Fifth anniversary of the Iraqi imposed war against Iran
Complimenting the ithargaran (sacrificers) and combatants
combatants of Islam and families of martyrs
جلد ۱۹ صحیفه امام خمینی (ره)، صفحه ۳۲۶
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Now that by the grace of God and supplications of the Savior (may our souls be sacrificed for him) and thanks to the sacrifices of the great people of Iran and the power of faith and selflessness of the dear warriors in the sacred cause of great Islam and glorious Qur'an Islamic Republic of Iran has found its path proudly and powerfully and is proceeding firmly, it is our duty to appreciate the dear combatants for whose martyrdom-seeking and valorous acts for defending their Muslim country and illuminated the lights on the way of freedom of all shackled nations with their blood, while admitting our inadequacy to do so.
I would also like to extend my gratitude to the mothers, fathers, sisters, wives and brothers and the entire committed people of Iran who were present in all scenes and behind the frontlines and diligently supported the dear combatants in defending Islam and the Muslim country and sparing no stone unturned.
Pen and tongue is inadequate to appreciate all the sacrifices. May God Almighty grant them spiritual reward! God will vindicate their honor in His sacred Threshold in the same way that they vindicated Islam.
O, God! They are Your righteous servants who have denied their self in struggling in Your cause and are proud of it. I beg You to shower Your blessings upon our martyrs by accepting them to Your vicinity, to heal our war disabled, help those missing in action and the prisoners of war to return to the fold of their families. Grant us patience and success." My Lord is Nigh, Responsive." «1»
Rouhullah al-Mousawi al-Khomeini