RNA – Speaking at a gathering of seminary students at Bushehr’s Imam Khomeini Seminary, Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Husayn Khosropanah, referred to the issue of the “revolutionary seminary” and said sometimes certain movements have been seen in the seminaries and in regard to this, Iran's supreme leader, has stated that the Islamic Seminary must be revolutionary in order to prevent such movements.
The president of the Institute of Wisdom and Philosophy of Iran said that Ayatollah Khamenei has stressed that the meaning of the “revolutionary seminary” does not been that the seminaries are not currently revolutionary but rather that the revolutionary seminary has a deeper meaning.
Hujjat al-Islam Khosropanah said that there are not any courses in Islamic political science or economics in most seminaries and despite reaching an advanced level in their studies, many seminarians have not yet achieved a correct understanding of the Islamic political and economic system and cannot respond to the questions and doubts on the minds of the people.
“During the sedition of 2009 some seminarians were deceived by such doubts,” he said.
He voiced regard over the views expressed by some seminary teachers who stated that holy places should not be politicized and said: “This argument is very weak. Are politics separate from religion? This term is a secular term. Shouldn’t Wilayat al-Faqih [Guardianship of the Jurisprudent] be able to have a say in all matters within the framework of the law?”
His Eminence said that if you accept Wilayat al-Faqih, this Wilayat al-Faqih must have a say in every issue within the framework of the law.
Hujjat al-Islam Khosropanah explained that in the United States, the highest judicial authority is determined by the president and added that this means that in the United States, the authority of the president is much more than authority of the Wali al-Faqih (jurist-leader) in Iran.
The Iranian scholar stressed that after many centuries, we established an Islamic government based on Wilayat al-Faqih and this Islamic government must form an Islamic society and this Islamic society must determine an Islamic government.