Caspian International News Agency– Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader of Islamic Revolution, in a message to the 25th National Prayers Conference, referred to the public responsibility of saying prayers and stressed, “It is essential that all of us know prayer and make it known very well”.
The message of the supreme leader of Islamic Revolution reads as follows:
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Prayer is a door open to everyone through which one can reach God’s guidance and mercy, and put the life in the correct direction, full of blessings and benefit. Every one’s spiritual health is dependent upon saying prayers, and the right path and the pure life of every society is only achieved by saying prayers. All of these emphasis on saying prayers in Quran and our tradition does not have any objective other than keeping this door of blessing open to the Muslim society.
It is years that we have adopted this motto in our Islamic Iran: “الَّذینَ إِن مَکَّنّاهُم فِی الأَرضِ أَقامُوا الصَّلاة”; and this annual conference which is held with efforts and perseverance of Hojatoleslam Gharaati, repeats the strong recommendations for spreading prayers. However, we have to confess that the rights of this divine duty, which is the cure to our individual and social problems, have not been acknowledged. We, officials, and speakers, and lecturers, we clergymen and trustees for promotion and teaching of the religion, and all of the people are responsible in the duty of saying prayers.
All of us should put effort in knowing the true place of prayer and making it known very well.
I ask God increasing success for all of you and Mr. Gharaati.
Allah’s peace and mercy be upon you
Seyed Ali Khamenei
(Translating by Negar Lotfi)