“In the name of God, who created people of different races and ethnicities to be well differentiated from one another.”
Compassion, love for fellowmen, and playing a part in human growth and excellence is one of our most important religious and moral duties and one of the most beautiful divine commands for the life and social coexistence of human beings. All human beings deserve to love, to be loved, and be treated with kindness. They deserve benevolence and prosperity. Today that human kind is involved in wars, sanctions, moral dilemmas, and especially Covid-19 disease, more than ever, we need to reflect on, appeal to, and practice divine teachings.
Tehran, the city we strive to make a “city for everyone” in the best possible way is a city where, according to history, the followers of different divine religions have lived together in peace and friendship for many years, and today these bonds of friendship are even stronger than before. The blessed birth of Jesus Christ (PBUH) is another opportunity to renew our compassion and empathy with the Christians of Iran and the World. We hope the day will come in all the cities of the world for all the tribes, nationalities and followers of the divine religions to experience a sweet life together in peace, tranquility and well-being.
On behalf of all the citizens of Tehran, I congratulate you, your esteemed family and your colleagues on the auspicious birth of Jesus and wish all Christians in Tehran and the world a year full of success and well-being.
Mayor of Tehran