Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a twitter message on Sunday congratulated Muslims worldwide on the Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
“I congratulate the great Islamic Umma on Eid al-Fitr which has been designated Eid for the Muslims by the Al-Mighty,” Imam Khamenei tweeted. Millions celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan by saying the occasion’s special prayers.
Imam Khamenei led the Eid prayers in Tehran on Monday, and felicitated the Iranian people and other Muslims on the occasion, which he called “a day of compassion and reward.” “This year Ramadan was a blessed month, in a true sense for our nation. The atmosphere was one of spirituality – a genuine Ramadan,” the Leader said.
His Eminence praised people’s participation in Quds Day rallies which are held each year on the last Friday of Ramadan. “People participated in Quds Day rallies in the scorching heat of long summer days. This was a truly great job that will be recorded in history,” the Leader said.
The Leader further praised the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps [IRGC]’s response to a June 7 terrorist attack in Tehran with ballistic missiles which targeted Wahhabi Daesh headquarters in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor. “This powerful offensive of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps against the enemies was also a great job,” he said.
The Leader cited cultural issues among the most important tasks, saying there are many loopholes in this field which the enemies use to infiltrate the country. Touching on regional developments, Imam Khamenei said issues surrounding Bahrain, Yemen and other Muslim countries are “major wounds on the body of Islam.”
“The Islamic world must explicitly support the Yemeni people; they must express their disavowal and aversion of tyrants and oppressors who assaulted them in the way you saw during the month of Ramadan,” the Leader said.
“The same goes for the people of Bahrain and Kashmir; our nation can be placed as the backbone of this massive movement of the Islamic world,” His Eminence added. President Hassan Rouhani also issued a message, congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the Eid.
“Across Muslim societies, understanding the grandeur of this month and this Eid represents the great festival of unity of all Muslims and their collective diligence in reducing differences and eliminating such plights as poverty, extremism, violence, and terrorism from the geography of the Muslim world,” the message read. The president also thanked the nation for their wholesale participation in the demonstrations marking the International Quds Day on Friday.
The participation, he said, had sent across their “clarion call in defense of the rightfulness of the region’s downtrodden nations, liberation of the noble al-Quds, and condemnation of Takfiri terrorism.”
Source: News Agencies