RNA – In the first Friday prayer sermon since the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Sa’idi spoke to a large and fervent crowd of believers at Qom’s Qods Prayer Hall and offered his congratulations on the birth anniversary of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah.
The custodian of the Holy Shrine of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah stating that assisting others is an important element of Islamic society, said, “To counter the Coronavirus, the people formed jihadi groups to help the needy and the sick. We thank all those who helped the economically disadvantaged, the sick and the needy and provided for the dead in the fight against the Coronavirus and we appreciate the philanthropists, the medical staff and the nurses.”
In the second sermon, he expressed his condolences on the death of Ayatollah Ebrahim Amini, Ayatollah Sayyed Ja’far Karimi and other prominent figures in recent months and wished for God’s forgiveness for the deceased.
Ayatollah Sa’idi commemorated the 7th of Tir bombing [which occurred June 28, 1981], the anniversary of the martyrdom of Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Hoseyni-Beheshti and 72 companions of Imam Khomeyni and said, “An influential hypocrite set off a bomb in the headquarters of the Islamic Republican Party and these personalities were martyred.”
The representative of the Supreme Leader in Qom praised Ayatollah Ebrahim Raeisi, the Chief Justice of Iran, for his hard work and his fight against corruption, saying, “Corruption, especially in the economic field, is one of the crimes that isn’t related to a specific area and must be dealt with decisively and the method of dealing with corruption is important.”
His Eminence emphasized that the struggle against corruption requires the efficiency of the faithful, committed and non-aligned youth and stressed that those who are attached to the West have no favour for the country and the people.
He emphasized that it doesn’t matter if the corruption is political, economic, moral, cultural, personal, or factional – it must be countered and the government, with the help of the people, must take a radical, logical, serious, broad, intense approach, without discrimination and considerations to heal the government from corruption and to gain the trust and satisfaction of the people.
Ayatollah Sa’idi added, “All praise be to God, with the relative improvement of Qom, the doors of the Holy Shrine of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah have been opened. Undoubtedly, the situation will improve with better and further observance by the people. We hope that the Coronavirus will be eradicated as soon as possible.”
Rasa News Agency