Creating Islamic society needs constant struggle: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says establishing revolutionary norms and creating an Islamic society need constant struggle.

The Leader made the remarks in a Monday meeting with clerical students of Tehran Province seminaries.

Referring to “incorrect” efforts made by some people and writers to prove that the Islamic Revolution has reached its end, the Leader said, “Any revolution does away with norms of the past and introduces new norms, and safeguarding these new norms is necessary for the continuation of the [Islamic] Revolution.”

The Leader went on to note that there were certain people who tried to block the path of the revolution and they are doing the same in the face of revolutionary norms, “but just in the same way that the victory of the revolution needed struggle, establishing the norms of the revolution and creating an Islamic society also need struggle.”

Referring to various stages of building a civilization, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “The Islamic establishment was created on the basis of a revolutionary move and led to these very important achievements.

“However, there is a long way to go before reaching the desired point and the establishment of an Islamic government and an Islamic society, and we are undoubtedly moving and making progress in this path,” the Leader stated.

Ayatollah Khamenei further emphasized that younger generations “desperately need new ideas and Islam has new and attractive ideas in the fields of humanity, society and politics.”

Many in the world would certainly embrace Islam’s ideas if they become aware of them, the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei added that there was an intellectual void stemming from a feeling of frustration caused by the failure of Marxist and Liberal ideologies, which has prepared the ground for the acceptance of new ideas that make up the Islamic way of thinking.