Imam Khomeini underscored spiritual purification in Ramadan

Imam Khomeini, the late founding leader of the Islamic Republic attached great significance to purification of soul during the blessed month of Ramadan.

ID: 44425 | Date: 2022/04/10
Imam Khomeini once said in his historic messages that the holy Ramadanis the month in which you should strengthen yourself morally.


Imam Khomeini, the world spiritual and religious leader, through his messages and speeches used to cite a tradition attributed to the honorable prophet of Islam about informing the people of the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan.


The tradition by the holy prophet and his infallible successor highlights that “You have been invited to God's feast."  


According to Imam Khomeini, the deference between God's feast and peoples' feasts is that when you go to a feast, you will have some means of entertainment and food stuffs to eat which can be befitting in accordance with your status.


However, the believers and faithful people are invited to divine feast to observe fast and other spiritual activity is to recite the holy Quran and supplications by the holy prophet and his infallible successors.


During the blessed month of Ramadan, host compels you to fast in order to block those venues that lie open to worldly considerations and lusts. In this way, the believers and faithful people get prepared for the "Laylatuul-Qadr", which is known as the night of power or decree.


Imam makes Chrystal clear by saying that the meaning of fasting is not merely refraining from eating and drinking, but one must also keep oneself from sin.


People within Imam Khomeini’s inner circle say that it was evident that he had always experienced a spiritual transformation after this holy period.


Imam also used to cancel all extra activities to devote himself for divine and spiritual activities during this holy period and allocated a great part of his time for recitation of the noble book of Quran and supplications narrated by the holy prophet and his infallible successors.


A number of supplications including, Dua Iftetah (inauguration), Dua Abu Hamza Thumali and Daua Shahr (Dawn) were among the supplications that had attracted the special attentions of Imam during Ramadan


Imam Khomeini has been considered as a great mystic, spiritual, philosopher, jurisprudent and intellectual of the Muslim world in contemporary history


Imam Khomeini through his speeches and messages frequently reminded that the holy month of Ramadan provides great opportunities for the mankind to accomplish self-purification, self-training, self-development,


Imam also recommended for believer to offer sacrifices and adopt other divine virtues during the blessed month of Ramadan.


Imam used to advise that believers must attempt to relieve themselves from clutches of greed, hatred, back-biting, enmity and other devil-type characteristics.  


Imam Khomeini in his famous book of the combat with the self invites devotees to prepare themselves mentally and spiritually for the blessed divine days.


Muslim and religious scholars believe that if Imam’s recommendations for the blessed month of Ramadan can prevent the human societies form falling into pits of moral and social decline.