IR Leader condoles with
Ayatollah Montazeri's demise
(2009/12/20 - 20:46)
Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei issued a
condolence statement over the demise of Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri.
The statement reads as follows.
I received the sad news of the demise of the honorable Islamic
jurisprudent Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri. He was a knowledgeable
Islamic jurisprudent and a prominent scholar, and many students benefited
from his knowledge.
He spent a major portion of his life serving the late Imam Khomeini's
movement. He made many selfless efforts and endured many hardships on this
During the latter stages of Imam Khomeini's auspicious life, he went
through a difficult and critical test, and I ask Allah the Exalted to
bestow mercy and forgiveness on him in light of the hardships he endured.
I extend my condolences to all of his family members, particularly to
his honorable wife and children, and I pray to God to bestow mercy and
blessing on him.
Sayyed Ali Khamenei
December 20, 2009
We stand firm in the
The Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei receiving
the Chief of Hamas' Political Bureau Khaled Mashaal and his entourage
regarded resistance and faith in God together with action as the only way
to save Palestine.
"It is God's immutable covenant that victory is for those who believe
in Him and practice Jihad in His way," Ayatollah Khamenei said emphasizing
that the Palestinian cause would lead to a bright future despite present
IRI Leader pointed out two aspects of what is happening in Palestine
and said, "One is the Palestinians' Resistance in the face of the enemy
and not yielding. The other is treachery on the side of some Arab leaders
disguised as Muslims."
Ayatollah Khamenei praised Hamas leaders' uncompromising stance and
asserted that the Islamic Republic of Iran regards the Palestinian cause
as its own and thinks of its support of Palestinians as a religious duty.
Pointing to enemies' efforts to inspire a sense of indifference in Iran
concerning Palestine, Ayatollah Khamenei said: "Enemies' plans did not
produce despite employing various methods."
"One of the main reasons behind the arrogant powers' enmity with the
Islamic Republic of Iran is the issue of Palestine and if Iran had
withdrawn in the Palestinian issue, many of these enmities would have
decreased but we stand firm in this issue and will not withdraw," stressed
Referring to the Iranian people's support for the Palestinian issue,
Ayatollah Khamenei said: "The idea that the Iranian people believe in
support for the Palestinian issue from the depth of soul is because of
Imam Khomeini's blessing who made this issue flow to the depth of souls
and faiths of Iranian people."
"If the Palestinian issue is solved in a right way, many problems of
the Islamic Ummah would be solved," he stressed.
Referring to latest threats of the Zionist regime against the
Palestinian people, IRI Leader added: "If the Zionist regime wages another
war against Gaza's people, it will receive a harder blow and a stronger
defeat and will be disgraced in the world more than the disgrace of the
In this meeting, the Chief of Hamas' Political Bureau Khaled Mashaal
appreciated the brave stances of the Islamic Revolution Leader and Iranian
people and government on supporting the Palestinian people and presented a
report of the latest situation of Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
"Resistance is the strategic option of Hamas, Resistance groups and the
Palestinian people and we will never surrender in front of political and
military pressures," said Mashaal.
Referring to the latest military threats of the Zionist regime against
Gaza's people, he stressed: "If the Zionist regime makes a mistake and
wages another war, this time it will receive a harder defeat because
Gaza's faithful people, despite all pressures, now enjoy a higher morale
and resistance power in comparison with the 22-day war
Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei
received thousands of people Sunday on the occasion of the 18th of
Dhu'l-Hijjah (December 6) which marks Eid Ghadir Khumm (the day in which
the Noblest Messenger of Allah Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) announced Imam Ali
(AS) as his successor) and said enjoying the divine criterion, the Ghadir
issue marks the true path of the Islamic Ummah.
Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated the Iranian nation and all Muslims
around the world on the occasion of Eid Ghadir Khumm and said the Ghadir
event is deeper than other Islamic feasts in which the permanent duty of
Muslims over guidance and government was determined according to divine
criteria, so it was named as the greatest Islamic feast.
Pointing to Quranic verses over completion of Islam in the Ghadir event,
Leader of the Islamic Revolution said in fact the leader of the faithful
(Imam Ali) was appointed by God and the Noblest Messenger of All ah Hazrat
Mohammad (PBUH) completed his prophesy by announcing the issue.
Referring to some verses of Quran and other Islamic valid documents,
Ayatollah Khamenei said Hazrate Ali Ibn Abi-Taleb was the most perfect man
in knowledge, piety, sacrifice, struggle and other virtues. He invited all
Muslims to study and think deeply about these truths.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution underlined on Islamic unity and said
we do not expect an Islamic sect accepts beliefs of another sect but our
logical call on Muslims is that they should study and think deeply about
the truths were released by great Alims including Sayyed Sharaf-o-Din and
Ayatollah Khamenei named the leader of the faithful (Imam Ali) as an
example for the youth and advised all people to take examples from Imam
Ali (AS) for their different passages of life.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that Shiism has originated from
divine inspiration and Quranic values.
Ayatollah Khamenei rejected some accusations against Shiism that it is
a forged and political belief and said that the Ghadir event is a definite
issue in the Islamic history which foils all these accusations and
elucidates spirit and origin of Shiism.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Zionists, Americans and other
imperialist powers are extremely fearful of Muslim nations’ awakening and
Iranian nation’s serving as a model for others. "That’s why they (westerners)
have been using ample ploys and tricks over the past thirty years to
marginalize the nation and the country but to no avail. Under God’s grace,
neither will they be able to do so in the future."
Ayatollah Khamenei slammed the Zionists and enemies' lies over Iran's
nuclear issue and said," The enemies of the nation with telling lie and
creating trick try to mislead world's public opinions, but when the
realities became clear, they would hit by disgrace".
Ayatollah Khamenei warned the leaders of America, England and other
Europe an countries to avoid telling lie, adding," "As we have announced
times and again, Iranian nation seek nuclear energy for scientific
purposes, believing that tomorrow, when the world’s economic wheels turn
on nuclear power, it will be too late for them, if they fail to acquire
the knowledge, technology and might today."
"The Iranian nation tries to earn the nuclear knowledge to fulfill the
needs of the next 20 or 30 years generation, but the West by creating
turmoil, accusation and telling lie try to prevent the IRI national
success," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
"Westerns raise hues and cry, accusations and lies to prevent
materialization of the objective,” the IR Leader said. He cautioned the
audience against imperialist powers’ political and propaganda conspiracies
to deprive Iranian nation from their absolute nuclear right.
"Whenever the world arrogant powers when fail in using threats,
military attacks and sanctions against a nation, they seek to sow discord
am ong them, the IR Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei termed Iranian nation as patience, brave and
resistant and said," The leaders of arrogant powers in their propaganda
talk about their patience, but they know they have no patience before the
Iranian nation. They (arrogant powers) have arranged all their political,
economical and military plots to defeat the nation."
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution highlighted patience and
resistance of the Iranian nation as the grounds for progress in the
country, reiterating," The Iranian patient nation will foil the aliens hue
and cry and continues the way of the founder of the Islamic Revolution,
Ayatollah Khomeini with vigilance and will conquer peaks of glory."