The representative of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Korosan, Hojatoleslam Seyed Ahmad Alamolhoda, criticized the foreign policy of the Rouhani’s Government, and has indicated in the Surah “al-mumtahana” of the Quran, the only guide for the Iranian external relations.
What does it means? The Surah “al-mumtahana” (translated as “the examiner”) is chapter 60 of the 114 chapters of the Holy Quran. This chapter, was always considered an inspiration by the Salafi doctrine, for the relations that a Muslim needs to bring ahead with an “infidel”. The Surah was revealed in Medina, after the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, signed between Prophet Muhammad, as representative of Medina, and the Quraish Tribes in Mecca (628CE).
In this Surah, Muhammad warns about the risk of taking the enemies of God and loving them, about the necessity to avoid that “certain people” become friends of the Muslim people, and remember as inspiration the behavior of Abraham, when he disavowed the idol worshippers. The Surah, underlined that God allows friendly relations only with those who do not fight against the Muslim people. The focus of the Surah is the concept of “al Wala’ Wal Bara’“, which in Arabic means the “loyalty and disavowal”. So, it is very important to follow the line of Abraham, who denounced the “Bara’” (disavowal) of his own people who refused to believe in “Tawhid” (the monotheism).
In other terms, speaking about the Iranian foreign policy, the representative of Khamenei invited the Government to avoid “naïve actions, which are contrary to the Quran”. In doing this, the executive must not embrace the enemy and must avoid any kind of friendship with whom is an unbeliever and an enemy of Islam.