tehran, nov. 30, irna -- mourning ceremonies for late grand ayatollah mohammad ali
araki will be held in tehran and in qom on behalf of the leader of the islamic
ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei. the bureau of the leader said in an annoucnement that on
saturday between 9 and 11 a.m., a ceremonoy will be held for mourning ayatollah araki at
the martyr mottahari theological school of tehran. also another ceremony sill be held
thursday at the a'zam mosque in holy qom after the night prayers on behalf of the
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said here Thursday that the Holy Prophet's blessed daughter
Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) is the manifestation of the values of prophethood and
qualities which ordinary mortals cannot fully grasp. Addressing a special ceremony marking
the auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatima (SA) (Jamadiul Sani 20), which is
celebrated as Mother's Day and Women's Week, the Leader noted that her personality even
impressed and influenced those who did not have the honor of her companionship. On the
impact of Hazrat Fatima's immaculate lifestyle on world Muslims throughout
noted that Cairo's ancient center of learning, the Al-Azhar University, was established in
her honor by the Fatimid Dynasty -- which ruled Egypt and North Africa between the years
909-1171, IRNA reported.
The Leader, who like the Founder of the Islamic Republic Late Imam
Khomeini, traces his descent to Hazrat Fatima (SA), described the Prophet's daughter as a
sparkling star whose service to Islam and her great faith in the Almighty Creator provide
the greatest example of feminine virtue. If Fatima (SA) is the role model for Muslim
women, her husband Imam Ali (AS), who sacrificed his life for the cause of Islam, stands
out as the noblest paradigm for the Basiji men (members of the mobilization army), he
Fatima (SA), who was often referred to as "umm abiha" (her
father's mother) because of devotion to her beloved father, formed an ideal pair with her
husband Ali (AS). Through their two sons, Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) , the
continuity of the Prophet's progeny was insured -they are the ancestors of today's seyeds
or sharifs found worldwide.
tehran, nov. 24, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, seyyed ayatollah ali
khamenei, said here thursday that hazrat fatemahzahra with her many-splendoured
personality was the manifestation of the values of prophethood and imamate, qualities
which ordinary mortals cannot fully comprehend. speaking at a special ceremony on the
occasion of the auspicious birth anniversary of the prophet's (sawa) blessed daughter
(20th! women's week, he said her character was so impressive thateventhose who had not
enjoyed her companionship, were profoundly influenced. elaborating on the impact of hazrat
fatemah'simmaculatelifestyle over the centuries on world muslims, he noted that cairo's
ancient centre of learning, the al-azhar university, was established in her honour by the
fatimid dynasty -which ruled egypt and north africa elsewhere in his speech to a large
gathering of women from all walks of life, the leader, who like the founder of the islamic
republic the late imam khomeini, traces his descent to hazrat fatemah, described the
prophet's (sawa) daughter as a glowing star whose service to islam and her great faith in
the almighty creator, offers the finest example of feminine virtue. if fatemah is the
model of emulation for muslim women,herhusband imam ali (as) who sacrificed his life for
the cause of islam,stands out as the noblest paradigm for basij men, he said.
was often referred to as umm abiha (her father's mother) because of her devotion to her
beloved father, formed an ideal pair with husband ali, and it was through her two
imam hasan and imam husain, that the continuity o the prophet's (sawa) progeny was ensured
they are the ancestors of today's seyyeds or sharifs found scattered over the
tehran, nov. 24, irna -- leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah seyed ali khamenei
on thursday agreed to a request of amnestyfor190 women prisoners of the public and
revolutionary courts on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of the noble daughter of
the prophet, hazrat fatima (pbuh). the amnesty came in a proposal by head of the
judiciaryayatollah mohammad yazdi.
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK TEHRAN - On the occasion of the birth
anniversary of Hazrat-e Fatimeh Zahra (SA),the Prophet Mohammad's (S) daughter, and the
birthday of Imam Khomeini (Allah Bless His Soul), the founder of the Islamic Republic of
Iran, celebrations were held for 1000 newlyweds. The event was staged by the Imam Khomeini
Committee, in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali
In his address to the gathering, the Leader advised the newly married
couples to treat each other with kindness and serve as mutual confidants. He said these
measures straighten the family bond. Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that each couple should
respect their partners rights, and that families having youth on the threshold of
marriage, should make marriage an easy proposition. "It is wrong and against the
prophetic practice to demand high marriage dowries thinking this would stop
cements bonds between couples are good ethics and the observance of Islamic
said the Leader. In conclusion, Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the responsible officials of
the Imam Khomeini Committee for having arranged the wedding celebrations.
tehran, nov. 23, irna -- attended by the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah
ali khamenei, a mass wedding ceremony for1,000 newly-married couples was held here
wednesday. addressing the young couples, the supreme leader advised them to be kind to
each other and consolidate their family foundation so their children could be healthy both
spiritually and morally. the kind attitude of young spouses based on ethical principles
towards each other would insure their marriage and would bring bliss and happiness for
them, ayatollah khamenei pointed out. the leader of the islamic revolution called for
lifting of impediments to the marriage of young people, urging families to do away with
outdated customs which make marriage of young couples difficult. ayatollah khamenei also
lauded the imam khomeini reliefcommittee for financing and arranging such a mass wedding
ceremony held onthe threshold of birth aniversary of hazrat fatemeh (a.s.), thedaughter
prophet mohammad (s).
tehran, nov. 23, irna - the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah ali khameni has
reinstated mohsen rafiqdoust as the headof the mostazafan abd janbazan foundation
iran news reported today. the paper quoted informed sources as saying that rafiqdoust had
been reinstated for another two tears. his term of office expired last month. he was
appointed by the leader as mjf chief in 1989 for a term of three years. in 1992 hewas
reinstated for another two years. sources at the supreme leader's office confirmed the
report by iran news.
IRAN NEWS POLITICAL DESK TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution,
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, yesterday received the nation's governors general who are
attending a seminar here.
In his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei commended President Rafsanjani's
efforts towards the eradication of profiteering, and said, "in addition to the
officials, all those enjoying social and political status should cooperate with the
president in such an important national issue."
The Leader emphasized that "the president, as a prominent
personality and a popular and respected official, will proceed decisively with his
anti-profiteering policy, and governors general should take this policy seriously and
directly supervise is implementation in their respective areas."
Ayatollah Khamenei discussed Islamic Iran's power here and
said our enemies have finally come to terms with the Islamic nature of Iran and its
strengths, and have realized that they should accommodate our Islamic system of
The Leader said he considered the interior ministry, which oversees the
activities of the offices of the governors general, to be the most important
advised the governors to treat the people with due care and kindness while discharging
Interior Minister, Ali Mohammad Besharati, provided the Leader with
details of the agenda of the governors general seminar.
tehran, nov. 9, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah ali khamenei on
wednesday lauded president akbar hashemi rafsanjani for his "firm resolve" to
fight profiteering. "in addition to the officials, all those enjoying social and
political capabilities should cooperate with the president in such an important national
issue, "the supreme leader said. ayatollah khamenei was speaking to governors general
who have gathered together in terhan to participate in a seminar. "the
a prominent personality and a popular and respectable official will decisively proceed
with his anti-profiteering policy and governors general should take this policy seriously
and directly superise its implementation in their respective areas," the leader
the leader of the islamic revolution also advised the governors general to treat people
kindly and sincerely, saying they shoulder heavy duties such as development of
removal of shortages, creation of jobs and increasing incomes of people. he described the
interior ministry as the most important ministry which shoulders heavy
referring to the power of islamic iran at home and abroad, the leader said despite
political animosity of its enemies, the pillars of the islamic republic are getting
stronger that before. today, he said, the enemies of the country which once wished to
overthrow the islamic system in iran, have been convinced that they should adapt
themselves to this system at any rate. interior minister ali mohammad besharati briefed
the supreme leader on the agenda of the nationwide seminar of governors general.
TEHRAN - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei yesterday ruled out the likelihood of resumption of ties between Iran and its
arrogant and hegemonic enemy, the U.S. "The aim of the Americans in holding
negotiations with Iran is to find a way of exerting pressure on the government of the
Islamic Republic," the leader said.
"We want no dialogue with them because we do not
need them nor do we fear them. There can exist no friendly relations between Iran and a
regime (U.S. administration) which, under false pretense, shot down an Iranian passenger
plane and did not even apologize," he said.
Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking to thousands of
theological, college and high school students who had called on him on the eve of the 13th
of Aban (November 4th), marked nationally as student day and the national day for the
campaign against global arrogance.
Recalling the criminal role of the U.S. during the
former monarchial regime of Iran, the leader pointed out that the victory of the Iranian
people in 1979 was in fact the victory of an anti-American revolution because Iranians
held Washington responsible for the crimes committed by the Pahlavi regime.
The audience supported the leader's remarks by chanting
`Death to the U.S.', `Death to Israel', `We are all your soldiers and Are All Awaiting
Your Order, Khamenei'. The ayatollah continued by saying that when the Islamic Revolution
became victorious, the Iranian people had the right to take any decision they liked
against U.S. agents.
"But the reaction of the nation, revolution and the
noble Imam to the Americans was full of magnanimity and forgiveness," the Leader of
the Islamic Revolution said. "Instead of taking advantage of such generosity of
spirit displayed by the Iranian people, (the U.S.) adopted a hostile stance and turned its
embassy into a center for organizing dissidents and enemies of the Islamic Revolution and
system," the Ayatollah said. The U.S. refused to return billions of dollars worth of
the assets of the Iranian people plundered by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his agents, while
freezing Iranian assets in the U.S., he noted.
The leader also pointed to the courageous action of the
students following the Imam's path in taking over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
"The aim of the brave nation of Iran in occupying the (U.S.) den of espionage was to
convey the message to the U.S. regime that the Iranian nation will not sit idle in the
American plots and will resist at any cost such a
hegemonic and arrogant power". Referring to Washington's attempts to transfer its
domestic problems to Iran and other parts of the world including Europe, Ayatollah
Khamenei said that the animosity of the Iranian nation is directed only at the U.S.
administration and to the dismay of the American government, the Islamic Republic of Iran
enjoys logical and friendly relations with most other countries of the world, he said. In
fact, the leader noted, "it is the U.S. that is not on good terms with others and
treats them in an insulting and rude manner."
The leader remarked that Iran is a great country with a
rich culture and glorious history which are manifested in each and every Iranian and,
therefore, the American administration and others should not underestimate it. The free
nation of Iran has chosen Islam, the Islamic system of government and a life full of
struggle and free from big power intervention. This is why governments of the world are
keen to have ties with us he said. Ayatollah Khamenei stated, "As long as the Islamic
Republic treads the right path and its goals are divine, Islamic and Qor'anic, the
confrontation with leaders of the U.S.-led arrogant powers will continue."
Elsewhere in his speech, the Supreme Leader observed
that the Islamic Revolution is not confined to Iran's boundaries because its message is
universal. The victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 meant the opening of a
new chapter in history for Muslims living in other parts of the world, he said. When the
late Imam appeared and the banner of Islam was hoisted in Iran, Muslims worldwide felt
they, like their Iranian brethren, had become victorious, the leader remarked.
united nations, new york, nov. 30, irna -- iran's permanent epresentative to the united
nations kamal kharrazi tuesday expressed condolences with the leader of the islamic
revolution, ayatollah ali khamenei, and world muslims on the said departure of grand
ayatollah arakai. the centenarian grand ayatollah who was the marja', supreme leader of
the world shiite muslims, passed away tuesday night after being confined at shahid rajaie
hospital here because of cerberal vascular accident on october 23. in a statement kharrazi
said that absence of the grand ayatollah was an irreparable loss to the world of islam.
mourning ceremonies are to be held in sveral cities in the united states on this occasion.
meanwhile, majlis speaker ali akbar nateq-nouri, council of guardians, experts assembly,
majlis deputies and the jewish community of iran sent messages of condolences to the
leader of the islamic revolution on the occasion.