IQNA

8:46 - November 24, 2021
News ID: 3476629
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A forum will be held in Lebanon on Wednesday evening to discuss the role of senior Shia cleric Imam Musa Sadr’s role in development of the Islamic resistance.

 

Titled “Imam Musa Sadr, Pioneer and Architect of Resistance Culture and Model”, it will organized by Lebanon’s Al-Hiwar (dialogue) Society.

The Al-Maarif al-Hikma Think Thank’s Al-Mujtaba Complex will host the event, starting at 6 PM Beirut time.

Iranian Cultural Attaché in Lebanon Abbas Khameyar, member of Amal movement Hassan Qabalan, and member of Hezbollah political council Reema Fakhri will address the forum, which will be moderated by Susan al-Khalil.

Those interested can watch the forum online via the society’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/akelwrouh or via Zoom with ID number: 7126342049 and Passcode: maaref.

Imam Musa Sadr was the founder of Lebanon’s Amal movement.

Sadr and his two companions Mohammed Yaqoub and Abbas Badreddin were kidnapped in August 1978 during an official visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Sadr was scheduled to meet with officials from the government of the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The three were never seen or heard from again and their fate is still unknown even after the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in 2011.

Sadr came from a long line of clerics tracing their ancestry back to Jabal Amel, Lebanon.

He is still regarded as an important political and spiritual leader by the Shia Lebanese community. His status only grew after his disappearance in August 1978, and today his legacy is revered by both Amal and Hezbollah followers.

The Amal Party remains an important Shia organization in Lebanon.

 

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