In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
AL-Imam Ali (A.S.) in the Words of the Leader (May God keep him)
Occasion: Imam Ali's Birth Anniversary
We congratulate Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (May God hasten his appearance), and the Supreme Leader in his absence Al-Imam Al-Khamenei (May God keep him) and all the Muslims especially the strugglers on the Commander of the Faithful Al-Imam Ali’s birth (A.S.).
Speaking on the Commander of the Faithful's birth anniversary, Al-Imam Al-Khamenei said: I ask Allah to bless this noble and blessed day for all Muslims and for the ones who ask for justice in the world, especially for all those who love The Commander of the Faithful (A.S.).
Since centuries, the Muslim and non-Muslim people who know this sacred personality are writing and speaking about the Commander of the Faithful, but what was said is not enough to indicate all the personality's dimensions and the exemplar of the complete divine power, and the complete words of God.
It is obvious that this problem often caused by us, we can’t realize this moral and spiritual personality because our minds are weak, and we are amiable habituated to live according to material standards and with ordinary people. But the traits of this moral and great personality can be traced by the blessing statements of those who have the same level of the Commander of the Faithful (A.S.), or that who have a better level, and he is the last Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him and his household).
It was mentioned a narration away from the Shiite stories that The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) told for some of his companions: "The one who want to know Adam's (A.S.) knowledge, Abraham's (A.S.) prudence, Moses's (A.S.) dignity and Jesus's (A.S.) worship should look at Ali Ibn Abi Talib". In other words, Adam’s (A.S.) knowledge that was mentioned in the holy Quran in Al-Baqara chapter, verse:31 ﴾And He taught Adam all the names﴿, and Abraham's (A.S.) prudence which God talked about in the holy Quran by saying: ﴾most surely Ibrahim was very tender-hearted forbearing﴿ (Al-Tawba:114), and Moses's (A.S.) dignity in which Pharaoh's power and greatness were weak in front of it, and Jesus's (A.S.) worship who was a manifestation of asceticism, loyalty and worshipping to God; also it was added in other narrations away from the Shiite this expression: Yahyā ibn Zakarīyā asceticism. Hence, all these virtues were collected in this great human whom we consider ourselves from his Shiite. Besides, to an extent, those words can clarify a trait of this great man's personality.
Let the Commander of the Faithful be our model in all these things, and let us try to be like this Imam (A.S.), because how can somebody allege that he is one of the Ali Bin Abi Talib's Shiite and The Commander of the Faithful will be his Imam, but his hearty relation with God is the last thing that he thinks of.
Imam Ali (A.S.) spent all his life worshipping God and working for his sake; and since the first moment of the beam of the divine guidance of the presence of that Imam (A.S.) through the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his household) and until his meeting with God, he didn’t omit even for a second worshipping God and praising Him, and being in relation with Him; in which he was always in relation with God, whether in happiness and sadness, in war and in peace, all the time, in the mosque and in the war, in the government and in the judgment… Some people allege that Imam Ali (A.S.) is their Imam but they are not ready to say even a single word which disturbs the oppression and America… Those say that they are Ali Shiites and he is their Imam!! So what does the term Imam means?!
This is The Commander of the Faithful (A.S.) and this is his generality. Surely, we can’t clarify it by these words, he is more sublime than that, but the incomplete picture that we describe him by is beautiful, lofty and prominent to the extent that it puzzles the people; we should move in this way and surely it is not expected for any one to reach even a league distance from The Commander of the Faithful's level, and this is true; in which the Commander of the Faithful mentioned his self in a Hadith by saying: "But you are not capable of this", he is in a very high level, imagine a high summit, first we should reach it, and we shouldn't say that we are not reaching it, but we should always try".
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.