27 April 2020 - 16:30
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Supreme Leader:‎
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, ‎warned of ‎the bitter consequences of being intimidated by the US, saying history ‎shows that fear of the ‎US creates grave problems.‎

RNA – The Supreme Leader made the remark in a speech after a Quran Recitation ‎Ceremony ‎on Saturday. The ceremony, which is held every year on the first day of the ‎month of ‎Ramadan, was held via videoconference with the presence of a number of ‎outstanding ‎reciters of the Holy Quran.‎

After the Quran was read by the reciters, Ayatollah Khamenei described the Quran as a ‎‎‎“Book of Life” for all of humanity and as a book which can bring people bliss in this ‎world ‎and the next.‎

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the only way to liberate humanity from oppression, ‎‎discrimination, war, insecurity, and the trampling of values and to establish security, ‎‎wellbeing and comfort is to act in accordance with the practical commandments of the ‎Holy ‎Quran.‎

‎“One section of the practical commands in the Quran deal with organization in life. If ‎‎organization is based on power, money and lust, people will be deprived of a true life in ‎this ‎world and life in the next world. However, if people organize their lives in this world ‎on the ‎basis of goodness and good deeds, in addition to gaining worldly interests, they ‎will definitely ‎reach the real and true goals of life too.”‎

Using divine blessings, such as wealth and power, for the sake of building other ‎people’s ‎lives, helping the needy and doing good to other people were some of the ‎other practical ‎commandments in the Quran which the Leader spoke about, according ‎to Khamenei.ir.‎

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that acting in accordance with another section of the ‎verses of ‎the Quran and its practical commandments help us organize social ‎relations. ”Some of these ‎commandments include ’forbidding others from backbiting in ‎society’ and ‘observing justice – ‎even against opponents and enemies.’”‎

Ayatollah Khamenei described “refusal to accept those matters about which one is not ‎‎certain” as being one of the commandments in the Quran, and stated that one of the ‎‎common problems of journalism in the world is failure to act in accordance with this ‎‎command and their efforts to create rumors and false news.‎

‎“Unfortunately, this problem is sometimes seen in our society as well.” ‎

Ayatollah Khamenei mentioned some other Islamic commandments, such as “not ‎trusting or ‎turning to the oppressors,” “the observance of justice and fairness in life,” ‎and “not ‎betraying a trust.” He emphasized that an important aspect of not betraying a ‎trust includes ‎fulfilling one’s responsibility.‎

‎“‘Not fearing the enemy and standing up firmly to him’ is one of the important ‎‎commandments in the Quran. The situation of some Islamic countries at the present ‎time ‎and their being humiliated by the oppressive powers is the result of their fear of ‎the enemies ‎of Islam,” the Leader said.‎

Ayatollah Khamenei further pointed to Ayatollah Khomeini’s methodology and the great ‎‎lessons to be taken from him, including not fearing the aggressive powers, and ‎stressed, ‎‎“Being intimidated by the US will have bitter results. In recent years, we have ‎witnessed in ‎some of our own administrations that fear of the US created grave ‎problems for them.”‎

The Leader stated that “establishing the daily prayers in an attentive manner and for ‎the ‎sake of remembering God” and “repenting and asking God to forgive us, especially ‎in the ‎month of Ramadan” prepare the ground for spiritual upliftment.‎

Ayatollah Khamenei further expressed hope that the Iranian nation, Muslims ‎throughout the ‎world, and in particular Islamic governments and officials would have ‎the blessing of acting in ‎accordance with the commandments of the Quran, since it is ‎the cure for all problems.‎

Tasnim News Agency

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