Islam http://english.irib.ir Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:06:40 +0000 en-gb Lebanon's Hezbollah slams Nimr execution as 'assassination' http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220883-lebanon-s-hezbollah-slams-nimr-execution-as-assassination http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220883-lebanon-s-hezbollah-slams-nimr-execution-as-assassination

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned as an “assassination” Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

 

In a statement carried by its website al-Manar on Saturday, Hezbollah condemned the execution of Sheikh Nimr as a “heinous crime,” saying the move was based on “false pretexts” and “empty allegations.”

Hezbollah said the reason behind the execution of Nimr was that the respected cleric always spoke for the oppressed against the regime in Saudi Arabia.

The Lebanese resistance movement also condemned the Saudi authorities’ designation of Nimr and other anti-regime Shia activists as terrorist elements, saying Riyadh tried to divert attention from its terror-seeking policies by killing Nimr and others over their alleged role in acts of terror.

Hezbollah described the late Sheikh Nimr as a spiritual scholar who always sought dialogue and resisted injustice. His martyrdom will pave the way for the final abolishment of the Saudi kingdom, the Lebanese resistance movement said.

It said Nimr’s execution was a beginning in the New Year for a string of new crimes by the Saudi regime.
Hezbollah called on rights groups across the world to condemn the execution of Sheikh Nimr as a crime.
The Lebanese group also said it also holds the United States responsible for the execution of Nimr as Washington has always provided direct support for the Saudi regime and covered up Riyadh’s continued violation of the rights of its people and the people of other countries in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed Sheikh Nimr along with 46 others in defiance of international calls for the release of the prominent Shia cleric and other jailed political activists in the kingdom.
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Islam Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:13:36 +0000
Iran summons Saudi envoy over Nimr execution http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220881-iran-summons-saudi-envoy-over-nimr-execution http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220881-iran-summons-saudi-envoy-over-nimr-execution

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabian charge d'affaires to Tehran to protest the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

 

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Saturday conveyed the Islamic Republic’s protest to Ahmed al-Muwallid over Nimr’s execution.

On Saturday, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced that Sheikh Nimr along with 46 others, who were convicted of being involved in “terrorism” and adopting a “Takfiri” ideology, had been put to death.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that executing Sheikh Nimr would create a “whirlwind” of problems for the Saudi regime.

It is unlikely that Saudi Arabia will be able to easily get out of such a whirlwind, he added.

“Such acts will add to security woes in the region,” the top Iranian parliamentarian pointed out.

He said Saudi Arabia’s decisions over the past two years have created problems for regional countries, including Iraq, Yemen and Syria, and expressed regret over Riyadh’s “adventurism” in the region.
Larijani emphasized that Western countries and the US must take action over Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sheikh Nimr, which he said is a “blatant violation of human rights.”

The Iranian parliament speaker warned that soaring insecurity in the region would affect all regional countries.
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Islam Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:09:29 +0000
Iran strongly condemns Nimr execution http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220864-iran-strongly-condemns-nimr-execution http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220864-iran-strongly-condemns-nimr-execution

Iran has strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, denouncing it as deeply irresponsible.

 

“The execution of a personality such as Sheikh Nimr who had no means other than speech to pursue his political and religious objectives only shows the depth of imprudence and irresponsibility,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Saturday.  

“The Saudi government supports terrorists and Takfiri extremists, while talking to its critics at home with the language of execution and suppression,” he said.

Sheikh Nimr’s execution comes while “Takfiri terrorists and extremists have taken away peace and security from regional nations and the world and are threatening the existence of some governments in the region,” said the Iranian official.

“It is clear that the consequences of this abortive and irresponsible policy will befall those behind it and the Saudi government will pay a heavy price for following such policies,” Jaberi Ansari added.

On Saturday, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced that Sheikh Nimr along with 47 others, who were convicted of being involved “terrorism” and adopting a “Takfiri” ideology, had been put to death.
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Islam Sat, 02 Jan 2016 12:03:02 +0000
Muslim nations denounce Saudi execution of Shia cleric http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220862-muslim-nations-denounce-saudi-execution-of-shia-cleric http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220862-muslim-nations-denounce-saudi-execution-of-shia-cleric

Saudi Arabia’s execution of top Shia cleric sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr has drawn angry reactions from Muslim bodies worldwide.

 

On Saturday, Lebanon’s Supreme Islamic Shia Council condemned Riyadh’s execution of Sheikh Nimr as a “grave mistake.”

The Saudi Interior Ministry said Sheikh Nimr along with 47 others on Saturday after they were convicted of “terrorism”

“The execution of Sheikh Nimr was an execution of reason, moderation and dialogue,” the council’s Vice President Sheikh Abdel Amir Qabalan said in a statement.

Some figures in Lebanon have also blasted the Saudi regime for putting the leading Shia figure to death despite international calls for Riyadh to overturn his death ruling.

In a similar move, Pakistan’s Muslims Unity Assembly also decried the move as a challenge against millions of Muslims worldwide.

In Yemen, the Ansarullah movement also described Sheikh Nimr as a “holy warrior” and said the Saudi execution of the top Shia cleric is a “flagrant violation of human rights.”

Elsewhere in Bahrain, hundreds of people held a protest rally in the capital, Manama, to voice their outrage at the execution of the Shia cleric.
Eyewitnesses said Bahraini security forces used tear gas to disperse demonstrators, who were carrying pictures of the cleric, in the village of Abu-Saiba, west of Manama.

Widespread protest rallies are expected to be held around the word to condemn Riyadh, which is already beefing up security in the Shia-dominated Qatif region of Eastern Province, according to reports.

According to Lebanon’s Al-Ahd news network, Saudi Arabia has evacuated all police offices in the Shia-majority town of Qatif following the announcement of the execution of Sheikh Nimr and 47 others on Saturday.

Sheikh Nimr, a critic of the Riyadh regime, was shot by Saudi police and arrested in 2012 in the Qatif region of Shia-dominated Eastern Province, which was the scene of peaceful anti-regime demonstrations at the time.

He was charged with instigating unrest and undermining the kingdom’s security, making anti-government speeches and defending political prisoners. He had rejected all the charges as baseless.
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Islam Sat, 02 Jan 2016 12:01:18 +0000
Nimr execution indicates Saudi monarchy nearing demise: Senior Iran MP http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220861-nimr-execution-indicates-saudi-monarchy-nearing-demise-senior-iran-mp http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/220861-nimr-execution-indicates-saudi-monarchy-nearing-demise-senior-iran-mp

A senior Iranian legislator has condemned the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, saying the move is a sign that the rule of Al Saud monarchy is reaching the end of the road.

 

“The execution of Sheikh Nimr and scores of others by the Al Saud government once again showed that there is nothing called freedom and respect for scholars and thinkers in Saudi Arabia, and there is essentially absolute dictatorship in the country,” Head of Iran’s Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Saturday.

The lawmaker said the US, which offers total support to Saudi Arabia, shares responsibility for the execution of Sheikh Nimr.

Boroujerdi said Nimr’s execution would mark the start of a new wave of protests in Saudi Arabia.

"History has shown that those who confront religious scholars will see defeat and annihilation brought upon them."

Meantime, spokesman for the Iranian (Majlis) Parliament’s presiding board Abdolreza Mesri said Iranian lawmakers will not remain silent in the face of the Saudi regime’s “inhumane and un-Islamic” move. He called on international rights organizations and world bodies to react to Al Saud’s atrocities.
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Islam Sat, 02 Jan 2016 12:00:04 +0000
Tehran’s Friday Prayers sermons http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/215915-tehran’s-friday-prayers-sermons http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/215915-tehran’s-friday-prayers-sermons

Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader, Hojjat-ol-Islam Kazem Seddighi, has forthrightly condemned the Zionist regime’s desecration and attacks on the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of al-Quds.

 

Addressing a huge crowd of Friday Prayers worshippers and the faithful in Tehran, Hojjat-ol-Islam Kazem Seddighi  reacted to a new round of Zionist attacks and desecration of the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first Qibla of Muslims. He said that because of the indifference of Arab nations and the international community in general, Zionist criminals have decided to speed up the judaization of the occupied city of al-Quds.

Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader went on to emphasize the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for the Palestinian people, their resistance, and their efforts to stop the judaization of the al-Aqsa Mosque. 
Hojjat-ol-Islam Seddighi pointedly added: “The Zionists are exploiting the current turmoil in the Middle East region, they have viciously attacked Palestinian worshippers, they have stepped up their attacks on the Holy al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and by doing so they have violated all international laws and norms”.

Commenting on the current situation in Yemen, Hojjat-ol-Islam Seddighi strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s crimes and atrocities in Yemen. Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader said the Al-e-Saud regime in Saudi Arabia is a puppet regime of the West. He added: “Saudi Arabia and its Western backers, who claim to be democratic, are the main cause of bloodshed and turmoil in Yemen, and they are the reason why terrorist groups -- such as ISIL -- have grown so much in this region”.

In further remarks, Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader referred to American and Zionist crimes in the Middle East region, and threats and plots against the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Hojjat-ol-Islam Seddighi said: “The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Iranian armed forces are fully vigilant, and ready, and they will give a crushing response to any possible enemy move”.

Turning to Iran’s rapid progress in many fields, including progress in peaceful civilian nuclear technology, and in aerospace and defense technologies, and also Iran’s economic progress, Hojjat-ol-Islam Seddighi said the Islamic Iran is continuing to achieve its goals and moving forward at full speed, despite the many enemy plots and schemes.
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Islam Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:12:48 +0000
Tehran’s Friday Prayers sermons http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/210726-tehran’s-friday-prayers-sermons http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/210726-tehran’s-friday-prayers-sermons

Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, has emphasized that the spiritual nature of the Islamic system of government is what distinguishes it, and sets it apart, from all other forms of government.

 

Addressing a huge crowd of Friday Prayers worshippers and the faithful in Tehran, Ayatollah Emami Kashani referred to the high status and importance of the Islamic system of government, and compared and contrasted it with other forms of government around the world.
Ayatollah Emami Kashani said the lifestyle and practical example of Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace), the late Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is very important and valuable, and all strata of society, particularly the younger generation should pay attention to Imam Khomeini’s lifestyle and legacy.

Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader went on to refer to those who question the concept of the rule of the Supreme Jurist (Velayat-e-Faqih), saying these individuals are the enemies of the Islamic Republic.   Ayatollah Emami Kashani went on to emphasize the central importance and pivotal role of the rule of the Supreme Jurist (Velayat-e-Faqih ) in the Islamic system of government.

Commenting further, he said after the passing away of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace), the current Leader of the Islamic Republic is a huge blessing for the Islamic Republic and the Islamic ummah.
Ayatollah Emami Kashani stressed that the rule of the Supreme Jurist, and the current “Vilayat” of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution is very important for the Islamic community and for the Islamic Republic, since the current Leader is following exactly the same path as the Late Imam Khomieini (may his soul rest in peace), the Father of the Islamic Revolution.

In further remarks, Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader said he hoped that the nuclear issue would be sorted, and that the Iranian nations’ lawful nuclear rights would be safeguarded.
Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani went on to advise Iran’s nuclear negotiating team to be extra vigilant, and to fully defend the lawful rights of the Iranian nation.
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Islam Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:29:07 +0000
Larijani warns about attempts to create rift among Muslims http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/203338-larijani-warns-about-attempts-to-create-rift-among-muslims http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/203338-larijani-warns-about-attempts-to-create-rift-among-muslims Larijani warns about attempts to create rift among Muslims

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned the Muslim nations to keep vigilant against the divisive plots hatched by the enemies of Islam to undermine their unity.

 

"The role of the foreigners' plot in creating differences among Muslims is evident," Larijani told reporters upon arrival in Istanbul to attend a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The Iranian parliament speaker called on the Muslim countries to do their best to become united against enemies of Islam.

Larijani is in Istanbul to attend the 10th Meeting of the OIC Inter-Parliamentary Union in the Turkish city.

"This meeting has routine programs and its assembly convenes every year to discuss the important issues of the Muslim World," the Iranian parliament speaker said.

He noted that the meeting of the OIC Parliamentary Union where representatives of all the Muslim nations are present can be a good venue for discussing issues related to the fate of the entire Muslim world.

The Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states is consisted of the parliaments of the OIC member states. It was founded in Iran on 17 June 1999, with its head office situated in Tehran.
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Islam Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:32:43 +0000
Iran president underscores consolidation of unity among Muslims http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/202680-iran-president-underscores-consolidation-of-unity-among-muslims http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/202680-iran-president-underscores-consolidation-of-unity-among-muslims

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to his counterparts in Islamic countries felicitated the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny), and underlined the necessity of strengthening unity among Muslims.

 

In separate messages to the heads of the Islamic states, President Rouhani expressed hope that those “who care about Muslim Ummah and lovers of the Holy Prophet of Islam would pay due attention, more than ever, to the necessity of the Islamic unity”.

He stressed that Islamic unity is a must in conditions that the “world of Islam is burning in the fire of extremism and provocative acts to trigger tribal and religious prejudice and now that enemies of Islam are presenting a distorted and wrong image of Islam which is a religion of peace”.

President Rouhani also expressed hope that true lovers of Islam would “pave the way for spread of peace, justice, progress and spirituality among Muslim nations by following morals of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny) and his attitude which was based on tolerance”.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Hassan Rouhani warned that certain trans-regional countries were implementing plots to create rift among Muslims, and urged strengthening unity between Shiites and Sunnis.
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Islam Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:42:00 +0000
Rafsanjani: Unity most urgent need of Muslims http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/202678-rafsanjani-unity-most-urgent-need-of-muslims http://english.irib.ir/component/k2/item/202678-rafsanjani-unity-most-urgent-need-of-muslims

Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani described unity as the most important and urgent need of the Muslims.

 

“Unity is the most urgent need of the Muslims, specially the Iranians, under the current conditions”, Rafsanjani said in a meeting with a group of Khuzestan province's political, social and cultural figures on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny).

He said that the disputes play a destructive role in any society, group or system.

"If the rulers of the Islamic countries instead of expanding the dimensions of disputes emphasized on interactions over commonalties, oil - which is the main capital of the Islamic countries - would not have become a cheap toy in the hands of other politicians." Rafsanjani said.
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Islam Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:39:26 +0000