Minorities visit Imam’s historic residence in Qom

Christian leaders and members of other minority religious communities and ethnic groups have visited Imam Khomeini’s historic residence in the holy city of Qom.

ID: 44100 | Date: 2016/05/26
The minority leaders were deeply impressed by simple life-style adopted by the late founder of the Islamic Republic.

Imam also opted to live in very simple house in Tehran even after becoming the founding leader of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Imam Khomeini’s simply-built ancestral residences in the cities of Khomein and Qom as well as in Tehran are visited by thousands of tourists, intellectuals, followers of various faiths each year.

Imam’s divine-oriented simple life-style, his knowledge and wisdom has attracted millions of people, especially the followers of divine religions and oppressed nations  from across the globe.

The late founder of the Islamic Republic on several occasions recommended the senior Iranian authorities to shield the rights of all ethnic and religious minorities, including Christian, Jews, Zoroastrians and others. 

The minorities enjoy greater rights and religious freedoms and have been actively participating in all political, social and cultural issues under the Islamic-democratic system in Iran.  

The minorities supported the struggle for the Islamic Revolution under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini, and also played a key role and rendered sacrifices in defending the nation’s sovereignty during the 8-year long imposed war which was waged by the then Iraqi dictator Saddam against Iran