Imam Khomeini's cultural week and its main objectives

Imam Khomeini's cultural week and its main objectives

The main objective of the cultural week had been to introduce and promote Imam Khomeini's ideals for people from all walks of life and especially making the youth and young generation with the history of Islamic Revolution.

A week is launched each year on birth anniversary of Imam Khomeini and a series of programs are organized by the institute across various Iranian cities to promote the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.  

During the special week, special academic, cultural and arts works are organized and seminars are held to introduce Imam’s ideals.

This year, the historic city of Khomein had remained the center of various activities to promote Imam’s ideals.

Dr. Ali Komsari attended closing ceremony and other programs in person and led the cultural activities and highlighted Imam’s messages during the period

Imam Ayatollah Seyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini (May 17, 1900 – June 3, 1989) was a Muslim cleric and Marja, and the political leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran which overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Following the Revolution, Imam Khomeini became Grand Leader of Iran — the paramount figure in the political system of the new Islamic Republic — until his demise.

Imam Khomeini was considered a Marja-e taqlid to many Muslims, and in Iran was officially addressed as Imam rather than Grand Ayatollah; his supporters adhere to this convention. Imam Khomeini was also a highly-influential and innovative Islamic political theorist, most noted for his development of the theory of velayat-e faqih, the "guardianship of the jurisconsult."

Imam Khomeini became a Marja in 1963, following the death of Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi. 

In this time he could represent his religious-political ideas openly. Because the deaths of the leading, although quiescent, Shia religious leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Borujerdi (1961), and of the activist cleric Ayatollah Abol-Ghasem Kashani (1962) left the arena of leadership open to Imam Khomeini, who had attained a prominent religious standing by the age of 60.

In addition, although ever since the rise of Reza Shah Pahlavi to power in the 1920s the clerical class had been on the defensive because of his secular and anticlerical policies and those of his son, Mohammad Reza Shah, these policies reached their peak in the early 1960s with "White Revolution."

During November of 1964, Imam Khomeini made a denunciation of both the Shah and the United States, this time in response to the "capitulations" or diplomatic immunity granted to American military personnel in Iran by the Shah. In Nov. 1964 Imam Khomeini was re-arrested and sent into exile.

 Imam Khomeini spent over 14 years in exile, mostly in the holy city of Najaf in Iraq. Initially, he was sent to Turkey on 4 November 1964, where he stayed in the city of Bursa for less than a year. He was hosted by a Turkish Colonel named Ali Cetiner in his own residence, who couldn't find another accommodation alternative for his stay at the time.

Later in October 1965 he was allowed to move to Najaf, Iraq, where he stayed until being forced to leave in 1978. Imam then spent some months in the French city of Nofel Loshato where he conveyed his message for the entire worl

Only two weeks after the Shah fled Iran on January 16, 1979, Imam Khomeini returned to Iran triumphantly, on Thursday, February 1, 1979, invited by the anti-Shah revolution which was already in progress.

Imam was welcomed by a massive crowd of several millions.  

Imam, who established an Islamic democratic system in Iran, remains popular among the world Muslims and oppressed nations of the world due to his stance against global arrogance

Ruhollah Mousavi was born to Ayatollah Seyyed Mostafa Musavi and Hajieh Khanum on 20 Jamadi al-Akhir 1320/ 24 September 1902, the anniversary of the birth of Hazrat Fatima (‘a), in the small town of Khomein, some 160 kilometers to the southwest of Qum.

He was the child of a family with a long tradition of religious scholarship. His ancestors, descendants of Imam Musa al-Kazim, the seventh Imam of the Ahl al-Bayt.

Imam had well command over a range of Islamic and interdisciplinary fields such as jurisprudencephilosophymysticism and poetry. Several of his works are translated more than 20 living languages over the past few years. 


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