Iran Leader advises youth to follow Imam Hussein, a guiding light to right path
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has advised the nation’s youth to follow the path of Imam Hussein and to stay connected to his infinite spiritual light.
Iran’s Leader made the remarks during a meeting with mourning student congregations in Tehran on Wednesday on the occasion of Arba’een, which marks the 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)’s grandson in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala.
Ayatollah Khamenei reminded his audience that Imam Hussein is a guiding light and major source of resistance and inspiration, which can help in finding the right path and purifying the soul.
“As you walked firmly on the Arba’een march, you should be strong and resolute in the path of divine rule and always live like Imam Hussein (AS) and follow his path,” the Leader told the young people who participated in the million-strong Arba’een procession.
Imam Hussein is the third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him
He was martyred along with his 72 companions in the Battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq, in 680 AD after fighting courageously for justice against thousands of soldiers of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.
Iran’s Leader also urged the youth to avoid being diverted from the direct path by “satanic attractions”.
“If you resist, then you will conquer the mountaintop,” Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized, adding that every young person can be “a light torch” on his surroundings.