In the Name of Allah, the beneficent, the Merciful
The Islamic Unity in the Leader's (God keep him) Words
The Occasion: The Birth of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him and his household) and Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.)
We congratulate Imam Al-Mahdi (May God hasten his appearance) and the leader (God keep him) and all the Muslims especially the believers strugglers the anniversary birth of the generous Messenger (Peace be upon him and his household) and his grandson Imam Jafar Al-Sadek (A.S.), in which Imam Al-Khomeini called in it for the unity between the Muslims starting from the two famous days with respect to the Muslims, both Sunnis and Shiites, that are 12 and 17 Rabi' Al-awwal, so he announced between them the week of the Islamic unity.
And through one of Imam Al-Khomeini's speeches, he considered that "one of the charities (Sadaqaha) for the Islamic revolution that was achieved by the blessing of the departure Imam's geniality was specializing days for the anniversary of the Messenger (Peace be upon him and his household) birth in the Islamic Revolution" considering that "some are living this hope in all its entity, and some are considering it just as a slogan other than being serious in its achievement".
And Imam (God keep him) continued saying:
"When we think in practical mechanisms and techniques to achieve this hope, we deem that the personality of the Messenger (Peace be upon him and his household) is considered the beast and the great personality in Islam, this unique personality is the essential axis that all the sympathies and the Muslims beliefs are modified around it. And you can rarely find a meaning from the Islam's meanings or an Islamic reality that is a source of agreement for all the Muslims and is able to attract them and monopolize all their sympathies as is the condition with respect to the Messenger Mohammad (Peace be upon him and his household) personality. And because of the importance of the role and the effect of the sympathies, in which we excluded some of the bizarre groups that don’t care neither with the sympathy’s side and heart’s allegiance nor with the implore matter, the Muslim people are tighten with the sympathies and a strange love relations to the Messenger (Peace be upon him and his household), and according to this, this blessed existence and this great personality might be the axis of the unity that we are about to achieve".
And Khamenei (God Keep him) continued his speech by alerting to the urgent and certain importance for the Islamic unity and this "is because today the Islam’s enemies are characterized with two characteristics that they weren’t found for them previously:
The first characteristic: today they own a great amount of power elements, such as money, politics, and media, also they have the most control means and mechanisms and power and attack and sudden. And they constitute a one front facing Islam starting from arrogance and on the top of it America and Zionism and passing by the Global Petroleum companies and finishing by the ones who have rented pens and work for their own interest, and they are equipped with different and most new instruments and equipments. And a quick glance to dating the furious struggle between the Islam and the opposed powers, proves that it wasn’t one day equipped with all these possibilities and the power equipments as it is today.
The second characteristic: This front that is antagonized to Islam is so sensitive toward the Islamic danger that it threatens it more than any other time. And the origin of this sensation is that it finds Islam no more a group of moral commandments and it became an intellectual current which has its own regime. The Islam's enemies witnessed that Islam was able to generate a revolution and let people get rid of the defeat, and stabilized their confidence and pride with their religion and with themselves; besides, they observed how was Islam able to establish a regime which is stable and firm,… because of this, we notice that they are so ticklish toward Islam. And the question which is queried is: what are the enemies of Islam planning to do at this time?
In fact, the best mean that the enemies have is sowing dissension between the Muslims, especially between the ones who can influence the others, and to be an ideal and model for the others. In addition, they are doing their best to achieve their malicious goals. From my position, I think that the unity of the Muslims is a must not a slogan.
I' am so serious that the Islamic societies must unify their opinions and works. But the unity between the Islamic nations abolishes neither the difference nor the dissimilarity which is found between the morals and the traditions which are pursued in the Islamic societies, similarly for the differences which are found in the jurist jurisprudents, in which it doesn't abolish them. And when we say that the Islamic societies should be unified, we mean by that they should adopt a unified attitude in things that are related to the Islamic events and issues, and to cooperate with each others, and not waste its fortunes through interior ordeals and conflicts. From this point, we can consider that the Great Messenger's personality is the essential one for the unity, for this, the Muslims, especially the educated ones, should know the personality and the doctrines of this great person, besides, they should love him and adhere him".
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.