Press Shia – Ayatollah Arafi said, “We are witnesses to a more intense and unprecedented front against the discourse of the Revolution, the Iranian people and the Islamic Resistance Front.”

Press Shia Agency – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers at Qom’s Qods Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi referred to the blessings of the holy month of Sha’ban, saying, “Sha’ban is a pure opportunity to cleanse oneself of neglect and inattention. We must take full advantage of the opportunities of this month, so that by removing the dust we can enter the holy month of Ramadhan. The month of Sha’ban is a wake up call for mankind.” 


The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran expressed his congratulations on the celebrations and birth anniversaries of Sha’ban and also commemorated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Day and Veterans Day, saying, “The Revolutionary Guards are an impenetrable fortress in defence of the discourse of the Islamic Revolution in the country, region and the world and are subject to the hatred of the sworn enemies of Islam. The world knows that all of the people of Iran are guards and are Basijis and stand alongside the Revolutionary Guards to defend Islam and the Islamic Resistance and support them.”


He said, “The illusion that the Iranian nation is being ripped to shreds and the assumption that they can separate the Revolutionary Guards, army and scientific forces from one another and the Islamic establishment through sanctions is a false illusion because the nation is united in the light of the leadership of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] and advances the path of the Revolution.”


Referring to the specific circumstances of the region and the world, Ayatollah Arafi explained, “We are witnesses to a more intense and unprecedented front against the discourse of the Revolution, the Iranian people and the Islamic Resistance Front. The United States, the Zionist regime, their international allies and their regional mercenaries came together and created a difficult conflict in order to harm the Revolution.”


The member of the Supreme Council of the Seminary added, “The enemies are designing and seek to implement a lot of plans in the fields of culture, politics, economics and security. We know that complex and difficult plans have been designed to capture the power and ability of Islamic Iran and the Islamic Resistance Front. This is a heavy duty for us.” 


His Eminence stated that our first duty is awareness, insight and vigilance and noted, “We must know what battlefield we are facing and the intense conspiracies which are being designed and pursued and we must also seriously plan on how to solve the people’s problems.”


Ayatollah Arafi added, “In our comments, we must take God, the Islamic establishment and the Islamic Revolution into consideration. Today, a heavy battle is underway and it is not accepted by anyone that in such a situation, they must assist the arrogant front through their speech, actions and neglect. Any crudeness and indifference from our side can provide the grounds for the advance of the arrogant front.”


The dean of al-Mustafa International University said, “It is the expectation of groups, authorities, officials and personalities to take this battle into consideration and not to neglect the priorities. Today, the Islamic establishment and the Islamic Resistance Front are the targets of the plots of the enemies of Islam. We must not help the enemies but we must help the Revolution and the progress of the country with our work, efforts and measured words.”


He added that the Supreme Leader is subject to the enmity of all of the enemies of God and the Messenger of God and we must help him and stressed, “We must not harm the divine front with our words and lack of regard to priority. We must also put supporting Iranian goods and strengthening domestic production on our agenda.”


Ayatollah Arafi said, “In opposition to the satanic front, today, a strong and rational front of faith, spirituality and revolutionary principles has been formed with the initiative of Islamic Iran throughout the Islamic world. In the year 1396 [2017-2018], the courageous Revolutionary Guards and the Resistance Front were victorious over the evil terrorists affiliated to the arrogant powers.”


The Friday prayer leader of Qom explained, “If the enemies of today are invading Syria and other places, it is because they are afraid and frustrated. More than ever before, the arrogant powers are afraid of the power of the Resistance and fear pervades the pillars of the hegemonic system.”


Addressing the arrogant powers and enemies of Islam, “Know that the deadlock has come to an end, and today, the Islamic Resistance will stand with all of its might against all of your plots all over the world and none of your plots will reach fruition.”


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