Ayatollah Khamenei

Dear youth, prepare yourselves for the era of Imam Mahdi: Ayatollah Khamenei

Immense oppression that prevails throughout the world, the unjust domination, the hounding of nations around the globe; excessive bloodshed, the disregard of the most noble and the most beloved of human values, this is the treachery that the global supercilious front presents to mankind day after day. Immense immorality, exploitation and oppression naturally strikes at one - who does not have a spring of hope to cling onto - with hopelessness. This is how younger generations in western countries are driven to nihilism. The new generation which has not adapted to nor abides by the traditions, when they see the turbulence of the mankind’s living environment, they lose hope; thus they are driven into nihilism.

Many girls and boys in western countries are driven into nihilism which is the manifestation of vapidity and ignorance that have sunk them into a lifestyle of fleeting passions. However, the nation that is optimistic about the future knows that these times will come to an end. An era will emerge when the mighty power of justice will eradicate all summits of corruption and oppression. A new era that will enlighten humankind’s outlook with the light of justice; this is what the awaiting era of Imam Mahdi our Savior signifies.

Dear adolescents you are at the start of your endeavors in life. You should work hard to prepare the ground for a new era; the era wherein there is no form of injustice and oppression. Prepare for an era wherein the deliberation and wisdom of mankind become more active, more creative and more innovative than any other time. Prepare for the era wherein nations do not launch wars on each other, because the warmongers of the world- those who staged regional and global wars in the past and present-will no longer have the ability to stage wars. Absolute peace and security will prevail around the globe. One must work hard toward that era, before the era of the Awaited Savior, there will be no ease, one cannot seek comfort and tranquility.

In proverbs, it is narrated that “God will purify you” and “God will winnow you”, you will be rigidly examined and placed under pressure. Where and when is this examination? When there is a field of struggle, before the reappearance of the promised Savior, Imam Mahdi. It is in the field of struggle, the pure ones will be examined. They will enter the fields of examination and triumphantly rise from them; thus the world will become nearer to the ideal era and the goal of Imam Mahdi (May our souls be sacrificed for him) day by day. This is a great hope; thus the 15th of Sha’ban is a splendid Eid (celebration).

Ayatollah Khamenei's statements made at a meeting with the people of Qom, February 19, 1992


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  • 2016-05-23 03:04
    I am waiting For Arrival of imam Mahdi
  • 2016-05-24 00:48
    Yes youths are very important to play role for preparing the arriving of Imam Mehdi as. Hope Iranians and all around the world youth will prepare the ground of Zuhu re Imam as
  • 2016-05-24 12:33
    I hope our youth can overcome these nihilistic ideologies. i hope they pay attention to this kind of advice out there.
  • 2016-05-26 12:14
    Amen! God save our children from This!
  • 2016-05-26 13:18
    We wait for you our beloved Imam!
  • Waiting for Allah - why? Where does Allah say to wait? See http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2014/03/waiting-for-allah-by-zahir-ebrahim.html Whlle countering nihilism by theism is an obvious antidote guidance not just for the youth but for all ages, "awaiting the savior" does not necssarily follow from the pages of the holy Qur'an. It appears to be at best an interpreted viewpoint drawn largely by fixing quranic beatitudes (example 9:33, 28:5. 58:21, 21:105, etc) with eschatological material drawn from outside the Qur'an. Similar to the Biblical Beatitude: “the meek shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5 Holy Bible KJV). The topic is opened up in a student's journey in the Holy Qur'an in http://islam-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-does-quran-say-about-rulership.html . Would Ayatollah Khamenei kindly falsify that analysis if he finds it misperceived. Thankyou. Zahir Ebrahim.
  • 2016-05-29 13:13
    Zahir, you will find many revelations pertaining to Imam Mahdi and awaiting the savior in Quran, have you not took note of them?
  • 2016-05-30 15:59
    Brother Zahir, Zeynab is right and us Sunni also believe in the prophecy of Imam Mahdi (as) . I have proofs of this! Rather than being a figment of imagination, the belief in Imam Mahdi (a.s.) is rooted in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah and is as much a part of Islam as Tauheed, Prophethood and Qiyaamah. Sunnis and Shias alike believe in Imam Mahdi (a.s.) as a divine guide who will appear in the last era to establish universal peace and justice and root out oppression and tyranny. This is the consensus. Those who reject Imam Mahdi (a.s.) are against the consensus and must be censured by other Muslims. More importantly, the belief in Imam Mahdi (a.s.) finds mention even in the works of contemporary Islamic scholars. For instance, Professor Shaikh Abdul Mohsin b. Abbaad in the presence of his teacher Shaikh Abdul Aziz b. Baaz (died 1999 CE) – the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia from 1993 until his death and one of the renowned Wahhabi scholars of the 20th century read a thesis titled:
  • Assalamoualaikoum to the whole ummah.imam al mahdi a.s shall come soon but only allah will make him come as the noor e allah is in him.imam al mahdi a.s has the power of sulaiman a.s and the seal of prophets.imam al mahdi a.s shall reconcile sunni and shia.he shall liberate damas and jerusalem with his army and rule the world until hazrat isa a.s come and both shall rule the world.insha allah oh you people ask dua to allah.imam al mahdi a.s is the last human beings to lived this world as he will recite a wazifa for the angel israfil make the trumpet sound for qayamat and the 12 th imam shall be one among the chief in jannat.insha allah.ammeen.
  • 2017-01-22 12:18
    Asalam o Alaikam I'm from Pakistan and I'm sadly say that our young generation and friends are forgets everything about Islam even Shia's community youths going to choose wrong way this is sad for me our Leaders care about their self and they do nothing about youth. And young generation adopted western lifestyle. Basic problem we are not financially strong if someone is Rich but he is supporting us. This is basic problem even so many Shia's youths nothing to know about basic Islamic pillars. Simple we're not financially strong and Our government is Wahabis and they support Wahabis if someone read my text hope they reply us positive for our Shia's
  • 2017-05-11 18:03
    i am from kashmir we are wating for our imam who will rule the whole world
  • 2017-06-22 04:23
    Tehrab: I feel u. Stay strong. Let no air be taken from you. Think of your breathing and enjoy life as far away from the nihilists as possible. Keep working on your moral. Do good things and always do the right thing and all the benefits will come to you. U don't have to look around for answers...You can stop searching now :).
  • 2018-10-07 18:04
    Hundred percent truth. Long live Iran.proud of the Islamic republic of iran & I RGC
  • 2019-06-25 01:47
    im crying to allah to bring our imam and its our job to sincerely ask Allah for the reappearance of our imam
  • 2020-10-26 23:02
    We wait for the imam of our time. The world all over has suffered greatly in his prolonged absence!!!! Khamenei what are you waiting for????
  • 2020-10-28 21:22
    crying to allah to bring our imam and its our job to sincerely ask Allah for the reappearance of our imam