Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, has specifically addressed students from the Union of the Islamic Students Associations in Europe, urging them to fulfil their duties and responsibilities:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Dear Young Students,
Being young and being a student can help you reach your lofty ideals like a powerful force that drives one forward. Apart from these two, you enjoy the blessing of being present in the influential system of Islamic Associations. You have no excuses now.
You dear ones are expected to do something beyond scientific, religious and moral self-building. You are expected to influence your surrounding environment with your words and actions, and attract more followers to the path of God.
This is the responsibility of all of us in the asymmetric battle between the front of disbelief and arrogance, and the raised flag of original Islam.
Each of us should be a blessed spring of Islamic understanding and the divine straight path.
May your pure hearts be lively, hopeful and enlightened.
Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei
January 20, 2017
(Message issued to the participants of the 51st annual meeting of the Union of the Islamic Students Associations in Europe.)