Imam Khomeini Used to Congratulate on Eve of Christmas

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Imam Khomeini Used to Congratulate on Eve of Christmas

A prominent university professor says that the great Imam used to regularly express his congratulations for the Christian community on eve of Christmas whether during his stay in France or in the course of 1980s when he was the leader of Iran.

Dr. Qaderi, the reputed author of several books on the Islamic Revolution, writes that “Imam congratulated the Christian community on the eve of Christmas during his stay in neuphe le chateau.”

The great Imam also used to distribute gifts and sweets among the Christians and he had maintained very close amicable relations with residents of the Christian-majority region, the high-profile writer added.

Qaderi recalled that Imam had requested the Christian community to remember in their prayers the Iranian nation who were suffering under tyrant rule of the then Shah Regime.

“Christians must pray God the Almighty so He relieves the Iranian nation from clutches of tyrant rule and oppression,” Imam asked.

The Christians were deeply impressed by the excellent ethical attitude of Imam and became emotionally attached to him during his stay on the suburbs of Paris.

 The Christians leaders also used to acknowledge and recognize the ongoing struggle undertaken by Imam against the dictatorial regime and became supporters for the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

It is wroth-mentioning that a large number of media outlets from across the globe used to converge to the Imam’s residence to conduct interview and seek his views on the ongoing world affairs.

Imam rendered his apologies for residents several times for any possible inconvenience triggered by the presence of crowds of journalists and reporters in the area.

The great leader also used to send congratulation letters to the Christian leaders across the globe and released regular messages on eve of Christmas and other religious events after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Imam was great supporter of the religious unity and integration among their followers in order to confront tyranny and imperialist forces.

The great leader received more than one-million letters from religious leaders, politicians, intellectuals, officials and head of states during his leadership.

Several international magazines and institutions have recorded Imam as one of the most popular and effective religious and political leaders of the world.