During our Revolutionary crusade, we gained energy remembering Mirza: Imam Khamenei
Younes Ostad Sarayi, also known as Mirza Kuchak Khan, was born in Gilan. In his youth, he studied Theology. He was one of the revolutionaries in the Constitutional Movement, and he stood up against the Qajar Dictatorship and against Reza Khan Pahlavi. Mirza Kuchak Khan was the leader of the Jungle Movement of Gilan for a time during World War I. At that time, he and his comrades battled against the occupying forces of the Russian empire and Britain. On the occasion of his martyrdom Khamenei.ir publishes Imam Khamenei's statements about this brave fighter.
Gilan, the land of fostering self-sacrifice and struggle
Mirza Kuchak Khan Jangali is the symbol of the bravery and jihad of the people of Gilan - the man who rose up against foreigners and aggressors for the sake of Islam and the Quran, and his memory should never be forgotten. But after the Islamic Revolution, there has been no shortage of the people who have managed to make Gilan a symbol in different arenas. Dec 29, 2010
The origin of Mirza Kuchak Khan's movement was one hundred percent Islamic
Mirza Kuchak Khan was a cleric, a seminarian. His behavior was also based on religion. Although we see that he had certain opponents inside his own camp and although some well-known groups of people opposed him, the late Mirza Kuchak Khan observed the principles of sharia when he faced them and he was not the kind of person to get involved in a civil conflict. For instance, there were some people who disagreed with him on religious issues. His radical followers said that they should suppress the opponents. Mirza Kuchak Khan did not let them do this. He prevented them from doing this. That is to say, his behavior was based on religion.
And the movement was a purely Islamic-Iranian movement. Well, as you know, at that time the commotion that had been created in the world because of the emergence of Marxism and the Soviet Union and the attraction that they had for a number of nations had magnetized a number of people. And the people around him betrayed him because of this. But this man was not attracted to Marxist ideas because he was committed to Islam. He openly and decisively rejected and opposed the Marxist theory although his close followers - who were with him from the beginning - were attracted to the theory. Of course, they died without having achieved their goals. None of them lived a fulfilling life, none of them gained any good thing from supporting the Bolshevik movement, and their support for this movement was not fairly reciprocated.
He also rejected Marxism because he was opposed to foreigners. That is to say, Marxism was a policy that was established by foreigners. Although he was faced with the ruling regimes such as England, Russian Cossacks and similar regimes, he was not attracted to them. He preserved his independence. Mirza Kuchak Khan is an outstanding example. I hope that God will raise his position.