Iran’s Leader urges Muslims to stand up against imperialists, US

TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) – Meeting with the participants of the International Quran Competitions in Tehran, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei urged Muslims to stand up against imperialism, US bullying, and the rest of world intimidators.

“Muslims have to stand up against imperialism, US bullying, and the rest of world intimidators,” said Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on Thursday morning.

The Iranian top authority made the remarks while meeting with the participants at the 35th International Quran Competitions in Tehran.

“The verses from Quran recited today here before my address were enlisting the characteristics of true believers and it means that the Quran wants us to be like this; first of all be it urges us to be harsh in the face of pagans,” said the Leader, warning Muslims not to be soft against anti-Islamic plots.

Referring to certain Islamic states that reject Muslims yet befriend disbelievers, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted, “if friendly relations are not established among believers and good relations between believers and disbelievers continues, great corruption might occur on Earth.”

As an example of a Muslim nation that is in need of support from other Muslim countries, he reminded the audience of the crises in Yemen, “today, in Islamic regions, there is much suffering and war, there is so much pressure [on Muslims due to war]; some unwise and ignorant government powers, from our region, ruthlessly attack other countries: they commit horrific crimes against innocent people. You may notice how the people of Yemen suffer today: their weddings become mourning ceremonies, as people in the streets and all over their cities are bombarded.” 

Elaborating on how crises like that in Yemen occur, the Leader of the Revolution added, “this is because we have forgotten to build friendship among believers. We do not comply with the Holy Quran, if we conform to the request of our Quran, we will gain dignity.”

Reaffirming his belief on the necessity of Quran to assists Muslims towards establishing good relations with one another Ayatollah Khamenei said “today we need the Quran [in our lives]; the ideal way for the Islamic societies and the Islamic Ummah to behave is according to the Quran.” 

Referring to a Quranic verse, he added, “In a narration [quoted by a holy Imam (AS)] we read, "this Quran is truly the bond of Allah and the illuminating light.” 

“What is the main characteristic of light? It guides humankind down their chosen path. We own various abilities, including the ability to think and reason; however, without light, these abilities cannot help us,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.

Detailing further the significance of the guiding light, he indicated “the guiding light is the light that shines from the Holy Quran, which can heal all imperfections. We are imperfect, indeed; you witness, today, several Muslim leaders are imperfect to the extent that disbelievers dominate over much of their lands.”

“That the US president blatantly stated, ‘without our [US] presence, some Arab countries cannot survive, even for a week,’ is an insult for Muslim nations, this notion is like a disease [if they allow it to be],” the Leader of the Islamic Revolution mentioned Trump’s bias opinion as an example of the more severe issues plaguing the lives of Muslims.

Warning others of the damage that such humiliating beliefs inflict upon a society, he proclaimed “no disease spreads worse than the disease of humiliation, and [spread of the disease] this is due to lack of reliance upon Quran: we have forgotten the healing powers of this remedy.” 

Bringing to mind another point in the Quran, Ayatollah Khamenei added, “those who are with Him are harsh against the unbelievers but merciful to one another. You see them bow and prostrate themselves seeking the bounty and pleasure of Allah.” (Quran: 48:29) 

He continued, “these are features of the believers. First, they are strong against disbelievers as they stand before them; then, they are perseverant in their resistance.”  

“Muslims must stand against the bullying of the US and the rest of the world!” the Leader of the Revolution firmly stated.

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