Like Malik al-Ashtar, General Soleimani fought bravely and sincerely in defence of the honourable sanctuary of Alawi leadership until his blood was shed at the hands of the most wicked members of human race.
What follows is message of condolence from the Director of the Islamic Center of England for the martyrdom of the honourable Islamic Commander, General Hajj Qassem Soleimani and his entourage.
In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To God we belong and to Him we shall return
Among the faithful are men who are true to what they have pledged to Allah. Of them are some who have fulfilled their pledge, and of them are some who still wait, and they have not changed in the least. (The Quran: 33:23)
The news of the martyrdom of the honourable Islamic Commander, General Haj Ghasim Soleimani and his entourage has caused much grief.
During the forty years of the venerated life of the Islamic republic, General Soleimani was consistently present on the battlefield with the devils and the diabolic powers of the world. Like Malik al-Ashtar, he fought bravely and sincerely in defence of the honourable sanctuary of Alawi leadership until his blood was shed at the hands of the most wicked members of human race, and by that he achieved his long-awaited wish which was martyrdom in the way of Allah.
Today, all the honourable people of the world and all friends of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali, declare that this brave commander, this Malik al-Ashtar of our time that “the world should know that Haj Ghasim Soleimani came to the end of his life while he fulfilled his pledge and hastened to meet his Lord.”
May God bless Haj Ghasem! As Imam Ali said about Malik al-Ashtar, “if he would have been a mountain, his peak would have been unreachable, and if he would have been a rock, he would have been solid and hard.”
He did not stop his struggle for one moment, be it during the imposed war on Iran, or fighting against ISIS and the Takfiries. The valour and courage of this dedicated soldier of Islam during the time of the Holy Defence and during his leadership role in the battle against ISIS and other terrorist groups will never be forgotten.
On the occasion of his martyrdom and that of his entourage, especially the great mujahid of Islam the honourable Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, I offer my condolences and my congratulations to the Imam al-Mahdi (a). I also extend my condolences to the great leader of Iran, Aytollah Khamenei, to the family members of the martyrs, and to the admirable nations of Iran and Iraq.
Sayyid Hashem Moosavi
Representative of Ayatollah al- Uzma Sayyid Ali Khamenei (May Allah give him long life) and Director of the Islamic Centre of England
Friday 03rd January 2020