Iran Leader: Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca aims to promote unity among Muslims
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca aim to forge unity among the Islamic Ummah in the face of global arrogance.
The Leader made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with Iranian officials in charge of Hajj pilgrimage affairs and people who will travel to Saudi Arabia’s holy cities of Mecca and Medina to perform the annual rituals.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Hajj pilgrimage is meant to reinforce unity among Muslim nations in the face of profanity, oppression, arrogance, human and non-human idols and all those things that Islam seeks to destroy or confront.
The Leader added that the entire Muslim world must gather and send a message against the Israeli regime.
The influence of arrogant powers is the current issue of the world, the Leader stated, emphasizing that all should demonstrate their power in the face of hegemonic powers.
Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the issues of taking a correct view toward Hajj and understanding its significance, saying, “Hajj is an international and civilizational issue.”
In the case of the absence of the Hajj pilgrimage, the Islamic Ummah would collapse, the Leader cautioned.
He added that Muslims who perform the great annual Hajj rituals should demonstrate their strength in the face of the Israeli regime and arrogant powers and stand firm against the oppressive powers in the world.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the importance of clarifying global issues, including the developments in Palestine, saying, “The Hajj time is an appropriate opportunity to become aware of nations and international topics.”
The Leader noted that the disclosure of Islam’s practical opposition to the geographical, racial and class distinctions is among the main points of the Hajj rituals.
The leader added the self-proclaimed civilized countries are still struggling with black and white as well as European and non-European racial bias.
Ayatollah Khamenei also said as it has been repeatedly announced, the Iranian people and officials should pay serious heed to the enemy’s plots, methods, policies and points of strengths and weaknesses so that they would not be deceived.
“If we are aware of global issues, we can understand the enemy’s real goal and the reason for his insistence on some issues,” he noted.
He added that wherever Iranian officials were careful and acted correctly, they succeeded in achieving very good progress in regional and global issues which have angered the US.