0538 GMT June 26, 2022
At the beginning of the Iraqi-imposed war, once the situation became difficult, the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini always said, “Fulfill your duty and don’t be concerned with the results.”
Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei played a very significant role during the war, before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. He has helped the armed forces flourish.
During the war, clerics also played an important role. They were not only representatives of Imam Khomeini, but accompanied soldiers on the frontlines.
A high number of martyred clerics indicate that they were among the pioneers of battling against the Iraqi forces.
These clerics did not talk about hope, bravery and self-sacrifice, but they showed these characteristics in their behavior.
Another blessing of the presence of these clerics in the war was to take care of deviations and superstitions, to distinguish right from wrong, and to lead soldiers to the right path.
Even after the war, they continued protecting Islamic governance in the country. They were alongside the people in financial difficulties, in natural disasters, such as floods and earthquakes, during the coronavirus outbreak, and in defending the country’s geographical borders.
Today, the clerics are under considerable pressure; the enemy is targeting clerics because they are the pillars of the revolution.
The enemy has discarded the idea of a military invasion since it would be costly and probably would not reach the desired outcome. They invest in soft war and cultural invasion, in which clerics are the main targets.
The enemy focuses on cyberspace to form our children’s mindset. Thus, clerics must create an atmosphere that cyberspace not only leaves the least destructive influence on our children, but would be a meeting point for interaction among clerics and teenagers.
The above is provided by the Congress to Commemorate Clerics Martyred in the Iraqi-Imposed War, which will be convened on May 25, 2022, in the city of Qom, central Iran.