Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that fighting the Zionist enemy is a duty, stressing that Palestine remains number one issue of the Islamic world.
Addressing Iranians during Fitr prayers, Imam Khamenei said that Muslims today are obliged to fight Israel with whatever means they have.
“According to Islamic jurisprudence, when an enemy takes over Muslim lands, Jihad in any possible form becomes everyone’s duty,” the Leader said.
“Today the fight against the Zionist regime is obligatory and necessary for Muslims. Why do some evade this duty?” Imam Khamenei added.
As his eminence stressed that Palestine is the foremost issue of the Islamic world, the Leader warned that discord and division are the most important problems in the Islamic world.
He touched on the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and North Africa, warning of the “great danger of consigning the Palestinian issue to oblivion.”
“Palestine is the number one issue of the Islamic world, but some Islamic countries are acting in such a way as to have the Palestinian case ignored and forgotten.”
Imam Khamenei described disunity as “the most important problem and a great wound on the body of the Islamic world” in the face of the enemies’ efforts to fan the flames of sectarian, religious and territorial strife.
“Division and discord are harmful to Islam and the Islamic Ummah. On the other hand, proximity among Islamic countries and avoiding the use of force against one another is in accordance with divine wisdom and in the interest of all Islamic countries.”
The Leader also commented on remarks this month by a US lawmaker appearing to support a terror attack in Tehran by ISIL and implying that it was President Donald Trump’s strategy.
His eminence warned that the US has been suing discord in the Muslim world betwwen Shia and Sunnis.
“A US congressman defending a Sunni community against Shias, while they are hostile to the essence of Islam and Muslims, is a vicious conspiracy.”
“And this matter calls for awareness and concern, but unfortunately, the authorities of the Islamic states are neglecting these hostilities,” he added.
Source: Iranian media