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Leader hails social role of mosques

Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stressed the social importance of mosques in Muslim societies.

“In Islamic thought and ideology, mosques are a symbol of the coalescence of this world and the other, and unite the individual with society,” Imam Khamenei said on Tuesday.

“The structure of the mosques and the presence of worthy clerics in them are of outmost importance. Despite the existence of thousands of mosques across the country, there is still room for thousands more in villages, cities, and residential complexes,” the Leader said in a message issued on the sidelines of Iran’s 19th National Prayer Conference.

“Easy access to mosques is a pressing necessity for the faithful, our youth and teenagers,” Imam Khamenei added.

Imam Khamenei said on Saturday that the Muslim world is in dire need of unity in the face of growing Western plots.

He said arrogant powers are making “concerted and calculated” efforts to find the weakness of the Muslim world and infiltrate it.

“They are carefully seeking to highlight the Ummah’s differences and the unifying Hajj of Muslims will thwart their efforts.”

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