18 July 2020 - 04:13
News ID: 450494
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Qom Friday Prayer Leader:
Ayatollah Arafi stated that due to the sanctions and Coronavirus, living conditions are ‎intolerable and called on the authorities to change the current unhealthy situation with a jihadi ‎spirit and careful planning.‎

RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers at ‎Qom’s ‎Qods ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi referred to the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) ‎in the world and said, “The Coronavirus provided lessons of warning and awareness to the ‎world, while we must be careful and diligent. To work against the Coronavirus, we must also ‎heed moral and spiritual lessons and warnings over tribulations.”‎

The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran offered his condolences on the martyrdom of ‎Imam Muhammad al-Jawad and commemorated the day of Dhu al-Ardh [The Spreading of ‎the Earth] and the forthcoming month of Dhu al-Hijjah.‎

Referring to the people’s livelihood problems, he said, “In the last week, the grand religious ‎authorities (sources of emulation) and leaders of the seminaries gave recommendations and ‎placed emphasis in this regard to the country’s officials. We all know that we are in a ‎situation of sanctions and sanctions have their own effects. We are suffering from the ‎Coronavirus and people also know that the Islamic system has made great achievements in ‎various economic and industrial fields.”‎

Ayatollah Arafi stated that due to the sanctions and Coronavirus, living conditions are ‎intolerable and called on the authorities to change the current unhealthy situation with a jihadi ‎spirit and careful planning.‎

The member of the jurists of the Guardian Council referred to the seditions of the West and ‎foreign media and said, “The people, as always, must be vigilant and watch out for the ‎sedition and the plans of the enemies and the anti-revolutionaries. The West and their ‎mercenaries can’t see the dignity, security and authority of the Iranian people and they want ‎to destroy the security and comfort of Iran and they have spent millions of dollars in this ‎regard.”‎

He added, “There are serious problems and difficulties and the officials have a duty to solve ‎the problems with fast and accurate planning but the people must also be careful not to ‎allow sedition to the enemies of the country.”‎

Referring to the games of the Western media regarding the Iran-China 25-Year Agreement, ‎Ayatollah Arafi said, “We saw how much sedition the Westerners and their mercenaries had ‎regarding the Iran-China Agreement. According to the law, the agreement must be approved ‎by the parliament [Islamic Consultative Assembly] and this process will take place but the ‎agreement, which was from the position of the Iranian nation and outside the domination of ‎the West, has ended for the enemies and they are trying to address this issue in a different ‎way through media games.”‎

His Eminence stressed, “This agreement can reduce the impact of the enemies’ oppressive ‎sanctions and break all the issues which are linked to the West. The Iranian people are ‎certain that the officials, the parliament and the Guardian Council will be careful in concluding ‎this agreement.”‎

In conclusion, Ayatollah Arafi called on all people to pay attention to and follow the ‎instructions of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education to deal with the further spread of ‎the Coronavirus.‎

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