In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Compassionate
In recent days, the worrying news of conflict in Karabakh region has once again touched our hearts, bringing this highly-valued part of the Muslim world to our attention.
After the unjust occupation of this region over the past years, fighting has once more erupted in this region, leading to the bloodshed of some innocent Muslims living there and the displacement of some others. The main culprits who should be held accountable for the status quo are those who gave rise to this conflict first, i.e. the occupiers.
It is incumbent upon all Muslims to advocate not only for the liberation of Karabakh region but also the liberation of Palestine and other Islamic countries from occupation. We also reiterate that we will support and call for any kind of mediation, negotiation and decision that could lead to the complete liberation of this region and its restoration to the Muslim world.
It should also be noted that the honorable government of Azerbaijan Republic had better follow the injunction of the Holy Quran as stated in the following verse: "و لا ترکنوا الی الذین ظلموا" (Do not rely on the wrongdoers), and stand up for the rights of the people of Azerbaijan through the support of its true allies instead of relying on the support of those who are either occupiers themselves or consider shedding Muslims' blood to be permissible, and incite people to sedition in Muslim countries, being on the lookout solely for their own vested interests.
The teachings of heavenly books and all prophets, not least Jesus ('a) have guided us onto the path of abstaining from oppression and tyranny and supporting the oppressed; therefore, it behooves all Christians to advise the Armenian government to fulfill its duties and help the followers of this Divine religion to get rid of oppression and occupation, thereby bringing the hearts of the world' faithful believers closer to one another. The Armenian government should be warned about the Divine retribution given in recompense for oppression and tyranny. In this regard Allah has said: "سیعلم الذین ظلموا ای منقلب ینقلبون".
"And soon will the wrongdoers know to what terminus they will be returned"
May Allah bless you and may His peace and bounties be upon you
Qom- Nasser Makarem Shirazi
October 18, 2020