The eldest son of the late Iranian former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani thanked Iranians for picturing their solidarity during the funeral of his father.
According to a report by IFP, Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the deceased Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, thanked the Iranian nation for their massive presence in his father’s funeral ceremony.
“It was indescribable! There was such a huge crowd in the streets. During the burial in the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the hall and yard were filled up with people. It showed how people were willing to ardently accompany this friend of Imam for the last time. I thank them all.”
Speaking in a televised talk show on January 11, he pointed the presence of people from different ideological and political backgrounds in the funeral of Ayatollah Rafsanjani.
“People pictured the very maxims which led the Islamic Revolution to victory in 1979: the unity of nation and expression. They kept to the message of Ayatollah Rafsanjani in the most beautiful way possible, and his demise turned to a motivation for unity of expression.”
“We are also grateful to our Leader who decided to hold a ceremony for my father’s demise and attended it.”
“We must talk about Islam in an understandable way so that the youths don’t deviate from it,” said.
“My father didn’t believe in being too strict about Islam to be called a staunch Muslim.”
“He always tried to adopt a moderate approach to everything; be it his private, social or cultural life,” he noted.
“He was really opposed to religious shamming. So everything is clearly written in his memories.”
“Ayatollah Rafsanjani believed in three principles: Islam, Islamic Revolution and moderation in Islamic society. He attached great importance to them, even more than his children! My father considered solidarity among members of Islamic society as a cause for gratification of these maxims.”