On Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the anniversary of the martyrdom of Ayatollah Ehsanbakhsh, the former representative of the Supreme Leader in Gilan, which was held in Imam Khomeini Mosque in Rasht, noting that Islam has a plan in the personal and social, moral and religious, political and cultural spheres, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani said, “Islam teaches a life based on meaning.”
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): On Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the anniversary of the martyrdom of Ayatollah Ehsanbakhsh, the former representative of the Supreme Leader in Gilan, which was held in Imam Khomeini Mosque in Rasht, noting that Islam has a plan in the personal and social, moral and religious, political and cultural spheres, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani said, “Islam teaches a life based on meaning.”
“All the divine prophets were sent to introduce the religion to the people in various spheres,” the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly added, “Religion is comprehensive, and throughout history some have sought to distort it.”
“Enemies distorted the religion when they realized that they could not oppose it. Some intellectuals have argued that religion should not enter politics, and that the mission of religion is not to establish a government,” he clarified.
“Some emphasized only the merciful aspect of religion, suggesting that just absolute peace should be sought. Believing in the acceptance of any government in any form in the world, even the Zionist regime, is a deviation,” Ayatollah Ramazani clarified.
“Using the spread of deviant ideas about Islam, the enemies are looting Islamic countries and Muslim nations,” stated the member of the Assembly of Leadership Experts.
“Today, arrogance has taken over the wealth of Muslim nations. Islam is the religion of mercy, but in its proper place. The management of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) was based on mercy. But it does not mean compromising in the face of oppressors, dictators and aggressors to the integrity of the country,” he added.
“Some have attributed the violence to Islam. These people introduce the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) as a power seeker and belligerent, which is in fact a distortion of the truth. Each of these distortions is to strike at the truth of Islam,” Ayatollah Ramazani clarified.
“If religion is handed over to the wicked, they use it to maintain their power,” the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly emphasized, “This is while religion should be used to guide people and individual and social reforms.”
“With the slogan ‘We have to oppress, and you have to accept oppression’, the Umayyads and the Abbasids created a new distortion in religion. Another distortion of religion is introducing it in a secular way. This minimum view of religion is limiting the Islam,” he added.
“In individual and social fields, there are the most comprehensive rules in jurisprudence of Islam and the AhlulBayt (a.s.). Prayer, zakat, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, etc. should affect the society and improve it,” Ayatollah Ramazani pointed out.
“The enemies of Islam did their best to hide and destroy these dimensions of religion. In order to implement comprehensive security in a society, there must be true and comprehensive faith in the society,” added the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.
“Imam Khomeini (r.a.) believed that systemic corruption should be confronted and fought. He sought drastic change to combat systemic corruption in society, and to achieve this, he needed students to promote this thought,” he continued.
“The Enlightenment Jihad was one of the important achievements of the Islamic Revolution. Imam Khomeini (r.a.) opposed the distortion of religion, and he was the first mojahed of the field of enlightenment jihad,” Ayatollah Ramazani expressed.
“By raising various problems, some wanted to cast doubt on the establishment of a religious government. But Imam Khomeini was the first to answer these doubts,” continued the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.
“There should be a government that provides the ground for Islam to be implemented,” he clarified, “Of course, it should not be the government of greed, arrogance and racism, rather it should be based on human values and dignity.”
“Imam Khomeini (r.a.) was not afraid of anyone. He created a huge movement and woke us up. Today, thanks to his revolution, liberating movements have emerged around the world.” Ayatollah Ramazani stated, pointing out that Imam Khomeini (r.a.) was the teacher of forming a government based on human values and dignity.
“When the relationship between the people and the religious scholar reached the level of Imamate, he taught the ummah the great teaching of fighting against the oppressor,” said the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, considering the strengthening of the spirit of resistance against tyrants as one of the great achievements of the Islamic Revolution.
“Not everyone can be a flag bearer for this school. Today, Imam Khomeini’s students, such as the martyrs Motahhari, Beheshti, Mofteh, Madani, Dastgheib, Saduqi and the late Ehsanbakhsh, entrusted us this great issue,” he stated.
Referring to the government’s abandonment of currency at two prices, Ayatollah Ramezani said, “The government must manage this issue in such a way that the people are not under economic and livelihood pressure. Our people did not spare to serve the Islamic Republic, and they did everything they could for the system, and they were present in all areas.”
Stating that even in the smallest incidents, the enemies of the Islamic Republic blame the whole system, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly stated, “In the case of the fall of the Metropole Tower in Abadan, the perpetrators should be tried and sentenced to severe punishment, but the Islamic Republic should not be blamed in this incident. Also, if someone embezzles in the system, the whole system and its ideals should not be blamed.”
“Anyone who abuses power must be confronted,” he said, “The enemy uses even the smallest issues to disappoint the people.”
“If the efforts of the enemies succeed, we will never see a system with this great popular support, and for years we will dream of such a system,” Ayatollah Ramazani stated.
“Today we need scientific, moral and spiritual progress. We must promote religious morality and spirituality, and our task is to introduce Islam comprehensively.” added the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.
“Today, religious centers, such as mosques, must strive for cultural jihad. A congregational imam must attend the mosque for five to six hours to teach and enlighten the religious teachings and discourse of the Islamic Revolution. Today, we should all be present in this field because we are all responsible,” he clarified.
“We must pay attention to the issue of the religiosity of the youth and the seminaries of Gilan. We must attend the great arena of religious management and strive for cultural, economic and political war,” Ayatollah Ramazani pointed out.
“Gilan has high capacities, and with the appointment of competent and expert personnel in the governorate office, deputy, etc., the governor must bring the potential to reality,” emphasized the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.
“Bad deeds must be identified, and not only lack of chastity, but other bad deeds in society must be confronted. The radio and television must act like a university and try to explain the concepts and discourse of the Revolution,” he said.
“Today, the Islamic Republic has about 120 domestic and international channels, through which we could conquer the world. We have to work according to plan, the thing we suffer from a lack of it in many cases,” Ayatollah Ramazani added.
“If a person in charge of a position does not have an approach in his career, he should leave the office to another person. An official must act according to the views of Imam Khomeini,” added the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.
“Our duty is to deliver the great trust of the Islamic Revolution to its main owner, Imam Mahdi (a.s.). People should feel justice and the fight against corruption. This is achieved through authentic Islamic teachings.” he clarified.
“Today, the enemies of the Islamic Revolution seek to undermine and neglect the achievements of the Revolution,” Ayatollah Ramazani emphasized, “One of the achievements of the Islamic Revolution is the entrance of religion into the political and social arena. Today, thanks to the Islamic Revolution, everyone around the world is reconsidering the issue of religion.”
“No one even imagined that religion would progress so far as to start a revolution,” stated the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.
Pointing out that the late Ehsanbakhsh tried to identify and solve problems during his lifetime, he concluded, “This mojahed cleric, using his connections, sent a thousand trucks of public aid from Gilan to the front lines during the days of the Holy Defense (Iraq’s 8-year imposed war against Iran). Gilan was one of the first provinces to support the fronts in this way.”