Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei met with a
number of spinal cord injured devotees of Tehran.
During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke with tens of war disabled
and devotees and lauded their families' belief and resistance.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that respecting the war disabled people and
devotees manifested the actual meaning of self-sacrifice in the society
and the Islamic system needs it seriously.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution expressed his sincere respect to
the fathers, mothers, wives, children and nurses of the war disabled and
said," Honest services of the war disabled were the biggest self-sacrifice
and Jihad and has a great value before God."
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei alerted the IRI
police that the world hegemony was seeking to to undermine independent
nations by spreading of insecurity.
"The spread of social, moral and spiritual insecurity is among the
schemes employed by the world arrogance to counter the progress of
independent nations," Ayatollah Khamenei said in an address to police
personnel and staff in a cadet graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
The IR Leader added that social and moral security was among the main
pillars of Iran's progress and honor.
The IR Leader said the police had the key responsibility to adopt
pre-emptive measures to counter any likely threats.
Ayatollah Khamenei also urged the law enforcement units to serve as a
symbol of strength, order, kindness and leniency.
The ceremony was wrapped up with the police units marching past the
'West seeks to defeat
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei says the
Islamic Awakening in the region is primarily aimed at reviving the
national and Islamic values and reinforcing resistance against the Western
The main principle of revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa
is the revitalization of national dignity which has been undermined and
trampled by dictatorships under corrupt rulers and domination of the US
and the West, Ayatollah Khamenei said in an address to participants in the
first international conference on Islamic Awakening on Saturday.
IR Leader added that the revival of Islamic values, restoration of the
right to justice, development and flourishing, and resistance against the
US and European hegemony and Israeli aggression were among other basic
tenets of the revolutions.
Ayatollah Khamenei also warned Muslim countries of the West's schemes
to defeat revolutions.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution urged Muslim nations to stand up
against foreign interference in their countries and not fall for the
enemy's false promises and claims of support.
Ayatollah Khamenei called on Muslims to abstain from putting trust in
the US and the West and said the enemies are trying to defeat revolutions
through terrorism, civil war, sanctions and propaganda campaigns.
IR Leader also urged Muslim countries to avoid ethnic and religious
divisions and pointed out that mutual understanding between Islamic
factions is key to victory.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution further called on Muslims to rely on
God and His promises, and to practice common wisdom, determination and
bravery in order to overcome problems and threats.
Ayatollah Khamenei also referred to Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution as
an important chapter in history which has inspired the regional
The First International Islamic Awakening Confe rence opened in the
Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday.
More than 500 scholars and prominent figures from 80 countries are
participating in the two-day event.
The conference will also discuss and analyze the history and basic
tenets of the Islamic Awakening as well as figures that have played a role
in such movements.
The in-depth study of a unified Islamic front and the issues and
problems it faces as well as the goals and prospects of Islamic Awakening
are among other topics of discussion during the conference.
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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the
recent Islamic movements in such countries as Egypt, Tunisia, Libya,
Bahrain and Yemen are divine blessings.
In a meeting with the scholars, elites and intellectuals participating
in the 5th General Assembly of Ahlul Bayt World Assembly in the holy city
of Mashhad Tuesday evening, Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed that
that the first nation and country which established a system based on
Islam and Quran was a nation who follows the household of the holy prophet.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the youth in the Islamic countries has
considered that for reaching their ideals should appeal to Islamic
teachings and that was as result of the Iranian nation's movement.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that Iran supports Islamic revolutions in
Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen with the hope that these Islamic
movements would result in the ultimate failure of the biggest enemies,
namely the Zionists and the US.
Referring to the threats the Islamic Ummah and the Shiite community are
presently facing, he said the recent great movements in the Islamic world
are in fact preludes to the victory and rule of Islam.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the followers of the household of
the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) surely backed these Islamic movements.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution also highlighted the need for
vigilance on the part of the Islamic nations and said they should be
sensitive to the threats by enemies such as their efforts to sow discord
among Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei appreciated
Imam Khomeini's establishment of a political system based on Islamic Fiqh
(jurisprudence) as a landmark, historic measure and highlighted the
significance of the doctrine of religious democracy in light of the
current regional developments.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with the Experts of
Leadership Assembly who met the IR Leader following a two-day tenth
Ayatollah Khamenei said the concept of religious democracy must be
elucidated for the regional Muslim nations so as to help them fill an
existing vacuum concerning the future of the developments.
Ayatollah Khamenei said while political Fiqh has an outstanding, rooted
background there is no precedence for "the formation of a system based on
Islamic Fiqh" prior to the era of Imam Khomeini so that the revered
individual was the first to establish a politi cal system, in theory and
practice, based on religious democracy and Wilaya-te Faqih (or rule of
Ayatollah Khamenei noted however that a long time was naturally needed
before the macro objectives of the Islamic system, either material or
spiritual, are materialized and that having ignored the time needed before
the fruits of the system get ripe, some individuals have made the false
perceptions in the short or mid term that adherence to the principles of
the system would emerge as an stumbling block to progress.
The IR Leader said it is possible to keep the system's principles and
get progress at the same time and that the nation must not budge on its
principles because of several problems it has faced with.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted however that the track of the Islamic system
was in need of a perpetual modification until the objectives are got. The
IR Leader said the concept of Mutlaqeh (absolute) in 'Wilaya-te Mutlaqeh
Faqih,' added to the Constitution during a 1989 amendment, was informed by
the same system formation and modification procedures.
"By absolute Wilaya-te Faqih it is meant to help the entire decision
making bodies under the leader to modify their conduct perpetually and
advance the country through a continually-improving system," the IR Leader
Ayatollah Khamenei said the enemies have misunderstood the concept of
absolute Wilaya-te Faqih by defining it as 'to run the affair based on the
wishes of Faqih' as Faqih must be fair both in mind and conduct and a fair
Faqih is not allowed to run the affairs upon his wishes.
"The term 'absolute' here means to give the one who steers the system
sufficient flexibility to modify the track of the system every where
needed," Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that flexibility never means to
budge on principles under outside pressures.
The Islamic Revolution Leader then turned to regional developments and
said the great developments in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen were a
fruit of the Islamic system Imam Khomeini (R.A.) developed and established.
"US-dependent dictators are falling one after another," Ayatollah
Khamenei said, adding that there are several speculations about the future
trend of developments, including the coming to office of religious elites,
a return of former dictatorial agents under different colors, and most
dangerously, an establishment of puppet systems under the cover of
democracy and freedom.
"At such complicated conditions, the doctrine of religious democracy
can be of great help for the regional nations by helping remove their
needs and enlightening their future so that the enemies find themselves
unable to abuse the existing vacuums," Ayatollah Khamenei suggested.