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IMAM KHOMEINIS LITERARY WORKS AND Compilations

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Imam Khomeini had penned scores of books on ethics, mysticism, Jurisprudence, principles, politics and social issues. Many of them have been published. Unfortunately a number of most valuable treatises of the Imam have been lost in the process of changing rented homes, or by police or Savak action in raids on his home or library.

Imam Khomeinis hand writing was excellent. He observed traditional rules, the order of writing, summarization, and avoidance of verbosity. The fluent prose, use of literary arts, charming composition and innovations in the political and religious messages of the Imam, formed a basis for evolution in Iranian religious and political literature. Already the effect of particular terminology and composition used by the Imam are entered into new Persian literary texts, even in the ordinary spoken language of the people. Some of Imam Khomeinis works such as (fiqh) principles and mysticism or (erfan) are in Arabic language, others are in Farsi.

In addition to his scientific works, Imam Khomeini has rewritten, in beautiful penmanship, a number of unpublished treatises by other learned men. Some of the works of the Imam, are written in a specialized manner the understanding of which, is not possible without help by the exegesis of the experts in those lines, other works are written in a more simple style. Books recently published by the Institute for Compilation and Publication of the works of Imam Khomeini, are superior to former editions, from the point of view of preface, explanatory footnotes, compendium of guide lists and care in the accuracy of texts and presentation of model pictures of hand-written pages. Also, in past few years some of the Imams works have received their first printing by this Institute. As yet, there are unpublished works which will he published in due time after completion of footnotes, explanatory notes and related lists.

Below we will review the list of the works of Imam Khomeini in chronological order. To be sure, each one of these works deserves separate detailed introduction, and so far, several books and articles have been written in this connection.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE DAWN PRAYERS

This book containing a description of deep mystic points, of philosophy and Kalam, was written in Arabic, in 1307 (1928). It is based on Quranic Verses and narratives by the Ahl-e Bayt (Prophets Household). It is about the famous Mobahala Prayer known as the Dawn Prayer. Mr. seyyed Ahmad Fehri has translated the book and it has had several reprints.

Last printing by: The Etelaat Institute of Tehran, 1370 (1991) in 239 pages.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE RAASALJALOOT TRADITION

This is Imam Khomeinis version of the Raasaljaloot narration (Argumentations of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.) with authorities of other religions, including Jewish religious authorities in Raasaljaloot written in 1308 Ahs (1348 ahi). The author of the book Aein-e Daneshvaran published 1353 ahl= 1313 ahs=1934, has made mention of this work.

 

IMAMS MARGINAL COMMENTARY NOTES ON THE RAASAIJALOOT TRADITION

In addition to Imams independent description of this narration, he has written a subsequent commentary on the Description of the late Qadi Saeed Qomi (a mystic of 15th cent. A.h.) on the Raasaljaloot narration quoted by the author of Aein-e-Daneshvaran and renown Allamah, the late Sheikh Agha Bozurg Tehrani in the book Alzariah.

 

MARGINAL COMMENTARY ON DESCRIPTION OF FAWAIDUL RAZAVIYYA

In this mystic work, the Imam has expressed his opinions in the form of marginal commentary on the book Sharh, Fawaidul Razaviyya by the late Qazi Saeed Qomi.

This book will soon be published by the Institute for Compilation and Publication of the Works of Imam Khomeini.

 

DESCRIPTION ON THE ARMIES OF INTELLIGENCE AND IGNORANCE (JONUD AQLE VA JAHLE)

This is a valuable book by the Imam on Ethics. The Religious (Kalami) and Ethical opinions and Mysticism of the Imam are more clearly opened in this book and, like his book the Description on Forty Narratives, more layers (of people) can benefit by it.

Currently, the Research Section of the Institute (Qum Branch) is editing the explanatory footnotes and preparing the related lists and other research works, which it will publish, in two volumes of over 800 pages.

 

MISBAHOLHEDAYAT ELAL KIIELAFA VAL WELAYA

This book is one of the deepest and most brilliant works on Islamic mysticism of recent eras. Imam Khomeini concluded its writing in 1349 ahl, 1309 ahs, 1930, when he was 28 years old. Last printing by the Institute in 1372 (1993), contains the Text plus a detailed introduction by Prof.Jalaladdin Ashtiani, total 315 p.p.

 

MARGINAL COMMENTS ON DESCRIPTION OF THE FOSUSUL-HEKAM

The book Fasusul-Hekam, by Sheikh Akbar Muhyyaddin Arabi, a renown world mystic has had many descriptions written about it so far. The Description by Qaisari is recognized as one of the best.

In the year 1355 A.h.l. -1315 A.H.S = 1936 a.d, Imam Khomeini completed his commentary on Qaisaris Description of Fosusul Hekam in Arabic. It demonstrates the writers domination over the opinions of authorities on mysticism, such as Sheikh Akbar, Qunavi, Mulla Abdul-razzaq Kashani, Forghani, Iraqi and Qaisari. This treatise is printed together with the following trestise in one volume.

Source: imam-khomeini.com


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