RNA – Speaking at a meeting of the Guardian Council held on October 23rd, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the secretary of the Guardian Council, offered his condolences on the death anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad and the martyrdom anniversaries of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba and Imam Ali al-Ridha and said, “This year, with the grace of God Almighty, the million-man Arba’in pilgrimage was held with great magnificence, and people from all over the world, especially Islamic Iran, attended this great gathering with love and interest.”
His Eminence said that concurrently with the Arba’in pilgrimage, the enemies tried to create sedition in Iraq under the pretext of some protests to influence this phenomenon and added, “The presence of millions of lovers of Imam al-Husayn from around the world participating in the Arba’in pilgrimage marginalized this sedition.”
Ayatollah Jannati added, “The propaganda agencies of the arrogant powers have also made efforts to censor and turn a blind eye to this phenomenon but they have failed because the light of Imam al-Husayn will never be extinguished and each participant in the million-man rally is their own form of media to present the pilgrimage. Of course, media organizations must engage in greater efforts to present the Arba’in pilgrimage.”
In conclusion, the Secretary of the Guardian Council expressed hope that God-willing, the blessings of the presence of the participants in the Arba’in pilgrimage will include all people.
Rasa News Agency