The chief custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, Hoj. Ahmad Marvi has congratulated in a message, August 8th, the Journalists' Day, to all activists in the field.
The text of his message reads:
In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate
A journalist, when set foot to transcend the culture, art, religious education and informing the society, enters a sacred and limitless arena and the fruit of their efforts for the society is knowledge and awareness.
Martyred journalists such as Saremi and Avini are just a few of the dedicated journalists who gave their lives to accomplish their sublime goals.
Indeed, the path of the journalist martyrs is still ongoing, and now in the early days of the “Second Step of the Revolution,” it is the journalist's pen, voice and image, which should provide the vision, the prospect and the future of the “Islamic Revolution” for a generation who did not witness the Revolution and the Sacred Defense, depicting the expedited movement of the Islamic Revolution of the Iranians on the path toward achieving the loftiest summits of honor.
On the other hand, in a world where media imperialism seeks to misrepresent the right and evil and portray distorted truths in pursuit of their objectives, the importance of dauntless presence of journalists in promoting societal insight and unveiling the truth, is an endeavor synonymous to presence in the battlefield.
Clarifying good from evil, and expressing the truth in today's gray media world, is the only window of hope and illumination that guides the seeker of truth and the pursuer of freedom to the intended destination.
In this arena, journalists who write in the vicinity of the compassionate Imam, whose hearts are devoted to His Highness, have taken a clearer path. Because they have begun the path in which our benefactor Imam Reza (AS) started to disseminate the religious teachings and clarified the truths of the Sharia.
Informing about the truth of human life in the defiled atmosphere formed by the lords of power and wealth, is a common aspect of us and Imam Reza's (AS) glorious life and era, and in a time when Ma’mun of Abbasid was trying to portray a self-made Islam, he was the main media for the truth on pure Islam, and in addition to the Islamic geographic boundaries, he crossed international and interfaith boundaries, and made clear the essence of religious knowledge to all.
Dear journalists! Sisters and brothers!
For those of you who have sought to benefit from the modern media equipment to disseminate the Razavi teachings and to pursue the problems and hardships of the holy shrine neighbors and pilgrims in order to facilitate the pilgrimage of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, I ask God the Almighty to grant you unceasing success.
Chief Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi