Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a ceremony
Tuesday to mark the birth anniversary of Hadhrat Fatema Zahra (S.A.),
congratulated the occasion and said the revered personality was an
exceptional person following Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.) and Imam Ali (A.S.)
Ayatollah Khamenei also marked the birth anniversary of Imam Khomeini,
which falls on the same day as Hadhrat Fatema's, and called it a sweet
Ayatollah Khamenei described Imam Khomeini as an example of the shining
personality and a devout, sincere, and resilient person.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Revolution has kept its path for
the past 32 years despite many problems, thank to clear stances and ideas
of Imam Khomeini, adding that no power in the world can stop the
revolution if the nation takes its steps firmly.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Iranian nation has grown hope in the heart
of Muslim nation by its continued adherence to values and principles of
the Islamic Revolution.
"The flowers of hope would have been weathered if the nation had
relinquished its slogans and retreated in the face of the threats of the
Arrogance," the IR Leader said.
Meanwhile, in the meeting, a number of poets recited their latest works
in memory of Hadhrat Fatema (S.A.)
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting
with hundreds of Iranian women scholars and top personalities said Islam
views women as master of family, adding that the Islamic system must do
more to fully revive the genuine, Islamic status of women in society and
Ayatollah Khamenei in the meeting which was held on Sunday on the eve
of the birth anniversary of Hadhrat Fatema Zahra (S.A.) and the day of
women, congratulated the auspicious day and said the gathering of large
number of women intellectuals shows the Iranian women were moving towards
the apex of perfection and that the Islamic system has succeeded to raise
intellectual women who hold their own opinion concerning different social
Ayatollah Khamenei said problems of the world today stemmed largely
from the west's wrong attitude towards the status of women in society and
family and that the wrong attitude has triggered a crisis.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the west has established an unfair equation in
society under which the men are the beneficiary and the women are the
benefit, and based on the equation, the women must act in such ways as to
satisfy the beneficiary. "This is the most immense oppression ever against
women," the IR Leader said.
The IR Leader touched on an organized and gradual drive by the west to
instill the nations with such wrong ideas as to status of women, and that
to the same effect, if someone moves to condemn such behaviors that are
fed by female attractions, he or she would be treated with western media's
hue and cry.
Ayatollah Khamenei said another outcome of the western oppressive
attitude towards women is its open objection to Hijab. "The west claims
that Hijab is a religiously-motivated issue and must not be allowed to
appear in atheist societies however its true motivation for that objection
is that Hijab challenges its strategic policy in seeking women promiscuity,"
the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that based on official reports of relevant
global centers, the western attitude towards women has led to a fragile
familial structure, speedy growth of shameful trade in women and the
phenomenon of illegitimately-born children. He said the Islamic Republic
should expressly and relentlessly challenge the western ideas concerning
women and meet its responsibility in defending the true status of women.
As to status of women in the country, Ayatollah Khamenei said a legal
lever was needed in order to materialize the Islamic views concerning
women and family, adding that despite all good works done since the
Islamic Revolution (1979), there were still many deficiencies as to how
women must be treated in family.
"The family environment must become a safe, dignified and tranquil one
for women so that they could do their best in fulfilling their main task
which is to care the family," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayat ollah Khamenei also said the issue of women and family would be
set as topic of discussion and research in the seminars on strategic
thoughts in the Islamic Republic of which two seminars have already been
staged in the presence of the IR Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the intellectual women to join the seminar,
adding that the women-related issue must be studied and tackled based on
Islamic teachings and the findings must be followed in future planning.
Meanwhile, in the meeting, 10 intellectual women figures expressed
their views concerning different cultural, social and political issues.
A meeting on strategic thoughts in the Islamic Republic was held
Tuesday in the presence of Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali
Khamenei where several scholars presented their papers and exchanged views
with the IR Leader on the issue of social justice. This is the second
meeting on such strategic thoughts ever held.
In the 4-hour session, 10 scholars expressed their views on the notion,
aspects and functions of "justice in society".
Next, Ayatollah Khamenei delivered a speech, saying that Iranian
intellectuals and thinkers must engage in a serious exchange of views
until a genuine Islamic view of justice is developed based on Islamic
sources and teachings.
The IR Leader appreciated the overall efforts made in the past three
decades for the purpose of social justice in the country, adding however
that the current status of justice in society was never satisfying the
demands of Islam as the faith seek a maximum implementation of justice as
a global value.
Ayatollah Khamenei called the Tuesday session a starting point, adding
that the notion of justice must turn into a common discussion among the
elites until it bears its blessing fruits.
Ayatollah Khamenei said justice has been a preoccupation for human
being throughout history and that unlike many theories made by different
intellectuals, divine faiths have played an exceptional role in the
expansion of justice worldwide.
Ayatollah Khamenei said in view of the Holy Koran, the divine
messengers sought justice as their main aim and that such an attention to
justice has never been paid by any human school of thought. "The divine
messengers also struggled with oppressors and supported the oppressed
besides elucidating the notion of justice while theorists of justice only
paid lip services to the concept," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the divine faiths also differ from human
schools of though in that they beli eve that human history ultimately ends
in an era full of justice.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the divine faiths have all depicted a similar
track for human being which eventually leads to justice and for the same
reason, the issue of justice has found an exceptional status in the
Islamic Republic from the advent of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and has
been underscored in the national slogans and views of Imam Khomeini (R.A.)
Ayatollah Khamenei said justice has been the foremost objective of the
Iranian Islamic System from the outset. He however expressed
dissatisfaction over the current status of justice in the society and said
that the Islamic Republic seeks a full implementation of justice and
removal of the existing gaps based on Islamic views and for that purpose,
serious, all-out efforts were needed.
Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that for the Islamic Iran, trial and
error approach to social justice was a thing of the past and that from now
on, any projects in this do main must be carried out based on a solid
The IR Leader said greater decisions were needed in order to keep the
current speedy national progress however the drive must go hand in hand
with justice so as to avoid irreparable losses.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the scholars to avoid any confusion of Islamic
views of justice with those of other schools of thought and that the
Islamic theory of justice should be purely developed through genuine
Islamic sources. Ayatollah Khamenei said every school of thought defines
justice based on its own ontology and for the same reason the views of
human schools of thought concerning justice must be shunned in the
development of the Islamic theory.
"Islam considers implementation of justice as a divine duty unlike
human schools of thoughts," he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that no prejudgment is allowed in the
development of the theory and rather the theory must be developed through
serious exchange of views between dome stic scholars and the exchange of
views must continue even after a theory as such was developed.
The IR Leader said the scholars were expected to arrive at a solid
definition and mechanism of justice in the first place so as to be
followed up in the future, long-term national projects, and afterwards,
newer researches must be conducted to develop possible relevant executive
Ayatollah Khamenei then proposed the university and the Howza (Islamic
seminary) establish a course on justice studies and called it a useful
investment for implementation of social justice and training of powerful
human resources to that effect.
The IR Leader also urged building independent, Islam-based assessment
indicators to see whether and to what extents social justice has been
materialized, adding that many western indicators in this domain are
either incomplete or totally wrong.
The Islamic Revolution Leader also urged the parliament and the
Constitutional Guardian Council to heed the issue of justice in their
ratifications or verifications, adding that many projects had remained to
be carried out for the purpose of social justice.
Ayatollah Khamenei wrapped his remarks by saying that justice could not
be implemented in a society which has no belief in God as origin of
creation or Day of Resurrection as a day when people are awarded or
punished for their deeds. He said every individual in the society was also
expected to implement justice in his or her self and that the individual
efforts would help keep the person from sins and indirectly advance the
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei pays a
three-hour visit to the 24th Tehran International Book Fair in Tehran on
May 11, 2011.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution says publication is an important issue,
urging further development in this regard.
“The quality of publication, print run and diversity of subjects of
books has been increased during recent years which cannot be compared to
previous years,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in an address to top Iranian
publishers on Wednesday.
Islamic Revolution Leader added that it is impossible to achieve
progress in the country without making development in publication sector
and called on Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and state
bodies to attach serious importance to publication of books.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out that further efforts and investment
would be made in the publication sector to reach an optimal point in this
Ayatollah Khamenei met and talked with various publishers that have
participated in the annual event.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially opened the 24th Tehran
International Book Fair at the Iranian capital's Grand Prayer Grounds on
May 4. The fair will be open to public until May 14.
More than 2,300 Iranian and 1,600 international publishers from 67
countries have participated in the event, according to Iranian Minister of
Culture and Islamic Guidance, Sayyed Mohammad Hosseini.
IR Leader lauds Iran's
science, technology achievements
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said
Monday that Iranian nation have made the enemy acknowledge Iran's
achievements in science and technology thanks to the opportunity created
by the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with hundreds of
enthusiastic people from Kordestan province.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution recalled his previous visit to
Kordestan province and appreciated the warm welcome and sincerity of the
people during his stay in the province.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that people of Kordestan province have always
remained committed to the Islamic Revolution and has disappointed the
enemies at various junctures.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Iranian nation have established
progress in the international community to the extent that the enemies
have admitted several times.
IR Leader said that from the early stages of the Islamic Revolution,
the enemies did what they could to suppress the revolution but to no avail
as the vigilant Iranians powerfully thwarted their plots.
Elsewhere in his speech, Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the hard work
of people of Kordestan province to help implement the government's
development projects and said that the great Iranian nation attained
significant success and development in various sectors.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution said each province in the country
should play its significant role in the country's development and
Kordestan province is not an exception.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the people of Kordestan province are loyal
to the Islamic Revolution and have thwarted all conspiracies.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the
vigilance movements now underway in west of Asia and northern Africa are a
continuation of the grand movement of the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks on Wednesday morning while
receiving thousands of teachers from all over the country who were meeting
with him on the occasion of the national Teachers Week.
Islamic Revolution Leader stressed that such movements would
undoubtedly continue to the very heart of Europe to awaken and inspire the
European nations against their politicians and statesmen who are utterly
in service of US and Zionist cultural and economic schemes.
Emphasizing that such an awakening in Europe was nothing to avoid,
Leader of the Islamic Revolution noted that continuation of vigilance
movements of this kind in due speed and strength demanded that resisting,
faithful, insightful and knowledgeable people are rais ed and educated.
Ayatollah Khamenei further pointed to the very basic mission of
teachers in the Islamic system which is to educate and bring up human
beings in accordance with the ideals and values of the Islamic Republic
and said that fulfilling such a task called for adopting an independent
and advanced Iranian-Islamic paradigm.
Supreme Leader: Europe to
Experience Islamic Awakening Soon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed
Ali Khamenei stressed on Wednesday that popular uprisings and revolutions
sweeping the Middle-East and North of Africa at present will soon spread
to the European continent.
Addressing a large number of Iranian teachers and university professors
here in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the
growing wave of Islamic awakening in the Middle-East, North Africa and
other parts of the Muslim world has been inspired by Iran's Islamic
Revolution, and said this awakening will definitely spread to the European
"This awakening move will certainly advance to the very heart of the
Europe and the European nations will rise against their politicians and
rulers who have fully surrendered to the US and the Zionists' cultural and
economic policies," he said.
"The current awakening shows the profoundness of the Iranian nation's
great move and if we want it to continue with the same speed and power, we
should activate talents, breed resistant people, strengthen faith, insight,
awareness and knowledge and further consolidate unity and integrity,"
Ayatollah Khamenei added.
In relevant remarks earlier this year, a prominent American analyst had
said that the wave of Erhal revolutions in the Middle-East and North
Africa is now growing to the European continent, stressing that the
popular uprisings in the Arab states serve as a role model for the
European people who have just started protests against their corrupt
"Due to the financial corruption dominating most of the European
governments and the pervasive bottlenecks and crises that have arisen in
the western countries these days, it is predicted that the growing trend
of such discontents will soon turn into a series of revolutions known as
the Erhal Revolutions" in the Middle-East and North Africa, Dr. James
Anderson said late March.
He said the European countries have not witnessed a major development
and political leap after the Renaissance, the World War II, the Cold War
and formation of the European Union (EU), but now the time is ripe for the
European people to get ready for political revolutions and change in their
Dr. Anderson also described the current protests and rallies in London
as a prelude to Erhal revolutions in Europe, and said many European
countries will soon be Erhalized and the world will soon witness that
Erhalization has no boundaries.