Imam Promoted Spirituality among Armed Forces

Imam Promoted Spirituality among Armed Forces

Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic sought to promote spirituality and morality among armed forces.

The world Muslim leader of the Muslim world invited the armed forces to pay fully attention to spiritual, moral and divine values. 

The great Imam also maintained that a soldier, an army officer and all high-ranking army and civilian officials should be able to maintain close contacts with public and masses. 

Imam believed that in early period of Islam, the soldiers and commander used to be also a spiritual guide and promoted moral values.  

April 18 is celebrated as "Army Day” in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran’s Armed Forces has marked National Army Day. 

Select units from Iran’s Armed Forces have held parades across the country to mark National Army Day.

The Saturday morning ceremony in Tehran attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was held in the vicinity of the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in the south of the capital.

Iran’s latest defense achievements were showcased during the parades on National Army Day which marks the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army.

Military attaches of foreign embassies in Tehran also attended the ceremony. 

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Iran has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The Iranian president further praised the Armed Forces’ brave moves to defend the country and the Islamic establishment after the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Iran’s Army is the symbol of national might, order and civilization, Rouhani said, adding the Armed Forces are presently the “cause of the peace” not only for the Iranian people but for the regional nations.

He emphasized that the presence of Iran’s Navy in the high seas is not a cause for concern to any regional country.

“Our doctrine is not a military and war doctrine but [is] a defense doctrine. Our strategy is always an active deterrent strategy; deterrence to establish peace and security in our country and also in regional states,” Rouhani pointed out.

He stated that Iran’s powerful Armed Forces seek to establish peace and security and protect the defenseless people, added that they do not intend to carry out an act of aggression against the oppressed people and children.

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