Revival of Islam, public goodness shape major political ideals of Imam Khomeini

Revival of Islam, public goodness shape major political ideals of Imam Khomeini

The revival of Islamic identity and public goodness are pivotal area within the political thought of Imam Khomeini.

The leader of contemporary Muslim world considered revival of Islamic – national identity as a secret behind independence and sovereignty of a country.

It is a barrier to global powers’ hegemonic and expansionist policy. He used to emphasize by saying that: “No form of independence is achieved until and unless we know and believe in ourselves.”

Invitation to Islam and expansion of Islamic teachings among various nations are other key concepts within Imam Khomeini’s political thought.

His invitation of Islam to Gorbachev, the ex-leader of the communist party of the former Union of Socialist Soviet Republic can be viewed from this angle: “You must invite non-Muslim strata… to the advanced and justice-seeking religion of Islam.”

Maslahah  or public good goodness has also been one of major political thought and dynamic ideals of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic.

 Imam Khomeini, the leader of contemporary history, maintained that according to Islam, those in charge of the religious government cannot act according to their own opinions nor can they persist on them; rather everything happening in the government should be on the basis of divine laws.

 Of course, a qualified Islamic ruler is allowed to act according to the public interest of Muslims or that of his own government.

During his lifetime, Imam Khomeini reiterated many a time that he would take action wherever he found the act in the interest of Islam and Muslims.

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