Martyr  Motahhari defined real concept of social and spiritual freedoms

Martyr Motahhari defined real concept of social and spiritual freedoms

Martyr Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari, a reputed pupil of Imam Khomeini, divided human freedom into two social freedom and spiritual freedom

 Regarding social freedom,Motahhari, has said: 

Social freedom means that human being should not be exploited by others. Others should not create obstacles in his path of growth or exploit his intellectual and physical capacities to their own benefit. One of the goals of the Prophets of God was to make people aware of social freedom, in order to rid minds of slavish attitudes. 

According to Martyr Motahhari, Prophets were sent by God to teach man to achieve spiritual freedom by preserving human dignity, intellect and conscience, through abstention from carnal desires and selfish attitudes. And to achieve this, a person should control his/her anger and strengthen the willpower to reject the temptations of unlawful earnings. Then only a person could be considered free in the real sense of this word. 

Ayatollah Motahhari made it clear that for achieving spiritual freedom, self-purification is necessary, as taught by all Prophets, especially the Last and Greatest of God’s Messengers, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). 

He wrote: The main program of Prophets is spiritual freedom, while the main loss of our era is that we always speak of social freedom but we do not speak of spiritual freedom of human being. In our era, the manmade schools of thought speak no word regarding spiritual honesty, whereas social freedom is impossible to achieve without spiritual freedom. 

Imam Khomeini trained several scholars like Motahhari who contributed to intellectual growth of the Iranian nation and entire Muslim world. 

Following Motahari’s martyrdom, Imam Khomeini said in a series of historic messages as following:

All the universities and the theological schools and their other centers should give utmost priority to programs on self-purification and ethics so that people like Martyr Mutahharī can be successfully handed out by them to society. (Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol.14, page 147)

Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom of Martyr Mutahharī who, notwithstanding the brevity of his life, has left everlasting works which came from the rays of an awakened conscience and a soul full of love for Islam. (Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol 14, page 281)

With his flowing pen and powerful mind in analyzing Islamic matters and expressing philosophical truths and with his simple and soothing language, Martyr Mutahharī had dedicated himself toward educating and training the society. All his works, without any exception, are educative and enlivening. (Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol 14, page 281)

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