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Islamic Solidarity in Infra-National Thoughts of Imam Khomeini

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We should not degrade martyrdom to the extent of saying that in exchange for the martyrdom of the children of Islam, Khorramshahr and other cities were liberated. All these definitions of martyrdom are wrong assumptions of nationalists.

Our aim is higher than that. The nationalists imagined that our aim is to implement the international Islamic objectives in the world of poverty and hunger. We say, “So long as the supremacy of the East and the West are there, there is struggle and as long as there is struggle, we are here.”

We do not have any dispute with anybody over a city or country. We plan to hoist the banner of “L? il?ha illall?h” [There is no deity but Allah] on top of the lofty summits of glory and grandeur.

July 20, 1988 [Tir 29, 1367 AHS / Dhu’l-Hijjah 5, 1408 AH] Sahife-ye Imam, vol. 20, p. 318



Islam as a solution to the essential troubles of humanity

After mentioning these problems and preliminary points, let me call on you (Mekhail Gorbachev) to study Islam earnestly, not because Islam and Muslims may need you but because Islam has exalted universal values which can bring comfort and salvation to all nations and remove the basic problems of mankind. A true understanding of Islam may forever release you from the problem of Afghanistan and other similar involvements. We treat Muslims of the world as Muslims of our own country and will ever share in their destiny.

January 1, 1989 [Dey 10, 1367 AHS / Jum?d? al-Awwal 21, 1409 AH]- Sahfe-ye Imam, vol. 21, p. 225



The philosophy for issuance of the creed on execution of Salman Rushdi

I would like to inform the valiant Muslims of the world that the author of the book, The Satanic Verses, which has been written and published against Islam, the Prophet and the Qur’an, as well as the publishers aware of its content, are sentenced to death. I request the valiant Muslims to execute them promptly wherever they found them so that nobody else would dare to insult the sanctities of Muslims. Anyone, who would be killed in this path, is a martyr, God willing. Meanwhile, if anyone has access to the author but does not have the courage to execute him, one should introduce him to the people so that he could get the reward for introducing him.

February 14, 1989 [Bahman 25, 1367 AHS / Rajab 7, 1409 AH]Sahife-ye Imam, vol. 21, p. 263



Inclusion of the last message of Imam (r)

This politico-religious testament of mine is not intended for the great nation of Iran only. Rather, it is recommended to all Islamic nations and the oppressed peoples of the world regardless of their religion or nationality.

Khordad 15, 1368 AH Sahife-ye Imam, vol.21, p. 400


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