Hawzah News Agency (Qom, Iran) - Hujjat al-Islam Wa’ad Murad-Beigi head of Ilam’s Islamic seminary who is visiting Hawzah News Agency in Qom, was interviewed about helping with Kermanshah earthquake relief efforts and other seminary activities in Ilam.
In the interview, Hujjat al-Islam Murad-Beigi stated that Islamic seminaries in Ilam province have about 450 students and 33 professors.
Answering a question regarding Ilam seminary’s role in preparation activities for Arba’een pilgrimage, head of Ilam’s seminary referred to the launch of Ilam’s Arba’een headquarters four years ago and asserted, " Arbaeen is a great epic for the Islamic world, and it is our duty to help it happen as magnificent as possible.” He emphasized the importance of practicing and showcasing Islamic unity in Arba’een pilgrimage and said, “We should try to introduce it as a pure Islamic event, not an event to spark discord among Muslims.”
Hujjat al-Islam Murad-Beigi announced that in this past Arba’een, seminaries of Iranian cities of Mehran and Dehloran assisted in Arba’een programs and hosted about 20,000 pilgrims.
Explaining Ilam seminaries’ participation in Kermanshah earthquake relief efforts, Hujjat al-Islam Murad-Beigi stated, “500 tents and houses of the earthquake-struck people were visited by the seminary clerics.” He added, “Ilam seminary distributed 20,000 cans of canned food, 30,000 bottles of mineral water, 5,000 loaves of bread, 2,000 packets of date fruits, etc. among those struck by Kermanshah earthquake.”