Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani:
Muslims of the World Must Stand Against Zionist Conspiracy
to Destroy Masjidul Aqsa
District News Office: In his message concerning the Zionist
conspiracy to destroy Masjidul Aqsa mosque, Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, one
of the religious authorities of Qom, appealed Muslims to stand against this
conspiracy saying, "falling short in this regard is not permissible". Text of
the message is as follows:
In the name of Allah, the Merciful the
After praise to God and salutations on the Holy
At this time when Masjidul Aqsa, the first Qibla of
Muslims is in danger of being destroyed by Zionists and as some media have
reported around twenty thousand young Palestinians have embraced the sacred
place and are guarding it, it is obligatory on the entire Muslims of the world
especially the leaders of the Islamic countries to concentrate their attention
on this issue and use their efforts to protect that place.
In addition to being Muslims first Qibla, Masjidul
Aqsa had been the Holy Prophet of Islams destination in his land journey from
Masjidul Haram followed by his ascension to the heavens. Negligence is not
permissible specially in regards to the conspiracy and plan that the Israeli
government has laid out in which it has labeled the Zionist attackers as
extremists and the government authorities as opponents.
The root of this conspiracy lies within the Israeli
state albeit with coordination and support of the United States of America. The
real danger becomes tangible when we take notice of the intention of America and
Zionism to gain hegemony over Muslim countries and eliminate Islam and when we
learn that they are seeking the destruction of Islam and the two sacred mosques,
i.e. Masjidul Haram and Masjid Al-Nabi (a.s.).
Oh Muslims of the world, and those who have concern
for religion and Islam in their hearts, beware! do not remain silent against
this conspiracy and do not fall short in your responsibility.
I hope God protects all His houses especially the first mosques of the Muslims
and save all Islamic countries specially Palestine from the evil of this
illegitimate regime. Insha Allah.
Muhammad Fazel Lankarani
11 4 2005