By K. Isah
The Leader of the Islamic Movement Sheikh Zakzaky delivered a closing lecture on 2014 Imam’s Week programme on Sunday the 8th of June 2014.
Prior to his lecture, various topics were discussed by invited scholars during the 10-day programme.
Sheikh Zakzaky said, Imam Khomeini passed on 4th of June 1989, and had lived a long and blessful life at a time of ‘NO HOPE’. The Imam rekindled the hope in hearts of both Muslims and non-Muslims. Not only that , the Sheikh said, the Imam also engineered the revolution and even lived ten years after in which he guided the Ummah.
The Imam showed the world the true meaning of politics as opposed to the type of politics practised by corrupt people. The Imam showed the entire world that since politics is to do with shouldering the trust of people with regard to their lives, wealth and pride, it is supposed to be shouldered by religious men(men of God). He further said that sepearion of Religion from Politics is the barrier which Imam Khomeini removed through his da’awah.
In another part of his Speech Sheikh explained the sufferings of Imam Khomeini and his followers in the hands of Shah and and Savak screet armies. Imam exile in Iraq, Turkey and France were explained by the Sheikh as well as his subsequent victorious return to Iran in 1979 and establishement of Islamic republic.
The Iranian scientific and technological development were all the result of the success of revolution which made its people became focus and productive in the face of various sunctions with view of bringing the country down or curtailing the effects of revolution frome spreading to other parts of the world.
The Imam’s ideology is a living one and it will continue to thrive and ‘even here we are blessed with understanding of this ideology and Da’awah’.
Sheikh Zakzaky further said whoseover sees Imam’s affair as a trick or anything else other than the work of God should check his mental faculty. The effects of Imam work can be seen everywhere as even Nieria has become home for Imam’s ideology.