The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the event of Hajj is a manifestation of power against all those hegemonic powers that are the hardcore of corruption, oppression, suppression of the weak and looting resources.
The Leader made the remarks in a message on Wednesday issued on the occasion of the start of the Hajj pilgrimage.
He said both the body and the soul of the Islamic Ummah is presently suffering from the oppression and the evil acts and bloodshed.
The annual Hajj is a major religious duty for Muslims and must be performed at least once during a Muslim's lifetime.
Due to COV19 pandemic, the Hajj pilgrimage this year will be performed in a very restricted manner by only one thousand Muslims attending the rituals