Imam Khomeini warned against enemies’ plots of sowing strife or seeds of discord

Imam Khomeini warned against enemies’ plots of sowing strife or seeds of discord


Imam Khomeini undertook the struggle for the Islamic Revolution under very tough circumstances and warned revolutionary forces about internal and external plots. Imam sent his messages through his dear Seyyed Ahmad Khomeini for religious scholars and public masses. Imam through a historic letter wrote as following:



Date: February 12, 1971 [Bahman 22, 1349 AHS / Dhū’l-Hijjah 14, 1390 AH]

Place: Najaf, Iraq

Subject: Necessity of being alert to the plans of the sowers of seeds of discord; some points in regards to religious representatives

Addressee: Sayyid Ahmad Khomeinī



In His Most Exalted Name


                                                                         Dhū’l-Hijjah 14, 1390 AH


Dear Ahmad,

May you be healthy and happy by the will of God, the Exalted. It has been a while that I feel from your letter that you, unaware, have been instigated to limit or expel my representative in Tehran. Even your letters have exceeded just writing to me and they were written to others, which have been instigating. You are not experienced and aware as I do. You do not know the people the way I do, and at present you are unable to distinguish different motives. I have been associated with these people for over 40 years. Those which I have chosen, whether in Najaf or Tehran, were after long associations with them. You should know that in regards to an effective and attentive person who is in Najaf there are hands at work to disturb him in any manner possible; also in regards to the person that is in Tehran. I do not know anyone more attentive or more correct among my friends than him. You have repeatedly written to me that the number of representatives must be increased. While representation is not restricted there are many people although attentive representatives are few. And we ourselves with our own hands are putting them (representatives) aside and this injures me and not the individual concerned. If it were permissible, I would religiously explain some of the affairs so that you would wake up from your deep sleep. I request that you do not write matters concerning me together with conditions concerning me to anyone, and I request you to occupy yourself with your own lessons. Moreover, write to me what is necessary and if you see a fault you have no right to write to anyone other than me, since you and the addressee of your letter are not correctly informed of the condition of our atmosphere and you also look toward everyone with pleasant character. May God’s peace be upon you.

God willing you will not be upset by my fatherly advice.

Your letter dated Bahman 3 [January 23] has now arrived; in it you have again written in regards to Mr. Āshtīyānī’s matter. Again by your harsh tone it is apparent that you have been instigated a great deal; know that my representative in Tehran does not act contrary to my wellbeing. I have inquired from him and am awaiting the answer. But his going to Qum was not unadvisable. At times, you say that the lack of interference of my companions is not correct and at times you say interference of that individual is not correct. However, those who want to disturb Mr. Āshtīyanī cannot be quieted and I am not one to write people every day to remove worry. The monthly stipend for Qum is not important and I do not want to gain reputation through it. You do not need to be worried by this. Be aware not to upset my close friends on my behalf by your doings or the addressees of your letters. Pay close attention to the information people give to you. It is possible that they were instigated by other causes and want to carry out their plans by using your own hands. Nevertheless, this does not mean that whenever you hear something not to write it to me. Refer to me and if you see it advisable write of those who report these affairs.

I hope my dear and the apple of my eyes is not disturbed by my advice. May peace be with you.


Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol.2, pages 342-343

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