Wise Sayings of Imam Khomeini
Theology and Servitude: part 2
o O nation, wake up! 0 government, wake up! Everybody wake up! You are
all in the Presence of God. Tomorrow (in the next world), you will be
called to account. Do not ignore the blood of our martyrs, and do not
quarrel over position or status.
o The universe is God's'Presence; do not commit sin in His presence. Do
not quarrel with one another over futile and fleeting matters in His
Presence. Work for God's sake and keep it up.
o Right now, we are all put under tests and trials.
o One may conceal a thing from all mortal eyes but everything about us is
preserved with God and He returns the result of our deeds to us.
o Rely on God. This reliance on God, by His will, will solve all problems.
o All of our divine duties are blessings of God [bestowed upon us], but we
consider them as obligations (i.e., as burdens).
o We must all be servants of God (i.e., be obedient to Him) and know that
everything is from Him.
o God. the Blessed and Exalted, has granted us all His blessings and we
must spend in His path the things He has granted.
o We are all from God and we must all be at His service.
o That which eases calamities is the fact that all are departing mortals. All
of us will pass away; so, it is better to be sacrificed in His path.
o All that we own belongs to God, and we must spend all we have for His
The Prophets of God
o The prophets came to put these potential forces [of man] to work, to
render man's potentials active.
o The prophets, from the first up to the last, made every effort to invite this
creature (man) to the straight path and make him tread it.
o The prophetic mission aims at saving the people's conducts, souls and
bodies from darkness; to remove all darkness and replace it with light.
o The prophets came to call people out of darkness into light.
o The prophetic mission created a scientific-gnostic change in the world that
converted the insipid Greek philosophies, which were formulated with all
their past and present worth by the Greeks themselves into an objective
mysticism and a veritable intuitive perception for masters of divine insight.
o That which the prophets wanted was to make all features of life, the entire
dimensions of the universe and man””this essence of being””as divine.
o The blessing of the appearance of the Noble Prophet is a blessing which is
matchless throughout the world from the beginning of creation to the end (of time) and none like it will ever appear again.
o The Zillullah is the Great Prophet who is nothing of himself, but
o Peace and salutations of God, the Exalted, be upon Hadrar Tsa ibn
Maryam (Jesus, the son of Mary), the Spirit of Allah and His great prophet who revived the dead and awakened the slumbering ones. Peace and salutations of God, the Exalted, be upon his noble mother. Virgin Mary,
Zillullah [lit.. "Shadow of Allah"]: a title assumed by kings and rulers throughout history in a bid to justify their alleged religious and spiritual legitimacy. [Ed.]
- Hadrat: The word Hodrat is used as a respectful form of address. [Ed.]
the Truthful Maiden, who, through the divine breath, offered such a great child to those who are thirsty of God's mercy.'
o (Addressed to religious leaders of Chistianity:) To please the Lord and
carry out the decrees of the Holy Chist, let the bells in your churches peal
out in favor of the oppressed Iranians, and in condemnation of the
o The essential task of the prophets has been to subdue this self-love as
much as possible, and to harness the egos.
o We seek what is best for the society; we are the followers of the prophets
who have come to reform the society, and to lead the society to happiness.
o If all the prophets gather together in one place, they will never quarrel
with one another.
o If all prophets ('«)" would come together at one era. they would not differ
o The prophets were not to take up the sword except against those for whom
the sword was the cure and would corrupt the society.
o The logic of the prophets calls for harshness toward the unbelievers and
those who are against mankind, and for kindness among themselves. Such
harshness, too, is a mercy.
o The prophets felt pity for the unbelievers, for the hypocrites, and
wondered why they should be like that.
o At the start of their mission, the prophets first confronted the upper class;
Hadrat Moses, confronted the Pharaoh. The upper class enjoys the priority
of being confronted and guided irst.
For information on the status of Jesus Chrisl and his mother Mary in Islam, see for example, Ahmed Deedat. Christ in Islam (Durban: Islamic Propagation Center International, 1997).
: The abbreviation, "'a' stands for the Arabic invocative phrase, 'alayhis-salam. 'alayhimussalam. or 'alayhas-salam [may peace be upon him/thein/her], which is used after the names of the prophets, angels. Imams from the Prophet's progeny, and saints ('a). [Ed.]
Source: 'Wise Sayings and Counsecs" book
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