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- Source: en.imam-khomeini.ir
The late founder of the Islamic Republic stressed that Muharram is a month when justice rose up against inequity and righteousness rose up against wrong and it has proven that the right always defeats the wrong throughout history. (Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol 5, page 184)
He also said in a famous message that the holy months of Muharram and Safar have kept Islam alive.
The contemporary leader of the Muslim world used to advise preachers to promote genuine teachings of Islam and convey global progressive perspectives of Ashura during this period of great significance on the Islamic calendar.
Imam Khomeini revived the message of Asura and its various perspective in context of Today's world.
Imam once said in a histoirc message as following:
"With the appearance of the new moon, Muharram, the month of heroism, bravery, and sacrifice has commenced. It is a month wherein the blood conquered the sword; it is a month in which the power of truth rescinded the wrong forever and stamped the forehead of tyrants and the satanic governments with its stigma. It is a month which has taught the generations throughout history the path of victory over the lances; a month that witnessed the downfall of big powers against the word of truth."
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Ayatollah Khamenei, on January 05, 1995 said:
The lesson we should learn is to contemplate and realize how Hussain ibn Ali (a.s.), the child who was so much admired by the prophet in public, the one called "the eminent youth of heaven," only half a century after the death of the prophet was killed in such a brutal manner.”
Muslims around the world have begun observing the holy month of Muharram which marks the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of prophet Mohammad and his companions.
Imam Hussein was brutally killed by the forces of the tyrant caliph of the time, Yazid ibn Muawiyah in October 680. Mourning tents have been erected and events organized in Iran, Iraq and across the Muslim world.
Ashura is the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram and is the day when the Third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Imam Hossein (PBUH), and 72 of his companions were martyred in Karbala, in southern Iraq, in 680 AD by the army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.
Ashura, which is the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in Muharram, is also commemorated by Shia Muslims in many countries across the world, including prominently in Iran.