Month of Sh’aban marks blessed birthday of the guardian of the Holy Qur’an: Imam Khomeini defined

The 3rd day of Shaban on lunar calendar also honors Islamic guards and volunteer forces who defend the Islamic country, its sovereignty and divine values

ID: 58456 | Date: 2020/03/27
 Imam Khomeini, the contemporary leader of the Muslim world frequently said that Imam Hussain (PBUH)’s universal message should be introduced for entire humanity and is school of thought should be promoted.

The 3rd of Shaban – coincides with birth anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the grandson of the holy prophet of Islam and one of his truthful infallible successors.

 The day is also marked to honor Islamic guards and volunteer forces who defend the Islamic country, its sovereignty and divine values.

According to the late founder of the Islamic Republic, the month of Shaban, which is sacred on the Islamic calendar, marks the progressive school of Islam and encourages guards and volunteers to shield divine values.


We bring some phrases from Imam Khomeini’s historic speeches and messages regarding the occasion as following:

Date: June 27, 1979 [Tīr 6, 1358 AHS / Sha‘bān 2, 1399 AH]

Place: Qum

Subject: Explaining the duties of the Islamic guards vis-à-vis Islam and the Revolution   

I wish to thank all my countrymen, especially, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, on this auspicious day, the third of Sha‘bān al-Mu‘azzam, the day of the emergence of the Islamic guards and the protection of the progressive school of Islam. We should rightly name this day as “Pāsdār Day” [Islamic Guards Day]. It is the great and blessed birthday of the guardian of the Holy Qur’an and dear Islam, one who sacrificed everything he had for the sake of his aim, thus saving Islam from the precipice of deviation of the tāghūtī Banī Umayyad regime. 

Had it not been for the sacrifice made by the magnificent guardian of Islam and the brave martyrdom of his great fellow guardians and devoted companions, Islam, under the suppression of the Banī Umayyads and their tyrannical rule, would have been portrayed in an inverted manner, and all the trouble taken by the Noble Messenger and his dedicated companions would have been wasted.                                                                           Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol.8, page 281  

This year’s Guard Day should become a focal point to understand conspiracies being hatched by colonial and imperialistic powers.  On the eve of the Guard Day, a decision by US President Donald Trump to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has sparked condemnations from free-minded people of the world.

On Monday, the White House labeled Iran “a State Sponsor of Terrorism” and the IRGC a “foreign terrorist organization,” claiming that the elite Iranian force “actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.”

This is the first time the US has officially branded another country’s military a “terrorist organization.”

Iran swiftly retaliated, with the Supreme National Security Council designating the US government a supporter of terrorism and its West Asia force, known as the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), a terrorist organization.

Several countries and resistance groups such the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement as well as the Iraqi military groups, which played a great part in the Arab country’s Iran-backed fight against the Daesh terror group, have strongly denounced the decision by the Trump administration