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July 28, 2007 Clip No. 1525

Mustafa Yassin, Uncle and Father-in-Law of Hassan Nasrallah: Martyrdom Is the Path and Door to Life

Following are excerpts from an interview with Mustafa Yassin, uncle and father-in-law of Hassan Nasrallah, which aired on Al-Kawthar TV, on July 28, 2007:

Mustafa Yassin: I have always wished to become a martyr, and to seal my life with martyrdom. I still hope... Since death is inevitable, it is a disgrace to die a coward. If a man dies as a martyr, it is the most honorable death. After all, death is inevitable.

Interviewer: Do you think that martyrdom is the path to life?

Mustafa Yassin: Martyrdom is not only the path to life – it is the door to life. Martyrdom is life. The martyr is born in his martyrdom. At the time of martyrdom, the martyr is reborn.

Interviewer: In light of what you said, how did you receive the news about the martyrdom of your grandson, Hadi Nasrallah?

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We received the news of his martyrdom with both joy and sadness – with sadness because of the loss of a loved one, which is difficult. However, when the loved on who is lost is a martyr, one should not regret his departing, beyond the aspect of the emotions of the parents.

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