Imam Khomeini considered entire Ramadan as an opportunity for purification

Imam Khomeini considered entire Ramadan as an opportunity for purification

The whole month of Ramadan for Imam Khomeini was an appreciated opportunity to give prayer, recite the holy Quran and or the recommended rites particularly designed for the days and nights of this very blessed month of Ramadan.

 Imam Khomeini would spend the hours of this month to worship and meditate. He considered the prayer as a means of reaching to divine love.

His holiness Imam Khomeini paid a particular attention to Ramadan in the extent that he would cancel several of his routine meetings and purely would dedicate himself just to prayer and the recitation of the Holy Quran. 

The great Imam used to emphasize on self-purification, self-training, self-development, offering sacrifices and adopting other divine virtues during the blessed month of Ramadan. 

The month of Ramadhan has been singled out for special worship and exclusive favors. It is a month unlike other months. One reason for this, as defined by the Qur'an, is because the Holy Qur'an was revealed in this month. 

We read in Sura al-Baqarah: The month of Ramadhan, that in which the Qur'an was sent down; guidance for mankind, and clear signs of guidance and distinction (2:185).

According to holy Quran, among the nights of Ramadan is one special night, which is better than a thousand months .Good deeds performed on that single night are equal to those performed over a thousand months.

People within close inner circle to Imam said that he used to become more spiritual during this holy month and advised others to purify their souls before entering this month of great significance. 

Imam maintained that the blessed month of Ramadan offered a great opportunity for getting rid of greed, hatred, back-biting, enmity and other devil-type attributes. 

Imam Khomeini once said in a special message on the advent and arrival of the holy month of Ramadan. 

“With the coming of the holy month of Ramadan, the month of mercy, forgiveness and blessings, I beseech God, the Exalted, to make all the Muslims more aware of the duties and responsibilities that the Creator of the worlds has given them; the responsibility of preserving the divine laws and acting upon the Holy Qur'an which is the foundation of the revival of the honor and grandeur of Islam and the Muslims….”


The founder of the Islamic Republic revived spiritual values at a time when the whole world was plunged moral and social crisis.  


Imam Khomeini’s teachings, thought and works are becoming increasingly popular among the various walks of people around the globe. 



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