Imam advised nation to keep ranks united

Imam advised nation to keep ranks united

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic in a historic speech to students from Shriaz University stressed that all Iranians must move forward by keeping their ranks united.

Imam Khomeini went onto say that Islamic-democratic system established in Iran doesn’t support rule of the high class over the low class.

The founder of the Islamic Revolution described himself as “a servant to the nation”.

Citing several verses from Quran, the leader of the contemporary Muslims world explained that all Muslims and believers have been defined as brothers in faith.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Imam also said that the Islamic spiritual leaders had been brothers of the people throughout the history.

The text of the historic speech comes as following:


Date: December 02, 9791] Azar 92, 8531 AHS/ Muharram 03, 0041 AH [

Place: Qom

Subject: The necessity of keeping Islamic unity and brotherhood

Audience: The Muslim students of Shiraz University

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Brotherhood and not leadership

I welcome the dear students who will manage this country from now on, and who have attended this session.

My dear students, what is of importance to me is brotherhood and not leadership. God, the Exalted and the Blessed, has called us brethren in the Holy Qur'an: O the believers are but brethren. »« The concept of leadership is not brought up in Islam. Basically, our Islamic leaders, although they were spiritual leaders, never pretended to be material leaders. I prefer to call myself as your servant, rather than as your leader.

I hope I could help you and be at your service during the) remaining (days I am with you. I hope all of us will keep our ranks united in one line, with nobody ahead or behind one another as brothers in faith. We must move forward united. By relying upon the Blessed and Exalted God, we will triumph.

The turning point in the history of Iran

The Almighty God has promised victory for the deprived. Now we are witnessing examples of this kind of victory I hope this turning point will affect not only all Muslim communities, but also the world of the deprived. I hope you will realize that this Islamic government is based on brotherhood, and not on a governor or governed relationship; I hope you will understand that this government relies on kindness and love and not on superiority of the governors; neither is it a rule of the high class over the low class. I hope we could meet with success now that the morale of our youth is so high and the unity among our citizens is so sublime and the concern for Islamic decrees and commands is so great.

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