“Honoring martyrs is a great virtue and duty that has not been over”

Imam Khamenei stated that martyrdom is the peak of spirituality and for reaching any peak, one must cross over the hillside of the mountain, “Many of us wish to reach that peak, but we must pass over the hillside. We must find the path on the hillside of the mountain and tread this path to reach the peak. Otherwise, it is not possible to reach the peak without passing over the hillside.”

He mentioned sincerity, self-sacrifice, truthfulness and diligence as being the path of martyrdom and stated that struggling for justice, paying attention to God, working for the people and establishing the rule of religion are other effective factors along this path.