Message to Hajj Pilgrims 1431 A.H
Posted on نوامبر 16, 2010 by آغا سید عبدالحسین
Khamenei’s Message to Hajj Pilgrims (1431 A.H.
In the Name
of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds
Allah’s blessings be upon our Master, Muhammad al-Mustafa
immaculate Family and his elect Companions.
As a symbol
of Islamic unity and honour and the emblem of monotheism and spirituality, the
Holy Ka’bah, during the Hajj season, is host to the ardent and hopeful hearts,
who come hurrying from all over the world to the birthplace of Islam in
response to the call of the Glorious Lord. At this time, the Islamic Ummah can
have a bird’s eye view of its own great extent and diversity, seen through the
eyes of its envoys who gather here from all over the world, and be witness to
the profound faith that rules over the hearts of the followers of the True
Religion, and appreciate its great and peerless heritage.
self-discovery of the Ummah enables us as Muslims to become aware of the
position which is worthy of them in the world, today and tomorrow, and to keep
moving towards it.
expanding wave of Islamic awakening in the world today is a reality that
heralds a bright future for the Islamic Ummah. This powerful surge started
three decades ago with the victory of the Islamic Revolution and establishment
of the system of the Islamic Republic. Our great Ummah has continued to march
ahead non-stop, removing the obstacles from its way and conquering new fronts.
The sophisticated stratagems of the global Arrogance and its costly maneuvers
aimed at countering Islam are also a consequence of these victories.
extensive propaganda of the enemy to spread Islamophobia, its offhand efforts
to create discord among Muslim sects, to incite sectarian prejudices, to bring
about pseudo-confrontations between the Sunnis and the Shi’ah, to create
disunity between Islamic states and to aggravate their differences, to change
them into hostility and unsolvable conflicts, its employment of intelligence and
espionage outfits to propagate corruption and immorality amongst the youth—all
these are nervous and bewildered responses to the steady and firm advances of
the Islamic Ummah towards awakening, honour and freedom.
Zionist regime is no more the undefeatable monster of 30 years ago. The United
States and the West are also no more the unquestionable decision-makers of the
Middle East that they were two decades ago. Contrary to the situation that
existed ten years ago, the nuclear know-how and other complex technologies are
no longer considered inaccessible daydreams for Muslim nations of the region.
Today the Palestinian nation is an acknowledged paragon of resistance, the
Lebanese nation has single-handedly demolished the fake awesomeness of the Zionist
regime and emerged as the victor of the 33-day war, and the Iranian nation is
at the vanguard of the movement towards the looming peaks.
arrogant United States, the self-styled commandant of the Islamic region and
the real sponsor of the Zionist regime, is bogged down in the quagmire of its
own making in Afghanistan. As a result of all its crimes against the people of
Iraq, it is in the course of becoming isolated in that country. It is hated
more than ever before in disaster-stricken Pakistan. Today, the influence of
the anti-Islamic front which since the past two centuries has acted as a
despotic overlord over Islamic nations and states and plundered their
resources, is receding before the heroic resistance of the Muslim nations.
On the opposite
side, the wave of Islamic awakening is steadily advancing and growing in depth
day by day.
On the one
hand, this hopeful and promising situation should inspire us, the Muslim
nations, to keep marching ahead towards the desirable future with ever greater
confidence. On the other hand, the past lessons and experience should make us
more vigilant than ever before. This general imperative undoubtedly calls for
greater commitment from religious scholars, political leaders, intellectuals
and youth than the others and requires them to be at the vanguard of the
and living message of the Noble Qur’an is addressed to us:
You are the
best nation ever brought forth for mankind: you bid what is right and forbid
what is wrong, and have faith in Allah. (3:110)
majestic address the Islamic Ummah is declared as one which has been brought
forth for the sake of humanity. The aim of its birth is the good of mankind and
duty is to urge what is good and to forbid evil while maintaining unshakeable
faith in God. There is no ‘right thing’ (ma’ruf) more significant than rescuing
nations from the satanic claws of the global Arrogance, and there is no ‘wrong
thing’ (munkar) uglier than dependence on the Arrogant and servitude to them.
major duties of the elite of the Islamic Ummah is to provide help to the
Palestinian nation and the besieged people of Gaza, to sympathize and provide
assistance to the nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Kashmir, to engage
in struggle and resistance against the aggressions of the United States
and the Zionist regime, to safeguard the solidarity of Muslims and stop tainted
hands and mercenary voices that try to damage this unity, to spread awakening
and the sense of responsibility and commitment among Muslim youth throughout
spectacle and stage of Hajj provides us with an opportunity for the fulfillment
of these duties and summons us to intensify and redouble our resolution and
Peace and Allah’s
mercy be upon you!