Imam Khomeini Strengthened Democracy and Rule of Law

Imam Khomeini Strengthened Democracy and Rule of Law

Imam Khomeini, the world religious and spiritual power insisted on developing an all-inclusive democratic institution, promoting democracy and enforcing rule of law in the society.

Imam Khomeini emphasized on developing sincere and deep relationship between the people and the leadership of the Islamic-democratic government.

 Analysts maintain Imam Khomeini could constitute the most popular types of governments in contemporary era.

Contrary to all the world’s existing political systems, the people, after determination of leadership and carrying out elections, do not disavow responsibility.  Rather, their presence in the scenes of management of the Islamic society and participation in the destiny of the Islamic System is guaranteed as an incumbent religious duty.

The great leader of the Muslim world used to maintain that the pillar of Islamic rule is based on mutual trust between the people and competent leadership. Imam insisted on serving masses on oppressed classes of the nation.

“If they call me a servant, it is better than being called a leader. Leadership is not what matters; what matters is service; Islam has made it necessary for us to serve... I am a brother to the Iranian people and regard myself as their servant and soldier... In Islam, one-thing rules and that is the law. Law also ruled during the time of the honorable Prophet; He was the implementer,” Imam Khomeini said in one of his messages.

In spite of the animosity of the existing world’s greatest powers and the imposition of an 8-year war, all these are best proofs of the rightfulness of the Imam’s theory of real democracy.

The Islamic-democratic could survive and was strengthened by passage of time due to deep ties between the masses and the leadership.

 His Holiness, the great Imam frequently advised for adopting genuine divine teachings and authentic cultural values.

 “Culture is the origin of all happiness or misery...what builds the nations is an authentic culture,” Imam Khomeini once said, adding,  “In Islamic mysticism, art is a clear description of justice, honor and fairness. It is the reflect of the affliction of the hungry people, who are anathematized by power and pelf.”

Imam Khomeini considered self-consciousness and its regular purging of all devilish and carnal desires throughout one’s life, as a prerequisite for attaining to the true perfection.

Therefore, Imam insisted on an education system which embarks from childhood and even at fetus life.

 “A child’s first school is its mother’s lap,” Imam frequently said.

One of the major outcomes of the Islamic-democratic Revolution under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini was the reinstatement of women’s part in the span of social activities.

Pundits believe that if Imam Khomeini’s role-model of the Islamic-democratic is widely adopted by the Muslim nations, then the Islamic world could be relieved form the ongoing miseries and difficult situation.

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