IMAM KHOMEINI International Portal Special Issue No.18 | 2 Feb 2013 | Back to Site

Islamic Revolution

The length of time between the dark light of the oppressors rule and the bright morning of the honest victory of the revolution was 10 Godly days, its nights were all "Wonderful until the length of time of the victory decade" in the bright morning of the Islamic Republic appeared. The word "Allah" was placed on the top of time and that is the great day of victory the Godly time was to remain forever in history; the places that were constructed at the expenses of ruins were destroyed with the hands, of the people of the letter and great feast appeared that was of the determination of determined believers and the will of God that brought about a big change and thus the demon had escaped and the angle showed up. Imam Khomeini in a Godly message and with his Jesus-like words in the in the Zahra heaven in Shahidabad blew in the face of the Revolution and gave life to people who were in the righteousness arena and the movement feast.
This great Revolution cut off the hands of imperialists and oppressors from the big country of Iran and with Godly, approvals became victorious in Bahman 57 and according to the Imam the Revolution was the Godly gift and an invisible one coming from the only God for the Iranian people who were Muslim and freedom-loving.

The 15th of khordad uprising
making the grounds for the victory of the Islamic Revolution

Between the disaster of Fayzieh school and Moharam month (Farvardin 2nd to Khordad 4th of 22) (1963 A.D.) the struggle of Imam against the Shah regime was mostly the kind of issuing several publications. Once Moharam month appeared the situation was one of extensive face up. The Moharam times were ripe for disclosing the regime crimes and Shah's anti-Islamic plans. Savak which knew of the special status of this month before its start called on many of speech-marks and made them not speak against the Shah in gatherings:
1- Not to speak against the Shah
2- Not to say anything against Israel
3- Not to say to the people that Islam is in danger

Imam Khomeini in a meeting with Ghom Ulmas suggested that in Ashura day each of them speak for the people and those mourning the killing of Husain and disclose the oppressing and crimes of the regime. Imam himself also dispute the regimes threat at 4 o'clock of Ashura of 22 which was concurrent with Khordad 13 of that year went to Faizieh School in order to make a speech.

Imam Khomeini in a meeting with Ghom Ulmas suggested that in Ashura day each of them speak for the people and those mourning the killing of Husain and disclose the oppressing and crimes of the regime. Imam himself also dispute the regimes threat at 4 o'clock of Ashura of 22 which was concurrent with Khordad 13 of that year went to Faizieh School in order to make a speech.
After he talked about the discomforting disasters of Karbala he said that attack made by the Shah forced to Faizieh was similar to Karbala event and thought of that disaster as something that Israel diagnosed and stated that the Shah regime came in to existence by Israel. Also Imam referring to what Savak had asked of the speech-makers wanting them not to blame the Shah and Israel and refuse to say that Islamic in danger stated that: “all of our problems and disagreements are because of these three subjects… if we refuse to say that Islam is in danger then it is not indeed? If we refuse to say that the Shah is like this or that then it is not like this? If we refuse to say that Israel is dangerous for Islam and Muslims then it is not like that? And principles what kind of relationship exists between the Shah and Israel propelling the security organization to say that we should not speak about the Shah and Israel? Is the Shah according to the security organization from Israel?’(Sahifeh-ye Imam, vol. 1, p. 247)
The crushing words and revealing words of Imam downgraded the Shah more than before for the people. Two days before this speech in the morning of Khordad of 15th 1322 due to the Shah's order Imam was captured in his house and was immediately brought to Tehran. First he was first jailed in an individual cell and then was transported to a military base that was fully protected.
After the news of the capturing of Imam in the morning of Khordad of 15th 1322 was cast and it was thus knows that this was due to his historical speech against Israel and the Shah's regime from the first hours of Khordad of 15th extensive protests in Qom, Tehran, Varamin, Mashhad and Shiraz took place which was accompanied why slogans against the Shah and in support of Imam.
Military personals which were stationed in the downtown areas and sensitive areas of Qom and Tehran fired or protestors. People defended themselves using stones and pieces of wood. Protests continued in that day and two days after and thousands of people were killed and injured. The most disastrous event was the massacre of shroud-wearing peasants of Varameen who were going to Tehran in support of Imam. Military personnel on Bagherabad bridge faced then and using heavy arms massacred them.

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Imam Khomeini's Speech
Islamic Revolution

Ideals, Goals and Principles of the Islamic Revolution

The significance and value of any revolution depends of the ideals and goals it follows. The smallness and bigness of the ideals and goals to a great extent determines the costs that have to be paid for any revolution. As the ideals and goals of a revolution became more attractive and progressive the hardships and pressures in the direction to reach them also became sweeter and easier. Iran's Islamic Revolution from the beginning drew certain ideals and goals for itself and the leadership and the people of Iran with their efforts from the start until now have not blinked an eye in order to have their hands on them. Some of the ideals and goals of the Islamic Revolution are as under:
1- Creating a oneness system and an effort to be blessed in this and the other world.
2- Sovereignty of Islam and Quran in Man's life.
3- Educating and cleansing of Man and as a result society-making based on this.
4- Reaching for justice
5- Having a peaceful life
6- Having leisure, security, knowledge, political status independence and economic well-being
7- The status of Man and rejecting poverty, corruption and discrimination
8- The returning of Islamic worth to Muslims.
Besides the items that were mentioned other goals such as independence, freedom, moral growth, material progress, creation of a safe, worthy and … environment are also a part of the Revolution's goals. The great leader says about this that.

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The Secret of the Islamic Revolution's Victory

The creation and victory of every revolution depends on different principles and factors. Undoubtedly some factors are dominate and play a bigger role in the victory of revolution. Based on this same of the factors leading to the victory of the revolution are as follows:
1- Deep faith, with awareness and determined for the pure Islamic teachings and the movement based on that
2- Uprising for God and leading on the undiminished power of God
3- Unity in words and the unity and the coherence of the people
4- The courteous of Islamic and Godly slogans particulars mournings in Safar and Moharam
5- Intelligence and sacrifice of the righteous and original Ulmas as the pioneers of the movement
6- The accordance of the Islamic Revolution to Gold traditions

In a few words one can detect the secret of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in faith and the values people had with respect to Islam and also obedience to God's order and patience and sacrifice and endurance in the Revolution's path.


The Principles of the Islamic Revolution

As the Islamic Revolution's basis for activating is Islam and God's laws it like the religion that we have referred to has changing as well as stable commands. Hence relying on the principle of oneness one can see the following as parts of the Islamic Revolution:
1- Sticking to Islam and the Quran.
2- Defending the deprived and the poor.
3- Non-inclination vis-à-vis Eastern and Western powers.
4- Making true the social Justice.
5- Islam teaching and training.
6- Rejection of the domination and sovereignty of forceful powers that is oppressive.
7- Not fearing the threats made by materialistic powers and being hopeful of the victory and assistance given by God.
8- Elevation of Man meaning putting forward the right of decision-making truly and the selection of destiny to Him.
9- Providing the righteousness and closeness of Man to god path to him and forbidding putting limit and surrounding him with physical and worldly wants.


In a nutshell all of the cases that are seen as the bases of Islamic political thought are parts of the Islamic Revolution's principles.


Writer: Dr. Ahmad Shafiee
Summary and additions: the institute for publication and ordering of Hazrate Imam


The Particularities of Iran's Islamic Revolution

    Iran's Islamic Revolution that attained victory in 1357 H.Sh. (1979 H.D.) led by Hazrate Imam in view of most of the thinkers and leading scholars and especial its main architect has basic particularities which separate it from other revolutions and below we refer to the most important ones:

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    Islamic Revolution in Imam Khomeini’s Declarations

    * The Islamic Revolution is based on the principle of monotheism whose essence spread its umbrella over all aspects of the society. In Islam the only deity for man, rather for the entire universe, is Allah and all human beings must act for Him, that is, for His pleasure, and not worship anybody or any object. In a society, where the worship of man, worship of a personality, utilitarianism, hedonism, and any other kind of worship are all condemned and human beings are called upon to only worship God, the relations among human beings, either economic or non-economic, inside such a society or its relations with other countries, will undergo a change, the criteria will also change, and all the privileges will be abrogated.


    Sahifeh-ye Imam, vol. l5, p. 7


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    Imam Khomeini, Revolution and Communications

    "Professor Hamid Molana is an Iranian academic of international relations and the head and founder if the complete program if international communications in the American university in Washington D.C. he is the assistant chief of the international society of research on communications when more than 3 thousand professor from 140 countries, are members. The interview below is the sum of a close conversation of Hozur periodical (the institute for publishing and regulating Imam's works) with professor Molana about the personalizing of Imam Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution which is presented to our dear readers."



    Hozur: The present world is called the age of communications. In your view what is the Islamic Republic of Iran's stand in this world of communications?

    - Professor Molana: the world of communications has two main principles one is its technology aspect and the other its human one. Most talks and writings in respect decades in the West and even in The East has been based on technology progress of communication and its changed compared to organization groups and individuals. I believe that if the concept and the word the world of communications or the age of communications are used we should mostly pay attention to its human aspect and ask to what extent the phenomenon and human incentives of communication, in the generality of it have had a share?

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