Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran to the Youth in Europe and North America

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Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful

To the Youth in Europe and North America,

The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.

I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.

I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.

Here, I don’t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that the Western governments’ insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been censured in new historiographies.

The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is admirable.

By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don’t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?

You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the “other” have been the common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy of spreading “phobia” and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.

My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.

I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.

Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?

Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals throughout several centuries?

I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders.

Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.

Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.

Seyyed Ali Khamenei

21st Jan. 2015

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I’m a Muslim

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Im a muslim
I believe in Allah and all of the Prophets and the 12 Imams who are successors of Prophet MUHAMMAD ave.
The main purposes of our Prophet & 12 Imams are Humanity, Kindness and Justice.
They were hardly against killing innocent people.
our Prophet & 12 Imams path is against ISIS (Daesh) and count them as our enemy.

Imam Hussein (as), the person who revived Islam

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After the departure of Prophet (pbuh), when Ummah ignored the Prophet commands about the succession of Ali (as), cruelty and injustice against this family began…
Most of the people of Ummah knew the truth but they kept silent because they were afraid of the oppression of the unjust caliph… their silence caused that many of Muslims were misled…
This mislead was as much as they martyred all of their 11 Imams despite they were the descendants of the Prophet (pbuh)….
Because of their incompetent and also the incompetent of the people of the world, they are still deprived of the presence of the 12th Imam, Mahdi (as) ….
Ashura is the 10th of Muharram that Hussam (as) was martyred in Karbala at this day…
The people of kufa sent thousands of letters to him to come to us, we need your justice, we are tired of the cruelty of Yazid and our governor….
Imam started to go to Kufa with his family and his companion….With his small children…
He knew the people of kufa won’t be loyal to him because he could remember their behavior with his noble father, Ali (as)…
But he knew it’s his duty to do this work….
Yazid was doing all against Islam as a caliph… and Imam wanted to prove his Insufficiency to ummah…
When they were near Kufa… they confronted the army of Yazid and they forced to go Karbala, a land near kufa…
The army of Imam contained 72 men against 30000 fighters of Yazid…
They closed the water path to the tents of the imam although they knew there were children and ladies with Imam…
Finally enemies martyred all of the men and also Imam Hussain, the noble descendant of Prophet (pbuh)… and captured all the ladies and children…
Imam Hussain was the real winner of the war because his martyrdom proved that he and his way was right…
Shiites mourn for his and his family’s martyrdom in the first 10 days of Muharram to resuscitate his memoir, his way and the goal of his martyrdom…
At last I should say that “Qamme Zani” that means hurting ourselves with dagger or something else is a wrong action that some Shiites do because of some wrong believes and Shia doesn’t accept it anyway…

Hazrat Fatima (as) through the eyes of Imam Javad (as)

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Musa ibn Abulqasim has said:
I told to my master Imam Javad (as) that I have decided to tawaf Kaaba instead of you and your father but some had told me that this is not true because you have a great place for Allah.
Imam (as) said: this work is true. Do it and do as much you can.
Musa says:
I went to Imam (as) after 3 years and said my Mowla I had came to you 3 years ago and got a permission for an action then I decided for another work and did it too.
Imam asked about the work.
He said:
I dedicated a day for the Prophet (pbuh) (Imam immediately told Sallallah u alahi wa aaleh for 3 times.). one day for Amir almu’minin Ali (as). One day for Imam Hassan (as). One day for Imam Hussain (as) to the Tenth one that you are and I did tawaf for all of you.
The he said, I choose the way of these great persons as the way of my religion.
Imam (as) said: “so you choose a religion that Allah won’t accept except it.”
The Musa said:
My Mowla, I did Tawaf sometimes for your mother; Fatima (as).
Imam said:
” Do this work as you can. In sha Allah this is one of the best and great acts that you do.”

Discussion of Muawiya and Ibn Abbas

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When Muawiya entered Madina as the Caliph of the Muslims, commanded to bring Ibn Abbas the cousin of Imam Ali (AS). Then told him with sadness and anger:

“I have heard that you still speak about the virtues of Ali. Don’t you know that I have inhibited speaking about his virtues? Be afraid of my angriness.”

Ibn Abbas answered: “all residents of Madina know that I just interpret the Quran. But as I have heard the Prophet (pbuh) has told that who misinterprets Quran will be in the fire (hell), I only tell the truth.”

Muawiya: “interpret It and don’t say anything wrong but you don’t have this right to speak about Ali’s virtues.”

Ibn Abbas: “OK, but sometimes I read this verse »AND THEY FEED THEIR FOOD, INSPITE OF THEIR OWN NEEDS FOR IT, TO THE NEEDY, ORPHAN AND THE CAPTIVE. «  (Insan/8) and my students ask me that who is God regarding in this verse so I should say that they are Ali and Fatima and Fezze, their Maid and if no, Im lying.”

Muawiya: “interpret other verses for them, Quran has many verses.”

Ibn Abbas: “OK, now I’ll read another one.

» O, MESSENGER! PROCLAIM THAT WHICH HAS BEEN SENT DOWN TO YOU FROM YOUR LORD. AND IF YOU DON”T DO, THEN YOU HAVE NOT CONVEYED HIS MESSAGE (AT ALL). ALLAH WILL PROTECT YOU FROM (THE PROBABLE DANGERS OF) PEOPLE; THAT ALLAH GUIDES NOT THE UNBELIEVING PEOPLE.« (Maidah/67)

They will ask me what was that thing that if Prophet didn’t proclaim it, it was like that he didn’t proclaim his prophecy. So I should say that Prophet had this mission to introduce Ali as immediate successor after himself in ghadir khom.”

Muawiya: “why this verse? Read another one”

Ibn Abbas: “listen to this verse:

»O, YOU WHO HAVE BELIEVED! WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PRIVATE TALK WITH THE MESSENGER; ADVANCE BEFORE YOUR PRIVATE TALK SOME ALMS. THAT IS BETTER FOR YOU AND PURER. BUT IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD IT, ALLAH IS ALL-FORGIVING COMPASSIONATE.«

They will ask me that had anyone acted as this verse? So I should say that the only person who did this work was Ali. Despite that he only had one Dinar, he exchanged it to ten Derhams and when he wanted to have a private talk to Prophet he paid one Derham.

Muawiya: “read others.”

Ibn Abbas: ” »AND AMONG MEN IS HE WHO (LIKE HAZRAT IMAM ALI (AS) WHO REPLACED THE PROPHET IN HIS BED TO SAVE HIS LIFE) SELLS HIS LIFE TO EARN THE PLEASURE OF ALLAH; AND ALLAH IS COMPASSIONATE TO HIS SERVANTS. « (Shura/23)

They ask me who the person who sacrificed himself was and I should answer He was Ali that he slept at the place of Prophet in the laylat al-mubit so that Prophet could migrate to Madina.”

Muawiya: “other  verses”

Ibn Abbas: ” » THAT IS (THE OBJECT OF) THE GLAD-TIDINGS THAT ALLAH GIVES TO THOSE OF HIS SERVANTS WHO HAVE BELIEVED AND HAVE DONE RIGHTEOUS DEEDS. SAY:- “I DO NOT ASK YOU ANY REWARD FOR IT, EXCEPT LOVING MY DEARERS AND NEARERS.”” AND HE WHO DOES A GOOD DEED WE INCREASE FOR HIM MORE GOODNESS IN THAT. (WE REPAY HIM 10 TIMES MORE) THAT ALLAH IS ALL-FORGIVING THANKFUL.« (Shura/23)

They will ask who the nearers of Prophet are and I should say that they are Ali and Fatima and their children.

Muawiya: “Quran has thousands of verses, read another one.”

Ibn Abbas: ” » VERILY ALLAH INTENDS TO REMOVE FROM YOU THE HOUSEHOLD, UNCLEANLINESS AND TO CLEAN YOU A (PERFECT) CLEANING« (al Ahzab/33)

They will ask me that who are them and I should say that they are the household of Prophet.”

Muawiya: “Isn’t there any other verse in Quran?”

Ibn Abbas: ” »THEN WHOEVER DISPUTE WITH YOU IN HIM, AFTER WHAT HAS COME TO YOU OF KNOWLEDGE; SAY: “COME ON! LET US CALL OUR SONS AND YOUR SONS, OUR WOMEN AND YOUR WOMEN, OURSELVES AND YOURSELVES THEN LET US EARNESTLY PRAY, AND LAY THE CURSE OF ALLAH ON THE LIARS « (Al Imran/61)

They would ask me about the Prophet’s Mubahila with the Christians of Nijran that they decided to curse each other and God annihilate the liars.

If I want to interpret truly, I should say that Prophet went to Mubahila with Ali and Fatima and their children, Hassan and Hussain. During this event Prophet (pbuh) also said that Ali is his life and breath.

And if I want to say that there was another man but not Ali, I’m lying.”

Muawiya: “others”

Ibn Abbas: ” »YOUR VALI, (YOUR SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL LEADER AND GUARDIAN) IS NO ONE BUT ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER, AND THOSE WHO HAVE BELIEVED, THOSE WHO PERFORM THE PRAYER, AND PAY ALMS- TAX WHILE THEY ARE BOWED, (IN PRAYER) «

If they ask whose the person that is people’s Vali after Prophet and he paid alms-tax when he was praying and he was bowed? I should say Ali.”

Muawiya:  “interpret other verses”

Ibn Abbas: ” so listen to this one:

»YOU ARE ONLY A WARNER, AND THERE IS A GUIDE FOR EVERY PEOPLE« (Raad/7)

They would say that we know the Warner of ummah that he is the Prophet (pbuh) but we don’t know the Guider.

If I want to tell the truth I should say that the guider is Ali because the Prophet has said that I’m the warner of ummah and Ali is their guider. Then said to Ali: “people will be guided to the right way by you.”

Muawiya: “doesn’t Quran have other verses for interpret?”

Ibn Abbas: “OK, listen:

» SAY:ِ ENOUGH IS ALLAH FOR A WITNESS BETWEEN ME AND YOU, AND HE WITH WHOM IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE BOOK«  (Raad/43)

Students would ask that who the person that has the knowledge of Quran is? I should say Ali. Because all of the sunni and shia commentators have quoted from Prophet that this person is Ali.

In addition the Prophet (pbuh) many times said that: “I’m the city of knowledge and wisdom and Ali is its gate. Someone who wants to get wisdom should enter from the gate.”

Muawiya: “read from other verses.”

Ibn Abbas: “I would read this verse:

»AND CLING TO THE ROPE OF ALLAH  ALL OF YOU TOGETHER, AND DIVIDE NOT« (Al Imran/103)

If they ask what does the rope of Allah means? I should say that it means the household of Prophet (pbuh) that Ali is head of them.

Because it’s frequently quoted from Prophet (pbuh) that: “I leave two strong ropes among my ummah, people who cling to these ropes would never be misleading. One of these ropes is greater than the other and that’s Quran that is like a rope from sky to the earth and the other is my Itrat (household) and these two ropes won’t be separated from each other till join me besides the Kowsar fountain.”

Muawiya, if I interpret these verses and so other verses despite the truth, in fact I’m lying and I won’t do this.

A paradise called ” Baqi’ “

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Is located in the eastern side of the Nabi mosque and is 200 meters far from it.

Before Islam, it was a cemetery for the people of Yathrib and after the advent of Islam, the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) made it a cemetery for the Muslims.

Those buried at this place:

Four Imams of SHia: Imam Hassan (AS), Imam Sajjad (AS), Imam Baqir (AS), Imam Sadiq (AS).

Three daughters of Prophet

Wives of the Prophet

Some other great persons in Islam….

And at last it is said that Hazrat Fatima (SA) is in Baqi too. But the exact location of her grave is not specified that she is in Baqi or in her house (the reason of the anonymity of her grave would be another post).

These graves were shrines and all of them are destroyed now.

Eighth of Shawwal is the anniversary of this destruction.

Why the shrines were destroyed?

Wahhabis obey believes of Ibn Taymiyyah that he said all of the saying of prophet Muhammad (pbuh) about the pilgrimage to the holy shrines are weak and even spurious.

Every year a lot of Shia and Sunni people were gone to Baqi’ for the pilgrimage to the shrines of the Imams that are the descendants of Hazrat Fatima (SA) and it wasn’t sustainable for the Wahhabis.

So they arouse some persons like the chief justice of the government and gathered the sunni scholars. They forced the scholars by threatening them with death to sign a document that was written that these shrines are the place of atheism!!!!! So they should be destroyed.

Shia doesn’t worship the Imams and the reason of the pilgrimage to these shrines is the sincerely respect of Shia to them and that they love them so much…

During this demolition, the shrines of Imams in Baqi, the beyt-alahzan of the Fatima (SA) (an ancient place for Hazrat Fatima (SA) that she cried there for his father after his death) and the dome of the prophet’s wives graves were destroyed. The birth place and living place of Imam Hassan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) and the Bani Hashim alley that the house of Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatima (SA) was there were destroyed too.