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Imam Khomeini 21st Death Anniversary Commemorated
The 21st death anniversary of Ayatullah Rohullah Imam Khomeini (RA), the leader of Islamic revolution was observed in the metropolis to pay tributes to the most popular legendary leader and visionary of the 20th century.
The Central program to pay tribute to Imam Khomeni was jointly organized by Imamia Students Organization (ISO), Imamia Organization (IO), Asgharia Organization, Dasta-e-Istiqbal-e-Imame Zamana (ajf),Heyat-e-Aeima Masajid and Ulema-e-Imamia Pakistan (HIMUIP) and other organizations at Soldier Bazar .The theme of the program was “Philosophy of Imam Khomeini”.
Despite the threat of looming Cyclone Phet and torrential rain in karachi, thousands of people from all walks of lifes attended the mammoth gathering to pay tribute to the late Imam.
Iranian Scholar Dr Ali Abbas Shimali, Maulana Syed Ali Murtaza Zaidi,Allama Qazi Ahmed Noorani Siddiqui, Maulana Sheikh Hassan Salahuddin and others highlighted the philosophy of late Ayatullah Imam Khomeini.
Addressing the meeting Noted Iranian Scholar Dr Ali Abbas Shimali said that Imam Khomeini was inspired by the philosophy of Karbala. He said that Imam Khomeini believed that this tragic incident would also help to inspire his nation to bring Islamic revolution and prepare the people to confront the enemy.
He said despite their power, the US government and the Shah had no way but to cede the control of the country to the revolutionary forces, led by Imam Khomeini."
"Imam Khomeini believed that unlike other revolutions, the Islamic revolution should not spread through sedition, military expedition or terrorism," he said, adding the Iranian people should strive towards turning their revolution into a model for other Muslim nations.
He underlined the need of restructuring of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) saying that presently OIC has failed to address the problems being faced by the Muslim Ummah.
Dr Shimli added that this is the need of hour that Muslims of the world should introduce their own Muslim currency like Euro to meet the economic and political challenges in the modern world.
He said the Islamic Revolution differs from other revolutions in the sense that it was not merely a spiritual, cultural, economic and political revolution. But indeed it was an all-out revolution with deep affiliation with Islam itself.
Referring to Imam Khomeini's genius and statesman-like handling of multiple crises, Dr Ali Abbas said that in an era when many people in the world believed that Islamic teachings were no longer viable, the late Imam proved that Islam is a living and practicable code of life.
Allama Qazi Ahmed Noorani Siddiqui, Maulana Ali Murtaza Zaidi and Sheikh Hassan Salahuddin in their address said that the ideology of the late Imam Khomeni revived the spirit of resistance in the whole world, and particularly in the Islamic community.
They urged the Muslims of the world to take their cue from of Imam Khomeni’s strong stance against Israel and American policies.
They condemned the Israeli attack on Gaza-bound aid convoy freedom flotilla saying that Israel is a cancerous tumor.
They underlined the need of unity among the Muslims to meet the challenges and threat are being faced by the Muslim Ummah.