Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has underscored the need for unity among all Muslim countries amid enemy plots to create rift in the Islamic Ummah.
Addressing a group of Iranian Hajj officials in Tehran on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei described Islamic unity as “the Islamic Republic’s fundamental slogan”, which means that Muslim states should set aside enmities and stand by each other vis-à-vis important global issues.
The Leader further described Hajj pilgrimage as an opportunity that must be seized in order to foil enemy plots, which are hatched to separate Iran from the rest of the Muslim world.
“Raising a barrier between the Islamic Republic [of Iran] and the rest of the Muslim world is one of the ploys [used by] the enemies of unity in the Islamic Ummah,” the Leader stated, adding that every Muslim is obligated to make efforts to help raze this “fake barrier.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also warned of false enemy propaganda aimed at spreading illusions about Iran and Shia Islam.
The annual pilgrimage of Hajj brings millions of Muslims together from a variety of nationalities, races and sects.
Hajj, as one of the world’s largest gatherings, is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people and their submission to God. Hajj rituals take place during six days (8th-13th) of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah.