Leader’s letter to Hamas

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

The following is the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s letter to Hamas leader Ismail Haniya in which the Leader praises the bravery of resistance fighters in the Gaza Strip.

In the Name of God the Compassionate and the Merciful

To the Hamas leader Ismail Haniya

“Peace be unto you and so may the mercy of Allah and His blessings”

The 20-day perseverance of you, the courageous resistance fighters and the people of Gaza against one of the most atrocious war crimes in the history of the world has hoisted the flag of glory overhead the Islamic Ummah. You have proven that Muslim hearts filled with confidence in God and the Day of Judgment, which will not bow to oppression, can create such heroism that will bring the arrogant powers of the world and their well-equipped armies to their knees.

The army, which you have managed with your perseverance to keep outside Gaza City for the past 20 days, is the same army that took large portions of three Arab states in just six days.

You must be proud of your unshakable faith in God almighty and his promises, of your courage, patience and sacrifices, as today, the whole of the Muslim world is proud of it. Your resistance has brought shame on the US, the Zionist regime and their supporters in the United Nations and in certain Islamic countries.

Today, not only Muslim nations, but also many European and American nations have acknowledged your righteousness. In our eyes, you are victorious today and with the continuation of your resistance, you will further bring shame to the enemy.

You must remember that “Your Lord has not forsaken you, nor has He become displeased,” and that “Soon your Lord will give you so that you shall be well pleased,” God willing.

But even so the atrocities committed in Gaza and the death of innocent Palestinians, especially the children, has deeply saddened us. Our entire nation is in mourning because of the crimes committed by the occupiers of Palestine which are broadcast from our television channels everyday.

I pray to God for a speedy victory. As God almighty never goes back on his promises and has said “And surely Allah will help him who helps His cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty” and “Those who strive, strive for their own good”….

Those among the Arab world who have committed treachery must know that a fate no better than that of the Jewish people involved in the battle of the clans will befall them, as God almighty has said “He also brought down their allies among the people of the scripture from their secure positions.”

The nations of the world stand beside the people and resistance fighters of Gaza. Any government that goes against the will of its nation will further distance itself from its people and the fate of such government is obvious.

They must remember that the Commander of the Faithful Ali ibn Abi Talib has said “Living a life of defeat is death and a death with dignity is life.”

I salute you and the resistance fighters of Gaza and the oppressed and resistant people of Gaza.

Aside from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts to aid you, which we have viewed it as our duty, I pray for you day and night. I wish you patience and victory from God almighty.

“Peace be unto you and unto every pious person and so may be the mercy of Allah and His blessings”

Seyyed Ali Khamenei

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Supreme Leader meets with the judiciary branch

These are excerpts taken from this speech released on the English version of the Supreme Leader, Sayyid Ali Khamenei’s website: 

The demand that was made seven years ago urging the heads of the three movement branches to seriously and decisively fight economic corruption is still important

 These valuable measures which were taken within the framework of the general policies and the second development plan of the judiciary branch must be pursued fully and seriously.

 This proper position is equivalent to generating the general feeling that the judiciary branch is faithful and fair in administering justice

 The leadership of Ayatollah Shahrudi who is a knowledgeable, scholarly person and the presence of prominent personalities in the judiciary branch provide good opportunities in order to improve this branch of the government and help it achieve the position it deserves.

Full article: www.insight-info.com

 

Supreme Leaders speech on Fatimah Zahra’s (a) Birthday

These are the words of the Supreme Leader taken from his speech given on the anniversary of Fatimah Zahra (a) and Imam Khomeini (r)’s birthdays. It is a translation of what was released on his site.

 

Love of the Ahlul-Bayt (a), especially Fatimah Zahra (a) is a great field to show artistic ability. Therefore, the more people of thought and feelings ponder upon this reality the more gems they will achieve.

 

Refer to the words and narrations of the Pure Imams (a) and with the help of this family put your artistic abilities and feelings into the service of these infallibles (a).

 

The Islamic Revolution was not only an event in Iranian history, rather it was a special occurrence in world history. The more times passes the realities and effects of it become clearer.

 

For centuries the world is quickly going after a material understanding in life. But, the Islamic revolution of Iran has stood up to this great wave and has increased spiritual knowledge and desire for spiritualism, even in western youth.

 

Full article: www.insight-info.com

 

Sayyid Khamenei’s meeting with the President of the Qamar Islands:

 

This is a translation of what was released on the Farsi version of the Supreme Leader’s site www.leader.ir

 

khamenei june 2008

 

Sayyid Khamenei said: “The Islamic world which has a rich source of natural resources, a strategic geographical location, a lot of land, and a large population of active and educated people can be transformed into a power. But, the old leaders of the world are in opposition to this issue.”

 

“The enemies of the Islamic world opposed Iran’s nuclear program eventhough they knew it was peaceful because this national movement in Iran is leading to progression.”

 

“The Islamic world with all of its abilities does not have enough strength to defend itself. Islamic countries must take practical steps in order to implement this issue. They must forget whimsical obstacles, geographical differences, race, and sect.”

 

“Unfortunately, some politicians, educated people, and scholars in the Islamic world have fallen into this trap. But, everyone must know that the path to strengthening the Islamic world is unity; the heartfelt and practical cooperation between Islamic countries.

 

Source: www.insight-info.com

The Supreme leader speaks to members of the eighth parliament

 

June 10th, 2008

 

These are excerpts of his speech. The complete speech will be translated as soon as it is released.

 

khamenei 2008

 

“The members of the parliament must be for the people and remain for the people.”

  

“The establishment of an Islamic society with a just government is a middle step which will lay the groundwork for the achievement of prophetic goals – the spiritual perfection of man.”

 

“These duties, when one is in the very sensitive seat of legislation for the country, become extremely difficult and important.”

 

“Legislation in any country and nation is important in and of itself. But, for a country like the Islamic Republic of Iran and for a huge nation like Iran who have opened a new door for humanity, the importance is much greater.”

 

“The authority of Allah (walayatullah) is the foundation of Islamic thought. Allah has given the right to people to give this authority to a person or a group. This form of authority and giving right has been implemented in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran – namely, in voting. This foundational and deep principle is a belief in a democratic religion.”

 

“In the viewpoint of Islam, authority lies only with Allah. This authority is only acceptable through divine implementation which has been established in accordance to the book [Quran] and the sunnah in the constitution. With this viewpoint, the representatives of the nation will be transformed into an authority which stems from divine authority. Because of this, a law which is ratified must be implemented by all.”

 

Full article: www.insight-info.com