Conference of Imam Khomeini and the Thought of Islamic Government

Chairman of the Conference: Ayatollah Ma’refat
Time of Organization: 6-8 Bahman 1378
Place of Conference: Auditorium of Shayk Mofid, Qom

The Purpose of this conference was, in fact reviewing the invaluable legacy of Imam Khomeini’s ideas, taking his short and long speeches into consideration and elaborating on his views about Religious Government so that various interpretations of his mental fundamentals and political views could be reviewed and evaluated, and his precious thought with its objective results would manifest themselves on religious contemplation of the clerical institutions. The pivotal subjects of this meeting include: philosophical bases of dialectic, principal bases and juridical rule, political philosophy, guardianship of the jurist, Islamic government and effects of Imam Khomeini’s thought on religious attitude and the clergy.Titles and names are as follows:


  • First volume – Fundamentals of dialectic (Islamic Government)


  1. Religion and Systematization/ Sayyed Mas’ud Aqa’i
  2. Religious Government, Features and its damages/ Sayd Mohamadali Ayazi
  3. Domain of Involvement of Religion in the Area of Social Affairs/ Mohamadhosayn Irandust
  4. Connection of Religion and Politics in the view of Imam Khomeini (s)/ Mohamadtaqi Sobhaninia
  5. Standard for the Government to be Religious/ Shayesteh Shari’atmadari
  6. Involvement in Politics from the Imam’s Opinion/ Sayd Mohammad Shafi’i
  7. Standard for the Government to be Religious/ Abbas Shaykh Sha’ani
  8. Mutual effects of Wisdom and Religion/ Mojtaba Attarzadeh
  9. Presence of Religion in Social Arena/ Hadi Qabel
  10. Religion and Government in the View of Imam Khomeini/ Ali Mohammad
  11. Involvement of Religion in Social Arenas/ Mohamadreza Mostafapur
  12. Subjective and Objective Links between Religious government and Fascism/ Davood Mahdavi Zadegan
  13. Systemization of Religious Law and Jurisprudence in the opinion of Imam Khomeini (s)/ Aliakbar Nawwabi


  • Second Volume—Political Philosophy


  1. Origin for Legitimacy of Islamic Government/ Abdoljavad Ibrahimi
  2. Legitimacy of Juridical Guardianship in the Opinion of Imam Khomeini (s)/ Alireza Ansari
  3. Source of Legitimacy of Islamic Government/ Mohamadali Barzuni
  4. Elucidation of Legitimacy of Islamic Government/ Mohammadmehdi Behdarvand
  5. Divine and Humane Legitimacy/ Mostafa Ja’farpisheh
  6. Legitimacy of Government in the View of Imam Khomeini/ Ali Eskandari
  7. Study of the Origin for Legitimacy of Guarding the Government/ Ahmad Abedini
  8. The Source of Legitimacy for Islamic Government/ Hasan Arab
  9. Studying the Origin of Legitimacy for Islamic Government/ Mehdi Qasemi
  10. An Investigation in the Origin of Legitimacy for Islamic Government and its Components/ Mohammad Ghafuri
  11. Role of Acceptability and Efficiency in Legitimacy of the System/ Mehdi Qasemi
  12. Bases for Humane Sovereignty in Islam and the Imam’s Thought/ Hasan Ghadrdan Qaramaleki
  13. Reviewing the Source of Legitimacy in Imam Khomeini’s Perspective/ Abolfazl Musavian
  14. Legitimacy of Power and Sovereignty from Imam Khomeini’s viewpoint/ Sayyed Abbas Nabavi



  • Third Volume—Political Philosophy (2)


  1. The Spatial Proportion of Spheres for Rights and Obligations/ Abdolhamid Kuchakian
  2. Imam Khomeini and the Strategy for Authenticity of Obligation/Mohamadhasan Sa’idi
  3. Political Dispositions in Islamic Culture/ Mohammad Nuri
  4. A Comparative Study of Utopia and Islamic City/ Tayyeba Bayza’i
  5. Controlling Political Power in Imam Khomeini’s Idea/ Mohamad Bavi
  6. Legal State as Religious State/ Mohammad Pezeshgi
  7. A Review of the Effects of Religious Functions/ Sayd Mohammad Saqafi
  8. Ideal State in Political Thought of the Imam/ Abdolqayyum Sajjadi
  9. Pathology of the Royal, Political System/ Najaf Lakza’i
  10. The government in Political Idea of the Imam/ Abdol’vahah Forati
  11. The State in Perspective of Imam Khomeini/ Abolfazl Najafi
  12. People in Imam Khomeini’s Idea/ Bahram Akhavan Kazemi
  13. The Status of People in Islamic Governmental System/ Mohsen Araki
  14. Freedom and Democracy in Political Thought of Imam Khomeini (s)/ Emad Afrugh
  15. Islam and Democracy/ Farah Ramin
  16. The Sacred Theory of Democracy/ Aliakbar Sadeqi Rashad
  17. Position of Freedom in Political View of the Imam/ Sayd Javad Salehi
  18. Freedom in the View of Imam Khomeini/ Sadraldin al-Qabanji
  19. Facilitation and Forbearance in Imam Khomeini’s Governmental Idea/Aliasghar Moradi
  20. Imam Khomeini Challenging Fascism and Secular Liberalism/ Mostafa Moslehzadeh
  21. Relation between Ethic and Politics in the Opinion of Imam Khomeini/ Sayd Hasan Islami
  22. Ethic and Politics in the idea of Imam Khomeini/ Ayat Qanbari



  • Fourth Volume—the record and reasons of juridical guardianship


  1. Theory of Guardianship of the Jurist in Imam Khomeini’s opinion/ Nabiollah Ebrahimzadeh Amoli
  2. Guardianship of Jurist, a Legitimate Choice/ Qasem Ebrahimi
  3. Historical trend of the Theory for the Spiritual Leader in the Imam’s View/ Mohamadmehdi Babapur
  4. Investigalim in the Theory of Proportion in Absolute Guardianship of the Jurist/ Gholamreza Behrouzlak
  5. Rational Reasonings for Spiritual Leader from the Standpoint of Imam Khomeini/ Mohtaram Payandeh
  6. Primacy of Spiritual Leader in Imam Khomeini’s View/ Mohamadjavad Haydari Kashani
  7. Manifestation of Juridical Guardianship in Previous Periods/ Sayd Mohamad Shafi’i
  8. Appointment or Choosing in the Perspective of Imam Khomeini/ Ne’matollah Safar
  9. Appointed or Chosen Guardian in the Perspective of the Imam/ Habibollah Taheri
  10. Theory of Justice in Islamic Government with the Spiritual Leader/ Mohamadjavad Fazel Lankarani
  11. Supervision or Guardianship in the View of Contemporary Jurists/ Mohammad Hasan Qadrdan
  12. Intrinsic or Extrinsic Guardianship/ Mohammadsorush Mahallati
  13. Interpretation of Absolute Guardianship of the Jurist in the Perspective of Imam Khomeini/ Gholamreza Mesbah
  14. Guardianship of Jurist, Appointing or Choosing?/ Mohamad Movahhedi Saveji
  15. Reviewing Fundaments of Appointment or Choosing of the Leader/ Sayd Mohsen Musavi Gorgani
  16. A Comparitive Investigation in Imam Khomeini’s Thought on the Political Contemporary Shiite Jurisprudence/ Ali Nasresfahani
  17. Juridical Fundaments of Spiritual Leader/ Mostafa Nurani



  • Fifth volume—Requisites, Duties and Powers of the top Spiritual Leader


  1. Theory of Juridical Guardianship, Management of Research and Development/ Ahmad Akuchakian
  2. Extent of Powers for Guardianship of Jurist/ Mohamadjavad Arasteh
  3. Theory of Guardianship of Jurist and Social Will-Power/ Sayyed Zohayr al-A’raji
  4. Democracy and Guardianship in the view of Imam Khomeini/ Mohamadreza Aminzadeh
  5. 5.       Spiritual Leadership, Powers and Responsibility/ Mohamad Bavi
  6. 6.       Legitimate Islamic Government/ Massih Borujerdi
  7. 7.       Investigating Stability and Development in the Thought of Imam Khomeini/ Mostafaja’far Pishefard
  8. 8.       Guardianship of the Jurist, Conditions and Limitations/ Saydahmad Hosayni
  9. 9.       Conditions for becoming Top Spiritual Leader in the View of Imam Khomeini/ Aliakbar Zakeri
  10. 10.   The Juridical Feature of the Government from the viewpoint of the Imam and the others/ Mohammadali Rostamian
  11. 11.   Imam Khomeini and Dignities of Guardianship/ Hosayn Rahbari
  12. 12.   The Guardian in the View of Islamic Authorities and Imam Khomeini/ Mohamadnaqi Salemi
  13. 13.   Being Top Spiritual Leader for Guardianship/ Mohamadtaqi Sobhaninia
  14. 14.   The Status of Law in Guardianship of the Jurist System/ Hosaynali Ahmadi
  15. 15.   Position of Social Justice in the System of Primacy of Religious leader/ Hosaynali Ahmadi
  16. 16.   Deliberation on the Political thought of Imam Khomeini/ Sayyed Mohamadhosayn Fazlollah (translated by Majid Moradi)
  17. 17.   Relationship between Freedom and Guardianship in Political Thought of Imam Khomeini/ Mansur Mirahmadi
  18. 18.   Clashes of Different Guardianships in Juridical Opinions with Practical Policy of Imam Khomeini/ Zaynolabedin Najafi
  19. 19.   Absolute Guardianship of the Jurist, beyond the law or in the Framework of the Law?/ Rahim Nowbahar



  • Sixth volume—Political Institutions and Civil Principles


  1. 1.       Political Parties in Imam Khomeini’s Idea/ Ali Ahmadi
  2. 2.       Separation of Forces in the Thought of Imam Khomeini/ Ahmadhosayn Eskandari and Isma’il Darabkala’i
  3. 3.       Principles and Islamic Diplomatic Fundamentals/ Dr. Mohamadreza Dehshiri
  4. 4.       Domain of Individual Rights in Islamic Government/ Mohamadkazem Rahmansetayesh
  5. 5.       Domain of Private Ownership and the order for Confiscation of Properties/ Hosayn Simani
  6. 6.       The Status of Justice In Shiite Political Jurisprudence/ Saydnuroldin Shari’atmadar Jaza’eri
  7. 7.       Consultative Assembly in Imam Khomeini’s View/ Mehdi Montazerqa’em
  8. 8.       Answering of the Islamic System’s Administrations to legal Institutions and the People/ Taqi Najjarirad
  9. 9.       Supervising Political Power in the Thought of Imam Khomeini/ Sayd Javad Vara’i
  10. 10.   A Deliberation over the Expansion of Political Parties/ Sayd Javad Vara’i
  11. 11.   Imam Khomeini and International Political Order/ Sayyed Hasan Amin
  12. 12.   Foreign Policy of Islamic Government/ Sayyed Sadeq Haqiqat
  13. 13.   National Profits from the view of Imam Khomeini/ Esma’il Darabkala’i
  14. 14.   National Expediencies being Standard for out of the Country/ Mahdi Abbasi


  • Seventh volume—Governmental Orders and Expediency


  1. 1.       Expediency in the meaning of manner/ Asghar Eftekhari
  2. 2.       Governmental Ruling and its Role in Implementation of Islamic Governments Responsibilities/ Mohamadali Taskhiri
  3. 3.       Expediency as a Paradigm of Islamic Government/ Sayd Mohamadnaser Taqavi
  4. 4.       Criteria of Governmental Orders/ Sayd Ali Hosayni
  5. 5.       Spiritual Leader and the Process of Social Expediency/ Saydabbas Hosayni Qa’em Maqami
  6. 6.       Status of Expediency in the Spiritual Leadership/ Abdolhosayn Khosrowpanah
  7. 7.       Character and Juridical Effects in Disobedience of Governmental Orders/ Sayfollah Sarami
  8. 8.       Expediency of the System in the Thought of Imam Khomeini/ Faker Maybodi
  9. 9.       Role of Expediency in Islamic Jurisprudence/ Hosayn Aliahmadi
  10. 10.   Place of Expediency in Islamic Law and Elucidation of the Imam’s Idea/ Javad Fakhar Tusi
  11. 11.   Role of Consultation and Participation in the Process of Decision-Making with a Historical, Comparative Look/ Ahmad Moballeghi
  12. 12.   Expediency Mooted in the Idea of Imam Khomeini with an Analysis of it/ Mohamad Mansurnejad


  • Eighth volume—The Clergy, Juridical Leadership and Imitation


  1. 1.       Seminary and Clerics in the Theoretical and Practical Policy of the Imam/ Bahram Akhavan Kazemi
  2. 2.       Fashions of Mobilizing the Clergy to the Field of Confrontation/ Manuchehr Akbari
  3. 3.       Role of Islamic Government in Actualization and Development of Jurisdiction/ Mohamadebrahim Jannati
  4. 4.       Duties of the Clergy from the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini/ Ahmadreza Hamsian
  5. 5.       Pathology of the Clerical Organization in the View of Imam Khomeini/ Mohamadjavad Haydari
  6. 6.       Pathology of the Public Confidence in the Mullahs/ Ali Rabbani Khorasgani
  7. 7.       The Clergy, Musts and Must not’s in Imam Khomeini’s Perspective/ Mahtab Rezapour
  8. 8.       Requirements of Juridical Leadership in Modern Jurisprudence/ Hosayn Azizi
  9. 9.       Revival and Renewal of the Movement/ Abdoljabbar al-Rafa’i
  10. 10.   Imam Khomeini: Religious Authority and Politics / Davud Firahi
  11. 11.   Outstanding Success of the Imam/ Hatam Qaderi
  12. 12.   Place of the Mullahs in Islamic Government/ Saydsamsamoldin Qavami
  13. 13.   Role of Place and Time in the Strategies/ Khalilreza Mansuri


  • Ninth volume—References and Bibliology in the Political Thought of Imam Khomeini

“The Bibliology of Political Thought of the Imam” is the title of the ninth book out of the collection of works concerning the conference of Imam Khomeini and his Islamic Governmental Thought. This Book has been Compiled in two parts 1) Imam Khomeini’s governmental works and 2) an analysis and investigation of the Imam’s views. The first is what he has written himself or mooted down by his students in his classes. This part is in two Chapters the first of which includes 6 topics arranged in alphabetical order and the second includes a collection of the Imam’s religious decrees or short speeches

                        The second part of the book deals with introducing other scholars’ ideas regarding the imam’s governmental though, which again comes in two chapters giving Arabic, Persian and European references. At the end of the book, there are three lists of subjects, proper names and titles for more information of the readers.









  • Tenth volume—Scientific Interviews

The names of Ayatollahs and Hujjat-al-Islams being interviewed are given as follows:     

  1. Mohammad Fazel Lankarani
  2. Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani
  3. Yusof Sane’i
  4. Mohammad Mehdi Asefi
  5. Naser Makarem Shirazi
  6. Ahmad Ahmadi
  7. Reza Ostadi
  8. Abutaleb Tahlil
  9. Sayyed Kazem Ha’eri
  10. Gholamali Haddad Adel
  11. Mohsen Harampanahi
  12. Sayyed Mohammad Baqer Hakim
  13. Sayyed Abbas Katam Yazdi
  14. Sayyed Mohsen Kharrazi
  15. Ja’far Subhani
  16. Ahmad Saberi Hamadani
  17. Sayyed Hasan Taheri Khorramabadi
  18. Mohammad Aba’i Khorasani
  19. Abbasali Amid Zanjani
  20. Mehdi Karrubi
  21. Sayyed Ja’far Karimi
  22. Mohammadali Gerami
  23. Abolqasem Gorji
  24. Abbas Mahfuzi
  25. Sayyed Mostafa Mohaqeq Damad
  26. Mohammad Mehdi Rayshahri
  27. Sayyed Ahmad Madadi
  28. Sayyed Mohammad Hasan Mar’ashi
  29. Mohammad Hadi Ma’refat
  30. Sayyed Mohammad Musavi Bojnurdi
  31. Sayyed Mohsen Musavi Tabrizi
  32. Sayyed Mohammad Musavi Kho’iniha
  33. Hosayn Mehrparvar
  34. Mohammad Mo’men Qomi
  35. Abdollah Nuri
  36. Mohammad Yazdi



  • Abstracts of Articles for the First Conference of Imam Khomeini and the Thought of Islamic Government


The present book comprises the collection of article abstracts pertaining to the Conference of Imam Khomeini and his thought regarding an Islamic Government, which has been arranged and compiled by the Scientific Committee of the conference on eight topics: dialectic bases, political philosophy, guardianship of the jurist (background and reasons), guardianship of the jurist (conditions and duties), guardianship of the jurist (with essential rights), political institutions and civil principles, governmental orders and expediency, status and dignity of the clergy. The list of more than 300 article titles has been given together with the names of their writes in alphabetical order in the above eight topics, which can be a good guide for the scholars and researchers interested in Imam Khomeini’s ideas.


  • Publication of the Governmental Thought Specific of this Conference in 8 Editions

Since the recognition of the Imam’s Governmental Thought enjoyed a specific importance and status, this conference was specially organized to answer and meet the needs of people. It was able, within a year to regulate various scientific activities including the publication of 8 editions of Governmental Thought.

This news publication was published in 8 editions from Tir 1376 to Esfand 1378 with the directorship of Hujjat-al-Islam, Dr. Kazem Qazizadeh and with Mr. Mohammad Bavi in the position of chief editor on the following main themes: an editorial, visiting sources of authority, dialogues, articles, the Imam’s speeches, reflections and echoes, panels, news and conference reports, introducing books and Imam Khomeini’s Year in the mirror of the press.

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