The Institute Pursues Objectives of Imam Khomeini

The Institute Pursues Objectives of Imam Khomeini

The Institute for Compilations and Publication of Imam Khomeini's Works has been pursuing the objectives of spreading the dynamic thought of the founder of the Islamic Republic to his devotees and truth-seekers around the globe.

The 7th of September is the founding anniversary of the Institute and its different sections especially the international department has undertaken serious efforts to convey Imam's precious message to the world audiences over the past few years.

Since its foundation, the Institute has published several of Imam Khomeini's works and books in more than a dozen languages and released his speeches in forms of audios and videos.

With advancement of technology and facilities, it has also produced several E-books and has recently launched website to access its readers through web and internet.

The Institute has obtained abundant achievements under the supervision of Hujjat al-Islam Haj Sayyid Ahmad Khomeini. At present, position of the chancellery and the presidency over the Holy Shrine Complex of Imam Khomeini (s) is delegated to Hujjat ul-Islam Haj Sayyid Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic.

 We bring a brief history of the institute as under:

The splendor of the Islamic Revolution and the role of Imam Khomeini’s personality, views, thoughts, and literary works in the occurrence and perpetuity of the Revolution; the need of the future generation for the works of the founder of the Islamic Republic and standard-bearer of the global Islamic movement; the publication of the authentic and complete works and thoughts of His Eminence; and the prevention of historical distortion of the Islamic Revolution were among the factors which prompted Hujjat al-Islam wal-Muslimin Haj Sayyid Ahmad Khomeini to inquire through an elaborate letter about His Eminence’s view on the manner of studying, compiling and publishing his own works and related documents, and to determine the authority in supervising and ascertaining the authenticity or otherwise of whatever is to be published in the name of Imam Khomeini both in Iran and abroad. In his reply in the form of a written decree dated September 8, 1988 [Shahrivar 17, 1367 AHS], His Eminence assigned the responsibility of compilation and collection of all materials relevant to him to his own son, Haj Sayyid Ahmad.

In consonance with this decree, the Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works was established and has commenced its activities. The heart-rending event of the demise of the Imam of the Muslims and the burgeoning need of the Islamic society to obtain His Eminence’s guidelines and literary works have compelled this Institute to expand its realm of activities qualitatively and quantitatively. Along this line, the law on the preservation of Imam Khomeini’s works was enacted by the Islamic Consultative Assembly (the Iranian Parliament) on November 5, 1989 [Aban 14, 1368 AHS] and approved by the Council of Guardians as binding and ready for execution. In this manner, pursuant to its momentous religious and legal mission, this Institute has embarked on planning and modifying its organizational structure within the framework of the following objectives:

1. Collection of all related documents and literary works of Imam Khomeini as well as all works relevant to his personality, life, struggles, and thoughts written by writers or made by artists both in Iran and abroad;

2. Permanent preservation of the aforementioned documents and works through the most appropriate means;

3. Study and research on the literary works for the elucidation of the history of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini biography, and compilation, translation and preparation of the literary works’ compendium for publication;

4. Publication of the literary works’ compendium through various means both in Iran and abroad, and propagation and dissemination of the Imam’s thoughts and ideals;

5. Perpetual supervision of everything written or made by artists in the name of Imam Khomeini; prevention of distortion of the Imam’s speeches, writings, and events related to the Imam; giving replies to the inquirers and researchers on the literary works as the official center for the collection and preservation of the documents and works of the Imam.

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