13 December 2019 - 23:47
News ID: 448000
Qom Friday Prayer Leader:‎
Ayatollah Arafi stated that the revolutionary parliament forms a strong government and said, ‎‎“The people will not back down from the path of the great aspirations of Islam and the ‎authority and glory of Iran and disappoint them all.”‎

RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers at ‎Qom’s ‎Qods ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi referred to the upcoming February 21, 2020 Iranian ‎legislative election and said, “A high turnout in the election will enhance the security and ‎authority of the country and the Islamic Resistance Front.‎‏ ‏We see what role the valuable ‎scholars have created for the country and the discourse of the Islamic Revolution.”‎

The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran stated that we need strong elections with a high ‎turnout and said, “Security, economy and authority depend on a high turnout. More than any ‎other election, the upcoming election will be watched by friends and foes alike. We all have ‎a revolutionary and religious duty to encourage people to participate in the election and the ‎Iranian people must create another scene of honour.”‎

He added, “A parliament must be established that monitors in a proper manner, recognizes ‎the suffering of the people and is distant from economic and moral damage. We must build ‎a revolutionary parliament that requires the people’s diligence.”‎
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Ayatollah Arafi said, “The West and the House of Saud and reactionaries in the region whose ‎elections are dependent on force or who don’t understand the meaning of elections are ‎speaking of the Iranian elections. They are brazen powers who don’t know how to write ‎about the Iranian elections, the hypocrites and remnants of the former [Pahlavi] regime, ‎who were drowned in corruption and cruelty, make claims about our election.”‎
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The jurisprudent member of the Guardian Council added, “The Islamic Republic and the ‎Iranian people have held forty elections and thanks to God, healthy and strong elections will ‎be held and the enemies will see that the people will not back down from the path of the ‎great aspirations of Islam and the authority and glory of Iran and disappoint them all.”‎

In other remarks, he referred to the concerns of the Iranian officials, Islamic Seminaries and ‎people regarding the situation of Shaykh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, ‎and stated, “Shaykh Zakzaky is a warrior‏-‏leader who has offered his six children for the ‎greatness of Islam and thousands of his supporters have been killed. Currently, this warrior ‎and ill scholar is imprisoned. The Iranian people want Nigeria to act in a rational manner ‎because Shaykh Zakzaky wants dignity for that country and they must negotiate with him.”‎
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Ayatollah Arafi added, “International organizations must take care of Shaykh Zakzaky’s ‎health. These organizations interfere and get involved in issues when they shouldn’t but when ‎they have a duty, they are silent. We call on the Iranian government and the diplomatic ‎apparatuses to pursue this issue.”‎

Rasa News Agency


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