Imam Khomeini underscored universal message of Ashura

Imam Khomeini underscored universal message of Ashura

The late founder of the Islamic Republic through his historic messages and speeches stressed the need to convey the universal perspectives of message of Ashura.

Imam Khomeini, the contemporary leader of the Muslim world once said that the holy months of “Muharram and Safar have kept Islam alive” and frequently advised preachers to promote real and genuine teachings of Islam during the period.

Imam recommended all clerics, clergymen and preachers to deliver lectures and speeches with pure intentions at religious gatherings with lofty goal of elevating the Muslim societies towards intellectual, spiritual and moral awareness and growth.

The event of Ashura proved that truth has always been triumphant against falsehood throughout the history of mankind. Muharram is the month in which justice was raised up against cruelty while truth confronted falsehood.

It has been widely reported in basic authentic Islamic resources that the holy prophet of Islam also said:  “Truly Hussein is the lamp for guidance and the ark for salvation.”

The great Imam himself used to mention that how Imam Hossein (peace be upon him), the grandson of the holy prophet of Islam, undertook untiring efforts to rescue the Islamic societies from brutal and tyrant ruler such as Yazid.

Imam Hossein (PBUH) also made matchless efforts to revive the divine teachings at very sensitive juncture of history. In addition to that, the sacrifices presented by Imam Hossein (PBUH) put a final nail into coffin of tyranny and cruelty.

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, used to regularly participate in ceremonies which were organized in remembrance of sacrifices rendered by Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his loyal companions.

Imam Khomeini used to remind the Muslim world of the traditions narrated by the holy prophet who highlighted virtues of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his role as the lamp of guidance.

The late founder of the Islamic Republic recommended the public masses, officials, preachers to pay attention to universal message of Ashura.

According to Imam Khomeini, one of the most important divine principles of Ashura has been “commanding for good and forbidding from the bad,” implementation of such message could prevent the human societies from falling into pits of moral and social decline.


We bring some phrases from Imam Khomeini’s historic speeches and messages regarding the significance of Ashura as following:

Muharram is the month in which justice has risen up against cruelty while truth has confronted falsehood, and has proved that throughout history truth has always been triumphant against falsehood. 

Muharram is the month in which Islam has been revived by the Master of the Strugglers and the Oppressed (Imam Hossein--PBUH) and was rescued from the plots of the corrupt Bani Umayyad’s agents who had taken Islam to the verge of collapse. 

Muharram is a month in which victory was achieved through blood and sacrifice. 

The Doyen of the Martyrs (PBUH together with all his disciples and kinfolks were massacred but they were able to advance their school. 

The Islamic Revolution in Iran is but a ray of light reflected from the 'Ashura and its great divine revolution. 

Karbala" washed away the palace of the oppressors with blood and our Karbala' destroyed the devilish palace of the monarchy. 

Keep Karbala' and the holy name of the Doyen of the Martyrs alive, for their survival insures the survival of Islam. 

Our great nation must preserve, with greater splendor, the memory of  'Ashura according to Islamic standards.

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