Leader: Islamic unity will ensure victory over all enemies
Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said “Our advice to the rulers of Muslim countries is to return to the Wilayah or authority of Islam.
According to IRIB’s English Radio, Ayatollah Khamenei, on Sunday, November 25 corresponding to Rabi al-Awwal 17, the blessed birth anniversaries of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and that of his 6th Infallible Heir Imam Ja’far as-Sadeq (AS) – 136 years later in 83 AH – granted audience in Tehran to heads of the three branches of government, senior civilian and military officials, Muslim diplomatic representatives of foreign countries in the Iranian capital, and the three hundred-plus scholars and political figures from at least a hundred countries attending the 32nd International Islamic Unity Confab.
He said: Only return to Islamic values and adherence to the path of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) will salvage Muslim states and safe them from indignity at the hands of their archenemy, the US, which despite reaping the maximum benefits from their wealth and resources, and using them to carry out its dirty acts of destruction of each other, humiliates them at every turn.”
Now we have the details of the speech which was interspersed with vociferous chants of God’s Majesty or Allah-o-Akbar by the audience.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution after due glorification of Allah, the Exalted and salutations to the Prophet of Islam, his Immaculate Ahl al-Bayt and the righteous amongst his companions, congratulated participants of the Islamic Unity Conference, the audience, and world Muslims as well as non-Muslims on the blessed occasion, by describing the Prophet as “a bright sun which shone during the time of ignorance and Jahili deception and who illuminated the whole world.”
He quoted the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali (AS), the Prophet’s divinely-designated vicegerent as saying in Sermon 89 of the famous book Nahj al-Balagha that God sent Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) when the world was devoid of brightness and full of open deceitfulness”
He then referred to ayah 157 of Surah A’raf of the holy Qur’an commanding mankind to follow the light God sent down with the Prophet in order to avail of real prosperity, saying this light is the holy Qur’an the book of guidance and light – which along with the Ahl al-Bayt is called Thaqalayn or Two Weighty Things for the salvation of humanity.
Ayatollah Khamenei said: “Humanity is in quest of bliss and salvation. From the beginning until today, the plight of humanity has been lack of justice, mercy and guidance. The various forms of ignorance that humanity has experienced have made life difficult for it. Today, humanity is in need of the same source of light. Today too, humanity needs to accept the Prophet’s invitation – which is an invitation to the truth, to integrity and to mercy. If humanity reaches such a level of intellectual maturity that it accepts the invitation of the Prophet of Islam, then its maladies will be healed.
“Today, the presence of big powers and their oppression – as a result of their audacity in perpetrating criminal activities – has caused the world to re-experience the days “devoid of brightness and full of open deceitfulness.” Today too, humanity is unfortunately suffering again. This suffering is not particular to the world of Islam, rather all of humanity is suffering. Even those countries which apparently enjoy civilizational progress and worldly ostentation are suffering deeply. This suffering results from ignorance, deception and lack of justice. And Islam has a solution for all these maladies. Islam guarantees the bliss and salvation of nations. We Muslims should learn this lesson.”
Ayatollah Khamenei continued in his speech: “Of course, it should not be forgotten that by Allah’s favor and grace, today the orientation of resistance against oppression and bullying exists in the world, one which is reliant on the Name of God and Islam. Our region is an example in this regard. In our region, the spirit of Islamic Awakening is prevailing in many nations and countries today. When you witness that the arrogant powers of the world headed by the criminal US – the Great Satan – are sensitive about the region, the reason is that the orientation and inclination towards Islam and Islamic Awakening are clearly noticeable in the region. They are opposed to the awakening of Muslim nations. They are afraid of the awakening of Muslim nations. Whenever Islam managed to dominate the hearts and lives of peoples, arrogance was slapped across the face and we firmly believe that once more, arrogance will be slapped across the face by Islamic Awakening in the region.
“This is the essence of what I wanted to discuss with our Muslim brothers, Muslim states, the intellectuals of the world of Islam and the honorable religious scholars in Islamic countries. You should strengthen this Islamic movement as much as you can. The way to the salvation of this region is strengthening Islamic Awakening and the movement of Islamic Resistance. This responsibility falls on all the masses of Muslims – in particular, the ulema of Islam, intellectuals, writers, poets, scholars, artists and political personalities. They are responsible for this. They are the addressees of the invitation of the Holy Prophet and of Islamic guidance. Today, the ground is prepared in the world of Islam. The ground is prepared in West Asia in particular for Islamic Awakening. Everyone should help so that this Awakening will yield results.
“Our advice to the rulers of Muslim countries is to return to the Wilayah or authority of Islam. They should place themselves under the Wilayah or absolute authority of Allah, since they subservience to the authority of the US and devilish powers will not work for them. Today, some Muslim countries in our region unfortunately stand under the flag and wilayah of devilish powers instead of the Wilayah or absolute authority of Allah. Instead of following Islam and the light of the Quran, they follow the US. And the US is humiliating them on the basis of its arrogant nature. You have heard – as everyone has – that the prattling US president has likened the Saudi rulers to a dairy cow. This is humiliation. This is an insult. It is an insult to the people of the region and the people of that country.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, without naming any particular country, said if certain regimes are not averse to being insulted by the US, then they can enjoy being insulted! However this is an insult to the people of the region and to Muslim ummah. Why should Muslim rulers follow the US in two criminal actions which have unfortunately damaged our region? One is the criminal action against the Palestinians and the important issue of Palestine, and another is the criminal action against Yemen. They should be sure that victory belongs to the people of Palestine and the people of Yemen and that the US and its cohorts will be defeated on this matter.
He said: “Today, the US is clearly weaker in the region than 10 or 20 years ago. Today, the vicious Zionist regime is clearly weaker than the past. A few years ago (in 2006), the Zionist regime was defeated by the Hezbollah of Lebanon. Two years later, within 22 days it was defeated by the Palestinians. And a few years after that, it could resist for only eight days against the oppressed people of Gaza and then, it was defeated. Just last week, within two days it was defeated. This is the weakness of the Zionist regime. This is the increasing weakness of the Zionist regime.
“The people who have a certain thought, identity and motivation are reliant on God. They rely on Allah and Allah the Exalted will help them, as God has promised in ayahs 22 and 23 of Surah Fath: “If the unbelievers should fight you, they would certainly turn their backs. Then would they find neither protector nor helper. Such has been the practice of Allah already in the past: no change will you find in the practice of Allah”
Ayatollah Khamenei added: “This is a divine tradition. If Muslims stand firm, they will achieve victory over all the apparatuses of evil and arrogant powers.
“Today, the people of Yemen are enduring the hardest tortures by the Saudi government, its accomplices and the US – its main supporter – but you should know that the people of Yemen and Ansarullah will certainly be victorious! They will not be defeated. The people of Palestine will not be defeated. The only way is resistance. What has made the US so agitated today that it resorts to blather and wrong measures is the resistance of Muslim nations and this resistance will produce results.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution: “Dear brothers, dear sisters, it is 40 years now that the people of Iran have been resisting. On the first day, we were a thin sapling. We were vulnerable. However, thanks to the Holy Name of the Holy Prophet and the guidance of our magnanimous Imam Khomeini, we managed to resist. Of course, some were martyred and we endured hardships, but we resisted. Today, the people and country of Iran are a strong tree. To hell that America and the Zionist regime threaten Iran! Their threats, their moves and their malevolence have been defeated today. And they will be defeated from now on too. Sanctions will fail and so will their policies, thanks to resistance.
“And resistance is not possible except with faith in and reliance on Allah, and trust in divine promises. Allah the Exalted has emphatically promised that He will certainly aid those who aid his cause. He has emphatically promised to help and this promise will come true. If we correct our behavior and look at divine promises in an optimistic, not pessimistic way, we will be victorious. Having doubts about divine promises is the way of the unbelievers., who are deserving of divine wrath.
“It is clear that those who doubt divine promises will not benefit from such promises. The people of Iran have proved their trust in divine promises and they have stood firm. We were attacked, we endured sanctions, they sent spies and we offered martyrs, but the Iranian nation stood firm like a mountain and it managed to remain firm and solid. Today, this pure tree – the pure tree of the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation – is such a tree “whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches reach to the heavens” (to quote the holy Qur’an).
“By Allah’s favor, we made progress and became stronger on a daily basis and this will be the same from now on too. This is the prescription for the movement and progress of Muslims in the world of Islam.
God’s mercy be upon our magnanimous Imam Khomeini who opened this path to us. And God’s mercy upon our dear martyrs who laid down their lives on this path and who brought triumphs to the people of Iran. By Allah’s favor, this will be the same in the future as well. If Muslim brothers think of unity, solidarity, unanimity and harmony in the entire Islamic region, they will overcome all these schemes, Insha Allah (God willing).”