Imam Khomeini did not see politics as a tool for power

Imam Khomeini did not see politics as a tool for power

Extracted from Imam’s theological works and collections of memoirs

After exploring theological works and event happed in recent decades, someone may easily conclude that Imam Khomeini didn’t construe politics as a science of power or kinds of technique for exploiting people with a view to make them subordinate to certain rulers.

Imam Khomeini terms such a politics a satanic politics and believes that it has nothing to do with religion. In one of his speeches after his release from prison , he says:

A man whom I do not want to reveal his name, once came to me and said: politics is nothing but telling lie and playing tricks, hence, it is better for you to leave it to us. In response, I said that I have never been involved in such a politics”.

On the other hand, in Imam's view, religion is not limited in establishing relations between man and God nor is it confined to celestial happiness of man.


Extracted from Imam’s theological works and collections of memoirs

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