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Imam Khamenei’s advice for Shias to join Sunni congregational prayers

TEHRAN: One of the issues which is very important in Hajj is the issue of amiability and fraternity. In various narrations issued by the Imams (greetings be upon them), it has been stressed that you should perform daily prayers in Masjid al-Haraam and Masjid al-Nabi with non-Shias and that you should participate in their daily prayers and perform it together. These are our narrations. This means amiability among Muslim brothers. I have heard that some people insist that people perform public prayers in caravans, in hotels and in other places. This is not the correct policy and method. They should join other people and they should perform public prayers with other Muslims in Masjid al-Haram and in the orderly lines of Masjid al-Nabi. The formation of the Islamic Ummah through the great gatherings of Muslims is one of the obligations that exists in Hajj.

Jul 3, 2019

Hajj pilgrims have certain responsibilities which should be carried out. The honourable hajj pilgrims should attach significance to public prayers. They should attach significance to saying daily prayers on time. They should participate in the public prayers which are held in Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabi. Great significance should be attached to the recitation of the Holy Quran – on the days that Hajj pilgrims manage to show their presence in the Two Holy Mosques – and to Arafat obligations and Arafat Day.

Roaming the markets should be avoided! I have repeated this over and over again. Markets exist everywhere in the world. There is one in Tehran as well, with all sorts of legal and illegal products. So, markets exist everywhere including in Tehran and other cities. What does not exist in Tehran is Ka’bah! What does not exist in Tehran and in your living environment is Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabi! These are the exclusive places that only exist there. Therefore, they should be benefitted from. Otherwise, markets and various commodities exist everywhere.

Jul 30, 2017

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