The head of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Sayed Aqeel al-Yasiri, confirmed that holding activities in the African continent was because of the thirst of its people for the thought of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them).
This was stated in a special interview conducted by the News Center, which will be published in full later.
"The African continent is a fertile land for spreading the thought of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) because its people are hungry for it and have good access to learning and education at the same time,"said Al-Yasiri.
"On the other hand, the ease and simplicity of living enables those who want to work on this continent," he added, noting that "the department, in accordance with its strategic plans, seeks to open Islamic cultural and intellectual centers that mimic the other in the language of constructive and meaningful dialogue."
He explained that"the Department is working to attract African students to Hawza studies and enable them to be provided with the sciences of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), and then return them to their countries to be the professors and committed to the centers that will be opened".
According to al-Yasiri,"there is a quest to serve the people of this continent with what can be provided to them in terms of knowledge or material services, such as agriculture or drilling wells to be an ongoing charity for the benefit of Muslims in those countries".