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  1. Supreme Leader's Speech in Meeting with People from the Holy City of Qom (2014/01/09 - 19:55) The following is the full text of the speech delivered on January 9, 2014 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with peoplefrom the Holy City of Qom. The meeting was held on the occasion of the anniversary of the uprising 19th of Dey by the people of Qom. In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Supreme Leader's Speech in Meeting with People from the Holy City of QomI welcome all of you dear brothers and sisters, outstanding ulama, honorable scholars, enthusiastic youth and all the people of Qom who showed their prominence, enthusiasm, understanding, courage and diligence during the great and determining events in recent years. The events in contemporary history are evidence of this prominence and courage. Although the 19th of Dey is a prominent and unique day because of different reasons, what the people of Qom did on the 19th of Dey is not - without a doubt - the only prominent action that they have taken. Whenever we analyze the positions that you people of Qom adopted during the post-revolutionary events, during the Sacred Defense Era, during the important and determining events that took place in recent decades and during many other different events, we always see outstanding and prominent positions. Thankfully, you are such a people. These events have made Qom the center of Shia and Islamic clergy and the symbol of the greatness of the Islamic Republic in the present time. One of the things that analysts and experts - from among our enemies or friends -on issues related to Iran and the Islamic Republic focus on is the city of Qom, Qom Islamic Seminary, the people of Qom and the events of Qom. As Allah the Exalted has bestowed success on you dear, brave, active and diligent people until today, I hope that He will help and guide you in the future as well. In the future, our country will definitely need people who have strong willpower and firm determination and who take dynamic steps. It is thirty-plus years now that different thinkers and experts and those who have a minbar [pulpit] have spoken about the 19th of Dey. They have studied, analyzed and explained the different aspects of this event and they have spoken about its role and influence. Nonetheless, I think that the important event of the 19th of Dey still requires more analysis and research. This event has a number of features which are instructive and which can be expanded on. One of these features is that the event of the 19th of Dey, which took place in Qom, is the manifestation of this holy ayah: "Then We gave the punishment to those who were guilty, and helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us". In this ayah of the holy sura ar-Room, Allah the Exalted says that helping believers is a responsibility which is incumbent on Him. There are several other ayahs like this in the Holy Quran such as this ayah: "A promise which is binding on Him in the Taurat and the Injeel and the Quran" [The Holy Quran, 9: 111]. There are other such ayahs in this regard as well. Allah the Exalted says that this is a responsibility which is incumbent on Him. That is to say, this is the responsibility of the God of the world to help believers achieve victory. Well, under what circumstances does this happen? Under what circumstances do believers achieve victory? This happens when there is seemingly no hope of victory. As you can see in these ayahs, this happens when the enemies of faith stand up against believers with their outward power and strong fists and when there is a great battle between the two camps of truth and evil. In such circumstances, God says, "And helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us". The day when the youth of Qom - including clerics and other religious people from different social backgrounds - came to the streets of Qom and defended Imam, truth and the hoisted flag of fighting against taghut and the day when they were faced with the bullets of the mercenaries of the taghuti regime and their blood was shed on the asphalt- no one among the people would have believed what great influence this event would exert. These people had a sense of responsibility. Therefore, they utilized their forces and what was available to them and they entered the arena. Would the people of Qom have believed that the 19th of Dey would give rise to this great development - that is to say, this chain of revolutionary activities and uprisings - and that it would lead to a great public uprising which would overthrow the taghuti regime? Would the people of Qom have believed that what they were doing would bring about many blessings? They would not have believed that such a thing would happen, but for "...and helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us" is a source of victory. When a group of individuals and - on a large scale - a people in a country have true faith, when their faith is enormous, when this faith is accompanied by insight and when this insight is accompanied by action, then victory will be certain. Whenever believers fail to achieve victory, this is either because their faith is weak and false - they believe in something which they should not - or because their faith is not accompanied by insight about global issues and issues related to their own environment. Lack of insight is like blindness. If one does not have eyes, he cannot see where he is going. Without insight, even if you have strong determination and willpower, you do not know where you should go. This is the reason why we placed great emphasis on insight on the issue of the 9th of Dey. Of course, some people did not like it. If there is no insight, our faith may make us deviate from the right path. Sometimes, a person who does not have knowledge and insight about the events that are happening around him takes the wrong path. Not only does lack of insight waste all his energy, but it will also drag him towards deviant paths. Therefore, insight is necessary. If one's righteous deeds are accompanied by strong, true, insightful and steadfast faith, then victory will be definite. Those who do not achieve victory do not have either of these things: true faith, resistance or insight. This is like dropping the load on the ground in the middle of the way. Without these elements, one will naturally not achieve any result. The people of Iran have provided themselves with these elements. Their faith was true because their leader was an honest, competent and knowledgeable leader. He was a faqih who was well-informed about global issues, who was not after personal and materialistic interests and who was well-versed in the Book and the Sunnah. He showed the right path to the people and the people moved forward with insight. They knew what they should do and they did it: "And helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us". They are the same people today. What is important for us is to think carefully about our behavior in the past and to learn a lesson from our weak and strong points. Today, we are in the same situation as we were in the past. No one should have the illusion that those who confronted the Islamic Republic with all their power in the past have changed their mind today. Today, they are confronting the Islamic Republic as well, but any enemy retreats if he is forced to. If you force him to retreat, he will retreat, but he does not change his mind about his enmity towards us. This is the way of the world today. The enemy and his camp should be known and the enemy's smile should not be taken seriously and it should not deceive us. We should not forget about our goal either. The goal of the Islamic Republic is to attain the ideals of Islam which are the worldly and otherworldly happiness of all human beings and progress in material and spiritual arenas. This goal should not be forgotten. We should pursue this goal and be sure that victory is certain with faith, steadfastness and insight about the events around us, about current issues, about the enemy and about the arena of action and fighting. This issue should receive attention. This is the reason why I repeatedly say that the prospects which lie ahead for the Islamic Republic are bright prospects. This is because our people, our youth, our men and women are - thankfully - pious and perceptive. They know the enemy and they are diligent and innovative. Which issue did our youth fail to resolve? We managed to move forward whenever there were necessary infrastructures. This is in the shade of those talents and capabilities which Allah the Exalted bestowed on our religious people. This is the nature of the task: we should move forward in practical, social and political areas, areas related to construction and other different areas. Whenever we trusted our capabilities, we managed to move forward. Today, we can do the same thing. I have always recommended that the honorable officials should pay attention to the domestic capabilities of our country in order to solve the problems. We should not pin our hopes on the outside. Of course, issues related to the area of foreign policy should be solved. There is no doubt about this. An active people, an active administration and an active government should be active in all arenas. Therefore, it is necessary to be active in international, regional and diplomatic areas as well as other areas. However, our hopes should be pinned on divine assistance and guidance and on the domestic capabilities of our people and our country. This is what insures the country. Today, you see that the enemies of Iran do not know our people and our country. Of course, they have always failed to know the people of Iran or they have always failed to know them in the proper way. They have always made this mistake and today, they are making the same mistake. They think that our people have held their hands up to surrender under pressure from their sanctions and economic siege. But this is not the case. You enemies are making a mistake. The people of Iran are not a people who hold their hands up as a sign of surrender. Our people did not surrender even when they were in more difficult conditions. One clear, definite and undeniable example of this is the eight-year imposed war. Is eight years of resistance a minor achievement? Is it a minor achievement to defeat all the global powers that helped a criminal to work against our country and our people? Is this a minor feat? In this case too, there was "...and helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us". In this case too, showing firm determination and willpower and bringing God-given capabilities to the arena of action solved the problems one by one. Was our first day of battle equal to the following one, two, three years? During the war, victories came one by one. The entire world saw that America, the Soviet Union of those days, Europe, NATO, England and other people supported the Ba'ath regime and criminal Saddam so that he could occupy our dear country forever. However, he was frustrated after eight years, without being able to get close to achieving even one fraction of his goals. After eight years, he had to retreat with a great loss, with so many dead soldiers and with great humiliation on an international level. Today, the same conditions exist. Today too, confronting the enmity of the enemies and overcoming all the current problems is possible by showing resistance, by relying on the domestic capabilities of the country and by trusting God who has prepared hearts in such a way and who has guided them towards this path. When the enemy sees that our people are determined, that they are standing firm and that they have decided to move things forward, he will have to retreat. This is possible. The people of Iran will shatter their illusions. They think that because they imposed sanctions on Iran, it was forced to come to the negotiating table. But this was not the case. Before they said such things, we had announced that the Islamic Republic would negotiate - whenever it thinks it is expedient - with this Satan on specific issues in order to eradicate its evil deeds and solve the problems. This does not mean that the Iranian nation has become desperate. This has never been the case. One of the blessings of the recent negotiations was that the enmity of the Americans and the officials of the government of the United States of America towards Iran and the Iranians, and towards Islam and Muslims became clear to everyone. Everyone realized this. Whenever they fail to take any action, they say, "We cannot". They are right. They really cannot. They say, "If we could, we would disintegrate the nuclear industry of Iran, but we cannot". Of course, they cannot. Why can they not do this? It is because our people decided to stand on their own feet and show resistance on this issue and on all other issues. They decided to bring their innovation to the arena and they did it. Therefore, the enemy cannot do anything. This is true on all issues. Their enmity and incapability has become clear and they are desperately trying to do this and that in the present time. Their political personalities, their newspapers and their political parties are showing their personal and old grudges, as they have shown it over the last 30 years with different words and statements. The issue of human rights, the issue of Islam and the issue of our commitment to religious principles are issues which they always complain about. Everyone has the right to speak about human rights except for the Americans because they have been the greatest violators of human rights not only in the past, but also in the present time. It is with the support and assistance of the Americans that the usurping Zionist regime is doing all these evil acts in the region. What situation is Palestine in? What situation are the Palestinians in? What situation is Gaza in? Do people in the world not know in what situation the people of Gaza are? In that oppressed land, a patient who is in urgent need of treatment is bedridden and he does not have access to basic medications. Why is that? It is because America is behind the usurping Zionist regime. If a country and an innocent people are surrounded by the enemy, if they have no way out, if they do not have any resources, if the patients in this country do not receive basic treatment, if the hungry continue to starve, if they are deprived of basic requirements for living, then are these things not oppression? Are these acts not a violation of human rights? Are they not ashamed of speaking about human rights? In the beginning, when this person decided to run for elections, one of the promises that he gave to the people of America in his election campaign was to close the Guantanamo prison. Six, seven years have passed now. Was the Guantanamo prison closed? The Americans are such people. They oppress and attack people, they bring their drones to Afghanistan and Pakistan, they kill innocent people and they commit thousands of crimes against civilians in different areas by adopting methods which are unknown to people - in the present time, they commit crimes with methods which are unknown to people throughout the world, but they will be known in the future. This is while they speak about human rights. It is we who claim the government of the United States of America and many western governments are violating human rights. It is we who claim this and who question them. It is we who make a complaint against these people to public opinion throughout the world. But they will not have any answer for what they have done. If the people of Iran want to liberate themselves from their material and spiritual problems - including moral and economic problems - they should rely on themselves, their thoughts, their determination, their faith, their youth and their outstanding personalities. They should know that it is God who provides the cure. Dear brothers, dear sisters, dear people of Qom and Iran, you should know that the people of Iran have shown they can overcome all these obstacles and achieve their goals by relying on Allah the Exalted. May Allah the Exalted bestow His mercy on our magnanimous Imam who rose up from Qom, who showed this path to us and the people of Iran, who continued this path with his determination, faith, resistance and reliance on God and who helped us moved forward on this path. By Allah's favor, all of us are committed to continuing this path until the end. May God bestow His mercy on the dear martyrs of the revolutionary era, on all the martyrs from the Sacred Defense Era until today, on the dear martyrs of Qom and on all of you dear brothers and sisters. Greetings be upon you and Allah's mercy and blessings
  2. I think most of these vedios were uploaded by Syrian rebels themselves. Liveleaks are full of such things.
  3. Supreme Leader Meets Hajj Officials (2012/09/24) Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met this morning with officials in charge of hajj affairs. Speaking at the meeting, His Eminence referred to the anti-Islam film which insults the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.w.a.) and said that this year's hajj ceremonies enjoy particular importance. He stressed: "Unity of the Islamic Ummah, which is centered on the Last Prophet (s.w.a.) and expression of Muslims' deep hatred and anger at the camp of the arrogant powers, should manifest itself during hajj in a beautiful and impressive way. And this is the true meaning of renouncing polytheists." Ayatollah Khamenei said that the insult against the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.) by the arrogant powers and their agents shows that the enemies and the camp of the arrogant powers bear deep grudges against the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.w.a.). He added: "The position that western politicians adopted on this great insult was not different from their typical hostile positions." His Eminence reiterated: "The insult against the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.w.a.) and the position that leaders of the arrogant powers adopted in this regard, revealed their true face and the main pivot of the confrontation between the camps of truth and falsehood. It became clear that enmity of the arrogant powers is because of the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.) and the essence of Islam." The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the widespread protests in Islamic and non-Islamic countries against the insulting film, further adding that the protests show the Islamic Ummah enjoys great capacities. Ayatollah Khamenei said that respect for the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.) is what followers of different Islamic denominations have in common. "As far as the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.) is concerned, the differences between Shia and Sunni Islam or between moderate and radical Islam fade into insignificance. Everybody has stepped in with all their heart and soul because the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.) is the pivot of divine and Islamic beliefs." His Eminence stressed the need to preserve Islamic unity which is centered on the personality of the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.w.a.) and on expressing hatred towards his enemies, further adding: "Renouncing polytheists means that Muslims should feel they are faced with the same enemy and they should renounce this enemy from the bottom of their hearts." The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the high spiritual position of the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.) and stated: "Muslims should uphold what was promoted by the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.) - namely, monotheism, Islam and the Holy Quran - and they should turn hajj into a manifestation of expressing love and respect for him." Ayatollah Khamenei called on the Islamic Ummah to remain vigilant against the enemies' dangerous plots which are aimed at fomenting discord among Muslim protestors. "The enemies of religion and the arrogant powers should know that in spite of certain denominational and ideological differences that exist among Muslims, the Islamic Ummah is united against them." His Eminence stressed: "We must not allow the camp of the arrogant powers to save itself from the rage of the Islamic Ummah by resorting to the technique of fomenting discord." Elsewhere in his statements, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that hajj is an obligation which is imbued with divine remembrance and added that hajj is one of the best opportunities to engage in divine remembrance and solemn praying. Ayatollah Khamenei urged hajj pilgrims to strengthen their relationship with Muslims from different countries by stressing what they have in common and by observing the Is lamic code of behavior.
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    Unfortunately today justice is what and how the media positions events in your minds. While they are arguing for the lack of justice in the muslim world they are actualy positioning themselves as supermen while us as villians in your minds. Unfortuantely after having gone through 60 yrs of PR activities and thirty yrs of Advertising tools you ppl are vacant of all logical definations of justice. Justice and rule of law is what your governments want you to see and imagine. This is demonstrated by the way you have depicted Marwans case of how professionaly the case is being handled in the Gernamn court i.e. the positive dimension of it whereas the negativity of the open and brutal human tragedy is found no where. Your case is like tht of the common Americans who say tht the US nuked japanese becasue had they not nuked them more japanese would have been killed. How foolhardy can you get? The Quran describes you as ppl who have eyes but cannot see and have ears but cannot listen.
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    So where is your Marwa el-Sherbini in the courtroom of Germany? I suppose she did not reprsent your political agendas?
  6. "From: dont believe in Nationalism"

    nicee 1!!!

  7. Imam Khomeini was symbol of Islam (2009/06/01 - 18:32) Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei Monday morning in a meeting with members of the committee of holding commemoration ceremonies for the 20th demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini said that the late Imam was symbol of Islam and key to independence, dignity and unity of Iran, adding that the precious heritage of Imam must be preserved by all means and his memory must be kept alive as a divine blessing. The IR Leader said that it was a sign of greatness of Imam Khomeini's personality that despite the passage of many years from his demise, new dimensions of his personality are being understood now. "The great architect of the Islamic Revolution was so competent that God manifested His blessing and will through him and Imam became the most important means to materialize the great miracle of God which was the Islamic Revolution," the IR Leader said. Ayatollah Khamenei said Imam was the bright center of unity of nation so that even his opponents respected him in mind and appreciated his greatness. Ayatollah Khamenei said the Imam turned into symbol of Islam through reliance on Islam, adding even after twenty years from the demise of Imam, the Iranian nation and the Muslim world continue to consider him as symbol of Islam. The IR Leader said the deep and heartfelt affection of the Iranian nation to Imam has helped his thoughts to dominate other thoughts in society, adding that it was a notable reality that all political inclinations even those which do not believe in some of Imam's thoughts introduce themselves as supporters of Imam because they know that for the Iranian people on whose votes the Islamic system is based, it is a value to support Imam. Ayatollah Khamenei then said that the nations and world intellectuals support Imam Khomeini because the principles of his thoughts had been taken from true Islam, adding that Imam Khomeini without any reservations stated the principles of true Islam in a prideful manner. The IR Leader considered Imam Khomeini as true symbol of independence and national unity, adding that God has created and trained his pious servant in a way that without any shame he stood against the aggression of political bullies of the world and against the flood of their accusations that the principles are fundamentalist, he defended the true Islam in a prideful manner and for the same reason he turned into the symbol of dignity of the Iranian nation. Ayatollah Khamenei said that the unity of Iranian people of different religious, ethnic or political groups showed the capacity of Imam Khomeini to create unity in the country. He then warned that some are trying to destroy the blessed unity. Pointing to Zahedan bombing, Ayatollah Khamenei said that following the incident the enemies tried to disturb the situation. He urged people to be vigilant and do not allow the dreams of enemies of independence and progress of the country to be fulfilled. Ayatollah Khamenei added however that the people are vigilant and would take decision through their special understanding. Ayatollah Khamenei urged all Iranian people of different religious, ethnic or political groups to preserve and consolidate their national unity as the precious heritage of Imam Khomeini.
  8. I realy dont understand where the moderators on shiachat are these day. Some times they are ready to moderate the most intresting religeous debates and yet fail to prevent illogical rhetoric accompanied by mild desperate abuses.
  9. City light. I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-bye; And further still at an unearthly height, One luminary clock against the sky Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night. Robert Frost.
  10. Their Nightly Prayer. Their nightly prayers, And those supplications, For which the Lord ordains thee, To rest a little, Oh! Muzamil. Or your supplications, Oh! Leader of the faithful, Those tears, and trembling fears, Of the Mighty Lord alone, That causeth your Chivalrous Soul, Sometimes to paralyze, Stiller then death and the most silenced night. Or that one night and its infinite spirituality, Demanded by thee, Oh! Master of the Martyrs, For the prayers that night. Were heard for miles, Narrators narrate like a buzzing rhyme, Yet there was joy in your men in trial, And your children in such state of prayer, Enthusiastic for the dusk to turn to dawn. Their nightly prayers, And those supplications. Mohammad Ali Ahsan Ali (March 10, 2009)
  11. “Just a twenty minute walk”. “It is a twenty minutes walk”, Said, one of the modest I have met, With a mischievous grin he drove on, I chased him on foot with his folk. You may consider him to be a simple man, I would make that mistake no more, He is a spiritual artist in his own self, Aesthetically painting my expedition plan. I started on from a wooden bridge, Which floats in plain mid air, On the rhyme of a gushing river below, Squirming in no mood to cringe. The brown river made its way downhill, Through a path between huge mountains, This it built in an eon worth of effort, Stealing brown alluvium which it mills. Climbing up this world of higher intellect, Requires enduring efforts, For they take you to spiritual artifacts, Nearer to the Grant Architect. I have never seen a child crawl. In desperation for its mother, The likes of these wriggling springs, As ebbs below to the river they scrawl. . I had parted, in depth, with the river, As we had walked in differing directions, By now I had to peep down below, And the distance only gave a quiver. Walking through these rocky dunes, I entered a change of state, For a green pasture soon had welcomed me, Amidst floating cloudy fumes. We walked on past some electric poles, Which only functioned in winters, When the green pastures turn white in age, And the stage is set for a skier’s role. Twice more then a twenty minutes walk, And I met the artist again, Laughingly looking further up, Towards a mosque without further talk. So I scrolled on in to these spruce woods, Where praising their Lord they stood. Bent down in a state of half prostration, The coniferous trees with their hoods. I reached the mosque, Washed myself in the holy way, My prayers there were full of tears within, For my actions have been brusque. On the front a forest of pine, On right and left was the pasture, Behind me and beyond all these, Were mountains preserving them fine. Standing there as a destitute, I questioned my self as a resolute, What have I seen, if have seen him not? Mehdi (A.S) the representative of the Absolute. "Walk to Naltar in the Northern Areas of Pakistan" Mohammad Ali Ahsan Ali (March 7, 2009)
  12. Salaams, The imagination is superb but the construction is even better. May Allah hasten the reappearence of Imam Mehdi (A.S). Eltemase dua.
  13. Advertise me well! When I am dead, Advertise me well, Take my cold body, Covered well in a coffin, To my relatives, And uncover my face. Take the route through my workplace, And let the pharaohs peep through their windows, Across their governed meadows, For what happened they should see, When an angel strikes a dowel into the river, Slicing stillness into an arrogant being. And invite my friends, When you bury me, And let them see me disappear, Slowly and gradually, And inch by inch, Under a soil upon which we once played. So advertise me well, For once I had lived, While others were advertised, Yet remained a pharaoh, Drowned in an endless play with friends, And ate while hungry relatives slept. Mohammad Ali Ahsan Ali (January 25, 2009)
  14. Masked. They adorn Masks, Back and front, Garnish them further, With more masks. Masked by secularism, Masked by liberalism, Masked by factionalism, Masked by materialism. Beyond these sociological masks, Are disguises of individualistic nature, Characterized by human submission, To instincts and desires. Existing amidst hoodwinks, In a diabolical environment, Where I thought I retained purity, And then I questioned my sanity. So I proceeded to the mirror, And stared at my reflection, The manifestation, Stirringly caused a deflection. The pharaohs of the workplace, And perhaps our roman ideals, Propagated by immoral educators, Resulted in transmutation. An attempt to salvation remains, In tearing these masks apart, Surpassing the physical matter beneath, To find a soul concealed. And from their to begin a journey afresh, Through stages of spirituality, Treading paths defined by infallibility (A.S), For pacification of a life in perpetuity, (Please recite Surah Fatiha for Late Akber Ali S/o Safdar Ali and Late Akber Ali Ismail Mulji) Mohammad Ali Ahsan Ali (December 27, 2008)
  15. meeting with participants in the 17th Nationwide Prayers Conference (2008/11/19 - 18:36) Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the role of worship to God in cleansing individual souls and society, saying that once the appearance and content of praying were attended to as taught by Islam it would prove a key element of training for individuals and the society as a whole. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks to an audience of officials in charge of prayers affairs and promotion of worship in society Wednesday morning. The IR Leader called the practice of 'namaz' (Persian term for the Islam-taught method of worship to God) as a distinctive feature of Islam "which must be accentuated in different sectors of the Islamic community." He said the salvation of mankind lied in pursuing sharia-based orders and avoiding whatever sharia forbids, adding that namaz stood out as the mainstay of sharia teachings by helping rein the rowdy side of human ego. The Islamic Revolution Leader said whether human being may achieve salvation or run an otherwise destructive path depends on how he or she handles his or her ego, adding that human being may ascend to ultimate perfection once his or her rowdy ego is contained by means of 'zekr' or remembrance of God in a way that helps an individual to avoid any situation which may harm his or her soul. "But if the rowdy ego is left unbridled nothing would come about but tyranny, vice, poverty or arrogance," Ayatollah Khamenei added. Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the practice of namaz once intertwined with God remembrance could help human being avoid sins as the special Islamic practice, which must be conducted on several occasions every 24 hours, helps an individual to maintain the memory of God inside his or her soul. Ayatollah Khamenei then urged the relevant bodies to help promote the practice within the society in true terms, adding that a whole-body namaz could improve mental being of society and enhance security. Ayatollah Khamenei also termed the youth time as a rewarding period to train soul to conduct whole-body prayers. The IR Leader then regretted that the number of mosques in populous areas of the country was inadequate and said that as a principle imperative, any large architectural project should also embed a mosque in its architectural plan. Ayatollah Khamenei urged the government to pursue his directive seriously. Ayatollah Khamenei also urged relevant bodies to set aside a special area to build mosques in subway stations, train stations, inter-city bus stops, airports and large townships, adding that any internal and external air flights must be scheduled in a way that people have enough time to conduct their prayers. "In flights where there is no such possibility, some space inside the airliners must be dedicated to the practice," the IR Leader directed. Ayatollah Khamenei also promoted the case of congregational prayers in his speech, saying, "in such mega cities as Tehran, mosques must bloom with congregational prayers. 'Azan' (call to prayers) must reverberate in cities of the Islamic country (Iran)." Ayatollah Khamenei also directed that mass construction projects must have adequate room in their plans to build mosques and that the Municipality must not issue permit to plans which fail to observe the issue. "Features of Islam must be present in society specially in architectural and constructional projects," the IR Leader added. In the beginning of the meeting, Mohsen Qara'ati, a prominent Iranian Alim renowned for his efforts to promote prayers in the country, delivered a report on the latest schemes to promote namaz, adding that the appeal of prayers was improved within society.
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