RNA – At the beginning of his dars al-kharij (post-graduate) class at Qom’s Grand Mosque on February 9th, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi called on all Iranians to attend the 22 Bahman [11 February] rallies marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and also called for a wide turnout at the ballot box on 21 February.
The revered source of emulation considered attending these two important events a religious obligation and called on all those who love the country and the Islamic Revolution to disappoint the enemies with their widespread presence on the scene.
Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi said, “We have two historic days, 11 February and 21 February, the day of the legislative election, and these two days have a historical aspect to us and we must see what our duty is on this issue.”
His Eminence emphasized that undoubtedly, if people are present at both events, they would be a cause of distress and frustration for the enemies and said, “There is no doubt that there are problems in the country, economic problems are raging and the people have concerns about some officials, but the point is that we must take a wise course of action.”
He added, “Being angry at the ballot box and not attending the 22 Bahman marches isn’t wise. I express clearly that I also consider it a religious duty to attend the 22 Bahman marches.
Otherwise, the system and the country will be weakened, and on the other hand, the enemies will become hopeful and cause more pressure and sanctions.”
Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi, while praying for the solution of the problems of the country and dear people of Islamic Iran, said, “I believe that the knots will be gradually opened due to the work of the people and if we resort to Imam al-Mahdi, we will also have his favour.”
Rasa News Agency