It is known that foundation systematic work is one of the most important means of rising in terms of the goals for which any party is longing. It is of no doubt that the goal of the religious authority to rise on the social and the other various levels is a parental purpose and its religious duty as per the speech His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussein Al-Najafy (may Allah prolong his life) who ordered to establish Al-Anwar Al-Najafyia Foundation for Culture and Development with direct supervision and sponsorship from his central office in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf. This foundation in turn aims at improving society in terms of (education) and (development) together. Believing in the foundation work and the necessity of elevating it, Al-Anwar Al-Najafyia was the pioneer and it had great achievements in serving the believers and the Iraqi society. The establishment was on (14/5/2003 AD) with the blessings and sponsorship of the central office of His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussein Al-Najafy (may Allah prolong his life). Then, the foundation was registered in the Iraqi Non-Governmental Organizations Directorate (NGO) in the number (IB 71296).
There is no doubt that the Islamic community suffers from attacks which can be divided into two types: the first one is spreading the Takfiri, mythical and extremist thoughts, and the other one is that which tries to undermine the bases of the religion so as to spread its thinking and then reaching atheism. This is in addition to the other tyrannizing regimes which put their negative fingerprints in the bottoms of this or that community. Accordingly, we should know the great and important responsibility and the necessity to stand against what we have mentioned above. Therefore, the foundation worked according to scientific and professional bases in order to add the required treatments in regards to the demands of true Islamic thought in addition to supporting the nationalistic side. Thus, the foundation has adopted a department specializing in this field called (the Cultural Corner).
It is concerned with the humanitarian conditions of the poor Iraqi families, especially those who were displaced since 2005 AD. It has communicated with those families and held hundreds of programs which were the cause of reducing the suffering of these families in 2006, and so forth for 2014 and 2015. The department supported the families from all the provinces as it was effectively present in almost all the Iraqi provinces in the places of the displaced and the frontlines of the fighting areas. In addition, it played the role of ensuring the services to thousands of displaced families in Najaf, Karbala, Deewaniya, Babylon, Wasit, Al-Muthanna, Basra, Thiqar, and Baghdad through providing financial, spiritual and material aids.
Dar Azzahraa (as) Schools
This project is given a special care from His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) in addition to being given instructions and directions about how to deal with the orphans. His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) personally meets them regularly and gives them gifts so as to make them feel the paternal kindness and love as they lost their fathers in the harsh circumstances of the country.
The aim is mainly to build an educated, promising generation having an insightful ambitious vision. It is built to abide by the true Islamic principles and at the same time to keep pace with the modern scientific developments. Furthermore, it should be effective, productive and aiming at transplanting humanitarian principles which transcend among the community members.