February 12th marks the martyrdom anniversary of a devoted Hezbullah commander, Hajj Imad Mughniyah. On the day of his martyrdom in 2008, Ayatollah Khamenei penned a message to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Seceratry General of Hezbullah. For this particular occasion khamenei.ir reviews the message issued by Ayatollah Khamenei the Leader of the Islamic Revolution to Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah the spiritual leader of Hezbollah. The following is the full text of the mesage:
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Dear brother Hojjat ul-Islam Sayyid Hassan Nasrullah,
The martyrdom of our mujahid, devoted and selfless brother Hajj Imad Mughniyah - who was full of enthusiasm to strive in the way of Allah - was a great victory and a prosperous end for him. It is also a source of honor for the Lebanese nation - a nation that has given birth to such a great man and offered him to the fight for freedom and resistance against oppression.
Although the loss of this free, prominent and selfless man is very painful for all honorable people and all those who knew him, especially for his parents, wife, dear children, relatives and friends, the life and death of people like him are an epic that awaken nations, set an example to the youth, create bright prospects and pave the way for achieving these prospects.
The criminal and bloodthirsty Zionists must know that the holy blood of martyrs like Imad Mughniyah create hundreds of other Mughniyahs, and this doubles the power of resistance against oppression, corruption and insurgency. Men like this honorable martyr gave up their peace and material possessions to defend the oppressed and fight against oppression and arrogance. And this is a highly valuable thing which makes the human conscience bow as a mark of respect. May Allah bestow Paradise on him and on all mujahidin who strive for the sake of righteousness.
I hereby express my condolences and congratulations over this great martyrdom to you, his honorable family, the esteemed youth of Hezbollah, the resistance forces and all the people of Lebanon.
Greetings be upon him and you and Allah's mercy
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
February 14, 2008