Thirty Years in Support of the Resistance and its Victories

Fatima Deeb

Beirut – Three decades on and the Islamic Resistance Support Association is in the prime of giving, of striving between the jihad of the soul and the jihad through wealth, and of the ultimate task entrusted to it as one of the most dangerous axis of the greater jihad.

Today, thirty years since its founding, the Association stands as a ray of hope in the heart of an unwavering battle that never dwindles.

The Support Association: Support for Jihad

The words, ‘the pulse of the resistance’, sum up the main concept on which the Islamic Resistance Support Association [IRSA] was founded. The idea was to find a pillar of financial and cultural support to keep pace with the work of the resistance, an organization that would identify with its reality, spread its culture, raise the banner of its victories, and open a field for jihad – in essence fighting the same battle.

It was a mere idea, an idea that stemmed from the bond of culture, environment and fervor as well as the love and the will to participate even remotely. That’s all it was. But then, it was transformed into a fundamental jihadist project that the resistance’s work, jihad and great mission relied on. The resistance depended on it when it came to the qualitative aspects of the battle against the enemy.

In 1990, the Islamic Resistance Support Association received an official license from the Lebanese Ministry of Interior. It began its work throughout Lebanon, until it became the strongest and most reliable link between the Mujahideen and the society.

“The institution has become an essential part of the resistance’s work after it emerged as a natural response to the popular consciousness within the society of the resistance,” said the director of media activities in the association, Hajj Ahmad Zaineddine. “Since its establishment, those involved have tried to make the association diverse and integrated, culturally and socially and financially, and enable it to participate in jihad and chart the course of victories.”

The Association Is More Than Just Support

The role of the association is no longer limited to a specific objective. The idea was simple in form, but complex in content and meaning. Therefore, with the development of the role of the resistance and its expansion, the association was required to keep pace. So the roles and tasks became greater, and the activities of the association were divided into more than one file.

The activities breakdown as follows:

– Monthly donations

– General donations

– Legal rights

– The resistance’s collection boxes

– The model

– Equip a Mujahid

The above have different names but are assimilated when it comes jihad and resistance as well as the great causes of Al-Quds and occupied Palestine. The association allocates an avenue of support for the Palestinian cause. The funds go to the Palestinian resistance fighters. In addition to the aforementioned, the Equip a Mujahid program played a key role in a very important process. It opened an avenue for many to become semi-equipped and armed resistance fighters in the battlefield.

The director of the women’s activities, Hajja Um Mahdi Badreddine, tells Al-Ahed News Website “the aim of several projects is to find the appropriate link between the resistance and its society.”

“Women’s activities vary between hosting breakfasts to breaking the fasts to jihadi trips as well as participating in equipping the resistance fighters and other forms of participation in supporting the choice of the resistance and standing by its side,” she added.

The Association That Resists

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the association, Hezbollah’s Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, will deliver a speech. No doubt, he will talk briefly about the association’s supportive role but with meaningful words. The association certainly proved to everyone that standing on the side of righteousness can take many forms. It also proved that support can come from one’s self, money, education, laying the groundwork and participating. It also proved that what the association does is from Allah’s holy book and no doubt based on the following verses: {And strive with your wealth and your lives … }.

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Sayyed Nasrallah: Financial Corruption Threatens Lebanon’s Existence, Nothing Can Stop Hezbollah Battle against It

March 8, 2019

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Mohammad Salami

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Friday underscored that the party’s anti-corrupt battle is sacred just as the resistance military operations, pointing out the financial corruption puts Lebanon’s existence at stake.

In his speech at Hezbollah ceremony held on the 30th anniversary of establishing the Islamic Resistance Support Association, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Lebanon’s financial collapse will waste all the Resistance victories and sacrifices against the Israeli and takfiri enemies.

Hezbollah who sacrificed his precious fighters and commanders for the sake of protecting Lebanon and its dignity will not allow the financial collapse to storm the country, according to Sayyed Nasrallah who added that the party has started this battle with two key files.

Sayyed Nasrallah clarified that the anti-corruption battle is not seeking revenge against certain politicians and parties, but that it aims at protecting the public funds and preventing the country’s collapse.

His eminence refuted all claims that Hezbollah launched this battle in order to obtain a new role and popular support, stressing that the Resistance is preoccupied with defending the country against all the dangers, including state corruption.

“Anyone who has evidence against us can resort to the judiciary,” Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say in response to accusations that Hezbollah is involved in corruption.

Sayyed Nasrallah also stressed that Hezbollah supports and is ready to cooperate with all the political parties who are after fighting corruption, citing an example of the Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc’s members who withdrew draft laws in favor of similar ones submitted by other MP’s.

Hezbollah does not seek keeping on the front lines in the anti-corruption battle, according to his eminence who called on all the parties that honestly aim at eradicating this crisis to take the lead in this regard.

Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that Hezbollah is not afraid of waging this anti-corrupt war lonely, calling for avoiding betting on the party’s despair and exhaustion.

Hezbollah Leader said that the counter-attack on the party was expected to be launched who were involved in corruption files, stressing that this would not be able to stop the anti-corruption campaign.

Sayyed Nasrallah also said that similar pressures were exerted on the Resistance during its long journey which started in 1982, adding that a lot of people did not trust its ability to achieve victories.

Sayyed Nasrallah said that all insults and sectarian threats would never be able to stop Hezbollah anti-corruption battle, emphasizing that the party will do all what is needed to pursue its aim.

“You can expect everything from Hezbollah in this battle because it is necessary and aims at saving the country from the thieves.”

Sayyed Nasrallah added that Hezbollah started with the two files of inaccurate financial records at the Finance Ministry between 1993 and 2017 and the fruitless money borrowing which overburdens the country’s financial situation.

“The remarks voiced by the Finance Ministry’s director general should be looked into by the judiciary,” Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out, referring to Alain Bifani’s press conference about the issue of the state’s financial accounts between the years 1993 and 2017.

“Hezbollah would be a hypocrite party if it ignores the financial accounts file, and anyone who seeks to sideline this file would be a hypocrite,” his eminence added.

Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that Hezbollah campaign has achieved certain targets, including gaining a national consensus pertaining fighting corruption, rejecting the futile money borrowing and following the state budget.

Stressing that the anti-corruption campaign will take a long time, Sayyed Nasrallah confirmed that Hezbollah, in cooperation with all the honest political parties, will protect its aim.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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