The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his household) led mankind to salvation and prosperity. He encouraged human beings to move on a path that can lead to a solution for the problems facing mankind and a remedy for the sufferings besetting human beings. Mankind has long been suffering from chronic pains in the course of its history. Humanity is in need of justice; it is in need of guidance and noble human morality. Human mind requires the help of divine messengers.
The Holy Prophet offered divine guidance to human beings. However, what has caused and will continue to cause mankind not to benefit from the blessings of this divine guidance and assistance is related to human beings themselves. It stems from our ignorance, our sloth and shortcomings and our hedonism and pursuit of sensual pleasures. If human beings open their eyes and apply their wisdom and move forward with perseverance, a solution to all the problems facing mankind and a remedy for the chronic pains and old wounds of humanity can be found.
Ayatollah Khamenei, 6/4/2007