“The identity of this revolution was Quranic, its objective was divine, its manner was holy and its leadership was Islamic,” Sheikh Qassim said in an address to an international conference titled “Imam Khomeini and the Contemporary World”.
He added that the revolution’s path was one of monotheism and resistance against tyranny and all kinds of oppression.
“The Islamic Revolution came to bring back the true Islam that had been absent from the scene… and uphold justice…,” the senior cleric said.
He said the revolution created a great awakening that was a major accomplishment for the Iranian nation and for Islam and led to the birth of a new Islamic Ummah that is getting closer to the true Islam every day.
The Islamic Revolution also taught the Muslim Ummah a real and effective lesson about the importance of unity and gave it the self-confidence to bring about changes by following the path of Islam, the Bahraini cleric stated.
He went on to say that the revolution also revived the spirit of resistance and moving toward independence and freedom from oppression and foreign dominance.
Sheikh Qassim also said that the resistance front that has stood up against the project of normalization of ties with the Zionist enemy has been one of the great achievements of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
Referring to the self-sacrifices made to bring about such achievements, he underlined the need for safeguarding them and continuing on the path to make even greater accomplishments.
The “Imam Khomeini and the Contemporary World” international conference was held at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini south of Tehran on Thursday.
Marking the 32nd demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, it began at 5 PM local time and concluded at 8 PM.
Speakers at the international forum were also Mostafa Rostami, representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in universities, Abolhassan Navvab, president of the University of University of Religions and Denominations, Saeed Jazari, president of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) International University, Shafiq Dayoub, Syria’s Ambassador to Iran, and Nasser Abu Sharif, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement’s representative in Iran.
Also, recorded messages from Palestinian Ambassador to Iran Salah al-Zawawi and the deputy secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Sheikh Naim Qassem, were played at the event.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Moussavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, engineered Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran.
Born in 1902, he grew to become the iconic leader of the Iranian nation’s struggle in the 1970s against the centuries-old monarchical tyranny.
Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.