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Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred)

The Character of Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred)

A lot has been said about Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred), yet it is still early for us and for the universal analysts to exactly and completely know this great Imam. He is a great character which is, next to those of prophets and authorities, rarely matchable because such characters emerge in specific stages of history; carry out huge and great accomplishments; illuminate in the sky like the flash with their light reaching everywhere in the space; and then pass away.

In addition to his revolutionary leadership, Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) was a jurisprudent and a reference for imitation. He, like the prophets, shows you, through his existence, the religion, the politics, the revolution, God, and the nation all at once. And his revolution calls to the minds the revolutions of the divine prophets.

Here we mention the most important traits with which his character and deeds were characterized.

1- Carrying Out the Religious Responsibilities
The basic point on the light of which Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) works is carrying out the religious responsibility and melting in the Divine Will. He used to care for nothing rather than this point, and he clearly referred to this in his speech when the war with Iraq came to a stop.

2- Clearness of Vision
The Imam (May his secret be sacred) was wise in the real meaning of the word, wisdom in its real meaning which is mentioned in the Saying of The Most High God: And indeed We bestowed upon Lukman Al-Hikma (i.e. wisdom and religious understanding, etc.)…﴿1

The Most High God had endowed him with an insight through which he used to perceive certain issues which the others could not realize whereas he used to catch them with a quick look. Accordingly, his words used to flow from such a heart and to result from such wisdom, and his letter to Ghorbatshof serves as a clear example about this.

3- Determination and Will
The reverent Imam (May his secret be sacred) neither hesitated for even one moment as regards walking on the path of God nor spared even one percent of his might from employing it in order to cover this path. With all his might and at every moment in his life, he was persistent in his serious attempt to reach that sublime and divine aim. And God helped him to do so!

4- The Voice of the Oppressed and the Weakened
The Islamic Revolution started in this time due to the high and powerful and immortal cry which Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) issued. The cry of the jurisprudent and the sage of this time rose loud from the heart of this nation to the weakened nations whose breaths had been subsided and whose cries had been imprisoned in their breasts. The moan of the oppressed had continued to be imprisoned in their thirsty throats. Yet, only one time did that cry rise, thus tearing the veil of oppression, harbingering with the approach of the morning of emancipation and freedom, and embracing the cases of all the weakened from Iran to Lebanon to Palestine to…

The Impacts of the Revolution of Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred)

Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) did many accomplishments whose hugeness is in accordance to the greatness of The Imam (May his secret be sacred) himself. If the thinkers and the analysts meet in order to jot down a list including the accomplishments which The Imam did, this list will for sure include double and double the examples which we are going to mention herein:

First: Revival of Islam
During the last two centuries, the tyrant powers had been laboriously attempting at making Islam forgotten. And since the very first days of colonialism and later on, huge sums of money were spent in order to move Islam aside from the field of life in the first place and from the minds and the individual conduct of the people in the second place. This is so because they knew that Islam is the greatest obstacle in the way of the continuation of the tyrant great powers’ looting of the Muslims and dominating their interests and wealth.

Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) brought Islam back to the thoughts, minds, individual conduct, and universal field; thus, he revived Islam.

Second: Proof of the Concept of ‘Neither Eastern nor Western’
All the minds were occupied by the theory which stated that we had to rely either on the east or on the west and that we had to eat either the bread of the eastern and praise them or that of the western and praise them. Nobody could imagine that a nation would be able to say, “No” to both the east and the west, to resist, to remain firm in front of them, and to steadfast its feet one day after another. However, The Imam (May his secret be sacred) proved the probability of this.

Third: Revival of Self Confidence
The dictator governments which had consecutively governed our country had attempted for long years at turning our nation into a disgraceful, submitting, and giving up nation. These foreign powers had humiliated this nation and degraded it. In this frame, therefore, are poured all the actions and deeds performed by the English, Russians, Americans, and some European governments.

Our people believed all of that and consequently lost self confidence. Our people believed that it had neither efficiency nor capacity to do great accomplishments; that it could not carry out the mission of building and construction; that it could not present any innovation; and that others should govern it.

When Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) came, he restored to the Muslim peoples their self confidence and enlivened their spirit. And now our nation fears not the east’s and the west’s collaboration, cooperation, and conspiracy. It no more feels weakness in front of them. And our youths feel that they are capable of building their country.

Fourth: The Emergence of the Islamic Nation on the Universal Stage
Previously, the Islamic nation was known by nothing remarkable on the universal level, for it was either not in circulation or not seriously regarded. While nowadays, the Muslims, whether in the farthest regions of Asia, middle of Africa, the entire Middle East, Europe, or America, feel that they are part of a big universal society i.e. they are a part of the Islamic nation. This feeling of belongingness was established in this world by Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred), and it represents the biggest bayonet raised in the face of the tyrant powers for the sake of defending the Islamic nations.

Fifth: Overthrowing the Hireling Regime
Removing the Shahenshahi regime and wiping out the monarchial regime from Iran is considered to be one of the greatest accomplishments that can be imagined in the Gulf Region and the Middle East. This is so because Iran had previously been a castle for the colonialists, yet that castle fell down on the hands of His Eminence Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred).

Sixth: Establishment of the Islamic Government
It had never come to the minds of the Muslims and the non Muslims around the world that a political and social regime may be established on the basis of a religion and, what is more, on the basis of Islam.

This in fact was a rosy dream tickling the lids of the simple naive Muslims who had never imagined that it might come true on one day. Then, The Imam (May his secret be sacred) transformed that imaginary dream into a real entity actually existing. This, therefore, was just as a miracle.

Seventh: Restoring the Spirit of Honor to the Muslims
Islam became not only the object of concern for the researches and analyses in the universities, societies, and people’s life; but also the Muslims all over the world began to feel with honor as a result of the revolution of The Imam (May his secret be sacred).

We were, in fact, dead, yet The Imam (May his secret be sacred) revived us. We were astray, yet The Imam (May his secret be sacred) showed us the way. We were negligent of the great roles of the Muslim human being, yet The Imam (May his secret be sacred) awoke us and guided us to the right path by holding our hand and by encouraging us to move forward, and he was at the head of the procession.

Imam Al-Khaminaei
(May God lengthen his presence among us)

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The Characteristics of the Guardian

When The Most High God appoints The Prophet or the Impeccable Imam as a guardian for the people because he is impeccable, this means that the characteristics of knowledge, asceticism, wisdom, courage, and fatherhood are embodied at their utmost in the impeccable guardian. When the impeccable guardian is absent, we have to look for these very characteristics in the person who is more characterized by them than the others i.e. who is jurisprudent and just in addition to be avoiding of what is forbidden, abstaining from this life, courageous, experienced, wise, rational, and capable of management throughout his life.

Throughout our history, there have been such jurisprudents; in fact, no time has been void of such a jurisprudent who carries the trust and preserves it in accordance to the period which he lives in. This was the case till The Most Glorified and Reverent God’s Will was that the great man of this time Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred), along the line of jurisprudents and references, would achieve the great historical victory. This led to the emergence of the character of Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) which filled the eyes and the minds and the hearts to the extent that some of us used to believe that our history had not witnessed such great jurisprudents. In fact, our history did witness very great jurisprudents, yet their conditions and circumstances were different…

Whatever, Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) came in this time and we perceived him to be the man below The Impeccable Imam (God’s peace bestowed upon him) in whom these [just mentioned] characteristics were gathered: knowledge, courage, loyalty, asceticism, and capacity of management. And after all these long centuries and after the oppression which had been of no beginning and no end, we, thanks to God, could, by the Will of The Most High and Glorified God, establish in this century a state for Mohammad’s Household (God’s peace bestowed upon them) on the hands of Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred).

This state continued, day after day, increasing in honor and power. Then, Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) passed away. We had a new authority who was diagnosed and named by The Imam himself (May his secret be sacred). Imam Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) is the one who praised the name of Sayyed Al-Khaminaei (May God lengthen his presence among us), so The Sayyed The Leader was chosen as our authority…

Brothers and sisters! We and all the Muslims around the world have an authority. If the majority of the Muslims do not want to obey him, then this will be their own problem. Previously, many people did not obey The Prophet (God’s prayers and peace bestowed upon him and his Household) and the Impeccable Imam (God’s peace bestowed upon him), yet this does not mean that the Imam is not an Imam or that the Prophet is not a prophet.

We have an authority who is the representative of Imam Al-Mahdi (May God hasten his honorable revelation) whom we must obey. And we have known by experience his purity, honesty, and piety in addition to his courage, power, wisdom, capacity of management, and rationality at the same time: He challenges America, the European Union, and all the fleets which fill the gulf.

The Most High God bestowed upon us such a unique man and such an exceptional personality. If we search all our Hawzas and Islamic countries, we will not be able to find even one of the Shiite jurisprudents in whom gather this collection and this level of lofty characteristics which gather in His Eminence The Leader Al-Khaminaei (May God lengthen his presence among us) as a leader and as an authority.

If we want to win the hereafter, then it is with our authority the representative of Imam Al-Houjja Al-Mahdi (May God lengthen his presence among us). And I add. If we want the honor and grace and dignity of this life, we will not be able to attain them but with the authority. Even this big resistance which we take care of and which is the only thing in this Arabic world with which we raise our heads and on which we proud ourselves: Had it not been for a man named Rohoullah Al-Mousawi Al-Khomeini (May his secret be sacred), it [The Islamic Resistance] would have not existed in Lebanon. And next to him, had it not been for a man named Ali Al-Housseini Al-Khaminaei, the resistance would not have gone on.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
Ashouraa Speech (Pages 59 till 61)

1- The Noble Qur'an/ Lukman Chapter/ Verse 12

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