Freedom, independence form pillars of Imam Khomeini political thought

Freedom, independence form pillars of Imam Khomeini political thought

Freedom and independence have been the main mottos of the Islamic revolution and one of the concepts which Imam Khomeini defended fundamentally.

The leader of contemporary Muslim world termed freedom not as motto and political tool but as a basic human right.

According to Imam Khomeini,  it is man’s basic right to be free and it is immaterial whether the freedom has anything to do with others i.e. civic and social freedom or individual freedom which includes freedom of belief, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedom of parties and freedom of press.

In fact, it is clear that these freedoms will not be unlimited and unconstrained. According to Imam Khomeini these freedoms are limited at the point where they harm the interest of the country. Imam Khomeini considered religious and country rules which are derived from Islam as the border of freedom and was saying that there was a border between freedom and conspiracy in the world and in all countries.

On the same pattern, the Freedom was also one of the main mottos of the Islamic revolution.

 Independence in all areas, absence of affiliation, negation of aliens’ intervention, severance of strangers’ influence, not being under others’ supervision and sovereignty of the country are definitions which Imam Khomeini gives for independence.

The political thoughts of Imam Khomeini are a part of his macro ideas being influenced by different aspects of his thought. Given the fact that Imam Khomeini is a multi-dimensional personality who authored numerous works in mysticism, jurisprudence, philosophy, theology and politics and in view of him being the founder and leader of an Islamic thought-based system,

Obviously his political thoughts encompass all concepts that have some governmental and societal applications.

Imam Khomeini is one of the greatest contemporary Muslim thinkers and he is one of the history-making men of the Islamic world.


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