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  • 1/18/2012

The Greatest Jihad:Combat with the Self

Another Warning (3)


It is your duty to make something of yourselves, to become perfect men, and to stand up against the vicious plans of the enemies of Islam. If you are not organized and prepared, of you do not resist and combat the lashes which whip the body of Islam every day, not only will you yourselves be destroyed, but also the precepts and laws of Islam will be annihilated, and you will be responsible. You 'ulama\ You scholars! You Muslims! You will be responsible. First you 'ulamd and seminary students and then the rest of the Muslims will be responsible: "All of you are shepherds and all of you are responsible for tending the

flock." You young people must strengthen your wills so that you can stand up against every oppression and injustice. Other than this there is no alternative: your dignity, the dignity of Islam, and the dignity of the Islamic countries depend upon your resistance and opposition.

God Almighty! Protect Islam, the Muslims and the Islamic countries from foreign evils. Cut the hands of the colonialists and traitors to Islam in the Islamic countries and in the seminaries. Grant success and help to the Islamic 'ulamd and to the great marjaA% in their defense of the sacred laws of the Noble Qur'an and their advancement of the holy ideals of Islam. Make the clergy of Islam aware of their heavy duties and important responsibilities in the present epoch. Protect and keep safe the seminaries and clerical centers from the thievery and inluence of the enemies of Islam and the hands of the colonialists. Grant the success of making something of themselves and purifying and refining the soul to the young generation of clerics and university students and to the entire Muslim community. Free the people of Islam from the sleep of negligence, from frailty, from apathy and inlexibility of thought, so that with the lustrous revolutionary teachings of the Qur'an they may come to themselves, rise up, and in the shade of unity and oneness they may cut the hands of the colonialists and of the inveterate enemies of Islam from the Islamic countries, and so that they may regain the freedom, independence, nobility, and greatness which they have lost. "Our Lord, pour down upon us patience, and make our steps irm and assist us against the unbelieving people " (Q 2:250).

Source:”‌‌ The Greatest Jihad”‌‌ by imam khomeini

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