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khutbah Jumaat Ayatullah Sayyed Ali Khamenei

Supreme Leader Leads Tehran Friday Prayers

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution led Tehran's Friday prayers today. Speaking to an impressive gathering of the faithful and revolutionary people of Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei explained the fundamental changes caused by the Islamic Revolution and stressed: "Thanks to the resistance of the nation, these deep-rooted changes have continued throughout the past 32 years. And after years of selfless efforts, the people of Iran can now witness the reflection of their oppressed, yet powerful yell in the events of North Africa, especially in Islamic Awakening of the people of Egypt and Tunisia."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution analyzed the conditions that existed before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the effect of the Revolution on political equations of the world. He reiterated: "The bullying and arrogant powers of the world had prepared a meticulous plan in order to protect and promote their interests in the critical and strategic Middle East region. And they successfully practiced the plan for years, but the victory of the Islamic Revolution ruined all their equations."

Explaining the details of the arrogant powers' plan for the Middle East region up until the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "Weak countries which are hostile to each other, countries which are governed by rulers who are installed by the west and are obedient to it, countries which are consumers from an economic point of view, countries which are backward in terms of science, countries which follow the west in cultural areas, countries which are militarily weak, countries which are morally corrupt and degenerate, countries which are completely superficial in terms of religion, countries whose religious faith is limited to personal and ceremonial matters - these were the characteristics which the arrogant powers had defined for the Middle East countries."

His Eminence said that the great explosion caused by the Islamic Revolution and the emergence of Imam Khomeini (r.a.) as a prominent, wise, selfless, courageous and influential religious scholar ruined the strategy of the west in the extremely important Middle East region. He added that the emergence and presence of Imam Khomeini (r.a.) were indeed an act of God.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution stated that the Iranian nation's vigilance, preparedness and unfailing support for Imam Khomeini (r.a.) prepared the ground for the victory of the Islamic Revolution. He added: "The Imam and the people stood firm as a mountain to help the Islamic Revolution continue and achieve victory, and whatever the enemy's camp did, it could not defeat this great Islamic Revolution or change its path."

His Eminence reminded the audience of the measures and plots of the enemies which were aimed at defeating the Revolution and referred to the enemy's efforts to cause street fighting, ethnic conflicts and coups, the imposition of the eight-year war and economic sanctions on Iran and their relentless and non-stop psychological warfare throughout the past 32 years. "In all these measures the enemy has been pursuing three main goals."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that overthrowing the Islamic Republic has been the most important goal of the camp of the enemies throughout the past 32 years. He added: "In case the first plan failed, the second goal of America was to transform the Revolution so that the form and the appearance of the Revolution were preserved, but its nature and spirit were destroyed."

His Eminence referred to the fitna of the year 1388 as the latest plot of the enemies to transform the Revolution and reiterated: "In that fitna the designers and masterminds were outside our borders, and some people fell for their machinations because of their love for power and human desires and cooperated with them knowingly or unknowingly."

Explaining the third goal of the camp of hegemony, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution added: "If the Islamic system remained in power in spite of all their efforts, the decision was to put weak and suggestible elements in charge of our national affairs and create a weak and obedient system that would not stand up against America."

His Eminence said that the vigilance of the people of Iran and the competence of the elites and government officials of the country were the reason why the enemies failed to achieve their goals. He added: "Due to its depth and nature, the Revolution has caused fundamental changes in the country, and the Imam and the people have built such firm foundations that this great movement will continue to prevail."

Explaining the deep-rooted and fundamental changes that took place in Iran after the victory of the Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the efforts of the Pahlavi regime to fight Islam and added: "The Revolution completely changed this policy and made Islam the pivot of managing our society."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the second consequence of the victory of the Revolution was to put an end to the country's dependence on America and England and to turn Iran into a perfect example of political independence in the world.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated: "This political independence and dignity is the most attractive thing to nations, and an important part of the respect that nations have for the Islamic Revolution is due to this important characteristic."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the people had no role in the government during the time of the Pahlavi regime, adding: "After the Islamic Revolution religious democracy became the foundation of government. And unlike the era before the Revolution when government was hereditary, the will of the people became a determining factor in government."

His Eminence reminded the audience of the security-based dictatorship before the victory of the Islamic Revolution and reiterated: "The Islamic Revolution created an atmosphere for the people to criticize, advise and even protest. And this process has been preserved throughout the past 32 years."

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to scientific confidence and national self-confidence as other achievements of the Islamic Revolution and reiterated: "Before the victory of the Revolution, the country was completely dependent on the west in terms of science and technology, but today apart from the amazing scientific and technological advances, our country enjoys young, prominent and great scientists in different fields."

His Eminence referred to Iran's significant role in regional and global issues as another consequence of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. "Today the dignity and greatness of the Iranian nation and its influence over regional and global issues have astonished the enemies, and they are constantly speaking about Iran's increasing influence."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the Revolution put an end to complete imitation in cultural arenas and caused the enemies to design cultural attacks. He added: "With such characteristics and bases, the country can establish the foundations of a new civilization in the world."

His Eminence quoted a western official as saying that the advanced and populist Constitution of the Islamic Republic has the capacity for becoming a role model. He further added: "In spite of the obstructionism by the enemies of the nation, this has already happened, and the Iranian nation has become a role model for other nations in different dimensions."

His Eminence said that some of the mistakes made by the west played a role in helping the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic to become a role model. He added: "Their persistent efforts to violate the nuclear rights of the Iranian nation caused the Iranian nation and its government officials to resist more, and all people across the world realized that Iran has achieved unexpected advances in nuclear technology and that no kind of pressure can force the Iranian nation to retreat."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that imposing military sanctions on Iran and creating radical Islamic movements in Iran's neighboring countries were among the mistakes of the west that ultimately contributed to the strengthening of Iran.

Ayatollah Khamenei added: "In the fitna of the year 1388, they created so much uproar that the people stepped in and gave rise to the epic of the 9th of Dey."
At the end of the first sermon, His Eminence reiterated: "If a revolution wants to affect others, it must have certain characteristics - mostly importantly, resistance and steadfastness."

Explaining the insistence of the people and the Islamic system on the principles of the Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said: "Since the beginning of the Revolution the Imam and the people insisted on the Islamic characteristics of the Revolution, but some people created uproar in the world and said that being Islamic is not consistent with being democratic. Of course the people and the Imam stood firm and disregarded this uproar. They yelled that their Revolution is Islamic and will remain Islamic."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that insistence on democracy is another example showing that the foundations and characteristics of the Revolution have been preserved. "Since the first day after the victory of the Revolution, the Imam used to stress that the people should express their opinions, and this characteristic has been preserved so far in all matters and all elections."
His Eminence stated that more than 30 elections have been held during the past 32 years and added: "Even during the war, when the country was being bombed and targeted with missiles, our elections were not delayed even a single day, and this is the real meaning of insistence on democracy."

His Eminence said that establishing social justice is more important and more difficult than all other achievements and reiterated: "There is a lot of difference between the kind of justice that we have in the country and the kind of justice that Islam demands. But the important point is that the movement towards social justice is still continuing and that it has gained momentum."

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the efforts by some people after the Revolution to undermine the ideal of fighting oppression and added that the plan was to make forming relations with America look normal by sidelining the revolutionary slogans. "Then they wanted to gradually force the country to obey America's policies."
Speaking during the second sermon, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the recent events in North Africa, especially Tunisia and Egypt, as very important and described them as a real earthquake. "If the Egyptian people manage to continue their movement with the help of God, they will cause an irreparable failure for America and the Zionist regime in the region."

His Eminence referred to the increasing concerns of the Zionist regime about the developments in Egypt and reiterated: "The Zionists know better than anybody else what great events will happen in the region if Egypt stops supporting them. These events will result in realizing the prophecy of our magnanimous Imam."

Discussing the causes of the recent developments in Egypt and Tunisia, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the misleading analyses of the westerners and added: "In global analyses, they try to say that the main reason behind the uprising the of the people of Tunisia and Egypt was economic issues alone. This is while the main reason is the feeling of humiliation that has been created among the people of Tunisia and Egypt because of the performance of their rulers."

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the performance of Bin Ali during his rule over Tunisia and reiterated: "Bin Ali was completely dependent on America, and some reports even show that he was connected with the intelligence service of America."
His Eminence added: "It is very difficult for a nation to see that their ruler is officially a servant of American organizations, and this was one of the reasons behind the uprising of the people of Tunisia."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to Bin Ali's anti-religion policies in Tunisia - especially the banning of religious slogans and hijab in public places - and reiterated: "One of the main motives behind the uprising of the people of Tunisia was their love for Islam, and western analysts are trying to deny this issue."

Ayatollah Khamenei added: "A superficial change has taken place in Tunisia now, and the people of Tunisia should vigilantly identify their interests and not fall for the enemy's deception."

His Eminence referred to the crucial developments in Egypt and its historical, cultural, political and religious background and added: "Egypt was the first Islamic country that became familiar with western culture in the 18th century, and it was also the first Islamic country that stood up against this culture."

Ayatollah Khamenei described Egypt as a historical stronghold for Islamic activists and intellectuals.

Discussing the intellectual and political position of Egypt, His Eminence referred to the liberation movements in Egypt and to the Egyptian army's battles against the Zionist regime. He further added: "With such a historical position and record, for thirty years Egypt was in the hands of a person who was neither after freedom nor opposed to the Zionists. On the contrary, he was an enemy of seeking freedom and an ally and servant of the Zionists."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated that during the rule of Mubarak the situation of Egypt became so bad that it went from being inspirational to the world of Islam to being an ally of the Zionists and an enemy of the Palestinians.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to Hosni Mubarak's performance during the 22-day war on the people Gaza and added: "His performance frustrated the people of Egypt because the Egyptian government had turned into a supporter of Israel and a devoted follower of America, and the people of Egypt felt completely humiliated."

His Eminence referred to the Egyptian people's historical fight for Islam and said that religious motives are one of the most important factors behind the movement of the people of Egypt. "The people of Egypt start their movements from Friday prayers and mosques, and they shout religious slogans, especially Allahu Akbar. And the most powerful opposition movement in Egypt is the Islamic movement."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution added: "Westerners are extremely concerned about the fact that the Islamic motives behind the uprising of the people of Egypt may become clear to the people of the region. Therefore, they try to present the economic factor as the only factor behind the public movement."

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed: "This economic factor, which is not insignificant, is the result of Mubarak's dependence and his services to America. And this has prevented the economy of Egypt from developing, and the situation has become so bad that hundreds of thousands of people in Cairo live in cemeteries because of poverty."

His Eminence added: "The Americans did not even give an economic reward to a servant like Mubarak. They will not reward him today either, and the minute the ruler of Egypt flees the country, definitely the first gates that will be closed to him will be the gates of America - just as they closed their doors to Bin Ali and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated: "These events are a lesson for those who are enthusiastic about being a friend of America. These people should see how the Americans turn their backs on their servants."

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the confusion of America and the Zionist regime in the face of the uprising of the people of Egypt and added: "Now they are looking for a way out of this situation, and they have started deception. Of course the success or failure of American and western scenarios depends on the performance and decisions of the people of Egypt."

At the end of his sermons, Ayatollah Khamenei addressed the people of the region in Arabic and said that the current situation of Egypt is a war of wills between the people of Egypt and their enemies. He added: "In this war whichever side has a stronger will is going to win."

Discussing the measures taken by America and the Zionist regime in order to control the current developments in Egypt and put down the uprising of the Egyptian people, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said: "They are trying to frustrate the Egyptian people's hopes of fulfilling their goals, but the people of Egypt should rely on God and not doubt the divine promise of assistance even for a moment."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that unity and solidarity are the important weapons of the Egyptian people against their enemies. "The people of Egypt should watch out for the enemies' plots to cause discord. They should continue their uprising in a firm and steadfast manner, relying on God and their valorous youth."

His Eminence called on the people of Egypt to be vigilant against the political recommendations and scenarios of America and the west. He reiterated: "The Americans were supporting Mubarak until a few days ago, but now that they are disappointed at him, they are trying to pretend that they are with the people of Egypt so that they can bring to power the person they have in mind."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution described the role of the religious scholars of Egypt, especially the religious scholars of al-Azhar, as very sensitive in the current situation and reiterated: "The religious scholars of Egypt should fulfill their historic role in the uprising of the people of Egypt."

His Eminence also referred to the Egyptian army's involvement in two wars against the Zionist regime and added: "The Egyptian army should fulfill its historic role in the current developments and join the people."

Rahbar Tentang Kebangkitan Umat Islam

Tahun lalu dalam pertemuan dengan para tokoh perjuangan Palestina tahun lau, Rahbar atau Pemimpin Besar Revolusi Islam Ayatollah al-Udzma Sayyid Ali Khamenei menjelaskan transformasi di kawasan dan isu Palestina. Pada kesempatan itu beliau menegaskan, Allah telah berkehendak bahwa di kawasan ini akan lahir Timur Tengah baru, yaitu Timur Tengah yang Islami.

Berkenaan dengan transformasi terkini di Mesir, Situs Kantor Penerangan dan Dokumentasi Karya Ayatollah al-Udzma Khamenei menerbitkan sebuah kumpulan pandangan Rahbar dalam edisi khusus. Edisi khusus tersebut pada bagian ini membicarakan soal kebangkitan Islam.

Bangsa di Timur Tengah Membenci Amerika

Kita sekarang berada dalam situasi yang benar-benar krusial. Jika saya hendak memaparkan klaim dan persepsi saya soal ini - dalam kesempatan yang terbatas ini mungkin saya tak sempat mengajukan argumentasi, tapi yang jelas saya memiliki argumentasi- maka saya harus menjelaskan bahwa kekuatan-kekuatan arogan dunia sedang mengerahkan segenap upayanya untuk melumpuhkan gerakan Islam yang kini termanifestasi dalam Republik Islam. Dalam banyak kasus mereka sudah mengalami kebuntuan total. Jurus yang paling mereka andalkan di tengah isu-isu global dan polarisasi yang mereka lakukan di Timteng yang notabene kawasan paling vital di muka bumi ini sudah berantakan, atau minimal sudah sangat lemah dan tidak dapat diandalkan lagi.

Semoga Allah Swt merahmati Almarhum Syeikh Husain Lankarani, ulama sekaligus politisi kawakan. Pada sekitar tahun 1974-1975 atau mungkin sebelumnya, beliau mengumpamakan rezim despotik Pahlevi seperti orang yang bertengger di atas kubah besar sambil memegang kantung yang terbuat dari kain sutera berisi biji-bijian buah walnut (sejenis kenari). Salah satu sudut kantung itu bocor sehingga bijian walnut berhamburan satu persatu di permukaan kubah. Dia mencoba bergerak meraih bijian yang berserakan tapi gerakannya justru membuat bijian yang lain berjatuhan dan dia masih tetap ingin bertahan di atas kubah. Padahal seandainya ada di bawah dan di atas permukaan tanah yang rata dia akan dapat dengan mudah meraih dan mengumpulkan lagi bijian yang berjatuhan.

Menurut hemat saya, kekuatan hegemonik dunia sekarang mengalami kondisi serupa ketika berhadapan dengan gerakan Islam. Mereka tidak memiliki pijakan kaki yang kuat sebab sebagian besar trik propaganda mereka yang semula kokoh kini sudah rapuh. Masyarakat di AS sendiri sekarang gusar menyaksikan eskalasi lobi Zionisme di negara ini. Ketidakpuasan ini terjadi secara gradual di AS yang notabene basis gerakan Zionis dan sarang para raksasa kapitalias Zionis. Rezim AS tentu saja sudah berusaha memperkatat ruang gerak rakyatnya dengan trik baru, yaitu menyibukkan publik dengan urusan kehidupan sehari-hari sehingga publik tak sempat berbuat banyak dalam soal ini. Meski begitu, kekecewaan itu tetap saja mengemuka. Data kita tentang ini sangat akurat. Di negara-negara Eropa juga demikian, meskipun polanya berbeda. Sedangkan di negara-negara Islam tentu sudah jelas, apalagi di Timur Tengah. Alhasil, kebencian dan bahkan rasa muak terhadap rezim AS dan para cs-nya di dunia sudah mewabah di tengah bangsa-bangsa dunia. Seperti perumpamaan tadi, wabah ini tak dapat mereka atasi, walaupun mereka sudah bersusah payah untuk mengatasinya.

(Cuplikan Pidato Rahbar di Depan Anggota Basij Dewan Sains Universitas Iran, 23 Juni 2010)

Mereka Tak Mampu Meluruskan Kondisi

Kita sudah semakin kuat dibanding kondisi tiga dekade yang lalu. Kita sudah lebih berpengalaman dan matang. Kemampuan kita juga semakin tinggi. Sementara, kubu lawan semakin lemah. Dulu, seluruh dunia arogansi berbaris dalam satu front untuk melawan Iran. Saat itu, Iran benar-benar tidak memiliki ruang sedikitpun untuk beristirahat. Itulah kondisi pada dekade awal revolusi Islam. Uni Soviet saat itu adalah satu kekuatan besar dunia, bukan hanya sebuah negara tapi sebuah negara serikat yang meliputi banyak negara. Pusatnya adalah kawasan ini tepatnya Rusia hari ini. Kawasan Eropa Timur seluruhnya berada di tangannya. Tak hanya itu, Uni Soviet juga menguasai sebagian besar negara Afrika dan Amerika Latin, juga sebagian negara di benua Asia. Blok kekuatan ini bermusuhan dengan Republik Islam Iran. Saat itu, untuk pengadaan senjata konvensional saja tidak ada tempat yang bisa kita datangi. Artinya, tidak ada negara yang bersedia menjual senjata konvensional misalnya tank kepada kita. Waktu itu saya menjabat sebagai presiden dan untuk keperluan itu saya berkunjung ke Yugoslavia. Mereka nampak akrab dan ramah saat menjamu, namun bagaimanapun kita berusaha membujuk untuk menjual senjata konvensional kepada kita mereka tidak bersedia. Padahal secara lahirnya, Yugoslavia termasuk anggota Gerakan Non Blok, bukan masuk dalam Blok Timur atau Barat. Meski demikian, mereka tidak mau menjual senjata kepada kita. Negara-negara yang lain lebih parah lagi.
Di pihak lain, ada Blok Barat yang iconnya adalah Amerika Serikat (AS) dan Eropa. Prancis yang saat ini rajin menebar propaganda terhadap kita, saat itu menyuplai pesawat ‘mirage' dan ‘super standar' kepada lawan kita untuk digunakan menyerang kita. Artinya, kejahatan yang mereka lakukan terhadap kita zaman itu lebih besar dibanding saat ini. Jika sekarang para petinggi Jerman -misalnya Kanselir Jerman atau petinggi lainnya di negara itu- melontarkan pernyataan yang menyudutkan kita, saat itu mereka menyuplai Saddam dengan senjata-senjata kimia bahkan membuatkan pabrik senjata kimia untuk rezim Baath. Artinya, permusuhan mereka waktu itu lebih terbuka dan lebih aktif.

Kondisinya sekarang sudah jauh berbeda. Mereka sudah tidak bisa lagi melakukan cara-cara permusuhan seperti dulu. Bukannya mereka sudah berubah baik tapi tidak ada peluang lagi. Dari hari ke hari, bangsa yang besar ini semakin kuat dan matang. Masalah yang penting ini sudah disadari oleh Barat. Mereka merasa hegemoni dan kekuasaannya di Dunia Islam semakin rapuh. Jika dulu mereka merasa bebas melakukan apa saja di negara-negara Islam dan Arab tanpa ada halangan apapun, kini gerak langkah mereka terhenti. Gelombang kebangkitan Islam bahkan telah memaksa mereka untuk mengubah strategi, dan itupun sulit mereka lakukan. Di sebagian negara yang rezimnya secara nyata bergantung kepada Barat, ketidakpuasan rakyat terhadap kebijakan pemerintah di sana terlihat jelas. Ada upaya untuk mengubah strategi supaya ada jalan keluar, tapi mereka tidak menemukan kecuali jalan buntu. Demikianlah kondisi Dunia Barat saat ini.

(Cuplikan Pidato Rahbar dalam Pertemuan dengan Dewan Ahli Kepemimpinan, 16 September 2010)

Tidak Intervensi dalam Urusan Negara Lain

Satu poin cemerlang lagi dalam khittah Imam Khomeini ialah universalitas kebangkitan beliau. Beliau memandang kebangkitan dan revolusi ini sebagai gerakan universal yang berkaitan dengan seluruh umat manusia, khususnya umat Islam. Beliau selalu konsisten pada prinsip ini. Ini sama sekali bukan dalam konteks intervensi urusan internal negara-negara lain dimana kita memang tidak mungkin akan melakukannya. Ini juga bukan berarti ekspor revolusi ala kaum imperialis yang juga tidak akan kita lakukan dan kita memang bukan ahlinya. Sebaliknya, makna dari semua ini ialah berkah dari kebangkitan penuh rahmat ini harus tersebar ke seluruh penjuru dunia, yakni berkah yang sekiranya bangsa-bangsa dunia dapat memahami kewajiban mereka, dan umat Islam dapat menyadari bagaimana dan ada di mana identitas mereka.

(Cuplikan Khutbah Jumat Rahbar Pada Hari Haul ke-21 Imam Khomeini (RA), 4 Juni 2010 M)

Langkah-Langkah Umat Islam yang Mantap

Luasnya gelombang kebangkitan Islam di dunia hari ini adalah hakikat yang meniupkan kabar gembira akan hari esok yang baik bagi umat Islam. Sejak tiga dekade silam, geliat kebangkitan yang agung ini telah terlihat dengan kemenangan revolusi Islam dan pembentukan pemerintahan Repulik Islam. Sejak saat itu, umat Islam terus bergerak maju, menerjang setiap rintangan yang menghadang dan menaklukkan barak demi barak.

Kian pelik dan sistematisnya modus permusuhan kubu arogansi dan upayanya dalam melawan Islam dengan dana raksasa, adalah bukti lain dari kemajuan yang dicapai ini. Propaganda musuh dalam skala luas untuk menebar Islamophobia, tindakan mereka yang tergesa-gesa untuk menciptakan perselisihan antara kelompok-kelompok Islam dan menyulut sentimen madzhab, upaya mereka dalam mengobarkan permusuhan antara Syiah dan Sunni, langkah mereka dalam menebar perseteruan antara negara-negara Islam serta usaha memperuncing perselisihan yang ada dan mengubahnya menjadi permusuhan dan konflik yang tak berkesudahan, pengerahan badan-badan intelijen dan spionase untuk menyuntikkan kebobrokan dan amoralitas di tengah kaum muda, semua itu menunjukkan reaksi kepanikan mereka menghadapi gerakan yang mantap dan langkah umat Islam yang kokoh menuju ke arah kesadaran, kemuliaan dan kebebasan.

(Cuplikan dari Pesan Rahbar untuk Hujjaj di Musim Haji Tahun 1431 Hijriyah)

Ekspor Revolusi

Kita tidak merencanakan untuk mengekspor revolusi. Sebab ekspor revolusi ini terjadi secara langsung dan sudah terwujud. Anda menyaksikan bawha hari ini kecenderungan dan keimanan kepada Islam telah hidup kembali di seluruh penjuru dunia. Anda menyaksikan pula kebangkitan bangsa-bangsa Muslim di kawasan utara Afrika, Timur Tengah, dan seluruh penjuru timur dan barat Dunia Islam. Demikian juga kecenderungan para pemuda di negara-negara Islam kepada keindahan agama dan al-Qur'an. Semua itu menunjukkan bahwa revolusi Islam ini sudah terekspor sejak awal kelahirannya. Kita bukan berpikir untuk mengekspor revolusi di tahun 14 usianya. Revolusi ini sudah terekspor sekali dan sekaligus. Ketika revolusi ini menang dan berita serta daya tariknya menjadi sorotan dunia, apa yang mesti terjadi sudah terjadi saat itu. Dan itulah yang tidak kalian maukan. Itu pula yang membuat kalian berang. Kalian tidak bisa berkutik dan tidak ada yang bisa berbuat apa-apa. Sebab, masalahnya sudah terlambat.

(Cuplikan dari khutbah Idul Fitri 24 Maret 1993)

Masa Depan Milik Umat Islam

Padahal pada masa ketika revolusi Islam menang, Israel di mata pemerintah dan negara-negara Islam, khususnya bangsa Arab, dipandang sebagai rezim yang tak terkalahkan. Hal inilah yang membuat rezim Zionis kini mengetepikan slogan Israel Raya dari Nil hingga Eufrat dan lantas melupakannya. Bangsa-bangsa Muslim -dari Afrika hingga Asia timur- berlomba memikirkan pembentukan sebuah negara dan pemerintahan Islam dengan berbagai format yang tidak mesti sama dengan format Republik Islam milik kita. Namun yang jelas mereka memikirkan kedaulatan Islam di negara mereka. Sejumlah negara berhasil, dan sebagian sedang menantikan masa depan yang cerah lewat gerakan Islam yang mereka lakukan.

(Cuplikan dari Pidato Rahbar pada Peringatan Haul Imam Khomeini RA ke-20, 4 Juni 2009)

Amerika Versus Kekuatan Kubu Islam

Amerika menyadari tak akan punya tempat di masa depan dunia Islam. Karena itu, untuk mencegah kesadaran Islam berubah menjadi gerakan revolusioner, AS melakukan tindakan antisipasi. Dengan berbagai cara, mereka berusaha untuk memperlambat terjadinya apa yang sudah pasti terjadi pada bangsa-bangsa di dunia. Baru-baru para pejabat Amerika mengakui, jika AS tidak mengagresi Irak, rezim Saddam sudah pasti tumbang di tangan orang-orang Irak yang mukmin dan Muslim. Jika itu terjadi, AS tidak akan mendapat bagian. Itulah yang mereka cemaskan. Sikap reaktif itu disebabkan oleh kecemasan mereka akan akibat dari kebangkitan umat di Dunia Islam. Apa yang dilakukan Amerika bukan menunjukkan kekuatannya, tapi sebagai reaksi atas kekuatan di kubu Islam, serta kebangkitan dan kesadaran Islam yang mereka saksikan.

(Cuplikan dari pidato Rahbar di Haram Imam Khomeini RA 4 Juni 2005)

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