Means of expression, poetry can be used in fighting oppressors: Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ayat. Khamenei highlighted the role and impact of using language and poetry as means of promoting ideologies in the fight against oppressors.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remark in a meeting with a number of religious poets on Thursday on the eve of the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA), the beloved daughter of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
“Fighting against hegemony and world dissension and hypocrisy is easy and possible in the Islamic Republic, while under the dominance of certain regional governments, even the slightest renunciation of the US will bring about their fury and severe backlash,” he said.
Ayat. Khamenei further touched upon the issue of lifestyle and the duty of religious poets toward it, adding “today in Europe and America, there are various centers and organizations with the specific goal of changing the lifestyle in non-Western countries, particularly the Islamic Iran.”
He noted that the reason for the attack on the Islamic lifestyle is to create a movement in line with the demands and objectives of Western governments, adding “to ward off this type of attack, it is not enough to merely defend by building a wall around oneself, but one can actually do one’s duty by defining the Islamic lifestyle and expressing the moral, political and cultural concepts and principles in the form of poetry.”