Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has, in a message, extended felicitations to his opposite numbers in Muslim countries on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.
The full text of the message follows:
May God Almighty’s blessings and mercy be upon you,
I am pleased to offer my heartfelt congratulations to you and the respected parliament representatives on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, the month of the revelation of the holy Quran [to the Prophet Mohammad], the month of worshiping God.
I do believe that the holy month of Ramadan is a unique spiritual opportunity to benefit from the endless divine blessings and further consolidate rapport, fraternity and friendship within the Islamic community.
I would like to take the opportunity to emphasize once again that a consistent approach should be adopted by Islamic countries in order to tackle the current tough and miserable situation in the Muslim world which is the fallout from growing extremism and Takfiri terrorism. Incontrovertibly, parliamentary consultations will play a key role in helping advance the cause of peace in the Muslim world with a view to the establishment of lasting security, stability and welfare for Islamic nations. To that end, the Iranian Parliament welcomes any constructive interaction and dialogue.
May God Almighty bestow ever-increasing success and prosperity upon Your Excellency and further promote the status of the Muslim world.
Iranian Parliament Speaker