28 May 2020 - 11:42
News ID: 450208
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Ayatollah Khatami:‎
Referring to the coincidence of the beginning of the eleventh Islamic Consultative Assembly ‎and the anniversary of Imam Khomeyni's death, the member of the board of directors of ‎the Assembly of Experts said, “Representatives must follow the life-giving guidelines of the ‎late Imam and his behaviour.”‎

RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Ayatollah Sayyed Ahmad Khatami, a ‎member of the board of directors of the Assembly of Experts of the Leadership, described ‎the Iranian parliament, the Islamic Consultative Assembly, as one of the three pillars of the ‎Islamic Revolution and added, “The Islamic Consultative Assembly is the manifestation of ‎the Islamic Republic.”‎

The teacher in the Islamic Seminaries added, “Before the [1979] Islamic Revolution, the ‎name of Iran’s parliament was the National Consultative Assembly, which was renamed the ‎Islamic Consultative Assembly immediately after the victory of the Revolution and this was ‎not just a change of name, but was, in fact, a change of content, that is, the Islamic ‎Consultative Assembly has an Islamic orientation, which, of course, will benefit the interests ‎of the nation in this context.”‎

Ayatollah Khatami called the current approach and orientation of the Islamic Consultative ‎Assembly is important and emphasized, “The representatives of the eleventh Islamic ‎Consultative Assembly are expected to constantly pay attention to this point. They must ‎know that they are sitting in their chair and have their position due to the blessings of Islam ‎and must consider themselves indebted to the Islamic system.”‎

His Eminence reminded, “The honourable representatives must know that they are the ‎representatives of the people who love Islam, Islamic Iran, independent Iran and ‎prosperous Iran and thus they must strive to act on behalf of these people. It’s expected ‎that they won’t only accompany, but also lead the people. For example, our people have ‎the spirit of anti-arrogance in their lives and the representatives must take this fact into ‎account in their plans and bills.”‎

He described adhering to wilayah (guardianship) as the most important indicator of an ‎efficient Islamic Consultative Assembly and said, “The expectation of the representatives of ‎the Islamic Consultative Assembly is to know that the more than forty years of the dignity of ‎the Islamic system owes itself to Wilayat al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurisprudent) and ‎thus, they must strive to demonstrate this dignity and greatness with their guidance.” ‎

Referring to the coinciding of the beginning of the eleventh Islamic Consultative Assembly and ‎the 31st anniversary of Imam Khomeyni’s death, Ayatollah Khatami said, “He revived a ‎nation and made Islam famous in the world and therefore, they must take the path of the ‎great Imam as their priority and act according to the life-giving guidelines of the late Imam ‎and his conduct.”‎

Rasa News Agency

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