Imam Khomeini highly trusted Youth: Dr. Moghaddam

The head of international department of the institute says the founder of the Islamic Republic trusted the Iranian youth and assigned them with greater responsibilities.

ID: 37910 | Date: 2014/11/21
Hojjat al-Isralm Mohammad Moghaddam said in an interview that the authorities should follow the footsteps of great Imam by providing them with greater opportunities.

The youths are well capable and have great talents to serve the nations and contribute to the progress and prosperity of the country, the scholar said.

He also stressed that the genuine teachings of Islam will be widely welcomed by the young generation if dynamic methods are applied to explain the real and genuine religious teachings.

Dr. Moghaddam also noted that the great imam never sought to impose the religion on people and in no way he attempted to push the public forcibly towards heavens.

He also said that divine Islamic teachings never contradicted mankind legitimate desires and  were in accordance with the human nature.

The scholar concluded by saying that the founder of the Islamic Republic highlighted moral and mystic perspectives of the great religion of Islam, and introduced its beauties and aesthetic sense.

Earlier in separate interview, Dr. Moghaddam had said that scholars and jurist must resort to rational approaches towards understanding and comprehending various perspectives of religion.

The  internationally reputed Muslim scholar also strongly denounced the extremism and terrorism being practiced by the militant groups such as ISIL, also known as Daesh.

Hojjat al-Islam Moghaddam further stressed that where there will be extremist and strict approaches , the existence and emergence of such groups will be imminent.

The scholar also emphasized on vast use of rational and genuine mystic approaches in jurisprudence and several other Islamic disciplines of knowledge.

He also underscored significance of promoting intellect in Muslim seminaries in accordance with needs of times and conditions of contemporary era.

The Muslim figure also said that extremism was product of ignorance, lack of knowledge and unawareness.

The academic figure also said that Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic had suggested proper methods which were aimed at fostering unity among all the Muslim sects and preventing them from paving the way of extremism.

He also suggested the path of moderation which could lead to the Islamic societies and the Muslim world towards prosperity and salvation.

The prominent cleric also added that existence of extremist groups did not restrict to only the Muslim societies, but similar hard-line factions has had also long history among the Christian, Jewish and other faiths and communities as well.

The famous analyst also said that the vacuum of spirituality, lack of values and shaking pillars of families and some other factors had caused some Western youth also show inclination towards extremism.

He also emphasized on close coordination and meaningful dialogue among followers of all faiths to prevent form falling into pits of extremism.  The scholar concluded that rational approach towards religious issues, tolerance, and mutual coordination among all followers will guarantee a peaceful society and world full of tranquility.