Martyrdom of Ayatullah Beheshti
We are on the threshold of the heart-rending disaster of the 7th Tir (28 June), an event which was led to the heart-rending martyrdom of the leader of love and devotee, Ayatollah Beheshti and 72 of pure and faithful companions of Islam and revolution.
This event has also consolidated bases of the holy Islamic Republic of Iran’s system, which had been concluded by clergymen, and Muslim hard working people of this land.
Yes, pure blood of the Islam lovers and devotees will make the religion tree fruitful and will firm Imams’ way. Martyrdom of Ayatollah Beheshti and his companions brought these great vital traces for Islam and Islamic system.
We salute the pure holy souls of the 7th Tir martyrs and hold dear their memory and insist on the continuation of their holy way and ideas.
Imam Khomeini (Rh) stated about this event:
Iran nation lost 72 innocent people in this event, and the number is the same as it was in Karbala. Iran nation is proud of presenting such persons who devoted themselves in the way of Islam and Muslims. People's enemies martyred a group who had gathered for discussing about country’s policy.
Suppose you had hostility to Dr. Beheshti, who lived and died meekly, and was like a thorn in the eyes of Islam’s enemies and in yours, so what was the reason of your hostility toward more than 70 innocent people most of them who were people’s servants and had hard opposition to the enemies of the country and nation?
Although we have lost faithful and dear friends, that each of them was like a strong and precious shield for the oppressed people, and although we have lost responsible brothers who were like a steady dike for oppressed people and revolutionary organizations, but our people will make up every shortage by unity and trust in the great God.
Once more I congratulate and condole this big disaster to the Imam Mahdi (May God hasten his reappearance), oppressed nations of the world and also Iran nation.
I am with you in sorrow and grief of dear families and I request patience from God for their dear families. God’s mercy and endless bless of nation to revolution martyrs from 15th Khordad (5 June) up to 7th Tir (28 June), and also bless to the world and Iranian oppressed nations throughout the history.SOME PARTS OF IMAM KHOMEINI’S STATEMENT ON SHAHID BEHESHTI’S MARTYRDOM AND ALSO THE MARTYRS OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN’S PARTY WHILE MEETING SOME OF TEHRAN’S CLERGYMEN
Hereby; I both congratulate and express my condolences to the clergymen’s society as well as the Muslims of the world. I express my condolences because since Jun 4 (Khordad 15) we have lost so many young people, the true believers, men and women by now. This disaster was a great loss for Islam and Muslims. Specially the recent one. And the role of the United States of America in this vicious event emerged. They, who had no idea, convicted such a crime. The lawyers who were the Majlis representatives, the ministers, and from the judiciary body “Dr. Beheshti” were the enemies’ aims from the very first days of the Islamic Republic existence. And as you knew the Islamic organizations were also their aims. The Assembly of Experts was directed because the majority of its members were the committed members and among them were clergymen. The Deliberative Assembly was directed because their members were formed out of so many experts who were committed as well. The Judiciary was aimed because there were so many experts and also clergymen. This sequence has been a case and it still continues. And now we have lost so many friends and those who were interested in Islam. However; I congratulate to the Iranian people for she has raised such children and dedicated to God Almighty. She still resists and never turns a hair….