Speaking at a Qur’an recitation ceremony held in Tehran on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Khamenei reminded the audience of the Qur’anic advice on distrusting the oppressors, saying, “Ignoring the Qur’anic advice not to trust oppressors is predicament of the people of the world today. They trust the tyrants and they become miserable. We have witnessed that there was some sort of awakening, some sort of enthusiasm among Islamic countries but like a burning flame that is put out by pouring ashes over it, it was extinguished. Because they relied on the US and the Zionist regime. They did not realize what they had to do,” Tasnim News Agency reported.
The Leader further said, “If God the Exalted assists a nation and that nation fails to appreciate that divine assistance, it will be knocked down and slapped across the face.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also described the Holy Qur’an as a divine masterpiece that attracts the hearts, saying, “The Qur’an is a matchless artistic work. The first factor in attracting the hearts to Islam like a strong magnet was the artistic dimension of the Qur’an.”