Imam Khomeini Marks Heart-Rending Martyrdom of Mustafa Chamran

Imam Khomeini Marks Heart-Rending Martyrdom of Mustafa Chamran


Date: June 22, 1981 [Tir 1, 1360 AHS/ Sha`ban 19, 1401 AH [

Place: Jamaran, Tehran

Occasion: Martyrdom of Mustafa Chamran, the Imam's representative in the Supreme Defense Council

Addressees: The Iranian and Lebanese nations and the family of Martyr Chamran

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

" Verily, to God we belong and to Him we shall return."

I offer my condolences and felicitations to the supreme presence of the Imam of the Age- may our souls be sacrificed for him- over the inspiring martyrdom of Dr. Mustafa Chamran, the great commander of Islam and the alert combatant committed to the sublime path, who has left us for the higher angelic realms.

Condolences because our nation that nurtures committed martyrs has lost a soldier who has created legends, both, in Lebanon and in Iran in the battles of truth against falsehood. And Dr. Chamran's main ideal was striving for precious Islam and for the victory of truth over falsehood. He was a pious combatant and a committed teacher, the likes of whom our country dearly needs. And felicitations, because the grand) school of (Islam presents such children to the oppressed masses and nations and nurtures commanders like him in its lap. After all, what is life without an ideology and striving for its cause?!

Dear Chamran spent a lifetime- from start to end«

- with a grand divine purpose and a pure and untainted ideology without attachment to any political groups and bands. His life was dedicated to gaining the light of divine knowledge and earning proximity to God and he strove on that path and sacrificed his life for it. He lived and died in honor and attained to the Truth.

True virtue calls for the art of striving for God without any political hullabaloo and satanic self-exhibition as well as sacrificing oneself for one's ideals instead of caprice. And this art belongs to the men of God!

He reached Divine Presence honorably. May his soul be joyous and may he fondly be remembered! But can we also attain such virtue? It is for God to take us by the hand and to liberate us from the darkness of ignorance and egotism! I offer my condolences to the noble nations of Iran and Lebanon, and in fact to all the Muslim nations, the armed forces, the combatants on the path of truth, as well as the family of this precious soldier. And I pray to God Almighty to shower His mercy upon him and to grant patience and reward to his honorable survivors.

Rouhullah al-Mousawi al-Khomeini

                        Sahifeh, vol41, Page: 408-409

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