Imam Khomeini elucidated hosts of intellect, ignorance

Imam Khomeini elucidated hosts of intellect, ignorance

According to Imam Khomeini, man is a marvel possessing two worlds within one existence

Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution, through his theological works stressed that the host related with the divine and intellectual powers attracts him toward the sublime, heavenly spheres, and summons him to the acts of virtue and goodness.

The other host of guardians is the ignoble and satanic, which attracts man toward the baser realms of darkness and shame, and invites him to the acts of villainy and destruction. 

There is always a state of conflict and strife between these two forces, and human existence serves as the battleground of these two bands.

Imam Khomeini, leader of the contemporary Muslim world, stated that thus, self-cognition is the fountainhead of all human perfection while self-ignorance is the root of all deprivation and humiliation of man.

As such, this knowledge should be accorded its own separate place and be developed and expanded.

One should not be unduly confined to collecting and amassing terms of little use; rather, one should think of understanding one’s real self and the intricacies and subtleties of the soul.   

Imam once said,  “one must be very fearful of this inner blindness of vision which is the main source of all kinds of darkness and wretchedness. The blindness of the heart is the source of all misfortunes.”

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Hosts of intellect and ignorance, a work by Imam Khomeini

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