Supreme Leader's Speech at In­au­gu­ra­tion of Is­lamic Awak­en­ing and Ulama Con­fer­ence 29/04/2013

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The fol­low­ing is the full text of the speech de­liv­ered on April 29, 2013 by Ay­a­tol­lah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion in a meet­ing at In­au­gu­ra­tion of Is­lamic Awak­en­ing and Ulama Con­fer­ence.

the Mer­ci­ful

All praise be­longs to Al­lah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and greet­ings be upon our Mas­ter, Muhammad alMustafa, and upon his im­mac­u­late house­hold, cho­sen com­pan­ions and those who fol­low them well, un­til the Day of Judg­ment. I wel­come you hon­or­able guests and I ask Almighty and Mer­ci­ful God to bless this col­lec­tive ef­fort and make it an ef­fec­tive step to­wards hap­pi­ness of Mus­lims. “Surely He lis­tens and re­sponds.” To­day the sub­ject of Is­lamic Awak­en­ing, which you will dis­cuss in this con­fer­ence, tops the list of the is­sues of the Is­lamic world and the Is­lamic Ummah, an amaz­ing phe­nom­e­non that will re­sult in the re-emer­gence of Is­lamic civ­i­liza­tion - for the Is­lamic Ummah and then for all of the world - in the not too dis­tant fu­ture pro­vid­ing that, with Al­lah’s per­mis­sion, it stays healthy and con­tin­ues. To­day what lies in front of our eyes and can­not be de­nied by any in­formed and in­tel­li­gent in­di­vid­ual is that the world of Is­lam has now emerged out of the side­lines of so­cial and po­lit­i­cal equa­tions of the world, that it has found a prom­i­nent and out­stand­ing po­si­tion at the cen­ter of de­ci­sive global events, and that it of­fers a fresh out­look on life, pol­i­tics, govern­ment and so­cial de­vel­op­ments. This is con­sid­ered an in to­day’s world, which is suf­fer­ing from a deep in­tel­lec­tual and the­o­ret­i­cal vac­uum af­ter the fail­ure of com­mu­nism the po­lit­i­cal and rev­o­lu­tion­ary events in North Africa and the Arab re­gion on a global scale, which it­self is a harbinger of greater truths that will come to pass in the fu­ture. Is­lamic Awak­en­ing, which speak­ers in the ar­ro­gant and re­ac­tionary camp do not even dare to men­tion in words, is a truth whose signs can be wit­nessed in al­most all parts of the world of Is­lam. The most ob­vi­ous sign of it is the en­thu­si­asm of pub­lic opin­ion, es­pe­cially among young peo­ple, to re­vive the glory and great­ness of Is­lam, to be­come aware of the na­ture of the in­ter­na­tional or­der of dom­i­na­tion and to re­move the mask from the shame­less, op­pres­sive and ar­ro­gant face of the gov­ern­ments and cen­ters that have been pres­sur­ing the Is­lamic and non-Is­lamic East in their clutches for more than two hun­dred years and have been ex­pos­ing na­tions to their bru­tal and ag­gres­sive thirst for power dis­guised with the mask of civ­i­liza­tion and cul­ture. The di­men­sions of this aus­pi­cious awak­en­ing are wide­spread and mys­te­ri­ous, but what was wit­nessed of its im­me­di­ate out­comes in a few North African coun­tries can make hearts out­comes that will be achieved in the prom­ises is al­ways a hope-in­spir­ing sign prom­ises. The Qu­ranic ac­count of the two prom­ises that Al­lah the Ex­alted gave to the mother of Prophet Moses is an ex­am­ple of this di­vine tac­tic. At or­dered to cast her baby in the river in a bas­ket, Al­lah the Ex­alted said, “Surely We will bring him back to you and make him one of the mes­sen­gers.” [The Holy Qu­ran, Sura al-Qasas, Ayah 7] The was the smaller prom­ise and a cause for hap­pi­ness for the mother, be­came the prophetic mis­sion, which was far greater and of course, it re­quired long-term suf­fer­ing, strug­gle and pa­tience: “So We re­stored him to his mother that her eye might be re­freshed, and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the prom­ise of Al­lah is true...” [The Holy Qu­ran, Sura al-Qasas, Ayah 13] This true prom­ise was the great mis­sion it changed the course of his­tory.

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