05 January 2019 - 12:58
News ID: 442828
Qom Friday Prayer Leader:‎
Rasa – Ayatollah Arafi referred to the foolish statements made by US President Trump and ‎insisted that the current president of the United States, like his predecessors, would take his ‎wishes to separate the Iranian people from the Islamic Revolution to the grave.‎

RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers at Qom’s Qods ‎Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi commemorated the anniversary of the 9th of Dey ‎‎[December 30th] uprising and said, “The clerics and the people of Qom were the pioneers of ‎the Islamic Revolution and the 9th of Dey was the beginning of this great divine movement in ‎Iran and the world.”‎

The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran also commemorated the memory of Ayatollah ‎Sayyid Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi and described this great figure as the bright face of the ‎seminary and the clergy who spent his life on the path of jurisprudence and defending Islam ‎and the Revolution.‎

He honoured the Goharshad Mosque rebellion and the martyrs on the path of chastity and ‎the hijab and said, “These individuals stood in defence of the transcendental moral values ‎against the evil attacks by Reza Pahlavi. Everyone, in particular those in Qom, must strive ‎for the commandment of chastity and the hijab and the rule of the values of divine ‎transcendentalism are strengthened in women and men. The pioneers of the Goharshad ‎Mosque rebellion are our guides to consolidating the values of chastity and hijab.” ‎

The Goharshad Mosque rebellion took place in 1935, when a backlash against the ‎westernizing and secularist policies of Reza Pahlavi erupted in the Holy Shrine of Imam al-‎Ridha in Mashhad.‎

Ayatollah Arafi said, “Some of the manifestations of today aren’t consistent ‎with the true ‎culture of Islam, the Revolution and Iran and aren’t compatible with the progressive and ‎luminous culture of Qom. All must endeavour to make good plans and correct guidance so ‎that the manifestations of corruption can be prevented and so that modesty and chastity are ‎at the top of the agenda.”‎

Referring to the foolish statements recently made by Donald Trump, the member of the ‎Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom added, “At the beginning of the new year, the ‎president of the United States, just like in the past, made foolish statements that have no ‎value. He has claimed that the regional power and national cohesion of Iran have been ‎reduced but in order to understand the coherence and authority of the Iranian nation, we say ‎to this great traitor of the century, ambition for you weak-minded old and senile people is ‎not a defect.” ‎

He said that the United States hopes that Iran’s power in the region has decreased and the ‎people have been separated from the ideals of Islam and the Revolution and addressing ‎President Trump, said, “Your predecessors had made wishes over the past few decades but ‎they took their wishes to the grave and, with your divine favour, the usurping rulers of Israel ‎and your lackeys will take those wishes to the grave and the great nation of Iran will stand ‎against you with the shout of ‘death to America!’”‎

Ayatollah Arafi added, “With the cry of ‘death to America,’ this revolutionary and passionate ‎passion is still alive, and this divine voice will never be silenced against the United States, ‎Israel, and the enemies.”‎

Rasa News Agency


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