Unity will ben­e­fit all Mus­lim states: Leader

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TEHRAN — Leader of the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion on Mon­day re­gret­ted “di­vi­sion and dis­pute” among Mus­lim na­tions, say­ing unity will ben­e­fit all Mus­lim coun­tries.

Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei made the re­marks dur­ing a meet­ing with se­nior and mid-ranking of­fi­cials, or­di­nary peo­ple and am­bas­sadors of Mus­lim coun­tries on the oc­ca­sion of Eid-al Fitr, which marks the end of the fast­ing month of Ra­madan.

“Di­vi­sion and dis­pute are harm­ful to Is­lam and the Mus­lim Ummah, and con­versely Mus­lim coun­tries pulling closer to each other and re­frain­ing from pit­ting [their mil­i­tary] forces against each other con­forms to divine wis­dom and ben­e­fits all Is­lamic coun­tries,” Ay­a­tol­lah Khamenei said, ac­cord­ing to the leader.ir.

The Leader added “the is­sue of Pales­tine as the fore­most prob­lem of the Mus­lim world” must never “for­got­ten”.

The Leader de­scribed the Quds Day ral­lies as an ex­am­ple of Is­lamic unity to be proud of, say­ing, “This is the very mean­ing of Is­lamic unity, in which fast­ing Shia peo­ple pour into the streets with such glory and great­ness to voice their sol­i­dar­ity and sympathy for the Pales­tini­ans, who are Sun­nis.”

Point­ing to the oc­cu­pa­tion of the Mus­lim coun­try of Pales­tine and the ex­pul­sion of its na­tive in­hab­i­tants, the Leader, said, “Ac­cord­ing to Is­lamic ju­rispru­dence, once faced with the dom­i­na­tion of the en­emy over Is­lamic ter­ri­tory, all Mus­lims are duty-bound to cam­paign and carry out ji­had in what­ever pos­si­ble form and, there­fore, fight­ing against the Zion­ist regime is in­cum­bent upon and manda­tory for the en­tire Is­lamic world.”

Crit­i­ciz­ing some Mus­lim coun­tries for turn­ing down this cam­paign, the Leader de­scribed the Ira­nian na­tion as vig­i­lant and con­scious in car­ry­ing out their duty.

“The Mus­lim world needs unity… and Mus­lim na­tions are over­whelm­ingly in sympathy with each other and it is their gov­ern­ments that must ful­fill their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.”

‘Valu­able so­cial as­sets’

Ad­dress­ing the Eid-al Fitr wor­ship­pers on the same day at the Mos­al­lah Mosque in Tehran, Leader also praised the IRGC’s pow­er­ful mis­sile strikes on ISIL in Syria as well as the mas­sive ral­lies on Quds Day and huge turnout in the May 19 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, say­ing th­ese are all “valu­able so­cial as­sets” which are the source of honor and hope.

On June 18, the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion Guards Corps fired six sur­face-to sur­face mis­siles at Is­lamic State tar­gets in Syria in re­tal­i­a­tion for the ter­ror­ist group’s deadly at­tacks in Tehran.

The mis­siles were launched from Iran’s western bases at ISIL com­mand cen­ters, lo­gis­tic sites and sui­cide car bomb fac­to­ries in Syria’s eastern Deir al Zour area.

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