage is in reality a massive immigration. It is a divine journey towards Allah and the best opportunity for self-purification and engaging in the greater Jihād and inner struggle.

1282 Visits: 2017/8/23 Published on:
A Reflection on the Teachings of Imam Al-Jawad (ʿa) From the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

The prevalence of various social problems has placed the ideal which we strive towards in our social lives at great risk. There are many problems which we are faced with in this regard. Through studying the various aspects of the life of Imam al-Jawād (ʿa) in regards to this field, we can create better policies which will help resolve these issues, particularly those related to marriage.

1306 Visits: 2017/8/20 Published on:
The Opening of His Eminence’s Offices in the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina
Announced by the Office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi office:

Hajj is one of the important pillars of Islam and one of the greatest acts of worship in the religion. The holy Quran has emphasized the importance of the Hajj pilgrimage in a short, yet profound verse:
وَ لِلّه عَلَى النّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَیْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطاعَ اِلَیْهِ سَبیلاً؛ وَ مَنْ کَفَرَ فَاِنَّ اللّهَ غَنِىٌّ عَنِ الْعالَمینَ

1649 Visits: 2017/8/13 Published on:
A Survey into the Intellectual Legacy of Imam Al-Ridha (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi
Note of the day:

The scientific debates and discussions held by Imam ʿAlī ibn Musā al-Riḍā (ʿa) are not a historical matter which only pertains to the past; they are rather a main source which should be utilized today for the comprehensive defense of Islam.

1876 Visits: 2017/8/2 Published on:
Temporary Marriage is a Last Resort in Case of Necessity not a Means of Debauchery
His eminence’s open letter to the Shaykh of Al Azhar:

Dear brother! I read your speech on temporary marriage; I directly say that your speech was rather astonishing to me and it left me disgruntled and aggrieved, because I never expected you to use such a language with respect to other Islamic schools of thought. Your words were fierce and provocative, while you used to be a proponent of moderation, fairness, and reliance on compelling logic!

5121 Visits: 2017/7/25 Published on:
Note of the day:

The lofty rank of the Lady Maʿṣūmah in the world of the Unseen is not only because of her being the child of Imam Mūsā ibn Jaʿfar (ʿa) and the sister of Imam al-Riḍā (ʿa); it is also related to her own characteristics and spiritual greatness.

1196 Visits: 2017/7/24 Published on:
Note of the day:

Those who have not been able to subjugate the Muslims through war and sanctions have now proceeded to create doubts in order to influence the masses (and particularly the youth).

1381 Visits: 2017/7/17 Published on:
 The Statement of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi Concerning the Liberation of the Iraqi City of Mosul
Released by his eminence's office:

The ignominious defeat and downfall of the self-proclaimed Daesh state was an edifying lesson to those who are busy conspiring against the Muslim world and who recruit and send mercenaries from all around the world to destabilize and break up various Muslim countries.
We extend our congratulations to the entire world for the downfall of the rootless Daesh state.

1682 Visits: 2017/7/4 Published on:
Commitment to the Quds Day Rallies will finally lead to the Liberation of Palestine and the Overthrow of the Zionist Regime
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi in the Quds Day rally:

These rallies will bring about unity and solidarity of people on the national scale, and the liberation of Palestine and the overthrow of the Zionist regime on the international scale.

1513 Visits: 2017/6/24 Published on:
The Statement of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi about the Recent Terrorist Attacks of the Takfīrīs in Iran
Released by the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi:

Indeed, our people will be even more determined in the fight against the Takfīrī terrorists, and they will not rest until all of these atrocious Takfīrī groups are obliterated from the face of the earth

2310 Visits: 2017/6/9 Published on:
The Statement of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi Concerning the Recent Tragedy in Bahrain
Announced by the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi:

The rulers of Bahrain have caused a new tragedy, out of their blind allegiance to Saudi Arabia and the United States, by their cowardly raid on the house of the great cleric and scholar, Ayatollah Shaykh Isa Ghāsim. In this raid, they have kidnapped the great Shia cleric, and killed, wounded, and arrested a large number of innocent people. By so doing, the rulers of Bahrain have indeed added another dark page to their dark history, and planted the seeds of hatred and animosity all throughout that country.

2189 Visits: 2017/5/29 Published on:
The Announcement Regarding Sighting the Moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan
Announced by the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi:

Saturday 1396/03/06 SH is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan

2044 Visits: 2017/5/27 Published on:
Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi Commended the Activities of the Academy of Islamic Sciences in Germany
In his meeting with the director and a number of students of the Academy of Islamic Sciences in Germany:

It is quite pleasing to know that such a center is active in Germany, that is to say at the heart of Europe, and a number of our brothers and sisters are busy there studying Islamic sciences. We hope that such centers are also established in other areas and they expand their activities in scope.

1970 Visits: 2017/5/13 Published on:
The Statement of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi on Condemnation of the Brutal Attacks on Two Churches in Egypt
Released by his eminence’s office:

I condole with the great Egyptian Nation and I pray to Allah the Almighty to grant the bereaved patience and fortitude, and the wounded the restoration of their health.


2290 Visits: 2017/4/15 Published on:
The Solution to the Problem of Terrorism
Stated by his eminence in his meeting with the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister:

‘I remember two of his remarks from last year’s meeting; the first sentence was that terrorism has turned into an unsolvable problem for Europe’; however, we believe that there are no problems which cannot be solved. In order to eliminate this problem, the following three steps must be taken: first, the ideological roots of terrorism must be destroyed, second, political negotiations must be conducted, and third, those who are guilty of committing acts of terrorism must be brought to justice. Only by following these three guidelines will the problem of terrorism be definitely eliminated.

2472 Visits: 2017/4/4 Published on:
Easy Payment of Religious Taxes is Now Available for Those Who live Outside of Iran
Announced by the website of his eminence’s office:

Due to the repeated requests sent by the followers of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to his eminence’s office, the necessary measures have been taken for those of his eminence’s followers who live in other countries to be able to pay their religious taxes with ease.

3052 Visits: 2017/3/5 Published on:
We must vigilantly Protect Our Revolution otherwise those who seek to undermine it will take over Key Government Posts
His eminence on the martyrdom anniversary of the Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (ʿa):

Two factors caused the revolution of the Messenger of Allah (ṣ) and his newly-established government to fall in the hands of those who were not worthy of it and who sought to undermine it.

2306 Visits: 2017/3/5 Published on:
The United States is forming an Arab-European NATO to combat Islam
His eminence at the beginning of his fiqh course:

The US has planned to play the Muslim countries off against each other and make them destroy each other, just as it previously enticed some Muslim countries to ravage Syria and Yemen. In so doing, it pursues two goals at the same time: it seeks to make the Muslim countries destroy each other with their own hands and, at the same time, it will be selling off its junk arms.

2226 Visits: 2017/3/4 Published on:
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