20 June 2020 - 18:02
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Qom Friday Prayer Leader:‎
Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri referred to the protests in the United States over the killing of ‎George Floyd and said, “What’s going on in the United States today and why are statues ‎being pulled down by the people? It’s not just the racism of Donald Trump and American ‎officials, it’s the people who want serious change.”‎

RNA – In a statement made in lieu of Friday prayers which have been cancelled due to the ‎COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Ayatollah Sayyed Hashem Hoseyni-Bushehri referred to ‎the philosophy of tribulations and said, “Based on narrations, diseases and tribulations can ‎be used to cleanse the believers but can be a punishment for the disbelievers. Tribulations ‎and calamities have philosophies and wisdom behind them which increase talents, strengthen ‎faith and forgive the sins of mankind.”‎

In honour of the beginning of the Ten Days of Dignity and the birth of Imam Ali al-Ridha and ‎Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah, the secretary of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Seminaries ‎said, “Due to the blessing of the existence of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah, Qom is known as ‎the shrine of the Ahl al-Bayt. Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq said that Qom is the shrine of Ahl al-Bayt ‎and whoever visits Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah out of knowledge, heaven will be obligatory ‎for him.”‎

Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri stated that Qom is the nest of the Family of the Prophet ‎Muhammad and said, “Due to the blessing of the existence of the Karimah [Generous Lady] ‎of the Ahl al-Bayt [Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah], Qom is a place of refuge and all people ‎must appreciate this position. Qom is the centre of science and knowledge and there are ‎great religious authorities [the sources of emulation], scholars and great seminaries in it due ‎to the holy existence of the Ahl al-Bayt.”‎

His Eminence referred to recent developments in the United States and stated, “What’s going ‎on in the United States today and why are statues being pulled down by the people? It’s not ‎just the racism of Donald Trump and American officials, it’s the people who want serious ‎change. The problem isn’t just limited to people of colour – even whites in the United States ‎and European countries are fighting against capitalism.”‎

He added, “These developments are the result of the pressures that have been put on the ‎people in the name of democracy. Maybe today the Westerners will suppress the people ‎but, in the end, they won’t be able to stand against the actions of the people.”‎

Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said, “It’s true that the enemies created problems for Iran but ‎the country’s forces must move forward with empathy and people in the forces must not ‎seek to create dissension. The country has important capacities and they must be used ‎effectively.”‎

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