09 May 2020 - 14:37
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Shahrekord Friday Prayer Leader:‎
Ayatollah Nekounam emphasized that Iran’s recent military exercises were jihad for the sake ‎of God and said, “We must enter the battlefield for the rule of God’s religion and give up our ‎lives and possessions.”‎

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. ‎

The representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Chaharmahal and ‎Bakhtiari province pointed out that the holy month of Ramadhan is a month of self-‎development, he noted, “We must try to have a real return to the blessed and exalted God ‎in this luminous month and make the most of its luminous opportunities.”‎

He further noted the auspicious birth anniversary of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba, which is ‎celebrated on the 15th of the holy month of Ramadhan and the coinciding military exercises ‎and stated, “The holding of military exercises in the country despite the Coronavirus ‎pandemic is, in fact, a response to Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba and God Almighty, for whom ‎everyone has a duty.”‎

Ayatollah Nekounam emphasized that Iran’s recent military exercises were jihad for the sake ‎of God and said, “We must enter the battlefield for the rule of God’s religion and give up our ‎lives and possessions.”‎

His Eminence also noted that the Layali al-Qadr (Nights of Power) are approaching and ‎added, “Let’s try to establish the Nights of Power in the true sense of the word. Although it ‎isn’t possible to hold special ceremonies this year, we can arrange the space of our homes ‎and family in such a way that we take full advantage of the opportunities of the Nights of ‎Power.”‎

Emphasizing that our pride is that we are Shi’ah (followers) of Ali but this alone isn’t enough, ‎he said, “We must strive to teach and institutionalize ambition, religious zealotry, faith, ‎animosity toward the enemies, statesmanship and in a word, the manners and methods of ‎Imam Ali in society and if this happens, we can consider ourselves the Shi’ah of Ali.”‎

Ayatollah Nekounam also referred to May 13, 1979, the anniversary of the final repeal of the ‎colonial and arrogant Bill of Capitulation and added, “Thanks to God, in the 41 years since ‎the Islamic Revolution, the United States has been slapped by Iran so hard that the abolition ‎of the Bill of Capitulation is a small move. Today the United States is despised all over the ‎world and Iran is in the highest positions of honour and we should be proud of ourselves in ‎this regard.”‎

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