RNA – Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad-Ali Nekounam issued his weekly statement via the internet in place of the cancelled Friday prayer sermon to the people of Shahrekord.
Friday prayers have been cancelled in Shahrekord and many other cities throughout Iran due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with the aim of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus and maintaining the health of the people.
The representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province considered the observance of health and medical issues and the implementation of the “social distancing” and vigilance as the first steps in the fight against the vicious Coronavirus and said, “The holding the ‘Compassion and Empathy’ military exercises at the request of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] is the second step in confronting the Coronavirus in order to help those who have suffered financial, emotional and psychological damage during this period.”
Hujjat al-Islam Nekounam also referred to April 17, the day of the commemoration of the Day of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and said, “All organs of the army are faithful, diligent, productive, inventive and technological and during this time, along with the Basij and the IRGC, they were ready to serve the people and played a major role.”
His Eminence noted that the faces of the enemies have been well-revealed today and stated, “The faces of the enemies of Islam, especially the United States, which is at the top of the list, is well-defined and you can see that they have caused a disgrace and their ironed, null and void faces have exposed the Coronavirus.”
He also pointed to the holy month of Ramadhan and said, “God has given us grace and love in another way during this month and He has even rewarded you for your breaths and your sleep.”
Hujjat al-Islam Nekounam said, “Considering that due to the Coronavirus, it isn’t possible to have public iftar ceremonies but it’s possible to prepare food and distribute it among the poor and we must not neglect this.”
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