The following principles are the foundation for our narrative. They originate from the teachings of the scholars who expound to us the Holy Quran as derived from the Immaculates through extensive studies. It is through this precise process wherein a few essential principles are yielded which we use as groundwork for our vision as individuals and as a community.
Every individual has the unalienable right to exist and the right to life, which is granted to us by the Almighty Allah. This is not a privilege held by a few or restricted in any sense, but rather, a universal right held by all people. Therefore, it is necessary to become aware of our individual and collective rights, as protected by the law of the land. Furthermore, we believe it is imperative for us to seek to preserve the lives and security of all communities.
What defines us as individuals and as a community is our faith and belief system. We believe we have to maintain our identity by building a strong and firm understanding of our creed, which stems from the Holy Quran and the Ahl-ul-bayt. At this point in time, during the twelfth Holy Imam’s occultation, we have to seek his representatives, who are the jurists, as detailed by the Islamic seminaries. The jurists are the safeguards of our creed and intellectual wealth.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
We play a significant role in shaping the communities we live in, as do all other members of our society. Our belief system is rich with ideas and principles. We believe our role is to be active participants in advancing and shaping the communities in which we live, and introduce the values we have learned from our Prophet and the Immaculates into the fabric of society. We come together with the true desire to coexist with one another, while preserving that which makes each and every one of us unique.