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Ayatollah Khamenei in meeting with the family of martyr Hojaji:

Martyr Hojaji endeared himself, nation through sincere Jihad

In a meeting with the family of martyr Mohsen Hojaji on Tuesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described this eminent martyr as the sign of God and the voice of oppressed and headless martyrs and pointed to the glorious and unprecedented attendance of the people in the martyr’s funeral procession, reiterating, “God rendered the Iranian nation proud and cherished through the struggles of beloved Mohsen and made him the symbol of the generation of revolutionary youths and the prevailing miracle of the Islamic Revolution.”     

Pointing to the prominent, outstanding and brilliant name of martyr Hojaji gaining recognition across the country due to his struggles and agonizing martyrdom, the Leader said, “All of our martyrs have been sufferers and in addition to your Mohsen, there are also other martyrs who have been decapitated by the enemy and all of them are dear and highly elevated before God, but God Almighty, through his wisdom and based this young man’s characteristics, has made him the representative and spokesman of these martyrs.”     

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution added, “All of the martyrs from Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and other regions who have lost their lives in the fight against criminal Takfiris and US and UK puppets are manifested in this youth and God made him the symbol of heart-rending and courageous martyrdom.”

He described as very meaningful the unprecedented turnout of appreciative people of the cities of Tehran, Mashhad, Esfahan and Najafabad in the funeral procession of martyr Hojaji and said, “God rendered the hearts captivated and various people, the lifestyles of some of whom ostensibly have nothing to do with Jihad and martyrdom, held up the portrait of the martyr and attended his funeral.”

Pointing to the huge efforts of the enemies to pull back the nation, particularly the youth, from the path of Jihad and martyrdom, consign Imam [Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic] to oblivion and obscure the clear course of the Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “In such circumstances, it is astonishing to see the hearts of a large segment of the youth are attracted to revolutionary concepts, and the quality and quantity of revolutionary youths is not less than that of the youth of  the 60s (1980s), if not more.” 

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said, “God proved this reality to all with martyr Hojaji and by ennobling and endearing him and turning him into a symbol showed that the young generation of today is after Jihad in the path of God in such a sincere and honest way and this is a divine sign and God’s proof and the prevailing miracle of the Revolution.”

He said the martyr’s family, officials and the whole Iranian nation are indebted to the struggles of martyr Hojaji and other martyrs. The Leader commemorated the prominent role of the martyr’s father, mother and wife, saying, “Even though the loss of the martyr is a great calamity for his family, the dignity that God bestowed upon the country through him is a source of consolation and peace for them.” 

Ayatollah Khamenei also inscribed these words on the picture of martyr Hojaji at the moment when he was taken captive: “Lord’s salutation and greetings be upon this proud and honorable martyr who became the symbol of the victorious and evident good against the declining evil. God’s greetings be upon him who endeared himself and his entire nation through his sincere Jihad and heart-rending martyrdom.” 

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