“During the Hajj season, the Ka’ba, which is the secret to unity and dignity, and the symbol of monotheism and spirituality, hosts enthusiastic and hopeful individuals, who converge on the birthplace of Islam, from across the world in response to God Almighty’s invitation,” said the Leader in a message on the occasion of the annual Hajj rituals.
“The Muslim Ummah can witness the compact image of its enormity and the diversity and the depth of faith in the hearts of the followers of this monotheist religion through the eyes of its representatives who have gathered here from the four corners of the world, and can become familiar with this tremendous and unique asset,” the message read.
Ayatollah Khamenei also highlighted in his message that the growing wave of Islamic awakening heralds a glorious future for the Muslim community.
The Leader further mentioned that the achievements secured by the Iranian nation over the past three decades have prompted hegemonic powers to use more sophisticated methods to counter Islam.
“The enemy’s extensive propaganda campaigns to promote Islamophobia are hasty attempts at sowing discord among Islamic faiths and fueling factional prejudices,” read the message.
Ayatollah Khamenei also underlined that hegemonic powers spare no effort in their attempts to drive a wedge between the Shias and Sunnis, and play up differences to turn them into bitter conflicts.
The Leader further underlined that the US is bogged down in a quagmire in the region and becoming more unpopular.
“The Muslim Ummah’s main duty is to call to virtue and prohibit from vice and to have unwavering faith in God. No virtue is better than rescuing nations from the demonic clutches of hegemonic powers, and no vice is worse than depending on and serving hegemonic powers,” Ayatollah Khamenei’s message also read.
The Leader underscored the need to help the besieged people of Gaza and resist US and Israeli encroachments