Imam Khomeini insisted on preserving Imam Ali (PBUH)’s patterns of justice, divine legacy

Imam Khomeini insisted on preserving Imam Ali (PBUH)’s patterns of justice, divine legacy

Imam Khomeini through his historic speeches and messages stressed the need to preserve legacy and patterns of justice set by Imam Ali (PBUH), the truthful successor of the holy prophet of Islam.

 Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic used to say that the Noble Prophet of Islam and Imam Ali (peace be upon them) were also following the law, the Divine law.

The founder of the Islamic Republic frequently said  that if the human societies preserve Imam Ali’s legacy, they could be prevented from social and moral decline and a viable and  fair social justice could be established across the world. 

The historical accounts indicate that Islamic leaders such as the holy prophet and his infallible successors such as Imam Ali (PBUH) were sitting among the people in small mosques and listening to their words.  Those who had the country's destiny in their hands were meeting the common people in the same mosque in such a way that when somebody entered the mosque could not differentiate the leader and government officials from the populace.

 They were just like people in their dress style and association. Justice was so applied that if a citizen from the lowest class of the society took a legal action against the first person in the country, the judge used to summon the leader who would attend the court. 

According to Imam Khomeini, in the early days of Islam, the ideal Islamic government ruled twice: first at the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad  and secondly when Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon them) governed the Muslim societies and set unprecedented divine patterns.

 They were the only two examples that the immaterial values dominated. In other words, they were governments of justice in which the rulers had never violated the law. During those two periods, a government of law was in control and perhaps we will never find another government of law with such qualities all over the world.

A government whose head was equal to the simplest citizen living there before the law. It happened in the government of the early Islam. In such a government all are equal before the law because the Islamic law is a divine one and all – whether the ruler, the Prophet, the Imam or the common people.

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