Rasa – Prominent Egyptian Quran reciter Shaykh al-Tantawi criticized his country’s Ministry of Endowments for not inviting Iran to Egypt’s international Quran competition.
Rasa – Ayatollah Khamenei has criticized visits by European delegations to Iran for failing to yield tangible and practical results, saying Tehran must be able to sense the outcome of such expeditions.
Rasa – Ayatollah Khatami said that the cessation of the slogans “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” would mean the abandonment of the ideals of the late Imam Khomeini and as long as we live, these slogans will continue.
Rasa - Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi is in Saudi Arabia for talks on efforts to facilitate travels of Iranian nationals to the Arab country during this year’s Hajj season.
Hujjat al-Islam Ali Cheraghipour:
Rasa – The head of the Islamic Propagation Coordination Council of Ilam highlighted the telling role of Imam Khomeini (RA) in the movements present in the Islamic world.
Rasa – The Grand Imam of al-Azhar called for a dialogue between divine religions in an attempt to fight against religious extremism and added that the behaviour of a minor extremist group should not be generalized for all of Islam.
Hujjat al-Islam Ali Fadhlullah:
Rasa – Senior Lebanese cleric stressed necessity of commonalities of different Islamic denominations to be maintained as a principle in all Islamic communities as a means to protect Islam and Muslims.
Rasa - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says certain powers, the US in particular, are neither sincere nor serious in the campaign against terrorism.
UK Shi’a, Sunni clerics meet with Ayatollah Javadi:
Rasa – Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli met with a group of Shi’a and Sunni clerics from the UK, where he highlighted the Quran as the most important factor for Islamic proximity, saying this is only attainable by nearness to God.