Ayatollah Khamenei Receives Iran's Hajj Quranic Convoy

9:52 - May 10, 2024
News ID: 3488273
IQNA – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution met with members of Iran's Hajj Quranic convoy, urging them to encourage pilgrims to reflect on the verses of the Holy Quran.

Ayatollah Khamenei Receives Iran's Hajj Quranic Convoy


Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received the group a few days ago with the news about the meeting surfacing on Thursday.

The recitation of the Quran within the walls of the Prophet Mosque in Medina is one of the "most beautiful spiritualities" of Islam, he said. "The blend of the mosque and the Quran, and the Ka'aba and the Quran is among the most beautiful combinations."

"This place is where the Quran was first revealed. It’s where the verses first found their way into the sacred heart of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He read these verses with his blessed tongue, echoing them around the Kaaba. Despite enduring suffering, beatings, and torment, he recited these verses and managed to reshape the history," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

"The act of reciting the Quran is a means. For what? It serves as a conduit for instilling Quranic wisdom into the heart, fostering the growth of Islamic society in the first place," he added.

After a recitation of, say, 10 or 15 minutes, it would be "wonderful" to spend the next five or ten minutes reflecting on the themes of the verses just recited and share the essence of these verses with the listeners, said the Leader.

This not only enriches their understanding but also elevates the intellectual stature of the gathering, he highlighted.

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Every year millions of Muslims from around the world gather in Mecca for the annual Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim is obliged to undertake at least once during their lifetime.

Iran also sends pilgrims as well as a group of Quran activists, known as the Noor Hajj Delegation. They will depart for Saudi Arabia on May 15 this year and will remain there for about 40 days.

The members of the delegation hold Quranic programs, including Quran recitation sessions for the pilgrims in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.