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Martyrdom Anniversary of Oppressed Hajj Pilgrims by Saudi Forces


Today is Monday; 1st of the Iranian month of Aban 1391 solar hijri; corresponding to 6th of the Islamic month of Zil-Hijjah 1433 lunar hijri; and October 22, 2012, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar.

26 lunar years ago, on this day in 1407 AH, hundreds of Hajj pilgrims from Iran and other countries, while observing the divine ritual of disavowal of disbelievers, were martyred by Saudi forces, on the orders of Interior Minister, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz. The Hajj pilgrims observe this ritual every year on the basis of the opening ayahs of Surah Towbah of the Holy Qur’an, where God commands the believers to declare their disavowal of disbelievers or Bara'at min al-Mushrikin. During this ritual, Hajj pilgrims call on Muslims to close ranks and announce their resentment toward the archenemies of Islam, especially the US and the illegal Zionist entity.

The inspiration behind revival of this Islamic practice was indeed the Father of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace). The present Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, also believes that implementation of this ceremony leads to awakening of Muslims and is a sign of their dignity.

Source: irib.ir

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