28 December 2019 - 07:07
News ID: 448147
Qom Friday Prayer Leader:‎
Ayatollah Arafi said that the 9th of Dey is the symbol of the the insight and covenant of the ‎ummah with the late Imam Khomeyni and said, “The Iranian nation will demonstrate its glory ‎on the 9th of Dey, the 22nd of Bahman and February 21st.” ‎

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 fortieth anniversary of the literacy ‎movement in Iran and stated, “The literacy movement was started by the late Imam ‎Khomeyni in 1979 and within forty years the literacy rate of the country has risen from 47% ‎to almost 90% and for those below 50 years of age, the literacy rate is 98%.”‎

The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran commemorated the 9th of Dey [December 30th] ‎epic, which marks the day when millions of people went to the streets on December 30, ‎‎2009 to demonstrate their support for the Islamic establishment, and described this epic as ‎a symbol of the insight and covenant of the ummah with the late Imam and said, “In 2009, ‎we faced an act of sedition that inflicted great damage on the country. The story began here ‎and brought the principle of the election under question and there were allegations of fraud, ‎a claim they could never prove.”‎
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He said, “Over the past forty years, various political factions and groups have come and ‎gone but it was unacceptable for anyone, through spite or deceit, to claim that there were ‎ten million fraudulent votes in 2009. The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution ‎‎[Ayatollah Khamenei] raised the banner of defending the popular vote.”‎
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Ayatollah Arafi noted, “If we question the elections and fail to submit to the law at all stages, ‎we will become a country that must always be at war. The elections will be pursued by law ‎and through a formula that is repeatedly exercised and power at the level of the presidency, ‎the Assembly of Experts, the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament) and the councils ‎has been displaced.” ‎

The jurisprudent member of the Guardian Council added, “In the recent riots, people came ‎to the scene and deviated from the righteous demands of the people. The people had ‎questions about the price of gasoline being suddenly tripled and hardships and expenses ‎were imposed on them but they had rights. But meanwhile, the evil Americans pursued their ‎plans in Iraq and Lebanon, sought to break the Islamic Resistance and disintegrate their ‎economies by creating insecurity for the Islamic Resistance Front. This was also pursued in ‎Iran and caused great damage to the country.”‎
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He emphasized, “The great Iranian people endure hardships and express their criticism and ‎objections. It’s their right to express their opinions regarding the elections and their election ‎is correct but the world must know that despite all the difficulties, the Iranian people will ‎overcome the obstacles through intelligence, insight and resistance through sharp eyes and ‎firm steps and will put the sedition behind them and will triumph over the enemies of Islam ‎and the Islamic Revolution through the grace of God.”‎
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Ayatollah Arafi referred to the 9th of Dey, the 22nd of Bahman [the anniversary of the Islamic ‎Revolution on February 11th] and the upcoming 2020 legislative election and said, “The ‎Iranian nation will demonstrate its glory on the 9th of Dey, 22nd of Bahman and on the great ‎election on February 21st and the world will once again watch the depth of the nation’s ‎insight.”‎

Rasa News Agency



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