By Ahmad Shuaibu Isa 

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While watching Press TV and other news outlets, I was deeply moved by the sight of Shahid Ebrahim Raeisi’s beloved mother and her humble abode. The simplicity of her lifestyle was truly breathtaking. Despite being the mother of a president, her home lacked any trace of luxury. In fact, her living conditions were no better than those of the lower-class people in many poor African and Asian countries. They have chosen to live a simple yet clean life, embodying the true essence of physical and spiritual cleanliness.

Some have criticized the Iranian security setup regarding recent tragedies, but I see their approach as a testament to their refusal to mismanage or misuse public funds for personal comfort. Iran has the capability to purchase the most expensive jets for their president, yet they prioritize the well-being and security of their people. They prefer to allocate funds to ensure the safety and welfare of their citizens.

Moreover, the sanctions imposed by the US and its allies have significantly impacted Iran. Despite these challenges, Iranian leaders have chosen a path of simplicity, dedication, and sacrifice, even at the expense of their own lives. Their focus remains steadfast on the collective good and the security of their nation.

In a world increasingly driven by complexity and rapid change, the allure of simplicity stands out more than ever. Good leaders, those who inspire and drive positive change, often exhibit a strikingly simple approach to life and leadership. This simplicity is not a lack of depth or insight but a deliberate choice to focus on what truly matters.

Many Iranian presidents have been noted for their simple and modest lifestyles, reflecting values that are deeply rooted in Iranian culture and Islam. Leaders such as Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the most recent, Sayyid Ebrahim Raeisi, exemplify these principles.

These presidents have demonstrated how living simply and with integrity can foster trust and respect among the populace. Their humility, modesty, connection to cultural and religious values, accessibility, approachability, frugality, efficiency, commitment to education and personal development, clarity of vision, effective communication, streamlined decision-making, empathy, understanding, adaptability, resilience, and personal discipline are splendid examples of leadership that many presidents should emulate.

If I may ask, what is the secret of their efficient leadership? Why are they so good and unique? What is their source of inspiration? And why is their system of government working so effectively?

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