Rabu, 08 Oktober 2008
Ayatollah Khamenei calls for Muslim Unity
In Tehran’s Eid-ul-Fitr sermons
"Unity in the world of Islam is the only way to counter enemies' all-out offensives. Since they feel helpless in the face of huge movement of Islamic awakening, enemies resort to discord through lies and deception,"
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here on Wednesday called for unity in the world of Islam, saying it is the only way to confront enemies' all-out offensives.
"Unity in the world of Islam is the only way to counter enemies' all-out offensives. Since they feel helpless in the face of huge movement of Islamic awakening, enemies resort to discord through lies and deception," said Ayatollah Khamenei in his `Eid-ul-Fitr’ sermons at Tehran's Musalla (Grand Prayers Ground) on Wednesday.
Congratulating Iranian and Muslims worldwide on the auspicious occasion of `Eid-ul-Fitr,' the Supreme Leader thanked the audience and Muslims at large for massive turnout in the International Quds Day rallies on the last Friday (September 26) of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Calling International Quds Day "the manifestation of true unity in the world of Islam", Ayatollah Khamenei said, "This year, from East to the West, in the world of Islam and even in Europe, which is dominated by governments' prejudice, (and) anywhere Muslims seized the chance voiced their support for the oppressed Palestinian nation." The Supreme Leader said this year's International Quds Day showed failure of the 60-year efforts of Palestine's usurpers and their supporters in removing name and memory of Palestine.
"Thanks to Islamic awakening, the world of Islam has today become more sensitive towards and more anxious over the Palestine issue...
Had such vigilance existed when Palestine was occupied, it would never have been occupied by the Zionists," declared Ayatollah Khamenei.
Iranian nation will never leave Palestinians alone
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the bravery and resistance of the Palestinian nation and said Palestinians' resistance and campaign are the main reason for other Muslim nations' support for the issue of Quds.
Addressing Palestinian nation, the legal Palestinian government and Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "Iranian nation has not left you alone and will not do so in the future either."
Referring to certain Zionist figures' acknowledgement to growing defeat of the Zionist Regime, Ayatollah Khamenei said Zionists' failure and defeat is absolute.
The Leader hoped that God willing, the present Palestinian generation will witness such a "big day."
Ayatollah Khamenei said nations, especially the elite, intellectuals, Ulama and distinguished political figures in the world of Islam, shoulder a heavy duty.
"Having found themselves helpless in the face of huge Islamic awakening movement, enemies have launched diversified psychological warfare and resorted to various political and propaganda ploys, using such labels as Arab and Ajam (non-Arab) and Shiite or Sunni, to divide people through lies and deception and to make Muslim states terrified of the Islamic Republic of Iran. However, the Islamic system and Iranian nation -- as they have repeatedly announced -- consider all their achievements and progress belonging to whole Muslim Ummah and vigilantly stress unity in the world of Islam," reiterated the Supreme Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei, highlighting extreme significance of internal unity, called on all inside the country to give preference to national rather than factional interests.
Bright prospect ahead of Muslims
Elsewhere, Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei told an audience of senior government officials and envoys from Muslim countries based in Tehran Wednesday that the prospect of the world of Islam was brighter and more hopeful than past and that the Islamic umma would advance to the point of dignity.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the fruit of the blessed month of Ramadan was spiritual perfection and companionship with God to which the Islamic umma needs more than ever before.
Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the turbulent times Muslims faced in the past that were full of neglect and hopelessness, adding that despite immense pressure from world domineering powers, the future prospects of the Muslims are bright at present thanks to Islamic awakening.
"The prospects of Muslims are brighter than ever. Even the enemies of Islam admit to their feebleness and defeat," the IR Leader said, adding that in order to materialize the prospective dignity, the Muslims must engage in a diligent campaign in political, intellectual, scientific and moral spheres.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the current situation in Middle East bore testimony to the feeble status of the international arrogance.
"The regime of the United States of America which in the wake of the collapse of the former Soviet considered itself unchallenged and has reached a dead end.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution says US plans for wreaking havoc in Pakistan will only add to Bush administration's failures.
Washington has launched numerous missile strikes in volatile regions in northern Pakistan, leaving many civilians dead in tribal areas.
The US claims the attacks are directed at retarding terrorist organizations in the Afghan-Pakistani border areas.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned Washington against pursuing its hidden agenda in Pakistan.
The Leader said the Pakistani people are now 'awake' and 'steadfast' in resisting the hegemonic agenda of world powers. Ayatollah Khamenei said the Muslims are in need of divine assistance in order to keep progress, adding that the Muslim Iranian nation in the past 30 years has stood against the arrogant superpowers by relying on God and continues to progress day by day.
"We must cherish the divine blessings and solidify our resolve and hope in future," the IR Leader urged.