News ID: 302342
Publish Date: 06 April 2011 - 04:52
Martyrdom in the Window of the View of the World Journalists
TEHRAN, (SCIB) – the editor-in-chief of the Daily News of Tanzania believes that the concept of martyrdom was made famous after the victory of the Islamic revolution of Iran and with the war of Iran-Iraq, and nations found out that the meaning of Martyr is different from the meaning of Hero.

According to the reports by Navideshahed, martyrdom is an element of Islamic thought articulated since the advent of Islam in the resistance by the front of the truth against the front of the falsehood by the rightful mouths. God saith in a Verse 154 of Baqara Chapter to people that: ‘And say not of those who are slain in the way of God: \"They are dead.\" Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not’. This verse has made the task clear for the crusaders and resistance front and exerts that those who are killed in the way of God are not dead, but they are alive, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord. The word Martyr has in itself a plethora of secrets which only the particulars among the believers may find them and enjoy. Martyrdom is not an end to the pious and the pure believers, but it is a beginning, another birth, in a higher world beyond what the earthly wisdom can soar to its sanctity. It has been seen that in different parts of the world there have been clashes between the rightful front and the front of the falsehood, both being resistant and being killed. Each of the two sides lends credence and value to it’s killed and respects them. In this respect, we have taken for granted the opportunity to attend in a press conference where journalists from different countries and interviewed some of them about the concept of the martyr. This report is dedicated to those interviews.
Martyrs are eternal in the collective memory of the society for their sublime goals
Hassan Sambu, editor-in-chief of the Senegalese newspaper, Le Matin, said to our reporter that: ‘Senegal had been a colony of France for a long time. Some of the Muslims and their leaders had to expatriate the country and some other launched a campaign against the colonizers to make them leave the country’. ‘Alhaj Omar Taj, the religious leader of the Muslims and remarkable character, called people for armed resistance against the colonizers. He was saying to people that stand against the colonizers in the name of Islam and fight against them’, he added. The editor-in-chief of the Senegalese newspaper, Le Matin, also stated that ‘AlhajOmarTaj is a respected personality among the people, such that he was kidnapped during the campaign. Martyr Alhaj Omar Taj has been eternalized in the social memory of the Senegal people because he bears in mind the martyr among the people’. ‘The French opposed to Islam also and wanted to usurp Senegal as their colony. People like Alhaj Omar have been cemented on the memory of people for their religious, social and cultural achievements. The families of martyrs are respected among our nation and Martyr is a holy word among Senegal people’, he continued.
Martyrs martyred for the sake of peace
Yan We, the editor-in-chief of the international journal of China stated that wars affect the social and political situation of the world, for the world seeks the peace. Those seeking peace and loving tranquillity, do not want the innocent people killed before their eyes. ‘Those who lose their lives in the way of their country are respectful, for they have been martyred in the way of peace’, he added.
Martyrs will be for ever in the history
Raman Sauschenko, the reporter of the Ukrainian National News Agency, commenting on the place of those killed in the war, stated: ‘Ukrainian people, like Iranian people respect those who were killed in the war and deem them as national heroes. Because people understand that they are great and scarce. Some of them even volunteered to be in war fronts’. ‘ my grandfathers, Ivan Danko and Sauschcenko were martyred during World War II and since then, they have been counted as heroes’, he added. He also commented about the necessity of respect for the martyrs families, saying that ‘ceremonies are held to memory of the Ukrainian martyrs and their sculptures are installed in the central squares of the cities. They will be for ever in the history of the country. The reporter of theUkrainian National News Agency also added: ‘inUkraine, little of the people opposed the defence of the country and martyrdom, whom were not popular among people. The Ukrainian nation would defy those who disrespect the shrines of the national heroes’. ‘During World War II, Ukraine was to defend its land. Those who agreed to defend are national heroes, but those who opposed it, are deed as turncoats. This is the distinct difference between the killed by the war.
Martyr bestows freedom to his country by his sacrifice
Roger Bongos, the reporter of the French e-newsletter, Afrique Redaction, commenting on the concept of martyr, said: ‘martyr has two meanings. In one sense, it means the bravery of the person for society, and in the second, it connotes the spirituality of the martyr’. ‘God has said about the martyrs that they are never dead, but living in the society. Martyrs are those who by their sacrifice and altruism bestow freedom in the strict sense of the word to their country’, he continued.
Martyrs are worthy of respect, but I do not know anything about their goals
The reporter of the foreign service of Hank Yu Re, Korean newspaper said that in Korea due to the secular nature of the society, there is nothing as martyr. ‘I have read a few articles about martyrdom in Islam. I respect martyrs. They had their own believes for which they were martyred, but I do not understand anything about their motives’, he added. The reporter of the foreign service of Hank Yu Re, Korean newspaper, noted also that ‘the term ‘darsa’ is roughly an equivalent to martyr. In Korea this title is granted to anyone who was killed during the Japanese colonialism in defence of their country’.
The Pious are awarded the martyrdom for their (good) deeds
Mohammad AL Fattah, the reporter of the Sudanese News Agency, SUNA, stated that ‘martyrsopted the path which did not guide them to worldly wealth and goals and their path has been solely the path of God. The goal of the martyrs guides them to God. They wanted to sacrifice their body in order that their spirits soar to God’. Commenting on the martyrs bartering with God, he noted also that ‘the pious are those who believe firmly in their path and do not want anything instead of their piety. Martyr is a pious who in fight with his own worldly wants. He sacrifices his life in this way and truly, martyrdom is an outcome of the deeds of the pious’.
I believe firmly that Imam Khomeini is the Grand Martyr
Hussein Reza, the editor-in-chief of the Pakistani Journal, Navaye Islam (The Melody of Islam), told our reporter about the place of the martyr: ‘in Pakistan, there is a mental concept of martyr. In general, and among the Sunnis, anyone who fights for his nation and is killed is a martyr. In genera Shiite believes, anyone who is a victim of sectarian violence is deemed as martyr’. ‘Shiitesbelieve that if anyone is acting in a Shiite community in the path of God and is killed is a martyr and even if he is not killed and passes away naturally, is also a martyr. For this reason, we deem Imam Khomeini as the Grand Martyr, for he walked in the path of God and in upholding the Shiite cause’, he added.
Martyr is placed upper than that of a hero, for his path is Godly
Jafar Jassiri, the editor-in-chief of the Tanzanian newspaper, Daily News, said that all Islamic or non-Islamic societies give different titles to their heroes. Tanzania has many heroes, who fought against the German colonial power. ‘The concept of martyr soared to fame when Islamic Revolution in Iran became victory. Despite so many books written about the martyr, people for a long time did not know what the martyr mean’, he continued. ‘Only after the war of Iran and Iraq did the world nations know that martyr differed from the hero. Now, people speak of martyr and hero, understanding that they bear some similar concepts, but there is a shade of different between the two’, he said. ‘Hero is one who goes to a war or a campaign and he does this for his people, but martyr is one who sacrifices his life in the way of God’, said the editor-in-chief of the Tanzanian newspaper, Daily News. ‘Martyrdom is not a goal which those seeking the worldly pleasures may wish to attend, but it is soaring up to heavenly places and doing spiritual reforms. This is spiritual ballast for martyrs’, he added.
In Vietnam, people killed in the war and their families are respected
Tay Batan, the Vietnamese writer, in an interview with the reporter of sacrifice and martyrdom of the Persian News Club, Tavana, stated that: ‘Vietnam had been afflicted by war for a long time and the people fought with the Americans and the French to defend the country’s independence. We, too, respect those who fought and were killed in the way of defending the country, but because Vietnam is not a religious country, martyr does not bear a religious connotation’. ‘In Vietnam, a ceremony is held to the memory of those killed in the war where we explain their good demeanours and their characters. Sometimes with a ceremony, we name a square or a street with the name of one of the people killed in the way of resistance’, said the Vietnamese tourist and writer.

According to the reports by Navideshahed, martyrdom is an element of Islamic thought articulated since the advent of Islam in the resistance by the front of the truth against the front of the falsehood by the rightful mouths. God saith in a Verse 154 of Baqara Chapter to people that: ‘And say not of those who are slain in the way of God: \"They are dead.\" Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not’. This verse has made the task clear for the crusaders and resistance front and exerts that those who are killed in the way of God are not dead, but they are alive, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord. The word Martyr has in itself a plethora of secrets which only the particulars among the believers may find them and enjoy. Martyrdom is not an end to the pious and the pure believers, but it is a beginning, another birth, in a higher world beyond what the earthly wisdom can soar to its sanctity. It has been seen that in different parts of the world there have been clashes between the rightful front and the front of the falsehood, both being resistant and being killed. Each of the two sides lends credence and value to it’s killed and respects them. In this respect, we have taken for granted the opportunity to attend in a press conference where journalists from different countries and interviewed some of them about the concept of the martyr. This report is dedicated to those interviews. Martyrs are eternal in the collective memory of the society for their sublime goals Hassan Sambu, editor-in-chief of the Senegalese newspaper, Le Matin, said to our reporter that: ‘Senegal had been a colony of France for a long time. Some of the Muslims and their leaders had to expatriate the country and some other launched a campaign against the colonizers to make them leave the country’. ‘Alhaj Omar Taj, the religious leader of the Muslims and remarkable character, called people for armed resistance against the colonizers. He was saying to people that stand against the colonizers in the name of Islam and fight against them’, he added. The editor-in-chief of the Senegalese newspaper, Le Matin, also stated that ‘AlhajOmarTaj is a respected personality among the people, such that he was kidnapped during the campaign. Martyr Alhaj Omar Taj has been eternalized in the social memory of the Senegal people because he bears in mind the martyr among the people’. ‘The French opposed to Islam also and wanted to usurp Senegal as their colony. People like Alhaj Omar have been cemented on the memory of people for their religious, social and cultural achievements. The families of martyrs are respected among our nation and Martyr is a holy word among Senegal people’, he continued. Martyrs martyred for the sake of peace Yan We, the editor-in-chief of the international journal of China stated that wars affect the social and political situation of the world, for the world seeks the peace. Those seeking peace and loving tranquillity, do not want the innocent people killed before their eyes. ‘Those who lose their lives in the way of their country are respectful, for they have been martyred in the way of peace’, he added. Martyrs will be for ever in the history Raman Sauschenko, the reporter of the Ukrainian National News Agency, commenting on the place of those killed in the war, stated: ‘Ukrainian people, like Iranian people respect those who were killed in the war and deem them as national heroes. Because people understand that they are great and scarce. Some of them even volunteered to be in war fronts’. ‘ my grandfathers, Ivan Danko and Sauschcenko were martyred during World War II and since then, they have been counted as heroes’, he added. He also commented about the necessity of respect for the martyrs families, saying that ‘ceremonies are held to memory of the Ukrainian martyrs and their sculptures are installed in the central squares of the cities. They will be for ever in the history of the country. The reporter of theUkrainian National News Agency also added: ‘inUkraine, little of the people opposed the defence of the country and martyrdom, whom were not popular among people. The Ukrainian nation would defy those who disrespect the shrines of the national heroes’. ‘During World War II, Ukraine was to defend its land. Those who agreed to defend are national heroes, but those who opposed it, are deed as turncoats. This is the distinct difference between the killed by the war. Martyr bestows freedom to his country by his sacrifice Roger Bongos, the reporter of the French e-newsletter, Afrique Redaction, commenting on the concept of martyr, said: ‘martyr has two meanings. In one sense, it means the bravery of the person for society, and in the second, it connotes the spirituality of the martyr’. ‘God has said about the martyrs that they are never dead, but living in the society. Martyrs are those who by their sacrifice and altruism bestow freedom in the strict sense of the word to their country’, he continued. Martyrs are worthy of respect, but I do not know anything about their goals The reporter of the foreign service of Hank Yu Re, Korean newspaper said that in Korea due to the secular nature of the society, there is nothing as martyr. ‘I have read a few articles about martyrdom in Islam. I respect martyrs. They had their own believes for which they were martyred, but I do not understand anything about their motives’, he added. The reporter of the foreign service of Hank Yu Re, Korean newspaper, noted also that ‘the term ‘darsa’ is roughly an equivalent to martyr. In Korea this title is granted to anyone who was killed during the Japanese colonialism in defence of their country’. The Pious are awarded the martyrdom for their (good) deeds Mohammad AL Fattah, the reporter of the Sudanese News Agency, SUNA, stated that ‘martyrsopted the path which did not guide them to worldly wealth and goals and their path has been solely the path of God. The goal of the martyrs guides them to God. They wanted to sacrifice their body in order that their spirits soar to God’. Commenting on the martyrs bartering with God, he noted also that ‘the pious are those who believe firmly in their path and do not want anything instead of their piety. Martyr is a pious who in fight with his own worldly wants. He sacrifices his life in this way and truly, martyrdom is an outcome of the deeds of the pious’. I believe firmly that Imam Khomeini is the Grand Martyr Hussein Reza, the editor-in-chief of the Pakistani Journal, Navaye Islam (The Melody of Islam), told our reporter about the place of the martyr: ‘in Pakistan, there is a mental concept of martyr. In general, and among the Sunnis, anyone who fights for his nation and is killed is a martyr. In genera Shiite believes, anyone who is a victim of sectarian violence is deemed as martyr’. ‘Shiitesbelieve that if anyone is acting in a Shiite community in the path of God and is killed is a martyr and even if he is not killed and passes away naturally, is also a martyr. For this reason, we deem Imam Khomeini as the Grand Martyr, for he walked in the path of God and in upholding the Shiite cause’, he added. Martyr is placed upper than that of a hero, for his path is Godly Jafar Jassiri, the editor-in-chief of the Tanzanian newspaper, Daily News, said that all Islamic or non-Islamic societies give different titles to their heroes. Tanzania has many heroes, who fought against the German colonial power. ‘The concept of martyr soared to fame when Islamic Revolution in Iran became victory. Despite so many books written about the martyr, people for a long time did not know what the martyr mean’, he continued. ‘Only after the war of Iran and Iraq did the world nations know that martyr differed from the hero. Now, people speak of martyr and hero, understanding that they bear some similar concepts, but there is a shade of different between the two’, he said. ‘Hero is one who goes to a war or a campaign and he does this for his people, but martyr is one who sacrifices his life in the way of God’, said the editor-in-chief of the Tanzanian newspaper, Daily News. ‘Martyrdom is not a goal which those seeking the worldly pleasures may wish to attend, but it is soaring up to heavenly places and doing spiritual reforms. This is spiritual ballast for martyrs’, he added. In Vietnam, people killed in the war and their families are respected Tay Batan, the Vietnamese writer, in an interview with the reporter of sacrifice and martyrdom of the Persian News Club, Tavana, stated that: ‘Vietnam had been afflicted by war for a long time and the people fought with the Americans and the French to defend the country’s independence. We, too, respect those who fought and were killed in the way of defending the country, but because Vietnam is not a religious country, martyr does not bear a religious connotation’. ‘In Vietnam, a ceremony is held to the memory of those killed in the war where we explain their good demeanours and their characters. Sometimes with a ceremony, we name a square or a street with the name of one of the people killed in the way of resistance’, said the Vietnamese tourist and writer.
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