Imam Khomeini introduced Islam as complete code of life

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic in his speeches and messages introduced Islam as complete code of life.

ID: 46085 | Date: 2017/01/15

Imam Khomeini said in a historic speech which was delivered just some weeks before the victory of Islamic Revolution during his stay in Neauphle-le-Chateau that Islam has various perspectives which should be considered and observed fully while taking actions or decisions.

According to Imam, Islam has issued comprehensive guidance regarding social, cultural, economic, political, international arenas and other perspectives.

Imam made clear that Islam shields rights of individuals and the society at all circumstances.

The founder of the Islamic revolution also stressed that Islam instruct people to struggle against corruption and brutality.

However, Imam expressed sorrow that certain individuals living abroad were undertaking single perspectives while ignoring other aspects.

Some phrases from the historic speech come as following: 

Date: December 11, 1978

Place: Neauphle-le-Chateau, Paris, France

Subject: Need for observation of the law by Iranians and Muslims abroad

Addressees: A group of Iranian students and residents abroad

[ In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful]

May God make everyone successful. I have a request to put to the gentlemen, and that is that wherever they maybe they take certain points into consideration: one is that Islam, as you well know, does not solely comprise rules for the outwardly apparent acts of worship individuals must perform, just as it does not consist wholly of uprising and movement and the like. Islam has many aspects and someone who wants to understand Islam must recognize all the aspects which exist in Islam. That which concerns the development of the individual; that which concerns the development of society; that which concerns the policies of an Islamic government toward other countries; that which concerns the economy, education and culture, these are all to be found in Islam. Unfortunately, I have been told that some individuals- some of these young people who are living in Europe or America- take into account only one aspect of Islam that is the aspect concerned with struggle, demonstrations and the like. Clearly, struggling against the enemy, struggling against corruption and struggling against corrupt governments form part of a government's, that is an Islamic government's, program and are included in the rules of Islam. However, Islam is not confined solely to such things. Just as the gentlemen take action and are active in this regard, so too they must go to great pains to carry out those duties which are for developing their personality, duties which God the Blessed and Exalted has asked the people to perform, for indeed all of these are to man's advantage, and through this means they must develop themselves.

Sahifeh, vol5, Page: 217-218