Orison Charitable Trust visits Italy December 2012

The visit took place between 8th and 9th December 2012 and the delegation consisted of Brothers Mustafa Jaffer, Mujahidali Sheriff, Nazir Jafferali Merali and Karim Ashiqali. The object of the visit was to participate in the program commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn Zaynul-Aabideen (as); and also to meet and see the activities of the local native Italian Shi’as with whom OCT has been in regular touch and also lends moral as well as financial support.

The opportunity of conveying the message of Ahlul-Bayt (as) in Italy is excellent. The land is extremely fertile for Tabligh. We sincerely hope that you will spare some time to go through this report, and also lend us your generous support in spreading the message of our A’imma (as) across.

‘Abd al-Salam b. Salih al-Harawi said, ‘I heard Abul-Hasan al-Ridha (as) saying: “May Allah have mercy on anyone who revives our cause”. I asked, ‘How does one revive your cause?’ He (as) replied, “He learns our sciences and teaches them to the people, for verily if people were to know the goodness in our speech, they would follow us”. (Ma’ani al-Akhbaar)

The Holy Prophet (saww): “O Ali! When Allah guides a man through you, it is better for you than all that the sun shines on”. (Al-Mustadrak ‘Alaa Al-Sahihayn)