Hajj

When Will Muslims Stone Great Satan US, ‘israel’ as Pilgrims Stone Devil in Mecca?

The rite which refers to challenging the Satan’s will and liberating the human’s will from its influence, which enables man to enjoy a happy life and afterlife. Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Ruhollah Khomeini, in his speech on November 5, 1979 described the US administration as the Great Satan which must be challenged and fought by…

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Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ali Khamenei: Deal of Century Doomed to Defeat

Addressing Iranian Hajj pilgrims in the plain of Arafat near Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on Saturday, Hojjatoleslam Navvab, representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs, read a message from Ayatollah Khamenei on the occasion of the new Hajj season. The following is the text of the Leader’s message: “In the name of Allah,…

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Iranians, other world Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

The occasion falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah on the lunar calendar every year. It commemorates Prophet Abraham’s acknowledging a divine order upon him to sacrifice his son. Upon submitting to God’s will, Ibrahim was exempted from performing the order and was offered a ram to sacrifice instead. Iranians are celebrating the occasion on Monday, while…

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HAJJ MESSAGE 2019: Leader Imam Khamenei invites ‘everyone to help defeat ploy of century’

“The ploy of the ‘deal of the century’ which is being plotted by the oppressive America and its treasonous cohorts is a crime against human society, and not just the Palestinian nation,” the Leader said Saturday in his annual Hajj message. “We are inviting everyone to actively participate in defeating the enemy’s ploy and deception and believe that with the power and strength from God, this…

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More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

According to local media, about 2.5 million believers are participating in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which started on Friday. Each and every able-bodied Muslim, male or female, is required to complete the religious trip at least once in their lifetime if they also have the sufficient financial capacity to do so. The nearly month-long pilgrimage features various rites, including stoning a…

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Saudi Regime accepts Iran’s condition for resuming Umrah Hajj

The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Alireza Rashidian met with the Saudi Minister of Hajj Muhammad Saleh bin Taher Benten, during which Rashidian pointed to Iran’s condition for resuming Umrah Hajj for Iranian pilgrims which is the guarantying the safety and respecting the dignity of Iranian pilgrimage. The Iranian official referred to establishing Iran’s Interest Section in Swiss Embassy in Riyadh as the first…

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Muslims boycott Hajj over Saudi crown prince’s policies: Foreign Policy

The American magazine Foreign Policy said in a report on Sunday that Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses and its horrific murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi had raised concerns throughout the Middle East and in other Muslim-majority nations around the world. Riyadh’s frictions with Tehran were also named as a strong reason behind the trend. “The rising death toll of…

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Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ayatollah Khamenei Highlights Political Aspects of Hajj Pilgrimage

“Some people say that Hajj is not political; it is false because the political dimensions of the Hajj are in accordance with the demands and instructions of Islam,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a meeting with Iranian officials in charge of Hajj and pilgrimage affairs in Tehran on Wednesday. “The Unity (among Muslims), support for the oppressed people like the Palestinian…

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Saudi must ensure safety of Hajj ceremony and pilgrims: Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ali Khamenei

Ayatollah Khamenei told Iranian Hajj officials on Wednesday that Riyadh faced the tall task of “ensuring  the pilgrims’ safety without taking excessive steps in securing the areas” while “venerating all of the pilgrims.” Despite Riyadh’s decision in January 2017 to unilaterally cut ties after protests outside its diplomatic premises in Tehran and Mashhad, both countries have made it clear that Hajj as…

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Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ayatollah Khamenei Highlights Political Aspects of Hajj Pilgrimage

“The Unity (among Muslims), support for the oppressed people like the Palestinian and Yemeni nations, or the disassociation from the polytheists, are all political affairs in accordance with the Islamic teachings,” the Leader added. Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say that therefore, the political dimensions of the Hajj pilgrimage are the same as the religious duties. “Disassociation from the polytheists…

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