Imam Khomeini Promoted Divine-Oriented Human Rights

Imam Khomeini Promoted Divine-Oriented Human Rights

Imam Khomeini the great spiritual and religious leader of the Muslim world emphasized on implementation of divine-oriented human rights among the societies across the globe.

The founder of the Islamic Republic laid very strong foundations of human rights by underscoring the need for implementation of variety of rights in the human societies.

After having a review of Imam's speeches and works, someone can easily conclude that he put great emphasis on a variety of fundamental human rights including freedom of speech, right to vote and women rights.

It is worth-mentioning that there are two sources for human rights: One is originated by human experiences while other has gained its legitimacy from divine sources.  Both are of a great significance having been appreciated throughout the history.

The United Nations was established and its human rights declaration was set to observe human rights in different parts of the world. However, there are no guarantees for implementation of such a declaration of global significance.

At such important juncture of history, the great Imam introduced divine-oriented human rights which earn their legitimacy from divine and Islamic sources. Islam and all divine religions themselves have given and provided guarantees for its implementation.

The great intellectual of the Muslim world frequently used to highlight the necessity of implementing the rights to free speech, right to vote, free ballots and women rights.

According to the great Imam, if a government doesn't consider itself accountable in front of divine abode, then it would not be eligible or qualified to promote human right in the society. In other words the human rights, social freedoms and civil liberties can not be achieved without exercising divine practices and spiritual purification.

This also means that the societies who have plunged into a moral decline or morally have become bankrupt would never be unable to implement divine-oriented rights and freedoms.

According to Imam Khomeini, woman is the most influential pillar of any society’s social system and her conducts has a critical social, moral and political impact on communities and societies.

The Imam’s perspective of women can be interpreted through a humane-Islamic approach and in the bedrock of Islam’s progressive point of view.

The great Imam also maintains that Islam does not keep women away from the scene of living; rather, it places them in the lofty position of humanity in society.

Imam’s dynamic thought in this field were focused on the pathology of the societal-cultural situation of women in contemporary Islamic movements especially in the Islamic Revolution of Iran and in Islamic communities.





Send To Friend