Imam highlighted role of  months of Muharram and Safar in keeping Islam alive

Imam highlighted role of months of Muharram and Safar in keeping Islam alive

Recently, a gathering of poets, artists and scholars have been held to seek the significance of these two months in works and speeches of Imam Khomeini. Imam highlighted the significance of these two lunar months by stressing that it has been the Muharram and Safar which have kept Islam alive.

The poets and artists at Hosseiniah Jamaran presented their poetry and work pieces which underscore the importance of Ashura and Arba'een from Imam's viewpoint. 

The first sparks of Islamic Revolution were essentially lit in Muharram and inspired by teachings of Ashura movement. The uprising of 5 June 1963, a milestone in the history of Islamic Revolution, was occurred subsequent to Imam Khomeini’s speech on the afternoon of Ashura (June 3)

In the period between 1963 and 1979, Muharram ceremonies, tribunes, orations, and dirges took revolutionary and political moods.

 Political attitude towards Karbala event and learning from Ashura uprising became the footstone of the invitation of Imam Khomeini and his companions.

Ashura was not a historical lesion any more, but the axis of mobilization against Pahlavi Regime…. Families portrayed their martyrs as offerings to God by the decree of Imam Khomeini and equivalent with Karbala martyrs.

Mosques and other religious places were regarded as the most significant bases for activities of revolutionary forces, informing people of Pahlavi Regime’s corruptions, and organizing them for revolutionary activities and demonstrations.

 Influenced by Ashura, Iranian people recalled martyrdom-seeking and sacrifice spirit of Imam Hussein and his companions and chanting slogans such as “Allahu Akbar” (God is the Greatest). 

The contemporary leader of the Muslim world used to advise preachers to promote genuine teachings of Islam and convey global progressive perspectives of Ashura during this period of great significance on the Islamic calendar.   

Imam Khomeini had strongly recommended all clerics and preachers to deliver such speeches at religious gatherings which can elevate the Islamic societies towards spiritual growth and grab the attentions of the youth towards the real message of Ashura.  

The late founder of the Islamic Republic stressed that  Imam Hossein (peace be upon him), the grandson of the holy prophet of Islam, rendered matchless sacrifices in Karabla to revive the divine teachings and rescue the Islamic societies from plunging into decline at a sensitive juncture of history. 

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