RNA – Speaking at the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali al-Ridha in Mashhad, Ayatollah Mohsen Heydari, the representative of the people of Khuzestan province in the Assembly of Experts, referred to the personality of Martyr Major General Qasem Soleimani and said, “The personality of Martyr Soleimani and other martyrs of the Islamic Resistance are the evidence of the following verse of this Holy Quran, ‘Among the faithful are men who fulfill what they have pledged to God: there are some among them who have fulfilled their pledge, and some of them who still wait, and they have not changed in the least’ [33:23].
The Iranian scholar added, “Although this verse of the Quran was revealed for Amir al-Muminin [Imam Ali], it encapsulates all seekers of the path of martyrdom, including Martyr Soleimani . This commander demonstrated himself as a commander of a life of jihad, obedience to wilayah (guardianship) and loyalty to the school of Islam and he longed for martyrdom and achieved his dream.”
He stated that in the history after the late Imam Khomeyni, the presence and commemoration of the people is unique and added, “The people attended the funeral and commemoration of the Martyr Soleimani in such a magnificent manner because he is a symbol of Islamic resistance and Islamic resistance is a symbol of the Islamic ummah.”
Ayatollah Heydari considered Islamic resistance as the key to achieving dignity, freedom and independence and said, “The Islamic ummah, with the guidance of Imam of the ummah and the Supreme Leader, concluded that only through resistance and efforts to cleanse Palestine and the destruction of the criminal United States and the Zionist regime, can we achieve independence, progress and dignity and the Islamic ummah can’t regain its dignity except through cleansing and liberating al-Quds (Jerusalem).”
His Eminence called Martyr Soleimani a prominent symbol of the Islamic Resistance and said, “The Islamic ummah has symbols and Martyr Soleimani was one of these symbols. He spent a lifetime in jihad in the way of God from his youth and adolescence, responded to the Imam [Khomeyni], participated on the battlefields during the Imposed War [Iran-Iraq War] and took command of various operations including taking command of the Quds Force to liberate Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria from the enemies and the Takfiri movement and strove for the sake of his nation alongside the people of different countries to provide security which was provided by the blood of the martyrs who defended the holy shrines.”
He cited many plots to remove Martyr Soleimani from the hearts of the people by the United States and its agents and added, “Hundreds of assassination plots were plotted for him but none of them succeeded. Martyr Soleimani performed a great service for the Iranian and Iraqi people and the Ahl al-Bayt and prevented the crimes of the United and eliminated Daesh. He was worthy to be martyred by the most wretched person on earth, Donald Trump.”
Ayatollah Heydari emphasized that the blood of Martyr Soleimani led to many blessings for the Islamic world and added, “The martyrdom of Martyr Soleimani in this way and quality led to a huge change and many blessings in the Islamic world that can’t be imagined, including two important decisions in Iran and Iraq that led to the end of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and opened the way for progress and the Resistance Economy in the country. It also led to the approved of a draft bill requiring the Iraqi government to ask Washington to withdraw American troops from the country.”
Rasa News Agency