(Compiled from speeches made by Imam Khomeini on various occasions)
The philosophy of Hajj, i.e. one of the major philosophies of Hajj, lies in its political dimensions, for the suppression of which criminal hands are at work from all around. Their extensive propaganda, have, regretfully, affected the Muslims, so much so, that many consider this Hajj pilgrimage as an austere worship regardless of the interests of the Muslims. The important aspect of Hajj has not been less than its devotional aspect, since its very beginning.(1)
Of all the dimensions of Hajj, the most abandoned and neglected one, is the political dimension of this magnificent ritual for whose obsolescence more treacherous hands have been and will be at work, and the Muslims today, at this period of jungle law, are more than ever, obliged to discharge their political duties and remove the doubts about the political aims of Hajj, as, the international jugglers, by beguiling and hindering the Muslims, on the one hand, and their profiteer functionaries on the other, the ignorantly delinquent on the one hand, and the courtier or misconstruing akhunds (Lit., false clerics), and the ignorant ascetics on the other hand, knowingly or unknowingly, backing one another, work on the abolition of this fateful aspect of Hajj which is the deliverer of the oppressed.
It is necessary that all the dutiful, the awakened and those filled with compassion for the loneliness of Islam and the desertion of its political aspect among the precepts of Islam, particularly during Hajj rituals which is to be given more consideration, must rise to enlighten people, through writing articles and delivering speeches especially during the Hajj season, as, upon completion of the ceremony, when the pilgrims return home, they can enlighten their own peoples and stir up the oppressed of the world to free themselves from the ever increasing suppressions of the false "peace-loving pretender" tyrants.
It is fully evident that, in this magnificent world congress, where, various strata of the oppressed Muslim nations, from any nationality, language, color, sect and idea, congregate, all clad with uniform attire, free from any taint and adornment, if the essential problems of the world Muslims and the oppressed can not be solved and the arrogant rulers forced to retreat, then doubtlessly the small size local or regional group meetings will not be able to do much and find a comprehensive resolution. The Sacred House of God is the first house ever built for people, the general public.
No personality, no regime and no group may be favored on another, in this House. The nomadic, the desert dwellers and the homeless are all on a par with the city dwellers, the statesmen and those secluded in Ka'ba. This dignified House was built for people, for public movements and for the popular interests and what interest can be regarded as exalted and lofty as cutting the dominion of the tyrants and despots off the countries of the oppressed and saving their tremendous treasures to serve their own benefits. A House founded for the uprising of the people and for the people, must be the venue for this great aim and the interests of people must be fulfilled at these holy stations and stoning the big and little evils must be accomplished at these stations.
The sole being entrusted with the keys of the House, giving the Pilgrims to drink or repairing the Sacred Mosque is insufficient to attain the aim. Simplicity of the House and the Mosque just as it was in the time of Abraham and at the beginning of Islam, and the conjunction of the pure Muslims, unembellished, at this taintless venue is a thousand times as valuable as decorating Ka'ba and erecting tall buildings but neglecting the original purpose that is the people's uprising and realization of people's interests.(2)
" Do you reckon the giving of water to pilgrims and the inhabiting of the Sacred Mosque same as that of believing in God and the Last Day and struggles in the way of God? Not equal are they in God's sight; and God guides not the oppressors." It seems as though this holy verse has been descended at our age and is stating our situation. It seems as if the holy verse is addressing the present generation and considers those who occupy themselves in furnishing drink, and food to the pilgrims, and fixing and decorating the Sacred Mosque, but ignore their true faith in God and the Retribution Day and crusade for the cause of God, as cruels. The Honorable King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia: Your letter was received.
What the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said is correct. I consider all the entanglements and miseries of Muslims and governments of the Islamic countries being due to discords and disputes among them. Why should the Islamic governments with about one billion population and possessing subterranean treasures especially the oil reserves that are the breath of life to the superpowers, and enjoying the life-giving devotional-political instructions of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh) who has called the Muslims to hold tight the "Rope of Allah" and avoid separation and discord, and having access to such places of refuge as "AL-HARAMEIN AL-SHARIFEIN" (Lit., the two noble sanctuaries), that had been used as the centers of worship and politics at the time of the Prophet (pbuh) and a long time after his demise, and whereas the political issues and conquests had been devised at these two devotional-political centers, now reach the point that any political and social concerns which are the most important and required necessities of the Muslims, be considered as crime and the Saudi police, wearing boots and fully armed, dare enter the Sacred Mosque, a place ordained by God and clearly stated by the holy Quran as the refuge sanctuary, even for the perverts, attack the Muslims, and beat and imprison them. Their fault had been nothing save crying out against America and Israel, the two enemies of God and Prophet (pbuh). I do not know whether you are being informed of the events and what goes on at the "Two Noble Sanctuaries" truthfully, or like the falsely reported slogans of the Iranians that were known to all.
I do not know how have the prayer leaders of the "Two Noble Sanctuaries" perceived the religion and the Hajj pilgrimage which is all intended to make people rise for justice and elimination of cruelties and plundering as had been the general policy of the dignified prophets, especially the last of the prophets, Mohammad (pbuh)? Why do they prevent the pilgrims from entering into political issues or, even crying out against America and Israel and other enemies of Islam, in spite of the manners of the glorious Prophet (pbuh) and the Muslims of the early days, and, intentionally or ignorantly, prepare the grounds for foreign dominion over Islamic countries and even "the two noble sanctuaries", the alighting places of revelation and of the angels of God. Had the government of Hejaz made the most of this annual occasion of multimillion Muslim congregation, it would have not been in need of America and its AWACS, or of other major powers, and the Muslim problems would have been solved. Needless to say that America has supplied these aircrafts for its own benefit and for Israel, as was proved that the American AWACS reported false information that "Iran bombarded the oil installations of Kuwait", just to sow the seeds of dispute between Iran and the Arab Muslims.
Regretfully, the same negligence exists among the Islamic countries in general, so much so, that the criminal superpowers prevent the Muslims and particularly their statesman from entering into politics and showing concern about the Muslim affairs, to the extent that in the center of Islamic politics, the Muslims are jailed and tortured, by the verdict of the courtier preachers, just for crying out against the blood-thirsty enemies of the holy Quran and dear Islam. Are you aware of the atrocities committed at the "two noble sanctuaries", the divine sanctum and in the immediate vicinity of the Prophet's (pbuh) tomb, or, perhaps you are informed wrongly, just as the Iranian slogans have been wrongly reported to you?
We, in Iran, rose up, so that, by the grace of God, the omnipotent, convene the world Muslims under the banner of monotheism and bind them to the advanced commandments of Islam, cut the hands of the superpowers off the Islamic countries, restore the dignity of the Muslims of the early days, wind up the oppressive dominion of the heathens over the Muslim territories and reinstate the freedom and independence of the Muslims. It is hoped that the Islamic governments, particularly the Saudi Arabian government, being situated in the center of Islamic politics, harmonize and be in unison with us, and each, in its own country, experience the sweetness of the unsparing support of their nations and enjoy this heavenly blessing like the popular government of Iran, and act as commanded by the holy Quran, affectionately and brotherly towards the Muslim nations and governments, and hard and unyielding towards the heathens and the plunderers.
Once more I emphasize that they submit false and incorrect reports to you, as you have written that the Iranian slogans had caused the pilgrims' aversion and unhappiness. You had better assign honest people to report and make it clear that anti-America and anti-Israel slogans had not caused aversion and hatred, but the ill-treatment by the Saudi Arabian functionaries in beating and jailing the Almighty God's guests for crying out against Israel and America has caused all the world Muslims' aversion and unhappiness particularly the pilgrims to the House of God and the shrine of the Prophet (pbuh). I pray to Almighty God to awaken the Muslims, enhance the dignity and guide, especially the statesmen, to the expediencies of Islam and Muslims. Hajj is an issue whose political aspect exceeds its devotional aspect and you gentlemen who are going on pilgrimage, must take care to cleanse yourselves of this colonialist thought.
Speak out in all your gatherings that Islam is not what we have had so far, that the pilgrims just journey to Mecca, make a few circumambulations round the Holy House, then perform "VOQOOF" and so and so rites, but do not mind about what the arrogant are doing with the Muslims, and condemn whoever wants to speak about the expedience of the Muslims. The harm of the courtier clerics (akhunds) is much more than that of America. Because they, with their Islamic appearance, can cause the abandonment of Islam, whereas the enemies cannot. The enemies make them do so. Muslims, when they go on pilgrimage must make a lively pilgrimage a striking pilgrimage, one that condemns the criminal Russia and the criminal America. Such a pilgrimage is one that gets favorable reception. Going on Hajj pilgrimage without minding about the interests of the Muslims, but on the contrary, glossing over the crimes perpetrated against the Muslims, this is a mere outward appearance of Hajj pilgrimage without contents.(3)
Islam is bewildered, everywhere, from central Ka'ba, the dignified, to the farthest point of Muslim residence. They do not know it well. That is why when Muslims convene, at Mecca, a place ordained by God Almighty, for the congregation of Muslims, the spiritual congregation of them, they do not know what they are to do. They do not get Islamic benefit from their congregation. Such a political stage has been changed into a place of neglectfulness of all Muslim problems. You must find Islam. Unearth the facts about Hajj, the political aims of Hajj. If Muslims realize this, it will suffice them to find their independence. But, regretfully, we have lost the true Islam. What we have now, is the Islam that has been completely separated from politics. They have cut its head off. That which is the principal part has been severed and the remainder left to us. That is what placed us in such a sorry plight. Unless we all unearth Islam, we shall not be to regain our dignity.(4)
The politics of Hajj is not something devised by ourselves. Hajj is an Islamic political movement. We had in mind from the outset to perform the Hajj pilgrimage the way it was supposed to be, just as the Prophet broke the idols down, in Ka'ba, we are to break the idols of our time just the same, the idols that are much more wicked. We must perform our Hajj rituals just as we did two or three years ago. The pilgrims must parade and demonstrate just as they did before. Re-assignment of Mr. Moosavi does not alter our policy. Hajj rites are to be performed the same way as they were in the last two or three years, and the governments must show forbearance. We cannot deviate from the duty that Islam and Quran have prescribed for us. Our policy on Hajj is the same as before.
Every time we go, we will do the same, unless they stop us from going on Hajj pilgrimage. The case will be different then. I hope the pilgrims, this year, will discharge their duties better and more populated. Individuals must be more careful about their conduct and unite with one another, and I hope the other Muslim peoples have sensed this meaning too. More than one billion Muslims should not follow what America says and what Russia says. They must stand firm, heedless of others, just as the forty million population of this country has been standing fast, crying out: "Neither Eastern, Nor Western". The prestige value of this country is above that of those supported by either east or west, and the respect of the individual Muslims for it is greater. Therefore the nations must be fearless of what America may do. They are but empty drums.(5)
Warm greetings to the pilgrims of the Sacred House of God-- may God Almighty assist them: It is undeniable, and needless to say that the grand Islam is the religion of monotheism, breaker of polytheism, idolatry and egotism. It is the religion of natural disposition and deliverer of man from bondage to natural bonds and humanly and jinni temptations, inwardly and outwardly. Religion entails state politics and guidance towards the right path of negating "the eastern and the western". The worship of a true religion is linked-up with politics and its political practices are considered as worship. Now that Muslims from different countries are proceeding towards their center point of aspirations and pilgrimage to the House of God to perform their heavenly ordained obligation, and form a magnificent Islamic congress, in a blessed place, during blessed days, they must, as missionaries of God, benefit from its political and social contents, in addition to its worship aspect, and not be contented with the mere, soulless performance of it. It is obvious that arranging such a great congress is not possible for any individual official or government. It is only resulted from obeying Almighty God's commandment. Regretfully, Muslims have not sufficiently benefited from this divine power in the best interests of Islam and Muslims.(6)
Now that the pilgrims are departing from their worldly homes towards the Sacred House of God, and abandon all but the true beloved, as there is none save Him, inwardly and outwardly, they should bear in mind that the Abrahamian-Mohammadan Hajj has long been relinquished, both spiritually and socially. The Hajj pilgrims of all Islamic countries must relieve the House of God from loneliness in all senses. Let its mystical secrets be left to the unveiled Gnostics, and let us care about the political and social dimensions of Hajj from which we have been kept too far away. We are obliged to make up for the lost. This all political congress to which people from every class and group congregate, as summoned by Abraham and Mohammad--may God bless them both--is to benefit the general public and to make people rise for justice and is the perpetuation of idol-breakings of Abraham and Mohammad (pbuh) and pagan breakings and Pharaoh over throwings of Moses, but which idol may reach the level of the big Devil (i.e. America) and world plunderer idols and pagans who dare summon all the oppressed people of the world to prostrate before them and enslave the free creatures of Almighty God to their own servitude?
The Hajj obligation which entails saying "LABBEYK", (Lit., here I am at Thy service) to God and departure from the ego towards the Supreme Being, by the blessed guidance of Abraham and Mohammad (pbuh), in fact is a station for negation of all idols and the tyrants of the time, and the devils and the devil breed, but which idol is graver than the archenemy, the plunderer America and the aggressor and pagan Russia, and which idol or idolatry is worse than the tyrants of our time?(7)
Regrettably, many Muslims, have become oblivious of the political dimension of this exalted worship, due to their own deviation, or, misunderstanding of some individuals or conspiracies by some self-seeking functionaries. I hereby appoint you as my representative and supervisor of the honorable pilgrims of Iran in order that, by using your peculiar political insight, you will supervise and manage the affairs and concerns of the pilgrims, revive this great heavenly tradition by calling the Muslims to unison and union, through giving sermons and at religious ceremonies, informing them of what goes on in the dear Lebanon, the striver Iran and the oppressed Afghanistan by the world tyrants and plunderers, and acquaint the honorable pilgrims of different countries with their grave responsibilities to fight against international plunderers and pillagers.(8)
O! Orators! O! Writers! Relate to your brethren, your regional social and political problems, at the great congregations of ARAFAT, MASH'AR, MENA, Mecca, the dignified, and Medina, the lustrous, and ask for mutual assistance. O! Pilgrims to the House of God! Make known to the world inhabitants, the conspiracies of the Right and the Left, especially the plunderer and aggressor America and the criminal Israel. Give accounts of their armies and seek help. Plea for God's mercy and grace for betterment of the Muslim`s conditions and severance of the criminals' hands from the Islamic countries.(9)*
The greatest pain of Islamic communities is that they have not yet perceived the real philosophy behind many divine precepts. And Hajj, notwithstanding all its secrets and magnificence has still remained as a prosaic worship and fruitless movement. A great responsibility of the Muslims is to comprehend the actual facts about Hajj and why people must, forever, utilize parts of their material and spiritual means for its permanence. What has been described, so far, by the ignorant, the mischievous analyzers or the stipendiary, as the philosophy of Hajj, is that, it is just a collective worship and a pilgrimage tour. And irrelevant to the Hajj is, how to live, how to fight and how to stand against the world of capitalism and communism! Irrelevant to the Hajj is, defending the Muslims and the oppressed against the despot! Irrelevant to the Hajj is, seeking remedies for the Muslims' relief from mental and physical stresses and strains! Irrelevant to the Hajj is, that Muslims must prove themselves to be the third superpower of the world! Irrelevant to the Hajj is, stirring the Muslims to rebel against the dependent governments!
Rather, Hajj is to be considered a tour to visit the "Qeblah" (i.e. Ka`ba) and Medina and that is all! Whereas, Hajj pilgrimage is aimed at approaching and conjoining to the owner of the House. Hajj is not solely performance of some rites and utterance of some words; One may not reach God by prosaic words and acts. Hajj is the focus of divine cognition in which the details of Islamic politics in all instances of life, must be found. Hajj is the message relayer, the creator and the builder of a society, free from material and spiritual wickedness. Hajj is the manifestation and repetition of all the lovable scenes of the life of a perfect man and perfectionist society in this world, and the Hajj rituals are the life rituals and due to the fact that the world Muslim community, of whatever race or nationality they might be, must become Abrahamian in order to join the Mohammadan populace at large and unite with them.
Hajj is the place for arranging, practicing and forming this monotheistic life. Hajj is the scene set for display, and the mirror for evaluation of the potentialities and material and spiritual capabilities of the Muslims. Hajj bears a resemblance to Quran, in that, everybody can benefit from it, yet if the thinkers, the painstaking and the pearl-divers of the Muslim peoples, plunge into its ocean of cognitions, fear not approaching and getting into its social precepts and policies, will obtain from its oyster, the pearls of wisdom, guidance, growth and liberality and become ever saturated with its limpid wisdom and cognition. But, what must we do and where to take this great grief, that Hajj has become deserted just as Quran has, and to the same extent that, that book of life, perfection and beauty has been veiled with our self-made veils and this treasure of the secrets of creation buried under tons of dust of our misapprehension and its pleasant language of friendliness and guidance and life-giving philosophy descended to the language of horror, death and grave.
Hajj has also been entangled with just the same fate due to this fate millions of Muslims make annual pilgrimage to Mecca, step where the Prophet (Mohammad [pbuh]), Abraham, Ismael and Hagar had stepped, but no one asks himself who have Abraham and Mohammad been, what did they do, what have their objectives been and what did they expect us to do? As though the only thing not thought of is this. Undoubtedly a lifeless Hajj, without motivation to rise and to show disgust at the pagans, to aim for unity of the Muslims and demolition of paganism and idolatry, is no Hajj. The entirety of Muslims must make every endeavor to revive Hajj and the holy Quran and enter them into their life, and the dedicated researchers must try to discard all the alleged fabrications and the superstitions textures of courtier ulema, by presenting accurate and genuine elucidations of the philosophy of Hajj.(10)
This year, being at the threshold of the Islamic Republic anniversary, it is necessary that the ulema, the orators and the learned, explicate this holy movement and the objectives of Iranian Muslims being the establishment of an Islamic sovereignty, under the banner of Islam and the guidance of the holy Quran and the noble Prophet, as possibly the Muslims of other countries, may be unaware of the profundity of the Iranian Islamic movement, as a result of unfair foreign propaganda. Make it known to our Muslim brothers that we think of nothing save Islam and sovereignty of a just and Islamic ruling system.(11)
The honorable Hajj pilgrims of the Islamic revolutionary country of Iran must convey the outcries of the brave and self-sacrificing strivers of this noble nation to the world Muslims convened at that general Muslim assembly and require them to be messengers of the message of the Iranian nation to all the oppressed nations of the world and make all the world's inhabitants hear the "YA-LAL MOSLEMIN" clamor of this revolutionary nation. Enlighten them that the Iranian nation implore the entirety of Muslims for help, not for their own national or regional interests, but for those of the world of Islam. Today Islam is entangled with conspiracies of the criminal world plunderers. If the Muslims do not succeed to build an Iranian dam against them by Islamic ties, then this devastating flood of atheism and blasphemy will take all.(12)
It is necessary for the honorable clerics, and the dedicated writers and orators to defend Islam and the Islamic Revolution of Iran in confrontation with the poisoned propaganda of the mass media adherent to America and Israel, against Islam and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and present to the world inhabitants its true feature and the achievements of the dedicated nation of Iran, in spite of all the entanglements and hindrances raised by enemies of Islam, both the insiders and the outsiders. Enlighten people and reveal the unfair accusations brought up by the propaganda trumpets against this nation; disclose the conspiracies of America and its affiliates; relate to the world inhabitants, the encroachment of Saddam's army upon us, as ordered by America and supported by its affiliated countries and enlighten the Muslims as to what has befallen Islam and the Muslims by the hands of some Americanized rulers, worst of which is the official recognition of Israel after its savage incursion on the Islamic country of Lebanon and martyring and disabling tens of thousands of innocent defenseless people. Perhaps the nations preclude such tragic events that bring shame upon Muslims before the today's world and future generations and deliver Islam and Muslims from this grave disdain and themselves from this disgusting humiliation and disdain, reminiscence of which will shake any zealous Muslim.(13)
On this valuable occasion, the respectable clerics and the Hajj communicators must play an effective role in transmitting the experiences of revolution and presenting political procedures, by the grace of ordinances of Quran, and the considerably effective role of the Islamic clergies in leadership of the society.
The honorable pilgrims must bear in mind that they are departing from an Islamic, dedicated and revolutionary country, and all the friends and foes look up to them; friends, to see if the honorable pilgrims are still bound to their Islamic commitments, do they preserve the prestige of the magnificent Islamic revolution in their deeds and words and dealings with the other Muslims, do they show patience and forbearance when encountering difficulties and hardships that are inseparable from this holy journey, do they admit to the ever presence and on looking of Almighty God at all happenings and will they return home with honor and pride and be a means to promotion of the revolution, or, God forbid, they might do or say something, no matter how minor it may be, contrary to Islamic character and conduct, at this sight of other Muslims, that will disgrace Islam and the Islamic Republic, which is an unforgivable sin; and the foes to invert their deeds and words, try to find faults, no matter how small they might be, aggrandize and propagate them in order to show to the foreigners an inverted appearance of Islam and the Revolution and misrepresent the Iranian Muslims as unrestrained people, and Islam as a school which is digressed from the exalted human values, and the noble Iranians as disgraceful and aloof from civilization and elevation.
The honorable pilgrims must be aware of the fact that their responsibility before Almighty God and the noble nation of Iran who are striving for the cause of Islam and its humane teachings is very great and grave. Do not consider the present year--while we all know the superpowers and their affiliates have got their claws into the Islamic and the oppressed countries of the world more than before and the bloods of the innocent youths are dripping down from their finger tips--to be like the year before. Today the world major powers are frightened of Islam and its "East and West rub off" programs and the big Satan has called the little Satans and get into all kinds of conspiracies in order to put out God's light.(14)
The respectable Iranian Hajj pilgrims and the pilgrims to the "two noble shrines" should bear in mind that they are journeying to the House of God and the Prophet's shrine and the sanctified shrines of the Prophet's progeny, from a country whose nation has risen up for the cause of Islamic objectives and to expel the despots from their dear country, and that their Muslim brothers from all over the world have watchful eyes on them and the news reporters and the lie fabricators of propaganda trumpets and the enemies who falsify light straws as heavy rocks, are lying in ambush, watchful on their deeds and words and intending to spread rumors across the world. In such a case, the slightest deviation and fault must be avoided, as, being at the presence of Almighty God and the Prophet (pbuh) and observed by other pilgrims to the "two holy places" is to be regarded as a great sin and big fault, with consideration to its aftermath. Because some deeds and words in addition to being against the sanctity of the "two holy places", may result in disgrace to the Islamic Republic of Iran which is set up for the cause of divine sovereignty and enforcement of the heavenly commandments of the holy Quran and enactment of the Prophet's tradition, and because of some poor conducts might be inverted by mischievous fault finders who lie in wait for caviling pretexts to spread rumors against Islam and misrepresent the resplendent countenance of Islam and the Islamic Republic and the relevant guilt be registered in their record of deeds, while they have traversed for worship and fulfillment of their Hajj obligation.(15)
You are journeying to Hajj from a triumphant country that has struggled for years under oppressive rule of kings but, by the grace of Almighty God and the blessing of God's remainder, may our souls be sacrificed to him, broke off the bonds and ties while tolerating hardships and sufferings and offering to Islam thousands of martyrs and disabled, in the cause of final goal. You are carrying the message of a nation who has saved a country that was about to be drowned in vice, obscenity and heresy arising from easternization, and worse than that, from westernization states, and replaced a wicked government with an Islamic one.
The same people, who are determined to promote their Islamic revolutionary message to familiarize not only the Islamic countries, but also the oppressed people of the world, with the dear Islam and an Islamic just-ruling system. You are representing a nation whose Islamic revolution, despite its young age, and notwithstanding the overwhelming entanglements resulting from their confrontation with both, the eastern and the western superpowers and the sabotage acts by their hired terrorists, has awaken the Islamic countries in East and West as well as the oppressed people of the world over, attracted them to Islam and succeeded to make the world inhabitants hear the voice of Islam as much as possible and gain their favor.
You pilgrims to the sanctified House of God are carrying the message of this nation and representing this country. Your position is, then, quite sensitive and your responsibility great. You will either do, as expected, try to be the admiration of all, by your worthy behavior and Islamic and revolutionary conduct and display to the world nations, the true countenance of the Islamic revolution and attract their attentions to the grand revolution of Iran by your brotherly and affectionate behavior and practically nullify the deprived, mischievous propaganda of their promulgation horns, in which case your Hajj ritual will get favorable reception and ample reward, or if, God forbid, some ignorant people do contrary to the afore-mentioned, which I hope they won't, otherwise they will have committed a grave sin in the presence of God and before His House, the Qeblah of the world Muslims, stepped out of the ranks of pilgrims to the sanctified House of God and the shrines of the Prophet (pbuh) and other infallible Imams at Baqi' and return home with a haversack of vice.(16)
Anyhow, the Iranian pilgrims must bear in mind that all their deeds and behaviors at all stages of Hajj are closely watched by both the friends and enemies of our revolution. The enemies try to find a pretext, however minor, to misrepresent the piety and heavenly honor of our people, and the friends and adherents of the revolution are anxious to learn about the manners and particulars of this nation whose fame, by God's favor, has captured the world over, and Hajj is the best rendezvous for association of the Islamic nations, where Muslims from all over the world will become acquainted with one another at a House that belongs to all Islamic communities and followers of Abraham and abandoning their differences of race, color, nationality and personality return to their original home and display to the world the perspective of a Mohammadan community and pleasantness of Islamic brotherhood by observing Islamic noble ethics and avoiding disputes and luxuriousness.(17)
I request the respectable Iranian pilgrims to consider from what country they are departing and towards whom they are proceeding. They are departing from a country whose nation has risen up for the cause of dear Islam and to replace the tyrannic ordains with the luminous precepts of Islam, for which, men and women and the old and the young sacrificed all their possessions; dear dedicated youths--whose divine values we are unable to apprehend--were martyred, disabled or captivated; a nation who, willingly, relinquished their properties and lives for the cause of God and welcomed the bereavement of their dear ones.
They are proceeding towards the House of Almighty God, the chief aim of hopes of the glorious prophets and the exalted saints and the revelation spot and alighting place of Gabriel, the entrusted, and the angels of God; they are advancing towards God, so that every move and repose of theirs be Godly; towards the altar of the dear Ishmael who instructed us how to sacrifice everything for the cause of God; towards Mohammad's Medina, so as to become Mohammadan and to learn how to live, how to strive and how to traverse towards the beloved; towards the shrines of their glorious Prophet (pbuh) and the highly esteemed saints who had not minded the world and its allurements, not in the least, nor had they thought of anything except God's commandments and not sought except His gratification; then beware where you are going! Your responsibility is great, indeed. Your actions and deeds, are, in addition to being in the presence of Almighty God and observed by God's friends (saints) and angels, before the eyes of thousands of pilgrims coming from the Islamic countries across the world, and possibly at times they might be influenced by the vast promulgations of the enemies of Islam and Iran, that are busy, day and night, with alleged fabrications about Islam and the nation of Iran and its servants, misrepresenting the risen people of these territory, hoping either to make some world Muslims believe or throw them into confusion.
And, amongst our dear people, there are the disabled, the living martyrs, the survivors and the martyrs' families, who keep watchful eyes on your deeds, and now, there you are with your heavy responsibility of divine trusteeship, your Islamic obligation and your conscience and natural disposition. You will either--thanks to the martyrs' bloods and the reputation of Islam and your dear innocent nation--be prideful proclaimers of justice and missionaries of Islam and the Islamic Republic by actions and words and in addition to getting the spiritual reward of pilgrimage to the House of God and the shrines of God's friends (saints) especially the glorious Prophet (pbuh), you will be blessed by the mercy of Almighty God and the benediction conferred by God's remainder--may our souls be sacrificed for his arrival--and drowned in Almighty God's graces and blessings both in this and the other world, or, God forbid, be the proclaimers of Satan and promoters of the promulgations of the enemies of Islam and a cause for disgrace of Islam and the Islamic Republic and the martyrs and sufferers of your nation in which case you will be rejected as non confidants.
Now, you dear ones are faced with a choice between seeking eternal prosperity and obtaining the consent of God and His favorite ones, or, eternal villainy and privation. I hope, by the blessings of the well worth whiles and the holy stations and our deprived people's benediction that escorts you, you will be of the first class and bring honor and pride for Islam, the martyrs, the disabled and your nation and country, repel the enemies of Islam and Muslims, disappoint the foes, hold them in contempt, while enlivening the friends. Although you know what to do and what not to do, but I just hint the most important things as the discharge of my duty and an ultimatum: Strictly observe the Islamic and humane character and behavior towards all the pilgrims, from any class, color, language, country and ethnic group they might be; show patience at all times, states and happenings; treat every body with generosity; be lenient and peaceful when facing up to harshness's and affectionate against mistreatments and for Almighty God's gratification, exercise forbearance, in any mishap, by whoever it might be, open heartedly and generously, since those holy stations and noble shrines are not places of dispute and fight.
Behave in such a way that shows that you have come from the country of Imam Sadeq (pbuh), which itself is a worthy service to Islam and the Islamic Republic and to your fellow citizens, and be assured that you will enjoy the gratification of this practice upon returning home, in addition to obtaining God's consent and that of the glorious Prophet (pbuh) and God's remainder (may my soul be sacrificed for his arrival), who is present and witnessing.(18)
In cooperation with the other pilgrims from over the world, convert the sanctified Mecca into the focus for crying out against the tyrants, as this is one of the secrets of Hajj and God Almighty is free from want of human worships and "LABBEYKS".(19)
I would like to congratulate all the world Muslims on the occasion of the grand Islamic Feast of Sacrifices; a festival that reminds the conscious man of the Abrahamian altar, the altar that teaches the descendants of Adam and God's chosen ones and the saints, the self-sacrifice and crusade for the cause of Almighty God. None but the glorious prophets, the highly esteemed saints and the consecrated servants of God can comprehend the depth of the monotheistic and political aspects of this act. This father of monotheism and idol-breaker of the world taught us and all the human beings, that sacrificing in the cause of God has its political and social values before its worship and monotheistic aspect. He taught us and all, to sacrifice our dearest fruit of life, for the cause of God and celebrate. Sacrifice yourselves and your dear ones in order to enact and promote God's religion and divine justice.
He taught us all, that Mecca and Mena are the altars of the attached devotees, and the sites for promoting monotheism and negating polytheism, as, attachment to one's life and dear ones, is also counted as polytheism. He taught the descendants of Adam to strive in the cause of rightfulness and to convey to the world inhabitants, from this exalted place, the lesson of devotion and self-sacrifice; to tell them that one must lose his self-possession in the cause of righteousness and enactment of heavenly justice and to cut off the hands of the pagans, and relinquish every thing and even sacrifice a dear one such as Ishmael (God's Sacrifice) so that justice be eternal.
This idol-breaker and his dear son, the second idol-breaker, prince of the prophets, Mohammad Mostafa (Lit., the Chosen One) (pbuh), taught the humankind that all the idols, of any kind, must be broken and Ka'ba, as the metropolis and wherever extended there from, to the last spot on earth, to the last day of the world, must be cleansed from the contamination of idols of any kind, whether a sculpture, the sun, the moon, an animal, or a human being; yet what idol can be worse and more dangerous than the tyrants, throughout history, from the time of Adam to the time of Abraham until the time of Mohammad (pbuh) up to the last of the time when the final idol-breaker will call for monotheism? Aren't the superpowers of our time some big idols that summon the world inhabitants to their obedience and worship? Don't they impose their rule by force, hypocrisy or money?
The sanctified Ka'ba is the sole center of breaking such idols. Abraham, God's intimate, in early times, and Mohammad (pbuh), God's beloved and his dear son, Mahdi, the promised, (may my soul be sacrificed for him), late in the era, voiced and will voice the call for monotheism. God Almighty said to Abraham: "And proclaim among men the Pilgrimage, and they shall come unto thee on foot and upon every lean beast, they shall come from every deep ravine." And He said: "And do thou purify My House for those that shall go about it and those that stand, for those that bow and prostrate themselves;" It means a purge of all the filths, above all of which is polytheism which is said at the part of the noble verse. And we read in Surah "Repentance": A proclamation, from God and His Messenger; unto mankind on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage; "God and His Messenger are disgusted of the idolaters." Mahdi, the expected, is said, in different religions and by all the Muslims in unison, to raise the cry of monotheism from Ka'ba. All raise their cries from Ka'ba and Mecca and we must imitate them and raise our cry for unison of words and call for monotheism from that sacred place and break the idols by our cries and calls and by airing our grievances and divulgences and expel the devils on whose top is the grand Satan, so as to have performed the Hajj ritual as Abraham, Mohammad and Mahdi have done, otherwise we will be subject to the saying that: "How great in number are the lamenters and how few the real pilgrims".
All you, O! Dear pilgrims to the sanctified House of God! You who have rushed towards God's House, the monotheism center, the revelation place, Abraham and Mohammad's station--the two idol-breaking supermen and protesters against the tyrants--and made yourselves reach noble stations that had been thirsty lands and water less high lands at the age of revelation but they were alighting site of God's angels and rushing spot of God's soldiery and station point of God's prophets and pious servants. You should fully appreciate these great intelligentsia, equip yourselves, at this idol-breaking center, for breaking big idols that are developed as satanic powers and cannibal plunderers and never fear these faithless powers. Depend on Almighty God, swear allegiance of unity against the forces of polytheism and mischief and avoid separation and dispute.(21)
And obey God, and His Messenger, and do not quarrel with each other and so lose heart, and your power depart; and be patient; surely God is with those who are patient. In the logic of world arrogants one showing disgust at the pagans shall be accused of paganism, and the "mufti's" and "mufti sons", those descendants of Bal'am Ba'ura will sentence him to death. No wonder that, in the course of the history of Islam, the same sword of paganism and infidelity that was once concealed under the pilgrim's garb of Yazeedians and the hired functionaries of Omayyeds--God's curse upon them--for the massacre of the best truthful children of the Prophet (pbuh), Abi-Abdellah Al-Hossein (a.s) and his faithful supporters, once more comes out of the garbs of the heirs of BANI-SUFYAN and cuts the clean and pure throats of the followers of Imam Hossein (a.s.) in the hot environ of the Karbala of Hejaz, at the sanctuary altar, and accuse them of the same calumnies as the Yazidians did against the truthful children of Islam, as they called them gentiles, atheists, polytheists and whose bloods may be shed with impunity. They have accused their followers just the same. We hope, God willing, to calm down our heartache, in due course, by revenging ourselves on America and the Saudi dynasty and leave the scar of privation from the sweetness of these grave crime, on their hearts, and thereafter, we will enter the Holy Mosque after celebrating the victory of righteousness over blasphemy and infidelity and the liberation of Ka'ba from the clutches of the incompetent and the untrustworthy.(22)
Muslims, when they go on Hajj pilgrimage must perform a Hajj that is lively, pounding and condemning the criminal Russia and America. Such will be an acceptable Hajj.(23) The pilgrims to the House of God and the enthusiasts for meeting God are departing from their houses of egotism towards God Almighty and His precious messenger at a time when the dignified Mecca is prepared to embrace the justice seeking Muslims, and welcome their pounding cries against the super tyrants and super plunderers of the time, and looks forward to receiving them.(24)
Stone pitching site looks forward to receiving the self sacrificers who come from a country whose brave people have fearlessly expelled big, little and medium satans, and now at this site, they are going to pitch stones at and expel the group of satans from the metropolis and its surroundings which is the whole world.(25) You must bear in mind that the final remedy lies in the union of all the Muslims, and their general agreement, to cut the hands of the superpowers off the Islamic countries and to materialize the slogans given at these sacred stations and honored shrines, when returning home. (26)
God willing, we will not let the voice of compromise with America and Russia profane and polytheism be ringing in the ears from Ka'ba, the grand pulpit mounted on the lofty height of humanity, where the grievances of the oppressed must be aired instead and the call for monotheism resounded. We ask Almighty God to bless us with the power to resound the death of America and Russia, not only from Ka'ba of Muslims, but also, from the church bells across the world. Let the Muslims and the oppressed of the world feel free and boast of the endless peril that our Islamic revolution has created for all the world plunderers, proclaim their liberation and free will to control their own lives and destinies and redress their grievances, as the period of dead ends and disappointments and breathing in profane environs has come to an end and the flower-beds of the nations are revealed.
And I hope that all Muslims will spectate the blossoms of freedom, the fragrant spring breeze, the fresh flowers of love and affection and the abounding limpid fountains of effervescence of their own free will. We must all, pull ourselves out of the marshy lagoon of silence and immovability in which the American and Russian politicians have sowed the seeds of death and bondage, set off for the ocean from which "ZamZam" has sprung and cleanse, by our tears, the curtain of Ka'ba and God's sanctuary that have been stained by the unclean hands of the untrustworthy America and the American breed. O! Muslims of all countries across the world! Since you have been subjected to gradual death under foreign dominion, you must overcome your fear of death and benefit from the enthusiast martyrdom-seeking youths who are prepared to break the fronts of the pagans.
Do not try to continue your present situations, but think of escape from captivity, and deliverance from slavery and attack against the enemies of Islam, as your honor and vitality is subject to striving and your first step is will power and determination to deny yourselves of the dominion of the pagans and polytheists, especially America. Whether we be in Mecca or not, our hearts and souls are with Abraham and in Mecca. Whether they close the gates of the Prophet's Medina to us or not, our bonds of love towards the Prophet will never break or be weakened. We pray facing Ka'ba and die facing Ka'ba and thank God, we remain steadfast in our loyalty to God, as we laid the foundation of expressing disgust at the pagans, with the bloods of many thousands of martyred dear ones and did not await the support of a few mean rulers of the Islamic or non-Islamic countries. We, the deprived and the barefoot are the ever oppressed people of history. We have none but God, and will never abandon fighting the tyrants, even if we are mutilated a thousand times.(27)
Dear Brothers and Sisters! In whichever country you are, defend your Islamic and national honor against your enemies, i.e. America, international Zionism and the eastern and western major powers without any circumspection and disclose the tyrannies of the enemies of Islam. My Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters! You are aware of the fact that all our material and intellectual interests are being plundered by superpowers of East and West leaving us in poverty and dependence politically, economically, culturally and militarily. Come to your senses and regain your Islamic personality. Do not yield to cruelty and disclose the sinister conspiracies of international plunderers, above whom stands America.(28)
We are duty-bound to exclaim our disgust at the pagans as our first stage of fight and proceed to the next stages, and at any period it calls for its appropriate style of demonstration and planning. We must see what we should do at a time like today when the chiefs of paganism and polytheism are threatening the existence of monotheism and have trifled with all the national, cultural, religious and political representations of the nations. Should we sit idle at home and practically tolerate the satans and the Satan breed, by erroneous analysis, belittling humankind, and inspire the spirit of inability and helplessness in Muslims, and prevent the society from achieving purity which is the ultimate aim and extreme perfection, and convince ourselves that the fights of the prophets against idols and idolatry had been limited to wooden and stone-made lifeless sculptures, and, suppose that, God forbid, a prophet such as Abraham who pioneered idol breaking had abandoned the battle-field when confronting the tyrants?
Whereas, all his idol-breakings and fights against Nimrodians, and the moon, the sun and star worshippers, had been the prelude to a grand emigration and all the emigrations, sufferings, dwelling in a dry desert, building the House and sacrificing Ishmael were the prelude to a prophetic mission, in which, the last of the Prophets (pbuh) repeats the words of the first and the last institutors of Ka'ba and proclaims his eternal mission by saying: "I disgust he whom you associate with". Should we present an otherwise analysis, we would have to judge that at the present time there is no idol and no idolatry at all, but which reasonable human being is there who has not recognized the modern idolatry in its special forms, charms and tricks, and be uninformed about the dominion of idol houses like the white house, over Islamic countries and lives and chastity of Muslims and of the third world.
Today our cry of disgust at the pagans is an outcry against cruelty of the tyrants, and an outcry of a people who are in agony of the transgressions of the East and West, at whose top, are America and its affiliates, a people whose homeland and possessions have been plundered. Our cry of disgust is the outcry of the oppressed and wronged nation of Afghanistan, and I am sorry that Russia did not follow my advice regarding Afghanistan and invaded this Islamic country. Once more I admonish them to leave the Afghan nation alone. They can determine their destinies and insure their independence. They do not need Kremlin's guardianship or America's custody, and, certainly enough, upon withdrawal of the foreign troops they will never yield to other dominions, and will strike down on America if it decides to intrude.(29)
The Muslims attending these noble stations, of whatever nation or sect they might be, must be well aware that the main enemy of Islam and Quran and the glorified Prophet (pbuh) are the superpowers, especially America and its corrupt offspring, Israel who have covetous look upon the Islamic countries, and spare no crime and conspiracy to plunder the enormous underground and over ground treasures, and their secret of success is sowing seeds of dispute among Muslims, in any way possible.
They may employ their hired mullahs to disunite the Shiites and Sunnis during the Hajj ceremonies, and fan the flames of this satanic plot so much so, that some simple-minded people may believe them, and thus, they cause separation and disorder. Our brothers and sisters of both sects must be on the alert and know that those blind-hearted stipendiaries intend to take away Islam, Quran and the Prophet's tradition in the name of Islam, Quran and Prophet's tradition, or at least pervert them. Our brothers and sisters must bear in mind that America and Israel are against the essence of Islam because they consider Islam, the Holy Book and Propet's tradition as obstacles in their way of plundering, and Iran, following the same Book and tradition has risen up, made revolution and gained victory.
Today, conspiracy against Iran and Hezbollah is indeed aimed at abolishing Islam, the Book and the Prophet's tradition, and Iran is no more than a pretext. They were quite satisfied with Iran at the time when the Shah was submissive toward them, made Iran dependent on them in everything and followed their Islam abolition plans. But they oppose today's Iran that has curtailed their hands from its interests and expelled their military advisors and affiliates from the country. On the other hand, they know that Islam is their real enemy except that Islam which is fabricated by some governments and the still worse (false clerics) mullahs. They approve of such an Islam and, it reciprocally supports them and defends their interests and it stems from the standpoint that is to suffocate the pleading cries of the Iranian Hajj at the center of revelation and alighting place of: A proclamation, from God and His Messenger, unto mankind on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage: "God and His Messenger are disgusted of the idolaters."
And pronounce them blasphemous. Therefore, at this time interval, it is the divine obligation of the Hajj pilgrims to deny any saying they might hear from the speakers, that could smack of creating disunity and separation among the lines of Muslims and to consider crying out disgust at the pagans as their obligation, so that Hajj becomes Abrahamian (ABOL-ANBYA), and Mohammedan (pbuh), otherwise the saying: "How great in number are the lamenters and how few the real pilgrims" will be applicable to them.(30) At the threshold of the gathering of world Muslims and the time for general accord of various Muslim sectarians for deliverance of their countries from the unclean clutches of superpowers and at the threshold of withdrawing the hands of East and West from Iran by unison of words and dependence on God Almighty, under the banner of Islam and monotheism, the arch satan summoned his chicks to sow the seeds of separation amongst Muslims, by any imaginable trick, and draw the monotheist people and religious brothers into discord and hostility and pave the way for their increasing domination and plunder.
The arch Satan fears the promotion of the Islamic revolution in other Islamic and non-Islamic countries and withdrawal of his unclean hands from his domineered countries. Since he did not profit by economic blockade and military invasion, he tried other tricks in order to misrepresent our Islamic revolution before the world Muslims and cause Muslims to fight with one another, so that he can continue his tyranny and plundering. That is why at the exact time of Iranian strives for word unison amongst the world Muslims, to hold to the glorious Islam and Unitarianism, one of the mischievous men of America and a friend of the dethroned and annihilated Shah was instructed to obtain a verdict (fatva) from the jurisprudents (muftis) of the Sunni sect, judging the Iranians as pagans, and some of these men said: "The Islam that Iranians introduce is different from our Islam".
True, the Islam of Iranians is different from the Islam of those who support American men such as Sadat and Begin and shake hands with the enemies of Islam, in spite of God's ordain, and spare no efforts or calumnies to separate the Muslims. Muslims of the world must make known those seditious people and neutralize their mischievous plots.(31)
In all these rituals and noble stations, the prerequisite for attaining natural ambitions and humanistic aspirations is unification of all Muslims, at these stages, and word unison of all Muslim groups, regardless of their ethnic languages, colors, territories or paganish tribal prejudice, and to clamor unanimously against a common enemy who is the enemy of Islam and it has slapped him in the face at this period of time.
He considers it an apparent obstacle to his plundering and tries to remove it by means of seditious acts through his stipendiary agents above whom are the jealous, worldly and courtier akhunds (false clergies) who are assigned to carry out his sinister intentions at any place and time particularly during Hajj season and its divine rituals. At all stages and ceremonies of this worship which is intended, mostly, for the congregation of Muslim peoples from all over the world in favor of the benefit of the deprived people of the world--and what benefit may be above withdrawal of the hands of the plunderers, from the Islamic countries .... the pilgrims must be on full alert for the counter-Islam and Quran deeds of these mischievous agents and seditious akhunds, and expel those who do not care for Islam and the interest of Muslims-no matter how they are counseled-because they are more devil and meaner than the pagans.(32)
It is quite obvious to us and all thinkers and inquirers who are aware of the mischievous intentions of the Al-e-Saud administration why they accuse us of discord and call us separationists, who have, since our victory, cried out for Muslim unification and considered ourselves sympathetic towards all Muslims in pains and gains, and worse than that, they accuse the pilgrims who have lovingly journeyed to make a pilgrimage to the Prophet's shrine and God's sanctuary, of mobilization and organization for occupation purpose of Ka'ba, burning God's sancutary and destruction of Medina and allege the presence of our military and civilian officials as evidence and grounds for their claims.
In the logic of Al-e-Saud a military man, the revolutionary guards (sepah pasdaran) and the state executives of Iran must be alienated from Hajj and such pilgrims made by military or state officials are amazing to them and considered conspiratorial. In view of the world arrogants the state executives of the Islamic countries must only travel to the west. Hajj no business of theirs. American functionaries take the burning of American flag as the burning of God's sanctuary and the slogan of "Down with Russia, Down with America and Down with Israel" as enmity with God, Quran and Prophet (pbuh), and misrepresent our military executives being dressed in pilgrim's garb, as leaders of a machination.(33)
An auspicious and blessed feast-day is indeed, the day when, by awareness of Muslims and devoutness of religious scholars, the entire Muslims of the world are delivered from the dominion of tyrants and world plunderers, and this great aim is achieved only when different dimensions of Islamic ordains can be presented to the oppressed nations and the nations are well acquainted with the unrecognized Islam, provided that the opportunities for such fateful event are not missed, and what opportunity is higher and loftier than the magnificent Hajj congress, provided by Almighty God for Muslims, but regretfully, the different dimensions of this great and fateful religious duty have remained in a state of ambiguity due to perversions of unfair Islamic ruling cliques and mean courtier akhunds and unsound understandings of some turbaned men and the sanctimonious, in all Islamic countries; the unwise who oppose even the establishment of an Islamic government and consider it worse than an arrogant government; the imprudent who have restricted the grand religious duty of Hajj to a hollow superficial performance and consider discussing the difficulties of Muslims and Islamic countries illegitimate and parallel to blasphemy; the dependents of the subversive and tyrannical governments who ill-judge the cries of the oppressed people congregated at this center of vociferation, as profane and non-Islamic, the jugglers who have cornered Islam into the confinements of mosques and worship places and pronounced any concern shown for Muslim affairs as non-Islamic and against the duties of Muslims and their ulema.
And, regrettably, the scope of their subversive propaganda has gone and is going so far that any intervention in social and political affairs of the Muslim community is considered against the duties of the clergymen and religious ulema and intervention in the politics an unforgivable sin. They have also confined the Friday Mass Prayers to a meaningless performance and considered passing beyond this limit as violating Islam. It fits to be said that Islam is forlorn and unappreciated and the Muslim nations are alienated from and unacquainted with the facts of Islam. (34)
The prerequisite for attaining innate aspirations and humanistic ideals, is to ensure unification of all Muslims and unison of words at all the rituals and stages of Hajj, regardless of different ethnic languages, colors, territories or tribal prejudice and to outcry, in unison, against the common enemy who is the enemy of Islam and has been slapped in the face, at this period of time. He considers Islam an outstanding obstacle to his plunderings and tries hard to remove this obstacle by means of seditious acts and tricks through his hired elements, above whom are the jealous, worldly and courtier akhunds (false clergies), who are assigned to carry out his sinister intentions at any place and time, particularly during Hajj season, in the course of religious observances.
At all the stages and observances of this divine worship which is intended, mostly, for the congregation of Muslims from all over the world in favor of the benefits of the deprived people of the world-and what benefit could be more valuable than withdrawal of the hands of the plunderers from the Islamic countries ... the pilgrims must be on full alert for the counter-Islam and Quran activities of these mischievous elements and seditious akhunds (false clergies), and expel those who do not care for Islam and for the interest of Muslims, if you only counsel them, because they are worse than the devil and meaner than the pagans.(35)
Pilgrims of different countries who, have certainly, journeyed under strict control and threat of their governments, will miss their real friends, brothers, supporters and co-fighters. Al-e-Saud, in order to gloss over their last year's terrible crime and also to justify their offence of "obstruction on God's path" and prevention of Iranian pilgrims from Hajj, will bombard the pilgrims with their constant propaganda, and the courtier clerics (akhunds) and stipendiary Muftis--curse upon them--in the Islamic countries, espacially in Hejaz, will make pretences and give false speeches through mass media, in order to corner the pilgrims in an awkward position, unable to think and inquire about the real philosophy of Hajj and/or find out about the pre-planned massacre of God's guests by the arch satan, in which case the pilgrims mission is, doubtlessly, grave. (36)
Regrettably, this negligence is common among the Islamic governments, so much so, that the mischievous hands of superpowers have prevented their peoples and statesmen from intervention into politics to the extent that Muslims' interference in politics or even pronouncing slogans against the bloodthirsty enemies of Quran and Islam are condemned as being criminals, by the courtier preachers, and thy are being imprisoned and tortured.(37)
God Almighty and the glorious Prophet (pbuh), proclaimed, on the Hajj Day, that God and His Messenger are disgusted at the pagans ,a proclamation, from God and His Messenger, unto mankind on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage: "God and His Messenger are disgusted at the idolaters." American friends and the courtier akhunds who safeguard the interests of the arch satan, were not present then, to decree that, God forbid, God and Prophet (pbuh) are contradicting the correct Hajj rituals and that Hajj ought to be away from such issues. The day when God's friend, the glorious, Imam of the time--may God Almighty hasten his noble advent--arrives and proclaims justice and clamors against tyrants and pagans, the same akhunds will be to excommunicate him and support the tyrants.(38)
The Muslims must fill the entire sphere with love towards God and hatred and practical disgust at the enemies of God and never listen to temptations of the devils and the dubious ties of the skeptics and of the petrified and the perverted, and never neglect this holy monotheistic global religion of Islam, as, the world plunderers and enemies of the nations will not hold their peace henceforth and will resort to all kinds of tricks and deceits in different appearances and the false clerics, the courtier and stipendiary preachers, the nationalists and the hypocrites will resort to incorrect philosophies and subversive ideas and will take up and think to disarm the Muslims and beat the solidarity, magnificence and power of Muslim peoples--God's blessing be upon him and his progeny--and many a time may, some ignorant ascetics, say that the sanctity of the House of God, the glorified Ka'ba will be broken by slogans, demonstrations, parades and exclaiming disgust at the pagans, and that Hajj is a place for sole worship and not a battlefield. Or, many a time, some disgraced clerics may suggest that strive and struggle and disgust is the world seekers' job, and interference in politics, especially during Hajj, is below the clerics' and ulemas' position.
These suggestions are part of the conspiracies and instigations of the world plunderers with which, the Muslims must seriously confront by all their means and possibilities, and defend divine values and Muslims' interests, and consolidate and strengthen their lines for fight and holy defense, and do not give those ignorant low spirited ones the opportunity to attack the Muslim fronts of belief and honor.(39)
The pilgrims to the House of God, regrettably, some very foolish or very mischievous akhunds are found among them, who, at this interval, have written articles and published papers where they discredited the Shiites and the Shiite Imams, at a time when the intellectual and the learned men of different sects convene to think of the expediencies of Islam. At such a time they publish such papers, as though they feel a danger to America and cry out for help. That foolish akhund who discredits the sacred things of Shiites at this point of time, intends to stir people to rise and say something in confrontation and cause disunity, at a time when efforts are being made for Muslim unity. What can Islam do with such ideas and such deeds? What can Islam do with such akhunds who keep up the genteel appearance of clerics and are scattered amongst the populations? It is a big awkwardness that in such a situation one says that, since I saw the youths attracted to this congregation and to Iran, I felt myself obliged to proclaim that they are polytheists, they are Magians and they are so and so, and they profane the sanctities. He only serves the colonialists, serves the major powers and hinders the progress of Muslims. We must think for such problems. Muslims must think for these problems and such people who try to break Muslims'unity.(40)
Amongst the issues worth recommending, though mentioned before, is that, while crying out disgust at the pagans and tyrants during parades and demonstrations, so as to make the cries of the oppressed Muslims and tyrannized nations reach the ears of the world inhabitants and awaken the sleeping ones and stir the silent to rise against the tyrants and while trying to quiet down the false preachers who, contrary to the commandments of God and Quran and the Prophet's (pbuh) tradition, support the international bloodthirsty tyrants, particularly the courtier stipendiary akhunds who put their pens to paper or deliver speeches trying to put out God's light and the torch kindled for deliverance of the oppressed of the world tyranny, the pilgrims must take care to regard orderly behavior and Islamic conduct and avoid self-fabricated slogans that might stem from subversive suggestions of saboteurs to dishonor the Hajj pilgrims, especially the Iranians.(41)
Sowing the seeds of dispute between Muslim sects is a crime committed by the powerful who benefit from discord among Muslims, and their Godless functionaries including courtier preachers who are even more shamefaced than the kings themselves, and fan its flame daily, devise new plots every time hoping to destruct the foundation of unity among Muslims.(42)
Devout clerics must warn the Muslims of the grave danger threatening the Islamic communities by some mischievous clerics and courtier akhunds, since they are the ones who try to justify the cruelty of tyrants and prevent the oppressed from asserting their rightful rights, and whenever they can, excommunicate the freedom-seeking strivers. May God Almighty save all Muslim nations from the mischief of the wicked and the impious.(43) May God Almighty help you gain victory in confrontation with subversive propaganda of mass media, and worse than that, the courtier akhunds who attack the Islamic Republic of Iran by their pens and words.(44)
Airing disgust at the pagans, being a pillar of monotheism and a political necessity of Hajj, must be performed with as much grandeur and dignity as possible. Iranian and non-Iranian pilgrims should coordinate with Hajj executives and with my representative, H. E. Hojjatol-Islam Karrubi, to partake in all observances and make their pounding vociferation of disgust at the world arrogants, pagans and heathens with the criminal America at their head, resound by the side of the House of God, and do not neglect expressing hatred and spite against the enemies of God and His creatures. Can devoutness be realized without showing love and loyalty towards truth and wrath and spite against falsehood?
Far from it! that, the purity of monotheist be gained except by utter spite against pagans and hypocrites and what house is more appropriate than Ka'ba, the sanctuary of security and purity, where one can oppose any aggression, cruelty, exploitation, slavery, low-mindedness and inhumanity, by action and words, and to renew an oath of allegiance to and to break the goddess idols and diverse Lords and revive the reminiscence of the greatest political move of the Prophet (pbuh) because Prophet's tradition of airing disgust at the pagans will not become obsolete, and not only disgust at the pagans is not limited to Hajj observances, but also the Muslims must fill the entire sphere with love and respect towards God and hatred and disgust at the enemies of God and do not lend an ear to temptations of the devils and the dubious ties of the skeptics and to the petrified and the perverted, and never neglect the holy monotheistic global call of Islam, as, doubtlessly, the world plunders and enemies of the nations will not hold their peace and will resort to all kinds of deceits in illusive appearances.
And the false clerics and courtier stipendiary preachers as well as the nationalists and hypocrites will resort to unsound philosophies and interpretations and subversive ideas and will take up anything to disarm the Muslims and beat the solidarity and dignity of Muslim peoples, and many a time, some ignorant ascetics may say that the sanctity of the House of God, the glorified Ka'ba, will be broken by airing slogans, going on demonstrations and parades and voicing disgust at the pagans. And, that Hajj is the site of mere worship and not a battlefield. Or, many a time, some disgraced clerics, may suggest that, strive and struggle and voicing disgust, especially in the course of Hajj rituals, downgrades the clerics' position.
All such suggestions are part of conspiracies and instigations of the world plunderers with which the Muslims must fight seriously, by all their means and possibilities and defend divine values and Muslims' interests. They must consolidate and strengthen their lines for fight and holy defense, and do not give those ignorant low-spirited ones the opportunity to attack the Muslim fronts of belief and honor, and join divine soldiery, from whatever homeland they are, particularly from God's Ka'ba and the dear pilgrims are to proceed to a loftier Ka'ba from this holy land of love and wisdom and "Jihad" and like the master of martyrs, his holiness Abi-Abdellah-Al-Hossein (a.s.) proceed from Hajj garb to war garb and from circumambulating ka'ba to circumambulating the Owner of the House and from Zamzam ablution to martyrdom ablution and to change into an undefeatable people and solid stronghold, so much so, that neither one of the East or West superpowers can confront with, As, undoubtedly, the spirit and message of Hajj is nothing except that the Muslims must learn their lessons for both, the inner warfare as well as warfare against blasphemy and idolatry.(45)
Airing disgust at the pagans during Hajj is a political- devotional cry that is ordained by God's Messenger (pbuh). Now we must ask that stipendiary akhund who considers the slogans of "Down with America, Israel and Russia" contrary to Islam: Is following the Prophet and obeying Almighty God's commandment contrary to Hajj observances? Do you--American akhund--and your equals, reprove the Prophet's act and God's commandment? And consider following his highness and obeying Almighty God's commandment a sin? And then you claim you purify Hajj observances of disgust at the pagans? And make the commandments of God and His Messenger fall into oblivion because of your own worldly interests?
And excommunicate spiting and cursing the enemies of Islam and the war wagers against Muslims? We hope the Saudi government will not lend and ear to temptations by these heathen akhunds and come into agreement with Muslims, let them--especially the Iranian, Palestinian, Lebanese and Afghani pilgrims who have been transgressed by the pagans--be free to air disgust at the pagans and introduce the common enemy of all the world oppressed people, in union.(46)
Airing disgust at the pagans is not limited to a particular occasion. It is an eternal precept, whereas, the pagans of ancient Hejaz have been exterminated. And the uprising of people is not limited to a certain time and place. It is a prescription for all times and places, and at this annual general congregation, an important worship, forever to the Doomsday. And for the same reason is the emphasized instruction of the infallible Imams (pbut) to observe, for ever, lamentation over the Master of the oppressed and crying over the oppressed state of the Prophet's household and oppressiveness of the Umayyads, although the Umayyads have been exterminated. It is the clamor of the oppressed against the oppressor. This clamor and cry must be kept alive.
As its blessings in Iran today is apparent in warfare against the Yazeedians. It is necessary for the pilgrims to the Sacred House of God to voice their disgust at the pagans, at this mass congregation and uproarious multitudes as loud as possible, and shake their brotherly hands as much as possible and do not sacrifice the lofty expediencies of Islam and Muslims to factionalism and nationalism and attract the attentions of Muslim brothers to unison of words and abandoning paganish prejudice which is in the interests of the world plunderers and their affiliates. Thus, they can receive Almighty God's help and His promise will, hopefully, include them. But if, God forbid, they follow the functionaries of the world plunderers, on top of whom are the stipendiary separatist akhunds, they will have committed a great sin and will be subject to the wrath of the Almighty, the Omnipotent, and will remain tied in chains and bonds of the superpowers, and we must take refuge in God from that.(47)
Thank God, today, Iranians and other Muslim nations have found their way and the mulititude of pilgrims from Iran and other Islamic countries have gathered around the Sacred Mosque, the center of gravity of Islam, the alighting place of God's angels and the descending place of revelation, to carry out their Islamic and Quranic duty that is to vociferate their disgust at the pagans which had been carried out by the Last of Messengers (pbuh), during the greater Hajj pilgrimage, through our Master, Ali-ibn-Abi-Taleb. And if, God willing, the majority of pilgrims, from any group and sect, who have convened at this sacred place, respond to God's call, and all of them in unison, condemn the cruels and the tyrants, then palaces of tyranny will collapse.
If the representatives of on billion Muslims of the world, voice their hatred of the trespassers on the rights of the oppressed and Muslim territories, by their names and fames, and demand withdrawal of their transgressions, no power will be able to resist. If the Islamic nations and governments, being so great in number and possessing so many reserves that are of vital necessity to the major powers, confront them strongly and do not fear from the rigmarole and tumult of the palace residents, do not yield to the spurious propaganda of the super-criminal hired mass media, and, depending on the infinite might of the Omnipotent and being grateful to His blessings, clamor against the world wicked powers and threaten them with closing their borders to them and cutting off the supply of oil and other things, they will, undoubtedly yield to the powers that we have but we do not appreciate it ourselves.(48)
Among the notable issues fit to be emphasized is that the pilgrims must voice their disgust at the pagans so pounding and effectively, through general parades and demonstrations, in such a manner that the cries of the oppressed Muslims and tyrannized nations reach the ears of the world inhabitants and awaken sleeping and stir the silent to rise up against the tyrants and try to settle down the false preachers who, contrary to the commandments of God and Quran and the Prophet's tradition, support the international bloodthirsty tyrants, particularly the hired, courtier akhunds who write articles and deliver speeches aiming at putting out God's light and the torch kindled for deliverance of those oppressed by the world tyranny. Take care to regard orderly behavior and Islamic conduct and avoid airing any self-fabricated slogans that could possibly stem from subversive suggestions of some saboteurs in order to dishonor the Hajj pilgrims, especially the Iranians.(49)
We must discharge our Hajj duties the same way as we did before. The pilgrims must parade and demonstrate just as they did three years ago. Re-assignment of Mr. Moosavi has not changed our policy. Hajj rites are to be performed just the same, and governments must forbear it. We cannot deviate from the duty that Islam and Quran have prescribed for us. Our policy on Hajj is just the same as it was before. Every time we pilgrimage, we will do the same, unless they prevent us from attending, which is a different case then. I hope the pilgrims this year are more populated and will discharge their duties better.(50)
This year, God willing, one hundred and fifty thousand pilgrims will journey to Mecca from Iran and will carry out their duty to voice disgust at the pagans, America and Israel. It is impossible that our pilgrims go to Hajj and do not partake in a demonstration against the world arrogants. Essentially, disgust at the pagans is one of the political observances of Hajj and without it our Hajj will not be regarded as Hajj. Al-e-Saud must know that if they do otherwise, they will be confronted with the entire Muslims of the world and if they act properly, it will be to their own benefit.(51)
We strongly insist on the fact that Muslims, must at least at the House of God and divine sanctuary, feel liberated from all the bonds and ties of the tyrants, and be able to voice their disgust at the pagans through a grand parade and make use of any possibility for their liberation.(52) By voicing disgust at the pagans we intend to free the compressed energies of the world of Islam, which will be done one day, by, God's help, with the hands of the children of Quran, and God willing, one day all the Muslims and sufferers of the world will clamor against the tyrants and prove the superpowers and their hired servants the most detested beings of the world.(53)
Our airing of disgust is the clamor of the Muslims of Africa, the clamor of our religious brothers and sisters who are scourged cruelly by the disgraced unintelligent racists, just because they were black. Our airing of disgust is the clamor of the Lebanese, the Palestinians and all the nations to whose reserves the superpowers--especially America and Israel--have covetous looks, pillaged their assets and imposed their servants on them, seized their territories and occupied their land and sea borders. Our airing of disgust is the clamor of all the humankind who can no more forbear the arrogance of America and its domineering presence, and do not want their cry of wrath and hatred remain depressed and suppressed, and are determined to live free and die free and be out criers for the generations.
Our disgust outcry is an outcry to defend our ideals, honor and chastity, an outcry of defending our reserves, wealth and assets. It is the pained outcry of nations who have been stabbed in the heart by the hypocrites. Our disgust outcry is the cry of poverty and indigence of the hungry, the deprived and the barefoot, whose labor fruits and results of hard toil have been plundered by the international pillagers and treasure hoarders, who have greedily sucked the bloods of the poor farmers and workers, either in the name of capitalism or in the name of socialism and communism; those who have linked the world economic artery to themselves and deprived the nations from receiving their rightful rights.(54)
Now, as regards the honorable Iranian pilgrims, they have truly demonstrated their dignity and intelligence, and political and social growth, during recent years' Hajj rituals and thus, honored the Islamic Republic of Iran. This year, too, in addition to heeding the Hajj necessary rites and observances and benefiting from the grand grace of pilgrimage to the revered Mecca and Medina and the shrines of the glorious Prophet (pbuh). Her Holiness Zahra (s.a.) and the infallible Imams, they are to partake in the pounding parade for disgust at pagans, in full cooperation and firm consolidation, giving slogans and attending scheduled programs, and to make the best use of this sacred devotional-political congregation that shows the power and dignity of Muslims and the dear Islamic country of Iran.
And by meeting with people from other countries, or, with the Saudi functionaries, in good humor and humane character, during their parades, they must enlighten them on the necessity of attending such congregations. They must avoid any opinionatedness and self interest that can bring dishonor on this grand gathering, or any dispute and insolence. Although the honorable pilgrims, will alertly nullify the plots and conspiracies, however, many a time, there might be people, who, trying to disrupt the splendor and magnificence of Hajj gatherings and spoil the countenance of the revolution, take disorderly actions. Of course it is improbable that the Saudi government or officials, while hosting the pilgrims to the House of God and the noble Prophet's (pbuh) shrine will prevent this demonstration of the power of Islam and Muslims vis-à-vis paganism and the practical political initiative of our nation for the sake of Muslims' grandeur.(55)
It is hoped that the Saudi government will properly cooperate with the Iranian pilgrims who do nothing but complain of the wicked tyrants who encroach upon Islamic countries, and in unison with them, condemn the pagans trespassing on the sanctity of Islam, so that Hajj observances will be performed, this year, in a way agreeable to God and His Messenger (pbuh).(56)
The Saudi Arabian Police, the Hajj officials and the Saudi government must bear in mind that the Iranian pilgrims who come from a revolutionary country, previously tyrannized and plundered by the East and West and have risen up, by God's grace, freed themselves from the clutches of the superpowers, gained their independence and liberty and replaced the Americanized royal tyranny with an Islamic people's system and either expelled or imprisoned the American and Russian advisors and spies, are the guests of God and His messenger and any insolence to them will be insolence to their great hosts, particularly that these guests have come to say "LABBEYK" (Lit., at Thy service), to Abraham and Mohammad (pbuh) which is in fact "LABBEYK" to God Almighty. Treat those who have migrated faraway lands towards God and His Messenger, with love and affection and a sense of Islamic fraternity, so, do not harm the guests of God and His Messenger.
They have come to perform the Hajj rituals and utter their disgust at the polytheists and the pagans at whom God and His Messenger are disgusted. Pay respect to these devout guests. Take advantage of a powerful Islamic system to suppress Israel, the enemy of Islam and Muslims, withdraw America the head of the enemies of Islamic countries and change the reverenced Mecca into the center of clamor against the tyrants, through cooperation with the pilgrims from all over the world, as this is one of the Hajj secrets and God is free from want of the "LABBEYKS" and worships of humankind.(57)
Some people had not realized the grounds for the Islamic Republic of Iran's insistence on organizing disgust parade until the bitter, and in a sense, sweet event of last year. They questioned themselves and others as to the necessity of demonstrating and clamoring during Hajj season in such a hot weather, and what harm will it do to the world arrogants? And many a time, some simple-minded individuals might have thought that the so-called developed world plunderers not only can tolerate such political demonstrations but also, permit their opponents to proceed even further, and adduce the public demonstrations organized in the so-called free western countries, as evidence. But it must be clear that those kinds of demonstrations do not harm the superpowers.
It is the Mecca and Medina demonstrations that can be followed by the Saudi Arabian oil cut off. It is the disgust parades in Mecca and Medina that can end up in destruction of the sincere devotees of Russia and America, and thus is exactly why it is prevented by massacring the noble free minded men and women, and it is by the grace of these demonstrations that the simple hearted will realize that they must not yield to Russia and America.(58)
1- From Imam Khomeini's speech addressing the minister and executives of the Ministry of Islamic Guidance, Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, Imam's representative and supervisor of Iranian pilgrims and the caravan clerics on Aug. 16, 1983--Sahifah Noor, vol. 18, p. 66.
2- From Imam Khomeini's message to Muslims of the world on the occasion of the grand devotional-political congress of Hajj and the Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), dated Aug. 28, 1984-- Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 143.
3- From Imam Khomeini's speech addressing the minister and executives of the Ministry of Islamic Guidance, and Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, Imam's representative and supervisor of Iranian pilgrims and the caravan clerics on Aug. 16, 1983--Sahifa Noor, vol. 18, p. 68.
4. From Imam Khomeini's speech addressing Saudi Arabian students residing in Tehran, on Nov. 1, 1979--Sahifah Noor, vol. 10, p. 116.
5. From Imam Khomeini's speech, addressing the chairman and representatives of the Experts Assembly on July 15, 1985--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 189.
6- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Sept. 28, 1979--Sahifah Noor, vol. 9, p. 225.
7- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug. 6, 1986--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 18.
8- From Imam Khomeini's command appointing Hojjatol-Islam Khoiniha as supervisor of Iranian pilgrims, dated Aug. 4, 1982--Sahifah Noor, vol. 14, p. 237
9- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of the Arafeh Day, dated Nov. 20, 1979--Sahifah Noor, vol. 10, p. 222.
10- From Imam Khomeini's message regarding the duties of the pilgrims, dated Sept. 19, 1979--Sahifah Noor, vol. 9, p. 176.
11- From Imam Khomeini's message regarding the duties of the pilgrims, dated Sept. 19, 1979 Sahifah Noor, vol. 9, p. 176.
12- Ibid, p. 31
13- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Sept. 19, 1982-- Sahifah Noor, vol. 17, p. 31.
14- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices)m,dated Sept. 19, 1982--Sahifah Noor--vol. 17, p. 28.
15- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims and the Muslims of the world on the occasion of Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), dated Sept. 2, 1983--Sahifah Noor, vol. 18, p. 43.
16- From Imam Khomeini's message to Muslims of the world on the occasion of the devotional-political congress of Hajj and the Feast of Sacifices (Eid-e Qurban), dated Aug. 28, 1984--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p.45.
17- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims,dated July. 27,1987--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 130.
18- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug. 6, 1986--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 21.
19- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims and the Muslims of the world on the occasion of Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), dated Sep. 2, 1983--Sahifah Noor, vol. 18, p 94.
20- Ibid, p.87.
21- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of "Arafah Day", dated Nov. 20, 1979--Sahifah Noor, vol. 10, p. 221.
22- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of the anniversary of the sanguinary massacre in Mecca and acceptance of Resolution No. 598, dated July 19, 1988--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 228.
23- From Imam Khomeini's speech addressing the minister and executives of the Ministry of Islamic Guidance and the Hajj and pilgrimage Organization, Imam's representative and supervisor of Iranian pilgrims and the caravan clerics, on Aug. 16, 1983--Sahifah Noor, vol. 18, p. 68.
24- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug. 15, 1985--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 197.
25- Op cit.
26- Ibid, p. 202.
27- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of the anniversary of the sanguinary massacre in Mecca and acceptance of Resolution No. 598, dated July 19, 1988--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 232.
28- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Sept. 28, 1979--Sahifah Noor, vol. 9, p. 226.
29- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated July 27,1987--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 112.
30- From Imam Khomeini's message to the world Muslims on the occasion of the grand devotional-political congress of Hajj and Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), dated Aug. 28, 1984--Salifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 46.
31- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Sept. 11, 1980--Sahifah Noor, vol. 13, p. 80.
32- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug. 6, 1986--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 19.
33- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of the anniversary of the sanguinary massacre in Mecca and acceptance of Resolution No. 598, dated July 19, 1988--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 230.
34- From Imam Khomeini's message to the world Muslims on the occasion of the grand devotional-political congress of Hajj and the Feast of Sacrifices, dated Aug. 28,1984--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 41.
35- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug. 6,1986-- Sahifah Noor, vol. 20,p. 19.
36- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of the anniversary of the sanguinary massacre in Mecca, and acceptance of Resolution No. 598, dated July 1988. Sahifah Noor, vol. 20,P. 228.
37- From Imam Khomeini's reply dated oct.9,1981, to the letter of Khalid Bin Abdel-Aziz, King of Saudia Arabia.Sahifah Noor, vol. 15, p. 187.
38- From Imam Khomeini's message to the world Muslims on the occasion of the grand devotional-political congress of Hajj and Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), dated Aug. 28, 1984--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 44.
39- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated July 27,1987--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, P. 111.
40- From Imam Khomeini's speech addressing the president, Majlis speaker, head of supreme court, Prime Minister, civilian and military officials, and the ambassdors of the Islamic countries on the occasion of Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), on Sept. 5,1984--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 54.
41- From Imam Khmeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug. 15,1985--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 201.
42- From Imam Khomeini's message to Muslims of the world and the pilgrims to the House of God, dated Sept. 5,1981--Sahifah Noor, vol. 15, p. 124.
43- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated July 27,1987--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 127.
44- From Imam Khomeini's command to Hojjatol-Islam Karrubi, dated July 18,1985--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 191.
45- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims dated July 27,1987- Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 111.
46- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims and the world Muslims, on the, occasion of Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), dated Sept. 2, 1983--Sahifah Noor, vol. 18, p. 90.
47- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug.6,1986--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 21.
48- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug.15, 1985--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 198.
49- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated Aug.151985--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 201.
50- From Imam Khomeini's speech addressing the head and members of the Assembly of Experts, on July 15, 1985--Sahifah Noor, vol. 19, p. 189.
51- From Imam Khomeini's speech addressing the minister of the Islamic Guidance and the head of the Hajj and endowments organization on Apr.10, 1988--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 202.
52- From Imam Khomeini's message on the occasion of the anniversary of the sanguinary massacre of Mecca and acceptance of Resolution No. 598, dated July 19, 1988--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 230.
53- From Imam Khomeini's message dated July 19,1988, on the occasion of the anniversary of the sanguinary massacre of Mecca and acceptance of Resolution No. 598--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 231.
54- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated July 27, 1987--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20.
55- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims, dated July 27,1987--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 130.
56- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims and world Muslims, on the occasion of Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices) dated Sept. 2, 1983--Sahifah Noor, vol. 18, p. 91.
57- From Imam Khomeini's message to the pilgrims and world Muslims on the occasion of Eid-e Qurban (Feast of Sacrifices), dated Sept. 2, 1983--Sahifah Noor, vol. 18, p. 94.
58- From Imam Khomeini's message dated July 19,1988, on the occasion of the anniversary of the sanguinary massacre of Mecca and acceptance of Resolution No. 598--Sahifah Noor, vol. 20, p. 233.