Ayatollah Khamenei hails unity between Iran’s Shia, Sunni Muslims
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting in Tehran with those in charge of a martyrs' congress in the province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan on February 5, 2018. (Photo by Leader.ir)
Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has lauded the strong unity among Iran’s Shia and Sunni Muslims despite all enemy attempts to sow discord among them.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a recent meeting in Tehran with a number of officials in charge of a martyrs’ congress in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan.
The Leader described Sistan-and-Baluchestan, along with the provinces of Kordestan and Golestan as the embodiment of Muslim unity and a role model of cooperation and brotherly coexistence for all Shias and Sunnis worldwide.
Ayatollah Khamenei further called for vigilance among Muslims against divisive enemy schemes.
The Leader also highlighted the sacrifices of Sistan-and-Baluchestan’s Sunni Muslims over the past decades in defending the country, citing the martyrdom of a teenager during the 1980s Iraqi-imposed war and a cleric at the hands of counter-revolutionary elements as two examples that show “Shia and Sunni brothers in the Islamic Republic are standing by each other on the most arduous fronts.”
“Shia and Sunni brothers in the Islamic Republic are present by each other's side on the most arduous of fronts,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
Thanks to the people’s “faith and sacrifices,” the Islamic Republic has remained resilient in the face of “modern ignorance” despite all sanctions and the enemies’ military and cultural conspiracies, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The meeting took place on February 5 ahead of the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which was marked across Iran on Sunday.
On Tuesday, the Leader pardoned or commuted the sentences of 565 convicts on the occasion of the Islamic Revolution anniversary.
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