Imam Khamenei meets Nigeria’s Sheikh Zakzaky
Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, met with Sheikh
Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, as well as his wife
and daughters on October 14, 2023.
Imam Khamenei said the movement that has started in Palestine will continue and lead to the complete victory of the Palestinians.
Imam Khamenei touched on the situation in the Palestinians territories, including the besieged Gaza Strip, which is currently under the most ferocious Israeli airstrikes for a seventh day since a Hamas blitzkrieg last Saturday.
“Today, one of the manifestations of the power of Islam is the very events that are happening in Palestine,” he said during a meeting with prominent Nigerian cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in Tehran.
“The incidents of the recent days in Palestine, especially the bombings and the martyrdom of women, children and men, injure the heart of every human, but they also show the incredible power of Islam in Palestine,” he said.
“And with the grace and mercy of God Almighty, this movement that has started in Palestine will go further and lead to the complete victory of the Palestinians.”
Imam Khamenei said, "Everyone in the Islamic world has a duty to help the Palestinian people."
The Supreme Leader appreciated Sheikh Zakzaky’s efforts and those of his family in Africa, saying the growing power of Islam in the world despite immense conspiracies is a result of such efforts.
“You are an example of a real mujahid [Islamic fighter] in the cause of Allah and we hope that you will be able to continue your fight” for the sake of Islam, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Leader said the Islamic movement is expanding in different parts of the world
such as Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, “and with God's grace, the
success of this movement will continue with greater strength”.
Imam Khamenei said the formation of the Islamic system in Iran and a government based on the political Islamic thought after many centuries is one of the aspects of the power of Islam.
“The Islamic Republic has become stronger day by day since its establishment and will become stronger in the future.”