I am brother and servant of nation: Imam Khomeini

I am brother and servant of nation: Imam Khomeini

Imam Khomeini the founder of the Islamic Republic described himself as a brother and servant of the Iranian nation.

The great leader of the Muslim world made remarks while addressing a group of university students just a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution. 

Imam told the students that that he feels pride as being brother and servant of the nation instead of describing himself as a leader.

The great figure of contemporary era explained that the great divine spiritual leaders throughout the history of Islam have been adopting the same conduct and behavior. They have been calling themselves as brother of the public and common people. 

He went onto say that the divine holy book of Quran has also depicted the believers as brothers. The great leader led the masses by described himself a servant of the nation. 

“Leader and leadership in the divine religions including Islam is not in itself something grand to make men proud and self conceited”. “If they call me a servant, it would be better than being called a leader. Being a leader is not what matters. What matters is service, Islam has made it necessary for us to serve! I am a brother to Iranian people and regard myself as their servant and soldier...” the founder of the Islamic Republic said.  

  The great Imam was great mindful of his religious duties and performed all of them with great accuracy in accordance with divine teachings of Islam. 

 The various facets of this amazing Islamic leadership of great Imam may be characterized as an exceptional personal integrity, unselfish lifestyle, iron- will, incredible courage and steadfastness.

Imam Khomeini  led very simple life before and after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and spared no efforts in rendering help to the most poor and needy classes of the society.

The great figure of the history distributed all his inheritance among the local farmers and laborers.

He also opted to live at the edge of the holy city of Qom among deprived classes of people while he was teaching at the Islamic seminaries.

After Imam’s exile to Turkey and holy city of Najaf in Iraq, Imam’s residences were almost devoted to for the seminary students and they used to consult these sites to resolve their educational and financial problems.

Several pundits believe that Imam Khomeini the founder of the Islamic Republic truly exemplified the true and genuine teachings of the holy prophet of Islam and his infallible successors in his lifestyle.

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