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Attended by Iranian and Indian scholars:

International Webinar of Ethics and Politics in View Point of Imam Khomeini was held in India

 By the initiative and efforts of the Iranian Cultural Mission in New Delhi and on the occasion of the 31st departure anniversary of the late Imam Khomeini a webinar was held in New Delhi titled ethics and politics in Imam Khomeini"s thoughts.

According to Public Relations Department of Islamic Culture and Relations organization (ICRO), 15 Iranian and Indian scholars took part in the cyberspace seminar held on the 31st departure anniversary of the late Imam Khomeini.

Several local TV channels and social media provided live coverage of the speeches delivered during the seminar as well as live airing by YouTube and Facebook.

Speakers were Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi, Ali Chegeni, representative of the Supreme Leader in India, Hojatoleslam Mahdavipor, former Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki, Iranian Cultural Attache to India, Rabbani, Former Speaker of Iranian Parliament, Gholamali Haddad Adel,  a prominent India clerics the Friday Prayer Leader of the Shahi Fatehuri  Mosque,  Molana Mufti Mokarram Ahmad, the Chancellor of the Maulana Azad University Jodhpur, Akhtar Alwasa and several other prominent scholars, academics and theologians who spoke about various dimensions of Imam Khomeini"s personality and his aspirations about the Islamic Revolution.

Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi, Mr. Chegeni in his opening remarks by referring to outstanding way of governance by Imam Khomeini said the founder of the Islamic Republic was a self-made man who belied on what he said and before advising others to do something he himself did it. He awakened the national self- confidence among Iranian people and considered internal evolution and awakening of people as the determining factor for political and social movements. Imam"s vision in turning to oneself and using national potentials has made the country an independent and powerful entity despite cruel and illegal sanctions. He added that Imam Khomeini paid special attention to oppressed and deprived people and always supported them. 

 The Chancellor of Maulana Azad University Jodhpur, Akhtar Al-wasa a prominent Indian Muslim said the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran taught us that development doesn"t necessarily lead to wellbeing and material prosperity, but development and progress based of moral and ethical infrastructure, could bring about wellbeing to nations.

He said objective of Imam Khomeini from the Islamic Revolution was not gaining power but his uprising was of divine nature aimed at bringing wellbeing and security to nation and resistance against the oppressors.

The representative of Supreme Leader in India, Hojatoleslam Mahdavipor described Imam Khomeini as an integrated person, a great religious scholar, jurisprudent, source of emulation, philosopher and an enlightened figure who because of good and Islamic up breeding and piety could launch and lead the Islamic Revolution which has changed the politics of the world. He added that after the age of the members of the holy household of the holy Prophet of Islam (SA) no one like Imam Khomeini (RA) could be found.

The prayer leader of the Fatehpuri Mosque in Old Delhi, Mufti Mokrram said Imam Khomeini was a very pious man a man of good and heavenly nature and loved not only the people of Iran but the whole Muslim community.

He added that founder of the Islamic Republic was saturated with divine and Islamic teaching and that was the reason for not fearing from anybody but the almighty God.

Mufti Mokarram said today, Islamic Republic is a powerful and independent country due to vision of the Imam Khomeini and despite of sanctions, has never extended his hand to any one or country for help and has become the harbinger of unity of Muslims and Islamic Ummah.

 The Chairman of the Saadi Foundation, Gholamali Haddad Adel speaking at the webinar of ethics and politics in Imam Khomeini"s thoughts held in India said one of the most important characteristics of Imam Khomeini was interlocking politics and religion because in his view politics originates from religion.

He said in western countries, separation of religion and politics is accentuated and such separation is being considered as a sign of progress of human community. Haddad Adel went on saying that Imam Khomeini introduced a new kind of government to the world a government that supports oppressed people and struggles against tyranny and injustice. Imam Khomeini believed that the Palestinian people are victims of oppression and supporting of the Palestinian cause is a religious obligation in part of Iranian people.

The next speaker was, Former Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki  who talked about the need to have thorough knowledge and understanding of Imam Khomeini"s vision adding that in order to understand the contemporary developments of in Iran and the world understand ideas and views of Imam Khomeini (RA) is inevitable.

He said giving religious nature and identity to politics and attaching new moral and social value to it, is one the main legacies of the founder of Islamic Republic.

Iranian Cultural Attaché to New Delhi, Rabbani for his part elaborated on the importance of ethics and politics in the practical and philosophical wisdom of Islam and said these two concepts have kept the mind of so many thinkers busy throughout the history including the late Imam Khomeini.

Elaborating on Imam Khomeini"s views about the relationship between politics and religion, he said for the founder of the Islamic Republic, the contradiction between religion and politics becomes clear when politics is separated from religion and politics is not considered as depended on religion and free from ethics and morality adding that even the moral teachings of Islam are of political nature. In Imam Khomeini"s outlook in comparison between morality and politic, the priority is given to morality and achievement of good moral values is the ultimate objective of politics, said the Iranian cultural envoy to India.

Iranian Cultural Attaché concluded his comments about the personality and vision of Imam Khomeini by saying that in today world, which is faced with spirituality crisis, the need for morality is a vital element for human being because the industrial way of life, social and intellectual crisis, excessive prosperity next to acute poverty, discrimination and injustice in various political and social level, have exacerbated the need for morality and in such circumstances views of prominent figures such as Imam Khomeini in linking politics and religion to each other will contribute to up breeding of ethical minded politicians in this highly turmoil stricken, world.

A prominent Indian Muslim scholar, Agha Sultan speaking at the same webinar about the personality and world vision of the late Imam Khomeini said founder of the Islamic Republic in practice merged Islam and politics and Iranian Constitution is based on such merged concept.

He added that Imam Khomeini(RA) provided a good and viable way of Islamic governance to be established in Muslim world adding that Imam Khomeini was the only religious leader in the world who issued a an edict against the British author, Salman Rushdie while no one else  dare to do so.

Akbar Khan a well- known Bollywood movie star talked about Imam Khomeini as a very firm, powerful and at the same time very kind and affectionate leader who always supported oppressed nations and Muslim nations in Particular and gave the Iranian nation independence adding that he created a balance between politics and religion. Akbar khan said Imam Khomeini is the greatest leader of the Islamic world, a religious leader and freedom fighter like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther.

The Head of Ahlulbayt Institution in New Delhi, said in today world, politics and ethics are considered as two different entities and there is a belief that these two could not be merged but Imam Khomeini was the one who converged them, both theoretically and practically.

The next speaker was Sanskrit language Professor, Belram Shekla who elaborated on the morality and spirituality in Imam Khomeini"s school of thought and said Socrates believed that whoever takes the leadership of a society must be strong in spirituality and Imam Khomeini was the porotype of such leader.

A prominent Muslim figure from Hyderabad, Nasiruddin Menshavi talking about the importance of good hummer and politics in Islam said the Holy Prophet of Islam has advised his Ummah to develop good hummer because Islam is based on morality and good behavior not on sword.

 He added that Imam Khomeini has put the Islamic Revolution that was a unique event of its kind in the world, on two pillars of Islam and republicanism.  

   

 Professor of Ain Al-Hussein University of Delhi, commenting on Imam Khomeini"s way of life said the founder of the Islamic Republic, before being a political leader was a pious and fair scholar and a self-made individual and was the only world leader who based the politics, on religious morality foundation and acted on such establishment. He also talked about literary and poetry potentials of the Late Imam Khomeini adding that we will continue his path in the future.

Two prominent Buddhist  scholars and leaders also took part at the webinar held on the way of life, leadership and characterizes of Imam Khomeini(RA)  and talked about the importance of the mysticism  approach of the founder of the Islamic Republic and shaping the political system based of ethics and morality and also the similarity between Islamic and Buddhist mysticism.

They also referred to Imam Khomeini as one the greatest political leader of the contemporary world who was able to present a practical and viable model of government based on morality and mysticism.

 

 

 

 

 


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