May 4, 2021
Ardabil Imam Criticises Candidates Comments on Hijab
The Friday Imam and representative of the Supreme Leader in Ardabil criticised candidates who say that the hijab is not mandatory. The Prayer leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Hasan Ameli, made the comments at a gathering for Qadr night, one of the holiest nights of Ramadan, and the anniversary of the assassination of the First Imam of Shi’ism, Ali. Ayatollah Ameli’s comments were most likely allusions to candidates such as Ali Motahari and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who have made controversial statements regarding the hijab laws of Iran.
April 9, 2021
Hossein Ebrahimi criticises unqualified candidates for wasting people’s time
Hojatoleslam Hossein Ebrahimi, a member of the Combatant Clergy Association, criticised the number of candidates running in the election, stating that many of them were not qualified and would not be approved for candidacy and that they were wasting the Iranian people’s time.