The Holy Month of Ramadan, the Month of Quran

Imam Khomeini's speeches on the revelation of Qur'an in the night of Qadr (Night of Majesty) during the holy month of Ramadan.

ID: 33389 | Date: 2013/07/31
The holy month of Ramadan might have been prescribed, because it is a month in which the holy Prophet has perceived the truth. After this perception, the angels and the Qur'an have been sent down. By His power the angels are sent down and by the power of the grand wali, the Qur'an and angels are revealed. The grand wali reached the truth of the Qur'an in the holy month and on the night of Qadr. After the perception, He caused Quran to be sent down through the angels who are all subordinate to Him so as to communicate to people to some extent. The holy Qur'an is beyond our approach and it is beyond the capacity of human being. It is a secret between the Truth and the grand wali who is the messenger of God. It is revealed to the prophet in whole to be communicated to people in the form of words so as to be able to use it. If we understand the secret of the" Night of Qadr and ascension of angels" on the nights of Qadr that extends to the grant wali of God, Imam of the Age) May God's peace be upon him all our problems would be facilitated. All the problems we have are because we are veiled and cannot perceive the truth as it is and the order of existence as has been regulated.


We assumed that the life here is something and absence in here is a defect, while life here is the result of the truth coming from the unseen world and death- although it might be human death- is a return to the stage existing from the beginning, with its certain stages and aspects being different. We hope that by the grace of the holy month that is the feast of connection, we can also reap benefit so that we can overcome the problems befallen upon us. Not all the things brought by prophets aimed at the essence. Establishment of government is not for prophets an essential purpose. All their invitation is prelude to awakening of human beings and making man understand what man has been, what he is and what he will be and that how the world is and what relationship it has with the sacred essence of God Almighty. We have no access to such problem and hope that thanks to the saints of The God we can also gain however; faint acquaintance and some of the veils are removed from our eyes. God Almighty says: Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. In another verse we read:" He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward. We should perceive this with our heart and all our existence, not by scientific perception. Observation of its scientific perception is easy, but reaching the point as to perceive these problems is difficult and calls for struggle. Prophets and awliya' have attained this stage by their struggles.


Sahifeh-ye Imam, vol. 19, pp. 260-1