Breaking: Leader addresses nation in important televised speech
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a live televised speech touching on the most important domestic and international issues.
At the beginning of his Sunday speech, Ayatollah Khamenei first elaborated on the spiritual status of Imam Ali (AS), son-in-law and the first infallible successor of Prophet Muhammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny), whose martyrdom anniversary is on Tuesday, 21st of the blessed month of Ramadan (4th of May), noting that the most important characteristics of the Imam included strict justice, courage, wisdom, as well as taking care of the oppressed people who are usually wronged by the society.
The Leader noted that those who proclaim to be true followers of Imam Ali (AS) must get as close as possible to his spiritual characteristics, especially his zeal to administer justice.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that Imam Ali (AS) was martyred while praying at mosque, noting that there have been many people in our time, in the Islamic Republic, who also followed suit with their Imam and sought martyrdom.
The Leader mentioned Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the former Commander if the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Quds Forces, as one of the true followers of Imam Ali (AS), saying that when enemies threatened to kill him, he reacted by saying “they are threatening me with something that I am seeking.”
The Leader also talked about the National Teachers’ Day, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari, who was martyred by anti-Iran terrorist Forqan Group soon after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
The Leader noted that martyr Motahhari, as one of the main thinkers of the Islamic Revolution, spent his time on studying all schools of thought, and tried to give answers to questions posed by his young audience, both at the university and at the seminary of Qom.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the most important task of teachers of to transfer their trove of knowledge to the next generations and also pay attention that they must safeguard the thought and ideas of their young audience.
“Therefore, we can say that teachers are the officers of the country’s progressive forces,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that teachers are now playing a more prominent role, because there have been few junctures in history when “our young people have been exposed to such relentless cultural invasion.”
The Leader emphasized that teachers, along with workers, enjoy a lofty and important status in the society and the society and people should recognize this, adding that in addition to recognizing their lofty status, efforts must be made to solve the livelihood problems with which teachers are facing, especially under conditions created by of the new coronavirus pandemic.
Reflecting on the Workers’ Day, the Leader noted that workers enjoy a lofty status in Islam, which prompted Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) to kiss their hand.
“One of the most important roles in an independent economy is played by workers… because an independent economy depends on domestic production, which in turn depends on workers,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader noted that the Islamic Republic’s enemies did their best to pit workers against the Islamic establishment, but they never stopped backing the Islamic Republic and played their prominent role in this regard.
The Leader added that one of the most important ways to support the country’s domestic production is to support the labor force.
“We must note that supporting workers is actually supporting the national wealth, because if workers are supported, they promote national wealth, which will make any country proud,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader noted that special attention should be also paid not only to the livelihood and economic problems of workers but also to their professional training.
“The issue of job security is a form of labor support, meaning that workers should not be concerned that they would lose their job … and they should enjoy job security and know that their employment is guaranteed.”
(To be updated…)