Quranic spirit in Imam Khomeini's message

Quranic spirit in Imam Khomeini's message

An internationally-reputed scholar says spirit of the Quran can be found in message of the late founder of the Islamic Republic. Imam stresses For the divine book of Quran was the source of inspiration.

If there is anybody in the universe today thinking about the spiritual dimension of human existence and the message the Quran has for spirituality today, then they would listen to the message Imam Khomeini  gave about the Holy Quran.

These were remakrs made by Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina, Professor and IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, duing an international summit which was held in 2015.

According to Imam Khomeini, if you become indifferent, you are going to be complaisant. That means you do not care what your moral responsibility is. Moral complaisance is a problem.

In the world in which we are very close now thanks to advanced means of communication, nobody is private anymore. We are all public and cannot afford to be indifferent toward each other. That is what Imam taught.  

For Imam the Quran was the source of inspiration to think about the verse 70 of Surah AL-ISRA: "we have honored the children of adam and carried them on both land and sea. we have provided them with good things and greatly preferred them above much of our creation." 

God has endowed honor and respect to all human beings, regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity, etc. "Adam” is the generic name in the Quran for human being. That is the spirit of the Quran that we find in the message of Imam Khomeini.

This is what we read in a poem by famous persian poet Sa’adi: "Human beings are members of a whole – In creation of one essence and soul”. This poem of Sa’sdi is part of prophetic tradition. What happens to other beings is also your business. You cannot say: "none of my business.”

Imam said part of your religious and spiritual responsibility is to think about others, to think about what happens to different peoples in different places.

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