✅In the name of Allah
#Willayat(The lecture of Ayatollah Khamenei in Ramadan of 1394 in Mashhad): We present you it's summary: 👇👇👇
We may also add that the small, Shi’a communities during the later rule of some perverted, anti-Shi’a administrations could not have survived if it were not for their deep, unshakable faith in wilayat.
❓How did the Shi’a communities survive against all odds in the oppressive khalifs, their tortures, murders, imprisonments and the devastating, anti-Shi’a propaganda by the servants of these regimes? It was only through their deep and profound belief in Wilayat from which they never separated for a minute.
You have heard of certain streams in the oceans that flow inside other tumul¬tuous, strong currents, waves and adverse conditions but, it is said that this pure, sweet, small stream goes on its way without mingling with other strong currents or being affected by other salty, muddy and bitter currents. Now let us extend this example to the world of Islam under the rule of the Khalifs of Bani Umayya and Bani Abbas when schools of thought, ideological currents and political thinking of various hues and colours were fighting one another. When you look at this state of affairs for centuries, you will notice that Shi’ism continues its own small, spot¬less stream despite all odds and you are really surprised at its pure, congruous and resistant continuity.
❓Which was the factor that kept it in its pure state? Nothing but belief in the rightfulness of Wilayat, the Wilayat that brings people together in a most coherent and brotherly way. Wilayat has the same meaning of Wilayat at the time of our holy Prophet. But this is only one dimension of Wilayat; there are other dimensions to the question of Wilayat which I’ll talk about later.(To be continued)