TEHRAN: As the time for Abrahamic rituals of Hajj approaches— the time when people leave for Mecca to perform Hajj— organizers and officials of Iran’s Hajj organization met with the Leader of the Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday July 3, 2019.
The following is the extract of the statements his eminence made in this meeting:
Hajj is a manifestation of submission to and humbleness before God; it also has the social factors of unity, brotherhood, and harmony. Moreover it is a display of congregation as well as morality.
Among major mistakes is that they say do not politicize hajj! Creating unity is a political matter. Supporting & defending the oppressed in the World of Islam, like the Palestinian & Yemeni nations, is a political matter, exactly based on Islamic teachings & an obligation. Or declaring repudiation to the polytheists is an obligation.
Hajj is a political act and this political act is identically a religious obligation. That they prohibit such political acts is itself a political move, but an anti-religious one. That they say you have no right to talk against the U.S. is a Satanic political act.
The Saudi government bears major responsibilities. Among their responsibilities is providing security for the pilgrims but they should not create a security atmosphere. While the pilgrims are in Mecca and Medina, they should treat the hujjaj properly, respectfully, and with honor; because they are the guests of God, the Merciful.