Imam Khamenei: Martyrdom Exerts Profound Effects on World’s Future
By Staff, Agencies
Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei hailed the spirit of martyrdom and the unique presence of Iranian people in various arenas, saying such a phenomenon could have a profound impact on the world's future.
Imam Khamenei made the remarks in a message to the 54th meeting of the Union of Islamic Students’ Associations in Europe, published on Saturday.
“This year, your meeting is convened in the midst of major regional events, each of which is a sign of the grandeur and prestige of Iran and its revolutionary nation,” His Eminence stated.
“[All these] acts of martyrdom, military wargames, the outstanding popular presence, strong spirit and sheer determination of youths, alongside thousands of associations active in the field of science and technology, as well as a religious and spiritual approach among a major portion of youths across the country, all herald the emergence of a unique phenomenon in today's world — a phenomenon that can have profound and decisive effects on the future of history,” Imam Khamenei added.
His Eminence emphasized that the second step of the Islamic Revolution, with the grace of God, should be able to bring this phenomenon to its full potential and perfection.
“In this critical movement, all hopes are pinned on knowledgeable, erudite and faithful youths, and you can be one of those history-making selected few,” Imam Khamenei concluded.
In his message to the 53rd meeting of the Union of University Students Islamic Associations in Europe last January, Imam Khamenei encouraged the Iranian youth studying abroad to engage in scientific jihad [endeavor for the sake of God] aimed at boosting the nation’s self-reliance.
"We all know that you, the university students, are the best hopes for the future of our country. What everyone needs to know is that today - by the grace of God - numerous students of yesterday are engaged in great tasks and deeply feel the joy and satisfaction of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and technology in their homeland," the message read.
"Our university students today - in any corner of the world - have the opportunity to join these faithful and devout groups and make the country fully independent from foreigners," the message added.