Iranians celebrate Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers in Tehran and other cities
Mass Eid prayers have been drastically reduced over the past two years due to the Coronaviurs pandemic. But this year the prayers were held with fewer curbs in place.
In Tehran, official congregational prayers were performed at the University of Tehran, which also hosts the iconic weekly Friday prayers.
After the prayers, Tehran’s temporary prayer leader, Kazem Seddighi, praised the nation’s participation in the protests last Friday to mark International Quds Day.
“On Quds Day, Iranians and people from other Islamic countries surrendered and, two years of coronavirus conditions, showed that nothing could make the Palestinian issue lose its importance. The cause of Quds and Palestine is still alive and the Islamic nation has stood up in support of Palestine,” he said.
Seddighi also referred to recent terrorist attacks against worshipers in Shia and Sunni mosques in Afghanistan.
He said the dual approach of human rights champions when comparing their treatment of Afghanistan and Yemen on the one hand and Ukraine on the other shows “that they lack the sense of human rights”.
“We seriously urge the ruling body in Afghanistan to ensure the security of the nation and to identify and eliminate terrorist networks as soon as possible,” he said.