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leader donates rls 4 bn to development projects (30.11.1998)

shahr-e kord, chahar mahal-bakhtiari prov., nov. 30, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamene’i has donated rls four billion to be spent on development of this southwestern province, it was announced here monday. rouhollah qahremani-chabok, deputy governor general of the province for development affairs added that rls three billion out of the total sum has been allocated to construction of 18 educational, cultural, sports and health projects throughout the province. the remaining rls one billion has also been allotted to evacuate five villages which are prone to flooding and landslide, he said. the population of the villages comprising 250 families is to be transferred to the newly built township of labad, the official added.

leader received chancellors of iran's universities (30.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 30, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamene’i, here monday received chancellors of iran's universities and also higher education minister mostafa mo'in. in his address to the visiting group he said in part: "where there is a token of religion and piety, and where there is a feeling of professional responsibility as a divinely-ordained duty with a feeling that is stronger than other feelings, the almighty will lead the pious man safely through the bottlenecks, and he shall help him by means that he never expected...
"the idea of islamization of colleges and universities is to have faith and to get ideologically involved with religious beliefs, and develop a clear and effective religious conscience. such things, when supplemented with youthful power and ambition will be capable of moving mountains...
"the youth of our society are inherently religious, and we are responsible to preserve religiousness in them, to acquaint them with religious learnings, and to enlist them in the service of god's religion...
"i maintain that the atmosphere of our colleges and universities must be politically-inspired, but i am opposed to those places being exploited as platforms for venting the ill-feelings of a group of people who have failed the examinations in revolution...
"the world arrogance is following a policy to make the people waiver in their religious faith by exploiting various propaganda devices, including the voicing of protests against the basics of islam as well as looking down upon the accomplishments of the islamic government, and insulting the sacred beliefs of muslims, and suggesting that the people have turned their backs to islam and to Imam Khomeini's path...
"those who are at the head of universities and institutes of higher education must be academically acceptable so that they, too, will appreciate the value of college professors. i have always reminded the need to respect our college professors and the need to offer them assistance, and i now call on college students to respect their professors as an inviolable principle... we intend to nurture efficient and useful people to islam and to the humanity for the future of the (islamic) revolution."

leader praises exalted status of disabled war veterans (25.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 25, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamene’i on wednesday praised the exalted status, high morale and resistance of the disabled war veterans. the supreme leader made the remark in a meeting with a group of wives of the disabled veterans when inspecting an exhibit entitled 'manifestation of sacrifice'. Ayatollah Khamene’i's visit to the exhibition took an hour and the leader became familiar with the activities of the disabled in various artistic fields. Ayatollah Khamene’i also talked to the disabled who were present at various pavilions of the exhibit. 'the manifestation of sacrifice' exhibition is held in tehran and other provincial capitals every year on the occasion of the day of the disabled which coincides with the birth anniversary of Hadhrat Abbas (as), son of Imam Ali (a.s.), the first imam of the household of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). paintings, calligraphic works, handicrafts, novels and other works of art by the disabled artists are on put on display at the nationwide exhibits.

Birth Anniversary of Imam Hussein (SA) (24.11.1998)

Tehran, IRIB 24.11.1998 - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamene’i on Monday (23.11) felicitated the nation on the Birth Anniversary of Imam Hussein (SA), the third Imam of Prophet Mohammad's (Peace be upon him) Household. Imam Hussein, the Lord of the Martyrs engaged in an unequal battle with the tyrant ruler of the time (in seventh century) in which he along with his 72 companions sacrificed their lives for the cause of Islam. The Birthday of Imam Hussein is celebrated in Iran as the day of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the start of the Basij (volunteer forces) Week. In a meeting with thousands of the IRGC and Basij members, the Leader said Imam Hussein's personality had three major characteristics, sincerity of deed, faith in Almighty God and his great tact in coping with the situation. The Leader recommended that nations should follow the pattern of Imam Hussein (SA) as the Iranian nation does thanks to the teachings of Islam, Holy Quran and Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Household. The Leader honored the memory of the Late Imam Khomeini and said the Late Imam's character had also three specifications. Ayatollah Khamene’i recalled the events during the Islamic Revolution and said while the lackeys of the World Arrogance were working hard to get the name of the Late Imam fallen into oblivion, the Almighty accorded him with a lofty status and made his name an eternal one. This is because the Late Khomeini wanted nothing for himself, he (Imam Khomeini) led the Islamic Revolution to a victory through his wise leadership, the Supreme Leader said. Ayatollah Khamene’i said the enemies of the Iranian Nation have failed to understand the Islamic Revolution and they have got bewildered by the Islamic Revolution. ``They think the current situation (deadlock for them) will be brought to an end with some words, gesture or a smile. It is surprising that some simple-minded people repeat the same words,'' the Leader said. Ayatollah Khamene’i said the Islamic Revolution has flourished in the hearts of the nations. 20 years have passed since the Islamic Republic was established in Iran. Iran has become the center of Islam in the World, the Leader said. The Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces said the IRGC is a model entity in terms of sincerity and faith in Allah. Ayatollah Khamene’i said the Basij is not a merely a military entity. Basij is efficient body that has proved its efficiency in the battlefield (Iraqi-Imposed War), it is capable of proving its efficiency in the other arenas, the Leader said.

leader received hojatoleslam Hassan Nasrollah (24.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 24, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamene’i on tuesday received secretary-general and chief of the leadership council of lebanese hezbollah hojatoleslam Hassan Nasrollah. the leader appreciated the faithfulness, determination, bravery, unity and wisdom of hezbollah and said, ''your presence in lebanon, which is a very sensitive point, is a great asset for islam and the muslim ummah. we hope, the almighty god will guide you in a direction that will satisfy him and help you succeed in that way.''
the supreme leader said ''every evidence indicates that the future will be better than the past (in the middle east) and the world arrogance is at a loss as to how to bring the middle east dilemma to an end. ''one thing showing washington's helplessness in the middle east is the latest (wye) accord with yasser arafat. they exerted much pressure on him (arafat) to place him under such a specific situation.'' however, all those in the arab and muslim worlds who are emotionally attached to the middle east issues have rejected the (wye) accord as disgusting, Ayatollah Khamene’i said. ''there is no logic behind the (wye) accord except that of israel and the u.s. this is something which every one understands,'' the leader said.
''i pray to the almighty for your success...there are a lot of people who pray to the almighty for your success. may Allah accept the pleas and make you successful,'' the supreme leader said.

15th international Qur’an recitation contest (22.11.1998)

Tehran, Nov. 22, irna -- the leader of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamene’i, here on Sunday said that the Iranian nation owes its successes and high stature to following the noble teachings of the holy Qur’an. speaking at the ceremony to conclude the 15th international Qur’an recitation contest, Ayatollah Khamene’i added ''today, the Iranian nation helped by Qur’an, pays no heeds in any of its domestic or foreign affairs to the views of the hegemonic arrogant powers, and has further stood up to them.'' noting that human societies today are engulfed in major difficulties despite their huge material progress, the leader stated that today's man more than any other time is in need of the enlightening teachings of the holy Qur’an. Ayatollah Khamene’i expressed satisfaction with the interest displayed by the youth for learning and understanding Qur’an, adding that to promote the holy Qur’an more amongst the people, efforts should be made to raise the stature of Qur’anic masters in the society. in conclusion, the winners of the contest, kicked off last Tuesday, received their prizes from minister of culture and Islamic guidance ataollah mohajerani.

leader pardons 1,586 prisoners (18.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 18, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah Seyyid-Ali Khamene’i here wednesday pardoned as many as 1,586 prisoners who qualified for commutation of their sentence. the pardon to the group was on the occasion of the anniversary of the assignment of prophet Mohammad (pbuh) to the prophethood and at the instance of the head of the judiciary of iran ayatollah mohammad yazdi.

mab'ath - sovereignty and islamic gov't dearest in world (17.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 17, irna -- in a brief felicitory speech to the supreme leader of the islamic revolution, grand ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamene’i, on the auspicious occasion of the designation of Hadhrat Mohammad (sawa) to the prophethood, iranian president hojjatoleslan seyyed mohammad khatami said, "more than any time before, our modern world is in need of qur'anic guidance."
"consequently, the muslims must seriously contemplate on the issue of the designation of the prophet (sawa) to the prophethood, based the needs of our age," highlighted the executive head. the president further pointed out, "the muslims needed to move towards the greatness and dignity of islam and restore its respectable station, position, and honor in the history of mankind." the paramount leader of the islamic revolution and supreme religious jurisprudent, grand Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamene’i initially said, "the great islamic revolution based its foundation on islamic teachings and codes due to the fact that the iranian nation was thoroughly familiar with those qur'anic teachings, divine injunctions and islamic precincts."
"our youth today based on the treasure troves of spirituality, enlightedness and sincerity intilled in their souls, have been able to take great strides towards the divine truth and the teachings of the holy qur'an," the leader said. "if the caring ummah, the intelligentsia, and scholars of our nation are to dedicate and devote their time to this great movement of the people toward the ideals of islamic precepts, our achievements would be enormous beyond the limits of human grasp," deduced the grand ayatollah.
the supreme jurisprudent then highlighted, "the islamic republic of iran of iran sovereignty and the islamic government of iran are the dearest in the world and most prominent in the region, both strategically and geopolitically speaking."
"the great holy prophet of islam (sawa) was the greatest man in the history of mankind and the most unique phenomenon in the universe," stated ayatollah Khamene’i. "the seal of prophet (sawa)listened to the true divine voice of almighty Allah inspired in his soul and revealed to him which he preached and that left tremendous effects in the hearts nf people and influence `round the world," the leader stated.
"today, the muslim ummah look up to this auspicious occasion of mab'ath (the designation of Mohammad to the prophethood and as the seal of prophets) with special reverance as the greatest assignment given to him to guide and prepare mankind towards divine light of enlightment in this world and his salvation in the next," said the leader. "the muslims at the advent of islam were able to harness the auspicious occasion of his prophethood era perfectly to attain enlightment towards divine worship in the different parts of the world," the supreme jurisprudent pointed out. "in addition, they were able to establish ideal society and highly educated and cultural societies in the course of history which have to this date left tremendous impact in the fields of thoughts, philosophy, mystics, civics and industries," pointed out Khamene’i.
the leader of islamic revolution rejected any norm that would employ western thoughts and means to attain the enlightment of islamic precepts. "true islam can only be understood through original islamic research manuscripts through its terminology and the holy divine scripture, the qur'an," stated the grand ayatollah. the supreme religious jurisprudent went on to say, "it is under the islamic environment and light of guidance that we observe that there exists no bound, restriction or limit in the advancement of mankind towards any sciences, be it in the area of science, ethics, politics, research, ideal civil society or that of mankind." "what restricts man is his lack of innovation and his shortcomings in benefiting from the teachings of islam and his deficiency in the precise comprehension of islam," the leader of the islamic revolution concluded.

leader expresses condolences on allameh ja'fari's departure (16.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 16, irna -- leader of the islamic revolution Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamene’i here monday sent a message of condolences on the departure of the renowned iranian scholar and philosopher allameh mohammad-taqi ja'fari.
in his message the leader called allameh ja'fari's departure as a great blow to the scientific and cultural society of the country. ayatollah Khamene’i also condoled with the late ja'fari's family, scientific society, muslim ulema and his students too. the leader's message further touched on ja'fari's scientific and religious efforts over more than 45 year and said allameh ja'fari had created valuable works and after the culmination of the islamic revolution in 1979, his bright thought was accorded a warm welcome by science-thirsty people.
allameh mohammad-taqi ja'afari died of lung cancer at the age of 73 at a london hospital on monday. ja'fari was an expert on jurisprudence, oriental and islamic philosophy as well as law, arts and aesthetics. he wrote more than 100 books and treaties. ja'fari also presented more than 120 essays on islamic studies, philosophy and science to international seminars.

leader praises exalted status of disabled war veterans (15.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 25, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamene’i on wednesday praised the exalted status, high morale and resistance of the disabled war veterans. the supreme leader made the remark in a meeting with a group of wives of the disabled veterans when inspecting an exhibit entitled 'manifestation of sacrifice'. Ayatollah Khamene’i's visit to the exhibition took an hour and the leader became familiar with the activities of the disabled in various artistic fields. Ayatollah Khamene’i also talked to the disabled who were present at various pavilions of the exhibit. 'the manifestation of sacrifice' exhibition is held in tehran and other provincial capitals every year on the occasion of the day of the disabled which coincides with the birth anniversary of Hadhrat Abbas (as), son of Imam Ali (a.s.), the first imam of the household of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). paintings, calligraphic works, handicrafts, novels and other works of art by the disabled artists are on put on display at the nationwide exhibits.

palestine-hamas (14.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 14, irna -- head of the political bureau of the islamic resistance movement of palestine, khalid mash'al, lauded the recent stance taken by the leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah Ali Khamene’i on palestine issue. ayatollah Khamene’i, in his sermons in the 1000th friday prayer of tehran two weeks ago, supported the palestinian nation and strongly condemned the recently signed wye river agreement. in his message, mash'al said that the precious stance taken by the leader of the islamic revolution left profound impacts on the hamas brethren and the palestinian nation, all of whom confidently feel they are being supported openly by a dignified islamic government.
encouraged by the good-will of the supreme leader and the iranian nation, hamas brethren will stand firmly and consider resistance as their right until putting an end to the usurpation of the holy qods and their sanctuaries.

leader on the occasion of birth anniversary (03.11.1998)

tehran, nov. 3, irna -- the supreme leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamene’i here tuesday received thousands of the university and school students on the occasion of birth anniversary of the commander of the faithfuls hadhrat Ali Ibn Abutalib (as), the first infallible imam of prophet Muhammad (pbuh) household and on the occasion of student day (13 aban). the leader in his speech said that the arrogant powers are against the iranian nation, islamic revolution and the sovereign state of the islamic republic of iran due to its influence over other nations on the preservation of their identity, alertness and resistance vis-a-vis the arrogant satanic designs.
referring to the prevailing problems in the communities of mankind and the domineering policies of the world of arrogance, ayatollah Khamene’i stated, " lack of insight and patience has caused many nations to fall under the domination of the colonial powers."
"in the pre-revolution period, iran faced similar maligns which led to british, russian and then the u.s dominations over the destiny of the iranian nation for many years," the leader said. the leader of the islamic revolution then added that when some knowledgeable and intellectuals and a great personality like the late imam Khomeini appeared in the political scene of iran, they inspired the iranian nation by imparting them with the lesson of attaining insightness and the show of resistance."
"it was through such historical lessons that the iranian nation was able to create a new horizon in the history of iran and decisively end the foreign domination over the country," ayatollah Khamene’i stated. calling on nations to preserve their alertness and resistance, the leader said that the arrogant powers and those at the head of economic companies and cancerous propaganda machineries have been spending billions dollars on fighting the alertness and resistance of the nations in order to pave the way for continuation of their domination over other nations. ayatollah Khamene’i specified that the islamic revolution of iran was successful in clearing off `the clouds of disappointment' by awakening many nations and that a large number of the youths in different countries have become the followers of the true ideology of islam. the leader of the islamic revolution added that islam is against domination of any power over the muslim nations and calls on nations to resist any domineering policy, this is why the arrogance senses danger of the islamic alertness and resistance.
referring to the student day (13 aban) and the fall of the u.s espionage den in the hands of the students following the triumph of the islamic revolution, the leader said that the taking over of the u.s espionage den in tehran was a reaction by the students to u.s plots and satanic measures against the islamic revolution and the interests of the iranian nation. supreme leader of the islamic revolution then referred to the u.s. conspiracies and hostilities against the iranian nation even after the triumph of the islamic revolution and stated that washington was trying through its various plots to defeat the revolution and the sovereign state of the islamic republic of iran with an aim to bring back the ousted pahlavi regime within a short time, but the americans did not understand islam, revolution, nation and the iranian officials and even today they are not able to understand the iranians. "outwardly the tone of the u.s officials has become gentle, but inwardly they are the same and trying to once again spread their political and economic domination over the resources of the country and that they do not want to see the sovereign state of the islamic republic of iran which is against continuation of their illegitimate domination," the supreme leader added.
the leader then described the claim that said having no relations with the u.s would not be in the interest of iran as an old weapon and noted that "having no relations with the u.s is hundred percent in the interest of the iranian nation and that the available experiences around the world have proved this reality."

daily lauds leader's criticizm over recent israel-palestine accord (1.11.1998)

irna 01/11/98 11:19

tehran, nov. 1, irna -- the english daily 'tehran timen' sunday welcoming the logical criticizm from the Leader of the islamic revolution over the recent accord between israel and palestine, said that palestinian officials raust realize the gist of the leader's Statement in Order to avoid getting ensnared in the zionists trag.

iran has since the early days after the victory of the islamic revolution provided all kinds of political and uroral assistance to the palestinian cause, pointed out the editorial adding that such support and help whether from iran or other muslim states has not been meant for arafat or his aides, but for the liberation of the first qibla, aqsa mosque, one of the holiest sites in islam.

it was the late imam who in fact infused new life into the palestinian movement, highlighted the paper adding that clear messages were sent across the world that the muslims will accept nothing skort of the liberation of the entire palestine.

it is therefore clear from this that late imam khomeini kept the issue of palestine top an his agenda, a fact every palestinian and arafat himself admits, stressed the paper. It is Strange that these uninformed palestinians officials are objecting to what ayatollah khamenei, the staunchest follower of the late imam, has said in support of the palestinian cause. moreover, the scathing attack was due to his deep concern for the rights of the palestinians and over the new plots hatched by the zionists against them, emphasized the paper. history of the past several decades bears witness to the fact that u.s. role has always been and therefore will continue to be partial and biased against the deprived palestinians, pointed out the article in conclusion.

 
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