June marks another anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s departure from this temporary abode to join heavenly company. In bringing about the Islamic revolution, he challenged the global order imposed by the victors of the Second World War. It has revolutionized people’s thinking worldwide.
The book, Imam Khomeini’s views on Academic Institutions and Academicians, edited by Dr. Hamza Aziz, sheds light on Imam Khomeini’s advice on how to reform the educational system in Muslim societies. It is full of wise exhortations. Muslims would do well to study it carefully.
Emerging from the roots of Islam, Imam Khomeini (ra) whose thirty-first anniversary falls on June 3, understood the nature of imperialism and zionism better than Western-educated Muslims. It was his complete faith in Allah that enabled him to bring about the Islamic revolution in Iran.
The Islamic revolution was successful because of the enormous sacrifices of the people of Iran under the leadership of Imam Khomeini who was totally immersed in Islamic teachings. He relied only and only on Allah, and not on any of the predatory powers.
Paying tribute to the sagacity and wisdom of the late Imam Khomeini
The success of the Islamic revolution in Iran exposed the secular nationalists both in Iran and the rest of the Muslim world.
The sacred community versus the civil society: two different worldviews.
A preliminary sketch, intended to acquaint the reader with the outlines of the Imam’s life and the main aspects of his person as an Islamic leader of exceptional stature. Imam Khomeini, A Short Biography By Hamid Algar Published by The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini's Works (International Affairs Department).1
The months of August and September highlight two anniversaries: the first, Hizbullah’s valiant resistance to Zionist aggression against Lebanon in 2006 and the second Islamic Iran’s eight year long epic defence of the Islamic State against the combined might of kufr emanating through Ba‘thist Iraq.
The Najdi Bedouins have gone berserk in their hostility to the Islamic Republic of Iran. They are now openly courting terrorists.1
As Muslims worldwide commemorate the late Imam’s 27th anniversary, we reflect on some of his greatest achievements, among them his ijtihad on Islamic government.
The US and its allies in the P5+1 group of countries appear to be dragging their feet in fulfilling their part of the bargain while demanding Iran comply with all its conditions in the nuclear deal. On October 21, the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei sent a letter to President Hassan Rouhani pointing this out saying the Islamic Republic’s concessions on the nuclear file were conditional on the other side, especially the US, lifting all sanctions.
Where Imam Khomeini’s anniversary drew hundreds of people to the program, it also attracted an odd assortment of parasites and anti-Islamic mobsters that had escaped from Iran because of their links with the despicable regime of the Shah.1
The Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei, addressing a large gathering of faithful Iranians at the burial site of the Founder of the Islamic Republic on Thursday June 4, said the Imam Khomeini school of thought was the promising roadmap drawn for the Iranian people.
Imam Khomeini, who left this earthly abode and joined heavenly company on June 3, 1989, has had a profound impact on global politics. The Islamic Republic’s success in withstanding the global conspiracy of kufr and nifaq for more than 36 years is testimony to its strong Islamic roots.
There was a howling mob of Iranian monarchists, the MKO munafiqeen and Communist Party of Iran outside the Islamic Society of York Region premises where Imam Khomeini's anniversary was being commemorated on May 31. Sobre speeches inviting deep reflection were observed inside while the disparate goups outside started to fight each other. When the police intervened, they attacked them as well. They have the gall to complain and demand freedom!
Given the paucity of good leaders in the Muslim world, Imam Khomeini, who joined heavenly company in June 1989, offers an example of great leadership.
Both Iran and Turkey have taken important steps not only to mend relations marred by their divergent outlooks on Syria but also deepen them, especially in the economic and cultural spheres. There is enormous potential if the two powerhouses come closer together.