With the demise of Imam Khomeini on June 3rd, 1989, the world lost a
great revolutionary and an unparalleled leader who awakened the Muslims,
revived Islam and restored it to its pristine grandeur through his honourable
and dignified life.
The Imam was a shining light in the history of Islam that continues to shine
years after his demise. Millions flocked to his funeral; millions more have
since congregated in mourning ceremonies and processions all over the world to
pray tribute to him.
Much has been written about Imam Khomeini as a political and spiritual leader
of the Islamic Revolution. However, the aim of this book is to give the reader
an insight into Imam Khomeini’s personal life, the man behind the scenes.
He was a perfect
archetype of a complete Muslim in every facet of life. Indeed, this was a man who appealed to all
levels of society and all backgrounds, especially the oppressed peoples of
South Africa, Iraq and Palestine.
It is hoped, God
Willing, that this compilation will be a great source of inspiration and
benefit for readers from all creeds and backgrounds.
Translated by Abbas
& Shaheen Merali
City of Qom