Martyrdom Stiffens Nation's Resolution in Furthering the Revolution: Imam Khomeini

Martyrdom Stiffens Nation's Resolution in Furthering the Revolution: Imam Khomeini

Praising the personality of martyrs Raja'i and Bahonar, Imam Khomeini asserted that no power can confront a nation who embraces martyrdom and sees return to God as the ultimate desire.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The logic of our nation is the logic of believers, the logic of Qur'an:" We are from God, and to Him shall we return". No power can challenge this logic. No one can ever confront a nation who believes in God and who sees return to Him as the ultimate desire. The blind-hearted can never confront one who embraces martyrdom as one does one's dear ones. The blind-hearted people make one mistake; they do not understand Islam, faith and our Muslim nation. They think by assassinating our personalities they can confront this nation. They were blind to notice that whenever we have offered a martyr, our nation's solidarity has been further strengthened.

A nation which has risen up against all bullying powers in the world for the sake of Islam, for the sake of God and for implementation of the Qur'anic rules, cannot be pushed back by assassination. They think the mentality of believers and our rising nation is the same as that of the Westerners and the westoxicated individuals, who think of nothing except worldly gains.


While martyrdom of these two honorable men is difficult for me to tolerate, I know that they have joined the Exalted Friend and are in peace. They no longer suffer such difficulties in which we are still embroiled. They have achieved their ultimate goal. From this aspect I congratulate their families and the great Iranian nation who have offered such martyrs. Although their loss is difficult for us to endure, our country and our nation have stood with full force to offer such martyrs. They have no way for retreating and never think of laxity. The blind-hearted ones who have thought that the Islamic Republic would collapse with the absence of a few personalities, they know nothing about Islam, are unaware of faith and indulged in material allurements.

Sahifeh-ye Imam, vol. 15, pp. 115-19


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