Leader calls for scientific ‘jihad’ to make Iran self-sufficient
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iranian students across the globe to contribute to the country’s independence from foreigners.
In a message to the 53rd meeting of the Union of University Students Islamic Associations in Europe on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei encouraged the Iranian youth studying abroad to engage in scientific jihad (endeavor for the sake of God) aimed at boosting the nation’s self-reliance.
“We all know that you, the university students, are the best hopes for the future of our country. What everyone needs to know is that today – by the grace of God – numerous students of yesterday are engaged in great tasks and deeply feel the joy and satisfaction of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and technology in their homeland,” the message read.
“Our university students today – in any corner of the world – have the opportunity to join these faithful and devout groups and make the country fully independent from foreigners,” the message said.
“This action, when undertaken with sincerity and for the sake of God, is jihad in the path of God. You, the youths in the Islamic Associations, can be the frontrunners and leaders of this jihad. I ask God to bestow increased success on you,” it added.