Leader emphasizes women's
role in Islamic Awakening
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei,
today hailed the status of women and the role played by them in the great
Islamic movements, as “unparalleled and unique.”
He was addressing over a thousand and five hundred women activists from
some 85 countries, including lady intellectuals, researchers and
journalists, who have assembled in Tehran for World Conference on Women
and Islamic Awakening.
According to IRIB, he referred to the outstanding precedent set by
women in Iran during the crucial days of the victory of the Islamic
Revolution and its aftermath, said continuation, strengthening and
promotion of women's active presence in the Islamic Awakening movements
sweeping the region, would undoubtedly be a booster for further success of
Ayatollah Khamenei considered this great assembly in the Iranian
capital of elite and intellectual ladies fr om almost half the world
countries, as an excellent opportunity for better familiarity among Muslim
women of various lands, saying: "This opportunity of better interaction at
the meeting should be seized upon as a factor for long-lasting and more
effective works to help restore the real identity and personality of
He referred to the more than a century of intricate ploys by the West
to isolate Muslim women from their real Islamic identity, saying that
selfless efforts by female intellectuals of the Muslim world to revive
this proper identity is in fact the most priceless service for the Islamic
Ummah. Ayatollah Khamenei added that this movement, in part, will
profoundly affect the Islamic Awakening currents, in addition to reviving
the real dignity and glory of the Ummah.
He censured the West for its insulting views toward women, saying that
in the western society, women are looked upon as mere means of pleasure
and enjoyment for men under cover of the ill-defined word 'freedom', which
along with such terms as human rights and democracy, is a handy tool for
military deployment, invasions, massacres and looting of world nations
through different ways.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, expounding the standpoint of
Islam toward women as in total contrast with that of the West, said Islam
considers women as persons with the highest dignity and a source of
progress and perfection.
Meantime, the Leader cautioned that Global Arrogance, the US and the
Zionist regime in particular, which have found themselves transfixed and
shocked vis-à-vis the great Islamic Awakening movements, are feverishly
trying to deviate these movements, while surfing on the waves in pursuit
of their own vested interests.
He, however, reiterated that the spirit of resistance of the people and
their ever-increasing presence on different scenes of the struggle, would
guarantee victory over the arrogant forces, since their swords are blunt
and ineffective when faced by the massive presence of the faithful people.
Ayatollah Khamenei, elaborating on the West's vain attempts to drive a
wedge between the Islamic Republic and the helpless Palestinian people,
made it clear that Iran’s Islamic Will, free from any divisive and trivial
subject as Shiite-Sunni differences, have steadfastly stood besides all
Leader calls for harmony
among 3 branches of government
Islamic Revolution Leader lauded the services of the three branches –
Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary - and said that they must patch
up differences and work in unison.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with senior officials
of the Judiciary on the occasion of the anniversary of a terrorist attack
in 1981 against senior officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran which led
to martyrdom of 72 statesmen including the then Judiciary chief Ayatollah
Islamic Revolution Leader honored memory of Ayatollah Beheshti and
other martyrs of the terrorist attack and said that the Islamic Republic
of Iran advocates fair justice to be administered by the Judiciary to
Ayatollah Khamenei said that there are capaci ties available to help
upgrade the Judiciary and efforts must be made to achieve the great goal
of upholding justice by the Judiciary.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Judiciary needs infrastructure to
accurately administer justice including a comprehensive plan with precise
and multilateral considerations.
The Leader said that drawing up the comprehensive plan is a major step
and it must be put into practice to meet the needs.
“Implementing the comprehensive plan must be accelerated. Of course, it
does not mean making haste, but, the plan must be done without delay.”
Elsewhere in his speech, Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized the need for
accuracy of the verdicts being issued by the courts of justice and said
that the verdicts must be well-documented in a way the judge of court
would rest assured if other lawyers examine his sentence.
Islamic Revolution Leader said that the verdicts of primary courts are
revoked by the appeals courts numerou sly indicating that the preliminary
verdicts are not well-established.
Ayatollah Khamenei called for reducing the number of verdicts which
envisage prison terms and recommended the Judiciary to minimize the
punishments in the form of prison term, because, prison has adverse
consequences on the inmates, their families and the business environment
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Judiciary must preserve prestige of
the defendants, criticizing the media hype against the defendants.
“The Judiciary must not be influenced by the media propaganda at all.”
On the hostile policies of the western governments against Iran, the
Leader said that they are used to tarnishing the image of the Islamic
Republic in an attempt to prevent other nations from following Iran's
policy of achieving independence and democracy based on Islamic values.
“When a lively democratic election is held in Iran with high turnout,
the arrogant powers begin to find fault with it to mislead other Muslim
Ayatollah Khamenei said that they resorted to human rights and nuclear
energy to undermine the standing of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the
“They embark on misleading the world public opinion against the Islamic
Republic of Iran in the name of the international community.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the arrogant powers have resorted to
sanctions to make the Iranian people turn away from the Islamic Republic
of Iran, but, God willing they will fail in their new conspiracy, because,
they have not really known the depth of relationship between the Iranian
nation and government.
Prior to the Islamic Revolution Leader’s remarks, Judiciary chief
Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani presented a report on the performance of
Amoli Larijani said that the Judiciary has focused on two principles
recommended by the Islamic Revolution Leader – Authority of the Judiciary
and Public Confidence.
He said that the Judiciary has drawn up a comprehensive plan to
administer justice, and campaign against corruption and smuggling, adding
that the Judiciary has also promoted the Islamic human rights.
Leader: Iran Hoisting
Flag of Islamic Rule in Materialistic World
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed
Ali Khamenei said the Iranian nation is proud to have hoisted the flag of
Islamic and Quranic rule in this materialistic world.
Addressing a meeting with participants in the 29th International Holy
Quran Competitions in Tehran on Sunday, the leader said the Iranian nation
should be thankful to God for its love for the holy Quran, and said, "The
Iranian nation is proud that it has hoisted the flag of the rule of Quran
and Islam in a materialistic world and shines this flag each day with its
patience and resistance and with bearing difficulties."
The leader said the Iranian nation's continued vigilance, might, power
and progress defused enemy plots and deception.
He said the glory and grandeur of the Iranian nation is indebted to the
Quranic teachings, and added, "The Muslim nations learn from this radiant
instance that if they have faith, believe in divine promises and persist
in the path of Quran and Islam and refrain from trusting the enemy's
smiles and tricks, they will come victorious over the most complicated
military equipment and vast political, intelligence and economic plots of
The Supreme Leader further noted the US and Zionists' plots and
measures to confront the Islamic movement of the regional nations, and
cautioned, "The blood-sucking enemies are standing against the spread and
deepening of the nations' Islamic movements, but the nations' continued
move on the path of Quran will make these plots fall flat."
Iran's capital city of Tehran hosted the 29th International Holy Quran
Competitions with representatives from 65 countries in attendance.
The competitions started at Tehran's Milad Tower International
Convention Center mid June.
Officials and reciters of Holy Quran from more than 65 Muslim and
non-Muslim countries took part in the six-day event.
Hojjatoleslam Mohammadi Golpayegani, head of the Supreme Leader's
office, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance,
and Iranian MPs and ambassadors were present at the opening ceremony of
The jury of the contest had 14 members, 5 of whom were Iranian and the
rest were from other countries.
Human community nowadays is in dire need of a "resurrection of
intellect" and "purification of soul," Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah
Sayyed Ali Khamenei said Monday in a ceremony held to mark the anniversary
of Mab'ath, the auspicious appointment of the Last Messenger of Allah,
Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.) to his divine mission.
Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated the Islamic Ummah on the auspicious
Eid, adding that a return of the Muslim nations to pure Islam during the
current movements in the Middle East and North Africa shows the nations
have eventually realized after prolonged frustrations that all Western or
Eastern schools of thought fail to meet human's true needs or make it
prosperous except Islam.
Ayatollah Khamenei said human community today was lagging in thought
and morality whereas a major goal of the Mab'ath was to rescue human being
from moral degradation. "Nation s would see their problems resolved once
and for all once the goal is fulfilled," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said another major goal of Mab'ath was to revive
human thought and intellect, adding that the human community was in dire
need of ration and thought in order to find the root-causes of the
problems that have befallen it.
Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the blatant tyranny of bullying powers in
the region and said that the bullying powers never pay any attention to
the status of human. "For instance, amid the current economic problems,
the world people are witnessing that that domineering power only seek to
resolve the problems of bankers or corporations rather than those of
people," the IR Leader said.
"The root-cause of all these problems is the world hegemony and its
dividing of world into the two opposite poles of domineering versus
domineered countries," Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding tha t the nations
can resolve the existing problems by abandoning their domineered position.
The Islamic Revolution Leader warned that the world bullies had
embarked on relentless efforts to control or divert the regional
revolutions. He called on the revolutionary nations to rely on their
God-given intellect, believe in God's promises and decide their fate by
resisting against the bullies.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the present dignified status of the Iranian
nation was a clear proof that perseverance and resistance against the
world bullies would result in dignity and grandeur.
"In the past 33 years, the savvy Iranian nation has been subject to
non-stop conspiracies of the world powers; they have actually sought not
to allow Iran to become a live model of perseverance and progress for
other nations," Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding, "this time as well, the
ongoing efforts of the domineering powers for sid elining the Iranian
nation would fail indeed."
Ayatollah Khamenei added however that God's promises would be fulfilled
only once the nations engage in political and social diligence and take
risks. "Just having faith in God is not enough for cherishing His promise
of victory, rather diligence and patience are required," Ayatollah
Ayatollah Khamenei advised the enemies of the Islamic Iran to get
lessons from their futile experiences in the face of the diligent, patient
Iranian nation and realize that undue expectations or vanity would go
nowhere in the face of a nation that has found itself and learnt
perseverance and unity from the Holy Koran.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the world of Islam was in dire need of unity,
adding that enemies of Islam were seeking to make Muslim Shias and Muslim
Sunnis to be afraid of one another.
The IR Leader castigated those individuals within t he Muslim community
whose conduct proves divisive, adding that some individuals who
categorically have no faith in Islam were setting off the fire of division
upon demand of the spy services of the world hegemony by expressing
concerns about expansion of Shiism.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed hope the Islamic Ummah in God's favor
would prevail over its enemies and that the goals of Mab'ath would be
fulfilled in full.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei said on
Wednesday that the new parliament is expected to adhere to constitutional
principles through lively performance and observing political, ethical and
In a meeting with members of new parliament, the Islamic Revolution
Leader said that the MPs must have a sense of commitment, faithful
obligation to and reliance on the God Almighty.
"If such a mentality prevails, the blessings
of God will open the way out of the current difficulties. "
Ayatollah Khamenei said that reliance upon the endless grace of God is
the key to the power and progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
"In the chaotic materialistic world the Islamic Republic of Iran has
stood up to defend the divine values and the MPs must reinforce their
relationship with Almighty God as the key to progress."
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
to establish religious democracy has made the arrogant powers confront
with the Iranian nation and government.
Elsewhere in his speech, the Islamic Revolution said that the
parliament is responsible for passing adequate legislations and exercise
supervision to ensure the legislation takes effect.
"In supervising the state of affairs, the parliament must get rid of
taking partial stand. Such supervision requires in-depth examination of
the affairs. Otherwise, it will go the wrong way."
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the parliament must adopt a clear stance
on international and regional issues and declare its view about the major
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the parliament
is expected to take unified stance with the government on national
issues and refrain from discord with the government in the name of
independence of the legislature.
Islamic Revolution Leader criticized certain senior officia ls for
escalating dispute with other branches of the governing system despite
they publicize unity.
"The Iranian nation has successfully displayed how a nation may advance
free from the dominance of global hegemonies," Islamic Revolution Leader
Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, adding that the hegemony-free model of
progress was developed under the auspices of the father of Islamic
Revolution Imam Khomeini (PBUH).
Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking to hundreds of thousand of people in
Imam Khomeini's mausoleum, south of Tehran in a ceremony to commemorate
the 23rd demise anniversary of the late founder of Islamic Republic of
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Imam was the father of the current Islamic
movement in the world of Islam, adding that national dignity was a key
line in his political agenda.
"Glory and dignity in view of the Holy Koran belongs to God as well as
anyone who stands the line of God," the Islamic Revolution Leader said,
adding that having been dignified under the auspices of the Imam, the
Iranian nation discovered its innate abilities and saw many Divine
promises fulfilled, including the prevailing of the under-privileged over
In the same regard, Ayatollah Khamenei said the 1979 Islamic Revolution
helped put an end to two centuries of miserly indignity on the part of the
Iranian nation, adding that Imam Khomeini imbued the nation's heart with a
"yes, we can" mindset.
Ayatollah Khamenei called the Islamic Republic a seasoned, accomplished
model of national dignity and progress, adding that the nation has
overcome any political, military, security, or economic challenges put up
against the Islamic system in the past 33 years since establishment.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that enemies of the Islamic Revolution were
actually afraid of a model of government presented by the nation to the
world unlike their claims otherwi se. "Aggrandizement and propaganda works
by the world political circles about the 'perils of a nuclear Iran' are
merely a deceit; they are actually afraid of an "Islamic Iran" rather than
a "nuclear Iran," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
"The fact that a nation (Iranian nation) has proved it possible to get
progress without the help of America or other powers and even against
their challenges has shaken the pillars of the superpowers," Ayatollah
Khamenei said, adding that sanctions would never stop the nation's
progress and that the sanctions would only contribute to produce more
hatred on the part of the nation against the western powers.
Ayatollah Khamenei then raised the case of regional Islamic awakening,
saying that the regional revolutions from Yemen to Bahrain to Egypt, Libya,
and Tunisia was a solid proof that the nations were seeking to cherish
dignity, justice and freedom under the auspices of Islam and that their
revolutions h as an Islamic character.
The Islamic Revolution Leader cautioned that the west and its puppet
regimes were trying to make the revolutionary nations to perceive their
revolutions were useless, adding however that unlike those western claims,
the political and social situation on the ground has effectively changed
due to the revolutions and that greater changes were forthcoming.
Ayatollah Khamenei described Egypt as a great country with an
influential nation, adding that former corrupt rulers had stolen the
Egyptian nation's dignity by turning it into a strategic treasure for the
usurping Israel however today the treasure has been recovered from the
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Mubarak regime was tasked to guarantee the
Israeli security even at the cost of imprisoning one and a half million
people in Gaza during the 22-day Israeli war on the besieged enclave
however, today, with Mubarak oust ed, the Zionist regime feels naked and
The Islamic Revolution Leader said a military hue and cry made by the
Zionist authorities against Iran actually exposed their empty hands and
fearful state, adding that the regime's authorities are well aware that
they are now more vulnerable than ever so that any inappropriate action on
their part would lash back down on themselves like thunders.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the US and other western powers, as
unconditional supporters of the Zionist regime were suffering much
unfavorable conditions nowadays due to their economic and social problems,
adding that the crisis has become more tangible after the falling from
power of several pro-US governments across Europe as well as an ever
increasing hatred on the part of nations against the US.
Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned that the west seeks to transfer its own
crisis to Asia and Africa, adding that a major western method to transfer
its problems was to incite sectarian and religious strife in the Middle
Eastern and North African revolutionary countries with a view to develop a
counter-movement from inside the very revolutions.
"Today, Americans have embarked on inciting sectarian and religious
conflicts in the revolutionary countries by using the British experiences
in such fields; all the nations and their scholars, either Shii or Sunni,
must be vigilant not to advance the enemy conspiracy," Ayatollah Khamenei
Ayatollah Khamenei reaffirmed however that stability will be restored
to the revolutionary countries, especially Egypt and that any dictator
regimes will be uprooted from the region.
Ayatollah Khamenei deplored that amid these developments the Bahraini
people were suffering double innocence. "The Bahraini people are simply
repressed by a despotic, dictator regime only because they wish to cherish
th e rudiments of democracy," the Islamic Revolution Leader said.
The Islamic Revolution Leader said that all the revolutionary nations
would eventually fulfill their goals only if they avoid sectarian or
Ayatollah Khamenei concluded his remarks by saying that the future of
Muslim nations, including the Iranian nation would be better than past,