Imam Khomeini explained that Islam only values virtue and piety

Imam Khomeini explained that Islam only values virtue and piety

The late founder of the Islamic Republic through his theological works stressed that if mankind is self-constructed and perfected, everything will come out as spiritual. Even the materialistic will become spiritual.

Imam Khomeini also warned against increasing material thinking and lack of spirituality among western societies and said in this regard as following:

“Do not think too highly of the West. There is no basis for humanity there. It is the West which is eradicating the bases of human ethics. It is the West which is trampling upon human dignity. But we imagine that the West possesses everything. Now that the West enjoys the automobile, so it ought to have everything. But in laws, our laws are richer than those of the whole world.” 

Imam further said: Do not think that the westerners have progressed. They have advanced materially, but they have no spirituality. Islam and other divine schools of thought seek to perfect and construct true human beings, but the West has nothing to do with this matter. The West has discovered natural resources and natural power while using them against human beings. The West uses these powers to destroy cities, countries and even humanity. (June 11, 1979)

Imam advised believers and faithful people to undertake serious efforts in order to purify themselves.

You ought to become illuminating, to purge and purify your 'selves'. Leave worldly desires out of your 'selves'. All mistakes and wrong­doings stem from attachment to the world. Come to true and eternal life through divine life. (February 26, 1981)

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