Imam Khomeini, founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, supported the oppressed in Africa
Iran's cultural attaché in Uganda said one of the main objectives of Imam Khomeini, the revered founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, was supporting the oppressed and downtrodden of the world, especially in Africa.
Mohammad Reza Ghezelsofli made the comments in the East-Central African country during a special ceremony on the eve of the 32nd anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s demise.
"The interest in the Islamic Republic of Iran and its founder among various nations of the world, including Uganda, indicates that the path, goal and thoughts of Imam Khomeini will always be alive and expand," Ghezelsofli said.
Both Imam Khomeini, as well as his successor, Imam Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have urged for unity among all Muslims, since harmony between Sunnis and Shiites is necessary for achieving progress and power among Muslim nations.
In another part of his speech, Ghezelsofli refereed to the verses of the holy Quran, explaining that life in this world is a place for cultivating good deeds for the hereafter, and whosoever does not cultivate for his Hereafter has ruined his life in this world and hereafter.”
The ceremony was attended by several Ugandan scholars, professors, teachers, local officials and cultural leaders in Butambala, a district in the central region of Uganda.
Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989 at the age of 87. Hailed as one of the Twentieth Century’s true revolutionary leaders, he spearheaded the Islamic Revolution -- the Iranian nation’s struggle against the tyrannical United States-backed Pahlavi monarchy -- towards eventual victory in 1979.
Iranians and devotees of Imam Khomeini will commemorate the 32nd anniversary of his demise on June 4.