Jan 19, 2018 Ideologies

Islamic Propagation

The word “Propagation” (tableegh) has Quranic roots; it means conveying a message and the correct idea.


The main conditions of propagation:

  • It should be sincere
  • It should be friendly
  • It should be trustworthy
  • It should be done with a sense of responsibility


The difference between Islamic propagation and Propaganda:

  • Propaganda is exercised with the purpose of controlling public opinion. It is directed towards gaining power, benefits and money
  • Propagation, in its Islamic sense, means reaching an understanding with the people. The issue is not about controlling, rather it’s about understanding


These are allowed in Propaganda: 

  • Deceiving public opinion 
  • Behaving like an actor
  • Dramatizing
  • Lying


In Islamic propagation

  • Sincerity, trustworthiness, and having a sense of responsibility are necessary
  • Opportunities and threats are explained to the people
  • Enemies and friends are clarified and identified for the people
  • People’s confidence is boosted
  • When you practice fundamental Islamic propagation, an enemy front will form against you: you should be aware of this

  • The enemies’ most important plan – numerous tasks that they carry out – is to make the people lose their self-confidence

  • Propagation is a battlefield, the enemy has waged a war in the present time; this is not a military war but a SOFT WAR, which is more dangerous than a military war

  • Our job is to destroy the structure and system of power – the system of domination – within the world. And we have done so.

The system of domination means dividing the world into two groups:

  • The first group is the dominator 
  • The second group is the dominated

We have destroyed this erroneous system and formula within the world

Things the enemy has done and failed at: 

  • Waging wars
  • Imposing sanctions against the Islamic Republic
  • Bullying or making accusations
  • Infiltrating Iran (hatching plots)
  • Creating domestic rifts 
  • [Foreign] “Intelligence” Agencies imposing their culture 
  • Destroying the domestic culture

We should understand the enemy’s plan. In promotional, economic, social and security wars and in the war of influence and infiltration, you should hypothesize on what the enemy plans to do. Today thousands of weapons (audio/video) – the artilleries that focus on spreading lies and exaggerating problems – are busy firing at this nation.

Enemies’ plots in cyberspace and media: 

  • They release false statistics
  • They lie
  • They tarnish the reputation of popular personalities
  • They deny Islamic Revolution’s achievements
  • If there is one failure, weakness and shortcoming, they say that there are thousands of them


Features of those who do the enemies’ work inside the country:

  • They do not have piety
  • Their religion is politics: Instead of having religious politics, they have political religion
  • They neither pay attention to God and religion nor to fair-mindedness


Our main enemy, the regime of the United States of America:

  • American regime is one of the most corrupt and oppressive governments in the world
  • They support terrorists: they supported DAESH (ISIS) and takfiris as much as possible 
  • They support tyrannical governments: they used to support the Shah; they support the oppressive House of Saud; they support some oppressive dynasties in the region
  • They support criminals who are committing crimes in Palestine and Yemen
  • They place African Americans under pressure

By the grace of Allah the Exalted, we will disappoint the U.S. in all arenas

The way to confront America is to turn our economy into the Economy of Resistance:

  • The honorable officials should take the ‘Economy of Resistance’ seriously; they should not support it with words only
  • The ‘Economy of Resistance’ does not agree with uncontrolled importation. They should strengthen domestic production
  • Government and executive offices should prefer domestic products over their foreign counterparts
  • The people, too, should turn to domestic products


Based on the speech of Leader of the Muslim Ummah, Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei delivered on December 27, 2017. For full speech in English, click here: