Imam Khomeini advised sportsmen for strengthening soul, moral excellence

Imam Khomeini advised sportsmen for strengthening soul, moral excellence

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic through his historic messages and speeches advised the sportsmen to decorate themselves with virtues and moral excellence.

The leader of contemporary Muslim world recommended them to decorate themselves with morality alongside improving and enhancing their professional skills and capabilities.

The late founder of the Islamic Republic expected sportsmen to boost and promote spirituality and moral values. 

Imam once said in a historic message as following:

When I see you the youth, I feel very pleased and proud of the fact that in addition to physical vigor, engaging in sports for strengthening the body, God willing you also participate in exercise for strengthening the soul.

(Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol. 7, page 481 ) 

Imam Khomeini also described sportsmen as a great national asset and source of hope for entire nation. 

 The great leader also encouraged athletics to win fame for the country by participating at international tournaments and world cups in various fields.

 Imam Khomeini himself  had attached significance to exercise by regularly taking a walk and included it in his daily schedule.

It is worthy to mention that the victory of the Islamic Revolution under wise leadership of Imam Khomeini put Iran back on track of scientific progress and Iran accomplished achievements in a vast range of fields including sports.

Iranian athletes, sportsmen and players have won international titles in international sports competition and have won a great reputation for the Islamic Republic and the Muslim world. 

Imam Khomeini used to meet and address sportsmen on several occasions and advised them to win fame and good name for the divine religion of Islam and the nation.

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