The Founder of Islamic Republic Shielded Legacy of Imam Ali (PBUH)

The Founder of Islamic Republic Shielded Legacy of Imam Ali (PBUH)

Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic frequently maintained that legacy of Imam Ali (PBUH), the truthful successor the holy prophet should be preserved at all levels and in all fields of human societies.

The contemporary figure also sent regular messages on birthday and martyrdom anniversaries of Imam Ali and invited all government officials and masses to follow footsteps of the truthful successor of the holy prophet in all perspectives of life.

Imam Khomeini also appealed entire Muslim nations and human societies to study and analyze the patterns of social justice set by Imam Ali and his the people of his holy household (peace be upon them).

The religious and spiritual figure of contemporary history said that Imam Ali (PBUH), is the appearance of the absolute justice, the marvel of the world , who has no equal by kindness in the world-from the beginning until the eternity- unless the more respectable Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).

It is noteworthy that Imam Ali never preferred an Arab to a non-Arab or an aristocrat to an ordinary man. He never compromised with the chiefs of tribes nor with the kings.

Imam Khomeini also urged the whole human societies to follow footsteps of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) and other truthful successors of the holy prophet of Islam in order to gain prosperity and salvation.

In the early days of Islam, the ideal Islamic government ruled twice: first at the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad  and secondly when Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon them) governed the Muslim societies and set unprecedented divine patterns.

 They were the only two examples that the immaterial values dominated. In other words, they were governments of justice in which the rulers had never violated the law. During those two periods, a government of law was in control and perhaps we will never find another government of law with such qualities all over the world.

This was the administration and a government whose head was equal to the simplest citizen living there before the law.

It happened in the government of the early Islam. In such a government all are equal before the law because the Islamic law is a divine one and all – whether the ruler, the Prophet, the Imam or the common people.

 Those who had the country's destiny in their hands were meeting the common people in the same mosque in such a way that when somebody entered the mosque could not differentiate the leader and government officials from the populace.

The Islamic leaders such as the holy prophet and his infallible successors such as Imam Ali (PBUH) were sitting among the people in small mosques and listening to their words.

 They were just like people in their dress style and association. Justice was so applied that if a citizen from the lowest class of the society took a legal action against the first person in the country, the judge used to summon the leader who would attend the court.

The Noble Prophet of Islam and Imam Ali (peace be upon them) were also following the law, the Divine law.

The founder of the Islamic Republic frequently said that if the human societies preserve Imam Ali’s legacy, they could be prevented from social and moral decline and a viable and  fair social justice could be established across the world. 

Imam Khomeini the great spiritual and religious leader of the Muslim world revived genuine teachings of the household members of the holy prophet of Islam and hailed the companions of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

The founder of the Islamic Republic frequently said that Imam Ali—the truthful infallible successor of the holy prophet of Islam—established eternal patterns of social justice which should be followed by generations to come over the centuries.

The Messenger of Allah (S) said: "He who wants to see Noah (as) in his determination, Adam (as) in his knowledge, Abraham (as) in his clemency, Moses (as) in his intelligence and Jesus (as) in his religious devotion should look at ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib (PBUH)."

Salman al-Farsi said that the Messenger of God said: "The first one of you to drink from the Basin on the Day of Judgment is your first Muslim, ‘Ali, the son of Abu Talib."

Ibn Hisham recorded that:

‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib (PBUH) was the first male to believe in the Messenger of God and that he prayed with him while he was only ten years old.

Imam ‘Ali (PBUH) said: "I was the first one to accept Islam at the hands of the Holy Prophet."

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