Iran’s Friday Prayer Cleric calls for attention to unemployment
Ayatollah Kazem Seddighi led this week’s Friday Prayers of Tehran and advised officials of new administration to care about people’s problems, during his second sermon of prayers.
Ayatollah Kazem Seddighi addressed Tehran Friday prayers in two sermons on this week’s edition of weekly rituals and pointed to a host of issues including the tenth anniversary of forming Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base and the national week of cabinet.
“Many families are under economic pressure and we have to be careful about our own spending,” said the cleric referring to high rate of unemployment rate among the youth of the nation.
Marking the wave of excitement created in society after the martyrdom of Mohsen Hojaji, the grand cleric asserted that there are many young people in country who are willing to act selflessly alike Hojaji and it should not be generalized that all the youth today are whether secular or liberal. “Martyr Hojaji proved that it is a deep-rooted movement which would continue and fruit forever,” highlighted the preacher.
Pointing to the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Iran’s President Rajai, Prime Minister Bahonar, and ministers of the cabinet, in August 30, 1981, which is marked in Iran as a national week of cabinet, Ayatollah Seddighi invited the newly formed administration of President Rouhani’s second term in office to act like those martyrs and be not aristocratic.
“Presidency is not for luxury, prosperity, or the praise of the foreigners,” articulated the cleric, “in an Islamic establishment a president is the one is number one in obeying God. Martyrs Rajai and Bahonar are the touchstones of responsibility in the Islamic establishment.”
Touching upon the tenth anniversary of forming Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, Ayatollah Seddighi affirmed that an army and IRGC which are like thorns in the eyes of enemies are praiseworthy. He also offered gratitude to former commander of army, General Salehi and congratulated the new commander, General Mousavi.