Iran Won’t Wait for Others to Support Palestine: Leader
Iran Won’t Wait for Others to Support Palestine: Leader
Reaffirming Iran’s unfaltering support for Palestine without waiting for other Islamic governments, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said this year’s Hajj will be the manifestation of disavowal from the heinous crimes being committed against Gaza.

TEHRAN (Iran News) –The Iranian officials in charge of conducting and organizing Hajj pilgrimage met with Ayatollah Khamenei ahead of the Hajj season as pilgrims will start their journey to Saudi Arabia to perform the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage.

The meeting was held at the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah in Tehran on Monday, May 6.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Leader described Hajj as a multi-dimensional obligation in terms of material and spiritual aspects. “In the inner dimension, the remembrance of God as ‘the true source of life, shaping an individual’s, society’s and a nation’s determination, willpower, and decisions,’ is the prominent point of all stages and positions of Hajj,” he stated.

Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the importance of the social aspect of Hajj, which includes unity and fostering connections among Muslims. He emphasized that the underlying philosophy of the divine invitation for all individuals to gather at a specific place and time during Hajj is to allow Muslims to become familiar with one another, work together, and make collective decisions. By doing so, he stated, the beneficial and tangible outcomes of Hajj can be shared by the Islamic world and all of humanity, while noting that the Islamic world currently lacks effective joint decision-making and collaboration.

The Leader emphasized that disregarding national, religious, and ethnic differences is essential for unity. “The vast, uniform gathering of followers of all Islamic denominations from all nationalities during Hajj is a clear manifestation of the socio-political aspect of the pilgrimage,” he added.

While pointing out that Hajj should be filled with the blessed name of Prophet Abraham (AS) and his teachings, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that disavowal of the enemies of God’s religion is a valuable lesson drawn from his teachings.

On the same note, the Leader said, “Since the beginning of the Revolution, bara’at (Disavowal of the polytheists) has always been carried out in Hajj. However, this year, in light of the major, alarming events in Gaza, which have further exposed the blood-sucking image of the group that arose from Western civilization, this year’s Hajj is especially focused on disavowal.”

The Leader considered the current events in Gaza to be a major sign in history. “The savage attacks of the rabid Zionist dogs on one side, and the resistance and oppression of the Gazans on the other side, will remain in history and guide mankind. The amazing and unprecedented effect that it has had in non-Islamic societies and universities of the US and other countries, are proof of its history-making and significant nature.”

He elucidated the duty that the Islamic Ummah has regarding the atrocities taking place in Gaza, during the Abrahamic Hajj. “Abraham (PBUH) was a compassionate prophet with a very kind heart, but at the same time, this prophet of God also strongly expressed his renunciation and clearly declared his enmity against the oppressors and hostile enemies,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.

Referring to verses of the Quran, Ayatollah Khamenei described the Zionist regime as the absolute epitome of enmity towards Muslims, adding that the US is an accomplice of this regime. “If it were not for the US’s support, would the Zionist regime have the power and audacity to treat Muslims, men, women, and children so brutally like this?”

The Leader added, “Those who kill Muslims and force them into displacement, as well as their supporters, are both oppressors, and according to the explicit Quranic verse, if anyone befriends them, they too are oppressors and cursed by God.”

Considering the current situation of the Islamic world, he regarded the Abrahamic approach to Hajj, which means clear renunciation of enemies, more important than ever. “Based on this, Iranian and non-Iranian pilgrims should be able to convey the Quranic reasoning in supporting the Palestinians to the entire Islamic world,” he stated.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized, “Of course, the Islamic Republic has not and will not wait for others (to take action), but if the strong Muslim nations and governments unite and accompany (this endeavor), the deplorable condition that the Palestinians are in will no longer continue.”

  • source : tasnim