In the name of God
Keeping the memory and path of Imam [Khomeini] alive, is certainly keeping the way of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) alive. What happened during the twenty first anniversary of Imam’s passing showed the deviation from Imam’s path more clearly because you invited people, especially international and world’s religious figures, and in their presence insulted the person most beloved and most adored by Imam and this is the proof of eliminating Imam’s legacy. Until the end of Imam’s prosperous life, Mr. Mousavi was approved by him and by the great people of Iran and currently he is still beloved by the nation and even by other nations and outside Iran’s borders; and he showed the face of real Islam and Imam Ali’s justice to the world. Now next to the shrine of Imam, this inhumane and anti-religious event has happened and we should say: This is a disaster. What happened is irrecoverable and cannot be justified. It would have been great if Hojat-al-Islam Seyyed Hassan Khomeini (the grandson of Imam Khomeini) could have defended the oppressed in that congregation and could have warned that insulting a believer and a Shia of the twelve Imams at such a congregation and at the Friday’s prayer is a great sin. A Hadith (narration) from the Prophet states: Whoever insults a devotee of mine, has declared war against me.
If you say that this honourable man (Mir Hossein Mousavi) is not one of the examples of this Hadith, assuming we accept this, it must be said that an allegation is only valid when proved clearly and without threats and intimidations in front of a fair judge and by following all the laws of the religion, the logic and the society, otherwise it is subject to this Hadith that: Whoever accuses his believer brother and makes false allegations, belief will vanish from his heart, like salt does in water.
In my several statements, I expressed the way for resolving the current situation, and I state it again now that the only solution is to invite Mr. Mousavi. If you are just and you are truthful, you should not be afraid. What are you afraid of as truth can not be changed? Let him come to IRIB (the state-run televisions and radios) and state his case, and then you judge his case. People will be satisfied and logic will also approve this. Of course [this should be done] without threatening and intimidating which are of the great sins.
I humbly end my note with a memory of the great scholar in religion and spirituality who wrote the book of The Ultimate Supreme Leadership in the year 1358 (1979), the late Grand Ayatollah Haaj Sheikh Hassan Ali Nejabat, who in 1361 (1982) said: “because these guys cannot attack Imam Khomeini, they attack the servant of God, Mr. Mousavi the prime minister.”
May peace be upon you
Seyyed Ali Mohammad Dastgheib
1389/3/17 (June 7, 2010)