Muslims should utilize Ramadan to achieve glory and dignity: Imam Khamenei

wilayattimes (Iran)

Tehran:Muslim nations can utilize the month of Ramadan and event of Eid ul-Fitr as instruments to achieve glory and dignity. They can use them as ladders to climb towards spiritual and material improvement, towards dignity in this world and in the next.

Muslim nations can utilize the month of Ramadan and event of Eid ul-Fitr as instruments to achieve glory and dignity. They can use them as ladders to climb towards spiritual and material improvement, towards dignity in this world and in the next. We should be vigilant, make use of these great opportunities.

Muslim nations were under the hegemony and oppression of arrogant powers from around the world for decades. The world wars, which broke out between the arrogant powers, started in Europe. These arrogant powers attacked each other, and they involved several Muslim nations and regional nations in their consequences and problems, which resulted from their wars. It was after these wars that the dangerous and deadly Zionist outgrowth was created in our sensitive region–among Muslim countries, in the heart of the world of Islam. It was after these wars that the misguided and flawed structure of the United Nations and its Security Council was established, certain governments were given a power of veto. That is to say, the same blood stained hands and clutches that started those deadly wars decided to take control of the world afterwards, spreading their hegemony over this sensitive, important, and rich region: a region which could have been a center for the unity of the Muslim Ummeh. And this [interfering with unity] was exactly what they did. We were suffering from lack of vigilance: Muslim nations were asleep. They became the target of attacks and their destiny was afflicted with major complex problems, problems that the Muslim nations are still suffering from. We were not vigilant enough. Leaders of the Islamic countries were suffering from lack of vigilance during a certain era, and they fell for the games of global powers.

Today it is felt, it is witnessed that this veil of unawareness, which had clouded minds in the regional countries and in some Muslim countries, is disappearing: it is necessary to appreciate this. Today, thanks to an Islamic Awakening, our sensitive region, North Africa and West Asia—a sensitive region and the heart of the world, which Europeans call the “Middle East”—is determining the destiny of this region. We need to be aware of this opportunity. We need to appreciate it. We should not overlook this important opportunity! The issues of holy Quds and oppressed Palestine are at the heart of events taking place in the Middle East.

Many of the problems in our sensitive region are due to the existence of the cancerous Zionist tumor; the blood stained hands of the global powers are doing everything to safeguard it. The Americans and the other hegemonic powers of the world are openly saying that their destiny depends on the destiny of the Zionist regime: this is not in their best interest.

Thanks to Islamic Awakening, today, the issue of Palestine has become the main issue of the world of Islam once again. You should not let this distinction and this advantage disappear, or be concealed under the machinations and plots of the enemies of the Islamic Ummah. The issue of Palestine is one of the main issues. Over time, the people evaluate their governments with their positions on the issue of Palestine. Of course, pressure by the arrogant and autocratic powers, suppression and coercion, have not allowed the wishes of the people to reveal themselves. This year, much to the disappointment of the Zionists, in the Quds Day rallies, the regional nations managed to speak what they felt in their hearts regarding Palestine. And by Allah’s favor, this movement will become stronger on a daily basis.                                                                                                                                                      August 19, 2012

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