۱۲ مهر ۱۴۰۱ |۸ ربیع‌الاول ۱۴۴۴ | Oct 4, 2022
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A large number of colored balloons, colored fabrics, various chocolates and finally small plastic bags were purchased to be used in the celebration of Mawla Amir al-Mu'minin.

Hawzah News AgencyWith friends on the streets of Guarantã do norte, Brazil, I was looking to buy the supplies needed to celebrate the birth of Amir al-Mu'minin Ali (as).
I really wanted to be able to easily get all the necessary equipment for the celebration, just like inside Iran; But there was Brazil and it had its own conditions.
For example, to decorate a party, you needed one or more strands of colored light bulbs, which were not used at all; Finally, for Christmas, they had small light bulbs that we did not pass by and bought.
A large number of colored balloons, colored fabrics, various chocolates and finally small plastic bags were purchased to be used in the celebration of Mawla Amir al-Mu'minin.
But one thing was missing, and that was the hadiths that were to adorn the chocolate packages.
To do this, I contacted the Islamic Center of Sao Paulo, Brazil, my good friend Mr. Nasser Khazarji to use the center's products. Incidentally, he welcomed the offer with open arms and sent me the sketch, which included photos of beautiful writings of Imam Ali (as).

I took the photo file of the writings to the stationery and printed it in small dimensions that fit inside the chocolate packages.
On the eve of the birth of Amir al-Momenin Ali PBUH, which coincided with the delivery of 1398 that year, I had a special enthusiasm.
At first, I planned to spread the Haftsin tablecloth as well; But when I saw that it was not possible to access equipment and facilities such as Sanjad, Semno, etc., I gave up.
In the dining hall of the flor da mata hotel, I was packing chocolates with one or two friends. The lasting voice of the last performance of the late Mohammad Reza Aghasi, who sang the beautiful song "Either Ali Madad Haghhaq, or Ali Madad Huhoo" among the students of Kashan University and was played on my mobile phone, gave us a special atmosphere.
That night until midnight, I was preparing more than 400 packets of chocolate and eagerly went to bed to have a program in exile tomorrow in memory of Molla.
Tomorrow, immediately after the morning prayer, we started decorating with the help of one or two other people.
Since we did not have the Iranian flag, I used green, white and red fabric to have a symbol of Islamic Iran in our decorations.
I installed colored balloons at the so-called Salavati Station, where Brazilians travel, and used a number of vases.
The same picture frame of the Imam and the leader that I wrote about in "Note 2", I put it right in the middle of the decor, which had given a special beauty to the space.
Then we wrote in Latin letters on the right.

It means: "Happy birthday Imam Ali" and we wrote on the left:
It means "Iranian New Year"
I placed trays full of chocolate packets decorated with the words of Amir al-Kalam, Ali (as) in Arabic and Portuguese, and each of the Brazilians who came were greeted with chocolates that they really liked.
The atmosphere of the decor, the green, white and red fabrics, the picture of Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader, and the sentences written in Latin letters attracted the attention of the Brazilians and they asked questions that I answered.
The Brazilians would come and pick up the chocolate, take a souvenir photo, and leave.
This action of ours, that is, the creation of a chocolate pavilion and the distribution of chocolate packages, which contained the wise words of the Commander of the Faithful, reached the ears of the city priest.
Of course, this was normal for us Iranians from childhood; But the pastor of the church saw me and encouraged me, saying, "What an interesting work you have done to propagate your religion, and what valuable words you have put into it! We will follow your example, and we will do the same in the church."

Ahmad Qadri

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