RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers at Qom’s Qods Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Sa’idi referred to the attack by the United States airforce in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which killed Major General Qasem Soleymani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces, and said that those who put their lives and property on the path to the highest word of God will prosper.
The custodian of the Holy Shrine of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah added, “The great warrior, a supporter of the oppressed people of the world, the officer of Imam of the Time [Imam al-Mahdi], the soldier of wilayah [guardianship] and the lieutenant, Martyr Haj Qasem Soleymani and his warrior, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, attained his goal – martyrdom – after a lifetime of sincere service.”
He stated emphasized that the United States and the hegemonic system, by perpetrating this act, strengthened the Islamic Resistance Front and said, “Haj Qasem Soleymani achieved his wish, but other individuals like Haj Qasem will continue his path and will fire at the enemies’ camp.”
Ayatollah Sa’idi stressed that Donald Trump and Benyamin Netanyahu must know that they will soon receive a response from the liberating and popular armies of the world for this terrorist attack and said, “The slogan of ‘Death to America’ isn’t only from the tongues of the Iranian people, but rather, because of the crime they committed, this slogan is shouted by all freedom-loving people in the world.”
The representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] in Qom added, “The martyrdom of Major General Soleymani will have a great impact, I offer my congratulations and condolences on the martyrdom of this great martyr to the warriors of the Islamic Resistance. I also extend my condolences to Imam al-Mahdi and his righteous deputy on his martyrdom.”
Emphasizing that the martyrdom of Major General Soleymani will have enormous consequences, he added, “This martyrdom is reminiscent of the martyrdom of Martyr Sayyed Mohammad Beheshti in regard to whom the late Imam Khomeyni said ‘his martyrdom was accompanied by oppression.’”
Ayatollah Sa’idi said, “Trump knew that Major General Soleymani didn’t allow them to sleep during his lifetime and today the followers of his path will make their ‘Black House’ shake.”
His Eminence noted that the martyrdom of Major General Soleymani heralds the liberation of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and paves the path for the rise of Imam al-Mahdi and the least of these achievements will be the defeat of the United States in the region.
Referring to the importance of the Ten Days of Insight, Ayatollah Sa’idi said, “The observance of the Ten Days of Insight is of great importance an example of which we saw in the repelling of the November sedition. If our people had forgotten December 30, 2009, they would not have been able to give the Zionists and Americans a hard slap this year.”
Rasa News Agency