Imam Khomeini attached great significance to Islamic and democratic values

Imam Khomeini attached great significance to Islamic and democratic values

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic made the basis for the Islamic Republic with great wisdom. Everything is in the hands of the people and it is the people who choose and everything pivots around our dear Islam.

The late founder of the Islamic Revolution frequently repeated the following in his speeches: "You are free to vote for anything you want. I myself will vote for an Islamic Republic."  

The Islamic revolution under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini saw the ouster of the Pahlavi Dynasty and its ruler Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.

 His ouster also ended the 2,500 years of continuous monarchy in the country.

The revolution gained momentum as all opposition forces rallied behind the Imam Khomeini, the Islamic world spiritual and religious leader. 

Imam was sent into exile by the Shah regime and spent over 14 years in exile. He had constantly been monitoring the Islamic movement and issuing recommendations from abroad during this period. 

As the protests against the Shah regime increased, the Shah left and fled the country in January 1979.

On February 1, 1979, Imam Khomeini returned from his exile in France and was welcomed by millions of people.

In a last ditch effort to save the monarchy, the Shah appointed Shahpour Bakhtiyar as the prime minister.

But on 11 February, just five weeks into his tenure, he was forced to abandon his power as revolution reached its peak.

Immediately, Imam Khomeini formed a revolutionary council and appointed Mahdi Bazargan as the prime minister of a provisional government.

Imam Khomeini also directed relevant authorities to conduct a referendum to seek people's approval.

Imam wanted to see the Islamic-Republic system as successful, functional in such a way that could fulfil needs of people and play key role on international arena in order to defend rights and interests of the entire Muslim world.

For an instance, Imam had recommended the historic referendum to be immediately held after the victory of the Islamic Revolution under his leadership in 1979.

It has been reported that Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic personally pursued review of the constitution and took special interest in establishment of democratic institutions in the country

39 years ago, Iranians overwhelmingly voted for the establishment of that political system in the historic referendum.

On 31 March, 1979, 97 percent of the voters voted in favor of the Islamic Republic.

An Islamic republic was officially declared in the country based on the results of a referendum. 

Imam wanted the public and all top officials to promote democracy, rule of law and take serious efforts to solve problems and hurdles facing the public masses. 

In December of the same year, the country also got its new constitution.

Analysts believe that Imam Khomeini’s divine personality played a main role in leading the historic revolution to victory in 1979. 

The Islamic Revolution changed the balance of powers in the interest of oppressed nations. 

Imam Khomeini wanted the Islamic Republic to become a role-model for all Muslims and oppressed people of the world.

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