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) to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and maintain the health of the people.
Pointing out that the Coronavirus must not cause a shortcoming in approaching God, he said, “Through Ramadhan, Friday prayers and all the rites of religion we can reach the entirety of spirituality. If today, the conditions for large ceremonies don’t exist, we must communicate with God individually and until this connection is made, closeness to God won’t be realized.”
The representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province also referred to May 1st and the naming of this day as Labour Day and said, “Workers are certainly important elements of society and play a key role in advancing the economic goals of the system, which must be given serious attention.”
Ayatollah Nekounam also pointed to the naming of May 12, in memory of Shahid Mortaza Motahhari, as Teacher’s Day in Iran, and said, “Teachers are the generators of science and thought in society. As much as science and thought are valuable, the position of the teacher is also valuable.”
His Eminence also referred to the anniversary of the martyrdom of the great philosopher Shahid Motahhari, who was martyred on May 12, 1979, and said, “Martyr Motahhari was a warrior, pious, committed, religious, servant and thoughtful man who produced knowledge. He entered the field of action with all his might and didn’t let knowledge destroy man.”
He further pointed out that the tenth day of the holy month of Ramadhan is approaching and the anniversary of the death of Lady Khadijah al-Kubra and said, “Lady Khadijah was one of the women who played the most important role in strengthening the religion of God and in this way he sacrificed everything.”
Ayatollah Nekounam pointed to the holding of the recent Mossavat military exercise in North Khorasan province and added, “The Mossavat military exercise is one of the areas of jihad for the sake of God, which humiliates the enemies. Let’s try to show our great religious culture to the world.”
Rasa News Agency