I would like to congratulate all honorable people... and the great and pious Iranian nation and every member of the Islamic Ummah throughout Muslim countries, and in every part of the world on this great Eid.
The important point is that we should appreciate the value of such opportunities. Allah the Exalted made the auspicious Eid ul-Fitr a source of honor and dignity for the Islamic Ummah and for the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.). "You made it an Eid for the Muslims and for Muhammad (God's greetings be upon him and his household) and a source of honor and dignity and bounty." This is an instrument for increasing the dignity and honor and of the Islamic Ummah and the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.). And it depends on how we Muslims make use of such opportunities and occasions. The Muslim nations can use the month of Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr as an instrument to achieve glory and dignity. They can use these occasions as a ladder to climb towards spiritual and material improvements, towards dignity in this world and in the next. We should be vigilant, and we should take advantage of suchopportunities.
The Muslim nations were under the hegemony and oppression of the imperious global powers for decades. The world wars, which broke out between the haughty world powers started in Europe. They attacked each other, drawing Muslim and regional nations into the tribulations that result from war. It was after these wars that a dangerous and deadly Zionist outgrowth was created, in our sensitive region among Muslim countries, in the heart of the Islamic world. It was after these wars that the wrong and flawed structure of the United Nations and its Security Council was established and certain governments were given a power of veto. That is to say, the same blood stained hands that started those fatal wars decided to take control of the world afterwards; spreading their hegemony over this sensitive, important, and rich region: a region which could have been a center for unity among the Islamic world. --This was exactly how they operated. We were suffering from lack of vigilance: the Muslim nations were sleeping. They became the target of attacks, and their destiny was afflicted with immense complex problems, problems that the Muslim nations are still suffering from. We were not vigilant enough: leaders of the Islamic countries were suffering from lack of vigilance; during a certain era they became pawns the game of global powers.
Today it is felt, it is witnessed that this veil of unawareness, which had clouded minds in the regional countries and in some Muslim countries, is disappearing: it is necessary to appreciate this. Today, thanks to an Islamic Awakening, our sensitive region, North Africa and West Asia—a sensitive region and the heart of the world, which Europeans call the "Middle East"—is determining the destiny of this region. We need to be aware of this opportunity. We need to appreciate it. We should not overlook this important opportunity! The issues of holy Quds and oppressed Palestine are at the heart of events taking place in the Middle East.
Many of the problems in our sensitive region are due to the existence of the cancerous Zionist tumor; the blood-stained hands of the global powers are doing everything to safeguard it. The Americans and the other hegemonic powers of the world are openly saying that their destiny depends on the destiny of the Zionist regime: this is not in their best interest.
Thanks to Islamic Awakening, today, the issue of Palestine has become the main issue of the world of Islam once again. You should not let this distinction and this advantage disappear, or be concealed under the machinations and plots of the enemies of the Islamic Ummah. Issues regarding Palestine are major. Over time, the people evaluate their governments with their positions on the conflict surrounding Palestine. Of course, pressure by the arrogant and autocratic powers, suppression and coercion, have not allowed the wishes of the people to reveal themselves. This year, much to the disappointment of the Zionists, in the Quds Day rallies, the regional nations managed to speak what they felt in their hearts regarding Palestine. And by Allah's favor, this movement will become stronger on a daily basis.