Custodians of the Muslim World Holy Shrines unanimously approved the outlines of Pilgrims Charter of Rights.
According to Astan News, Secretary of Muslim World Holy Shrines Meeting announcing the news and said, “The second meeting ended by presence of Muslim World Holy Shrines Custodians, and preparation of Pilgrims Charter of Rights in the Holy Shrines was approved by concurrence of all members.”
“The three-day meeting, which was held by presence of Holy Shrines Custodians and their deputies, the rights of pilgrims as the slogan of second meeting , during three professional sessions was discussed and explained, and finally, the Pilgrims Charter of rights in the Holy Shrines was approved unanimously” Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Seyyed Jalal Hosseini said.
Pilgrims Charter of Rights in Eighteen Paragraphs
“During the second meeting, outlines and general orientations of Pilgrims Charter of Rights in eighteen paragraphs were adopted by Custodians of the Infallible Imams (A.S.) Holy Shrines” Secretary of Muslim World Holy Shrines Meeting stated.
Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Hosseini, recounted growth and spiritual progress of pilgrims, familiarity with the pure teachings of Islam and the school of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.), procurement of quality services, and facilitate the pilgrimage, of the most important provisions of the Pilgrims Charter of Rights and added, “Easy access to healthcare services, providing the grounds for spiritual growth and development, solving pilgrims visa issues, providing grounds for safety of pilgrims and covering health insurance, are other outlines of pilgrims rights, which were approved by the Holy Shrines Custodians.”
“Formation of the meeting, with development of internal regulations and subsidiary specialized technical committees to realize the extensive cooperation among Holy Shrines has been conducted” he remarked, stating that in the current term, a good progress can be witnessed compared to the first meeting.
“Respectable Custodians emphasizing on the development and deepening of cooperation, we hope next year, joint operational measures will be carried out between Holy Shrines. This meeting seeks to develop pilgrimage diplomacy in the Muslim World, and today we see more convergence between Holy Shrines” Hosseini expressed.
Deputy Director of Advertising and Islamic Relations of Astan Quds Razavi, stressing the need for alignment of Holy Shrines, added, “Avoiding schism between Muslims and integrity against hegemony front and also dedication to the position of religious authority are among the most important achievements of the Holy Shrines Meeting.”
“By planning legal frameworks in the future, we will have the presence of other members from other Muslim countries in our group” Hosseini said.
“The third meeting, with the agreement of members, on Rajab 10th next year, in the city of Kadhimiya will be held and hosted by its Holy Shrine, and according to the Regulations of the meeting, its management that in this period belonged to the Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, will be handed to the second meeting host, Mr. Seyyed Jaafar al-Moussawi, the Custodian of the Husseini Holy Shrine” he also enunciated.
Great Achievement in the Muslim World
Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Saeedi, the Custodian of Hazrat Masoumeh Holy Shrine, in an interview with Astan News said “The holding of the meeting, is a magnificent and valuable work, which is unprecedented in the Muslim World. This meeting has two aspects. The first was holding it that was gone well, and secondly, Custodians’ commitment to implement the resolutions of the meeting, especially the Pilgrims Charter of Rights.”
The Custodian of the Hazrat Masoumeh (A.S.) Holy Shrine, pointing to dissatisfaction of enemies from holding such meetings said, “The enemy is trying to cast schism in the Muslim World anyway possible; however, this session will provide the grounds for coordination and cooperation between the Holy Shrines and the unity of the Islamic nation, of which a clear manifestation is the Fortieth great international rally.”
Holy Shrines Meeting and Unity
Also, Sheikh Nabil Halbavi, the Custodian of Hazrat Roqieh (S.A.) Holy Shrine, talking to Astan News, pointed out that in Islam the word of monotheism, and monotheism of word occupies a pivotal position and said, “The word of monotheism means that human know and understand that a unique volition governs the world and that belongs to God Almighty, and monotheism of word also means that people in all parts of the world should move toward the establishment of unified nation without considering the race and color. It is a big goal, which is achievable through the school of the Infallible Imams (A.S.), in the light of their word that is light, and their actions that are righteous.”
Dr. Halbavi, while appreciating Razavi Holy Shrine for founding the movement for cooperation between Holy Shrines expressed hope that the meeting in its second term in Karbala reaches desired results, and with the support of religious authority and unending capacities of Husseini culture, which caused the greatest revolution in history, a major step toward the unity of the Muslim nation to be taken, because the only key that can bring unity to Islamic nation is Quran and the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.), which Holy Shrines are their standard-bearer.