Art of eulogy one of important soft powers in Islamic society

IRAN– Referring to the US failure in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution described the effect of hard power as temporary, noting that soft power has been able to put Palestinians in the center of the world.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei received religious eulogists on Wednesday. The meeting was held on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatima al-Zahra (SA).

“Today, the burden of jihad of clarification is on the shoulders of you Ahl al-Bayt elegists and eulogists,” Ayatollah Khamenei said during a meeting with a large number of elegists and eulogists at the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah.

In his remarks, the Leader highlighted the necessity of “jihad of clarification” to neutralize the enemies’ plots.

“Among the prominent and distinguished characteristics of Fatemeh al-Zahra (AS) is her jihad of clarification,” the Leader said.

He described the late Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution, as the greatest performer of jihad of clarification in the contemporary era, saying that Imam Khomeini managed to overthrow the corrupt Pahlavi dynasty and establish a religious democratic government through jihad of clarification.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei paid homage to Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top anti-terror commander who was assassinated by the US military on January 3, 2020.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that participating in elections is a duty and creating a sense of duty towards elections is an important task for clarification activists.

He emphasized that the art of eulogy is among the most important parts of the soft power of the Islamic society which is more effective than hard power.

He continued that the importance of soft power is the reason that the US invests the most in areas such as media, art, literature, and cinema despite all the advanced weapons.

Referring to the US’ disgraceful escape from Afghanistan and the deep hatred of the Iraqi people for the White House, the leader described the effect of hard power as temporary and destructible, adding that hard power could not make US presence in these two countries permanent and successful.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he noted that soft power has been able to put a seemingly minority group like the Palestinian people in the center of the world’s attention, which is due to the oppression, patience, and resistance of the Palestinian people.

The leader pointed out that the people of Gaza are standing not only against the Zionist regime but also against the arrogant powers including the US, adding that the fact that the US president openly described himself as a Zionist means that he has the same malice goals as the Zionists.

He further stressed that one of the tasks of the clarification activists is to explain the issues of the day, including the events in Gaza, adding that fighting against the false propaganda of the United States and its allies against Islam and the Islamic Establishment is also a duty.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that participating in elections is a duty and that anyone who opposes the elections has opposed the Islamic Republic and Islam.

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