Heart Hospital, Tehran
welcoming the youth as general Basij
The Muslim nation of Iran
جلد ۱۲ صحیفه امام خمینی (ره)، از صفحه ۱۳۸ تا صفحه ۱۳۹
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
I thank you the noble nation of Iran and the brave youth who have welcomed the general volunteers. When dangers occur defending Islam and the Islamic country become a religious and divine and a national obligation. All the classes and groups become duty-bound to it. At this sensitive juncture, the nation is confronting hard and staunch enemies and superpowers. Particularly America because it has had been interfering with its criminal designs into the affairs throughout the length of the aggressive rule of Muhammad-Rida Pahlavi, and impeded the political, cultural, and economical growth of our nation. Besides, it also took away the treasures of this poor nation. If there happens to be any carelessness or if the nation does not get girded with power and persuasion against the enemies of humanity or by the general volunteers, the country would go by its own hands toward failure. The general volunteers cannot be confronted by any power by the will of God. It is ready for the defense of the Islamic country. I have been informed from what so far has been performed by the brave men and women of honor that I can be hopeful of the success of the volunteers in receiving a thorough all-sided training from the dimensions of military, belief, moral and culture with the help of God. I hope they will be able to soon finalize the term of practical and military instructions and training and the guerrillas in a befitting way suitable to an Islamic nation in an appraisal.
Try to become as much powerful as possible. Likewise, get yourselves equipped with learning and knowledge and practice trusting in God. Also try to obtain weapons as well as virtue. God the almighty is with you. The hand of the Power, which broke the satanic powers, is watchful of the divine society.
I hope to see the volunteers of Islam become an epitome for all the oppressed ones of the world and worldwide Muslim nations. The fifteenth century is the century of breaking the big idols which are to be substituted by Islam, and monotheism instead of polarity of deities and idolatry, and tyranny is giving way to justice. The committed people should take place of the ruthless and cruel ones.
O, the oppressed people of the world! Raise and rescue yourselves from the criminal tyrants. You, O, Muslims of the all regions of the world! You have sense and feelings. Wake up from the slumber of negligence and thoughtlessness. Emancipate Islam and the Islamic countries from the yoke of imperialism and its elements.
O, the noble nation of Iran! Keep on your campaign and appraisal. Do not let the strangers and foreigners whoever they are, influence your destiny. Put a forever end to their robbery and looting. You do urge America or any other governments to surrender Muhammad Ridza Pahlavi and the wealth of the nation stolen by him to us.
O, God! Be a support to our nation and our dear youths. They have risen up for your delight and for the sake of their faith. They have expelled the enemies of religion for your sake. Verily, thou hast power over all things.
I salute and hail the great nation, the fighters of right path, independence and freedom.
Rouhullah al-Mousawi al-Khomeini