On the occasion of the anniversary of the Islam Prophet’s (PBUH) and Imam Sadeq’s (PBUH) birthday, the supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran received different stratums of the society, religious clerics and elites participating the 28th International Conference of Islamic Unity underway in the Iranian capital, Tehran, urging Muslims step up and make a move for promoting unity, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Leader of World Muslims and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei named unity as the main lesson taught by Islam Prophet (PBUH) and underlined the construct should be counted as the major need of the Islamic Ummah.
“Being grateful to Islam Prophet (PBUH) should not be limited to words and speeches, all the same, utmost attempts should be done for fulfilling the unity messages,” said the Supreme Leader stating the issue should be regarded as one of the main priorities of the Islamic countries and Muslim nations.
Supreme Leader congratulated Muslims on the two propitious occasions and underscored the birthday of Islam Prophet (PBUH) is the birthday of “science, morality, mercy and unity”.
The grand Ayatollah stressed, for internalizing the idea of unity and fulfilling the set objective in this area, officials, politicians, religious clerics and elites in Islamic countries are shouldered by heavy duty.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his deep sorrow over the success of some seditious plots hatched and concocted by enemies of Muslims, stressing the surfeit of resources, outsized talents and great features Muslims are blessed by in counteracting the enemies’ malignant moves.
To the Supreme Leader, if Muslims get united, not only in minor issues but also in taking stances in major areas, their future and success will be guaranteed. Taking step in this path, according to Ayatollah Khamenei can reflect the standing unity and solidarity of the World of Islam which in turn bring dignity and reputation.
Supreme Leader beckoned to the great gathering of Muslims and two prayers of Eid al-Fitr and gathering of Hajj, stating that the two great events bring dignity for the Islamic Ummah.
The grand Ayatollah highlighted recent morning ceremonies held by Muslims in Arabian, delineating the occasion as the great and astonishing event in which all Muslims including Shia and Sunni gather and illustrate standing solidarity in the World of Islam. To Ayatollah Khamenei unity and rapproachement are by nature the precursor to Muslims’ honor, success and dignity.
Supreme Leader appreciated Iraqi government, nation and tribes for their sacrifices and also their great kindness in hosting Imam Hussein’s (PBUH) Pilgrims. The Supreme Leader relating on factors cast a show over increasing unity, spurring on Muslims so as to refrain from suspicions and insult.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khemenei pointed to the enemy’s intelligence agencies which are behind divisive plots hatched against Muslims.
“The hands that sow discord among Shias and Sunnis are linked to the spy services of the enemies of Islam,” underlined the grand Ayatollah.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the Western-style leanings alleged to be Islamic, in fact, run counter to Islam.
“The [so-called] Shiism linked to the UK’s MI6 is not [real] Shia [Islam], nor is the [so-called] Sunnism which is the mercenary of America’s CIA [real] Sunni [Islam], but both are against Islam,” the Leader said.
In another line of his speech, Supreme Leader beckoned to the telling role of Imam Khomeini (RA) in the area of Islamic Unity, putting stressed as well on efficient attempts made by Islamic Republic of Iran in this regard.
The grand Ayatollah underscored in past 35 years, Iranian nations mostly helped their Sunni brothers. Supreme Leader enlarged on his line and stressed the country backed downtrodden nation of Palestine and corroborated their commitment to the notion and slogan of unity.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the prime importance of unity, and necessity of refraining from seditious remarks in the very present situations in which enemies spare no effort in parting Muslims.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted certain Middle East states which are pursuing a hostile approach vis-à-vis Iran have set foot in the wrong path.
“Some regional governments have based their foreign policy on enmity toward Iran; this is a big mistake and runs counter to common sense and wisdom,” the Leader said. “On the contrary, Iran has based its policy on friendship with neighboring Muslim nations.”
Ayatollah Khemenei placed emphasis on Islamic religious unity in the World of Islam which can guarantee the favors and interests of each one of Islamic countries. Grand Ayatollah underscored as to the teachings and instructions of the holy book of Quran, all Muslims should stand against arrogance and Zionism.
The grand Ayatollah urged Muslims to team up and work in tandem with each other, calling on Muslim nations to close ranks and foster their unity.