RNA – In an interview with Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Nasrollah Pejmanfar, the representative of the people of Mashhad in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, pointed to the impeccable position of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeyni, in the hearts of the people and said, “The position of Imam Khomeyni and his acceptance among the people was very special and unique to him because he was able to quickly invite people toward God.”
The member of the Islamic Consultative Commission on Cultural Affairs emphasized on the necessity of explaining different aspects of Imam Khomeyni’s lifestyle in society and stated, “Today, we must be careful not to distort the Imam’s illuminated way of life and the reality and truth of his existence and we must protect the movement of the Islamic Revolution for ourselves and future generations.”
He referred to the main attributes of the true followers of the Imam and said, “The true followers of the late Imam are those who know his lifestyle well and implement it. In other words, those who can be considered as the true followers of the Imam’s line are those who have been able to maintain their adherence to his position after his death.”
Hujjat al-Islam Pejmanfar said that there were many people who were students of Imam Khomeyni and claimed to follow him and with this same claim, many opportunities were provided for them but at the same time they couldn’t maintain continuity and adherence to the lifestyle of Imam in their actions.
His Eminence considered one of the most prominent features of Imam Khomeyni’s illuminating life as his simple lifestyle and emphasized, “The simplicity of Imam Khomeyni’s life must be given more attention today because his simple living is very exemplary. Unfortunately, today we see that some of the associates of the Imam, despite the explicitness he had about the lack of dependence on the world, have different perceptions about the simple life of Imam Khomeyni.”
He continued, “Today, in regard the behaviour of some of the descendants of Imam, we observe that not only doesn’t the Imam’s family observe sanctity, commitment and attachment to Islam but sometimes we see from their behaviours that many of the people experience a paradox in regard to the simple way of life of Imam Khomeyni.”
Referring to the actions of Imam Khomeyni in the construction of the Jamaran husayniyah and his simple lifestyle, Hujjat al-Islam Pejmanfar stated, “The possessions and luxuries created in the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeyni don’t have any correspondence with his simple lifestyle.”
Rasa News Agency