Iran’s Islamic Revolution helped revival of Islam across globe: Expert
The victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, led by late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, helped the revival of Islam across the world, the head of the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission says.
Speaking in an interview with Press TV on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Massoud Shadjareh said the Revolution came to fruition at a time when Islam was viewed as an outdated religious ideology that only deserved to be taken into account in historical contexts.
“It (Islam) was never seen as a reviving concept, which overtakes every aspect of one’s life, including social, political and economic one,” he noted.
Shadjareh pointed out that back then, pundits could not even dream about such a development to happen, especially in Iran, which was regarded as the most pro-West state in the region at the time.
“It was like a tsumani which shook the world, not just the Muslim world but far beyond. I mean it was really after the [Islamic] Revolution in Iran that Islam became relevant to liberation. The liberation concept of Islam was put into practice in Palestine, Kashmir and everywhere else,” he said.
Iranians across the country on Wednesday celebrated the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.
On February 1, 1979, the late Imam Khomeini- Father of the
Islamic Revolution and Founder of the Islamic Republic- returned to Iran after
a 15-year exile. His return led to the victory of the Islamic Revolution only
ten days later. The period has been termed as Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) in Iran.