Imam Khomeini truly exemplified divine teachings in his lifestyle

Imam Khomeini truly exemplified divine teachings in his lifestyle

As a follower of the Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon him), Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic had truly exemplified their teachings in his lifestyle.

People within close circle of Imam say he led a life of utmost piety and spirituality.

Unlike other mystics, Imam Khomeini’s spirituality in fact translated into a lifestyle of utmost regularity and discipline .

The leader of contemporary Muslim world lived a very simple life, and despite his academic and political engagements, he always upheld the rights of his family members.

 Imam attached a great significance to rights of his family members. 

 His wife narrates that she had only one wish her whole life that the Imam never fulfilled: she had wished for him to ask her for a glass of water at least once, but he never did!

Many visitors to his house would be amazed to find the Imam washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, and participating in other household chores. 

In the severe winters of Qom, the Imam would wake up every night, perform ablution with the freezing cold water, and offer his night prayers. His Mafatih (prayer almanac) had to be rebound every few weeks because of how much he used it. 

Before he began lecturing his students on political activism, he emphasized to them the importance of spirituality and attaining the nearness of Allah. Many of his teachings on spirituality and self-refinement can be found in Imam's works such as The Disciplines of Prayer, and Forty Hadith. 

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