Expressing condolences over the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh (SA), he said: “To serve pilgrims better, AQR is in need of help by the universities, academics and people of science and knowledge.”
“AQR’s approach is not to move in one dimension and meet only one type of human and community need. It strives to be as active as possible in different dimensions, and thus requires the accompaniment of academics and the scientific community,” he added.
Stating that AQR has paid serious attention to medical, psychological and community health issues he pointed out that in the past, issues related to the human body and soul were not separated, but today with the development of science, the two sciences have been separated.
“By studying biographies of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and the Infallible Imams (AS), we come to know that these men were not just addressing the epistemological and religious issues of society; rather, they also had instructions, recommendations and guidelines for the health of the human body and we see this in the verses and the conduct of the Infallible Imams,” he noted.
Elsewhere in his speech, he pointed to the achievements and advancements of medical science in the period following the victory of the Islamic Revolution saying that today the Iranian medical community is capable to address all the medical needs of the country.
“Before the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the country faced many hardships in various medical fields to provide health services, but thanks to the Islamic Revolution and the talent of Iranians, today we are seeing significant leaps in various medical fields. Of course, there is still a long way to the point that is expected of an Islamic society,” he further noted.
“Science is very much emphasized and valuable in the Islamic perspective. Imam Ali (AS) says: ‘Whoever teaches me one word will make me their servant.’ There is no higher interpretation than this to honor the status of science and the scholar, and it indicates the sublime view of Islam to science,” he said.
Referring to the scientific authority of Muslims in history, he commented that when there were libraries with tens of thousands of books in Islamic countries, there was not one library in all of Europe, Europe with Muslim assets conquered the peaks of science and knowledge and held us back.
In the end, Hoj. Marvi announced AQR willingness to cooperate with Mashhad University of Medical Sciences adding, “To the extent of the capabilities AQR will serve academics and scientists because we believe this is in line with helping the country’s growth, progress and excellence.”
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Bahraini, the Dean of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and a group of faculty heads and deputies of Mashhad University expressed their views.