RNA – Speaking at a meeting marking the Day of the Unity of the Universities and Seminaries and Research Week that was held at the conference hall of the University of Islamic Sciences in Qom, Ayatollah Mortaza Moqtadaei stated that the unity of the universities and seminaries was declared by the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeyni.
The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom said that in his speeches, Imam Khomeyni emphasized upon this unity many times and he noted, “The late Imam was aware that this revolution was an Islamic revolution aimed at implementing the laws and programs of Islam and the Quran and that it would be on the axis of Wilayat al-Faqih [Guardianship of the Jurisprudent] and it is clear that the superpowers would take a stand against this divine system and disrupt it.”
Ayatollah Moqtadaei continued, “A system which wants to work under the rule of the Supreme Leader will certainly have many enemies in a world full of corruption and injustice. For this reason, Imam Khomeyni announced the unity of the seminaries and the universities to create two powerful armies which would have influence and an effect in society.”
The teacher in Islamic Seminary of Qom emphasized that the duty of both the clerics and the universities is to protect the unity between the seminaries and the universities and stated, “The objective of this unity is to protect the existing divine system which demands our efforts and seriousness. The greatest need for this unity is during the present time wherein the enemies have united against the Islamic Republic.”
Referring to the unity of the enemies in creating the Imposed War [Iran-Iraq War] against Iran, he noted, “During the Imposed War, their unity was defined by the creation of a difficult war against the [Islamic] system, but today, their unity is to create divisions between different ethnic groups and create hatred in regard to the Islamic system and religious issues."
Ayatollah Moqtadaei added, “The objective of the enemies is to distance people from this system, religion and Islamic beliefs. One of their actions is to raise doubts and rumours against the clergy and to create disagreement between the seminaries and the universities in order to abolish this divine system but with the help of God, the unity of these two academic establishments will create a comprehensive power against the front of enemies. This system will continue on its path until it achieves its lofty goal with power and the evil plots of enemies, especially the United States and Zionism, will be faced with defeat.”