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Magnificent Ceremony of the 43rd Anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in the Islamic Centre of England

On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, a glorious celebration was held on Friday night at the Islamic Centre of England with the enthusiastic presence of many individuals from various nationalities.

In this ceremony, which was held on February 11, 2022, with the warm presence of the lovers of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, scientific, political and cultural figures living in London explained the goals and achievements of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the intellectual works of Imam Khomeini (RA) and the role of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in advancing the ideals of the Revolution and Imam Khomeini Rahmatullah Alayh.

The ceremony began with the recitation of the words of God and then all those present stood in honour of the national anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran and paid their respects.

Maulana Noor al-Aqtab, a Sunni scholar living in London and a professor at Hejaz University in the UK, was the first speaker to deliver his speech on the unity of the Islamic world from Imam Khomeini’s point of view, explaining some of the messages of the Islamic Revolution to Muslims. The revolution was an emphasis on the unity of the Islamic Ummah and was able to draw the attention of all Muslims to the common sufferings of the Islamic Ummah and provide the necessary force to eliminate divisions in the Islamic society. He added: “The Islamic Revolution can be considered as a movement with peace, unity, respect, and attention to spirituality, which has restored the confidence of Muslims.”

Rodney Shakespeare, a British-Christian lawyer and writer based in London, was the second speaker at the event, who spoke about ‘Why the West is anti-Iranian and anti-Iranian’. He said: ‘The West hates the Islamic Revolution of Iran because Imam Khomeini offered a new style of governance based on Islam and justice to the world, and the enemies of the Islamic Revolution began negative actions against Iran for fear of spreading this ideology recalling the presence of dozens of US military bases around Iran, the imposition of war on the Iranian people and widespread sanctions’.

He added: “Justice was the central demand of the Iranian people during the revolution and this issue is an unforgivable sin for Westerners based on profit and usury.” Despite four decades of hostility from the West, the Iranian people have stood with pride and success, and this is an inspiration to the people of the world,” the British author said.

Following the ceremony, some video clips were displayed about the status of women before and after the Islamic Revolution in the words of the Leader of the Revolution and the achievements of the Islamic Revolution in the past forty-three years were broadcasted to the audiences.

Following the ceremony, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Kingdom, Mr. Mohsen Baharvand, in a speech on human rights from Imam Khomeini’s point of view, emphasized: The charters adopted are in line with international declarations. According to the Iranian ambassador to Britain, regarding retribution, Imam Khomeini (RA) also believed that, for example, retribution for the murderer is the right of the victim and his family, which is not observed in the West.

After this speech, a teenage girl and the third generation of the revolution recited a speech in both English and Persian and emphasized that the third generation of the Islamic Revolution of Iran is ready to carry the flag of the revolution and advance the revolution to new horizons.

In this ceremony, HIWM, Seyed Hashem Moosavi, the Head of the Islamic Centre of England, in a speech referring to the great progress and achievements of the Islamic Revolution, said: one should be careful about the propaganda of the enemies because the purpose of this propaganda is disappointing the people. According to the head of the Islamic Centre of England, the Islamic community should learn from the fate of the people of the time of Imam Hussein (AS) who, under the influence of bad propaganda such as the separation of religion and politics, left their Imam of the Time (AS) alone and faced an unfortunate fate. He added: “Even today’s Imam of the Time (AJ), has introduced a representative or representatives, and has said that until I appear with the permission of God, you should follow the jurists who are introduced as the guardians of your affairs, so that he saves the ark of the great Islamic society from the terrible storms of the enemy’s attacks.

Hojjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Moosavi, appreciated all those who try in any way to commemorate the memory of this great revolution outside of the Islamic Iran, and added: Celebrating the occasions related to the Islamic Revolution is one of the divine rites and includes a spiritual reward and is exactly a good example of fulfilling the order of Imam Khomeini (may God have mercy on him), who said “Support Velayat-e-Faqih so that your country is not harmed” and this refers to such acts.

The head of the Islamic Centre of England also stated: ‘This revolution, like many great revolutions, needs several great factors for its growth and development as in the days of its victory, and if any of these factors are damaged, the consequence will be changing the way of the revolution and staying away from success and growth and as a result the victory of the enemies of the revolution and Islam. The most important factors for this growth and development are the leadership of the revolution, and the obedience of the people to the guidelines of the Imam of the society.

He said about the leadership of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in the post-Imam Khomeini era: ‘God has placed a blessing on all of us and as the enemies of this system admit, He put one of the best at the head of this system and may God enable us not to be like the remnants of the Karbala tragedy in support of the leadership of the nation!

Simultaneously with the celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in the Islamic Centre of England, a scientific competition of the People’s Revolution was held and 5 winners were awarded prizes. In this competition, general questions as well as questions taken from the book of spiritual freedom by Martyr Morteza Motahhari (Spiritual Discourses) were asked. Simultaneously with the scientific competition of the People’s Revolution, a painting competition in the forty-third decade with the aim of participation of students The Islamic Republic of Iran was held in London and 5 prizes were awarded to the winners. This painting competition was an illustration of the Iranian People’s Revolution, which was held for the first time at the same time as the Revolution Celebration at the Islamic Centre of England with more than 150 students. Different participants from 6 to 15 years old participated.

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