- News code: 1300966
- Source: en.imam-khomeini.ir
Imam Khomeini maintains the major element in the Exegesis (Tafsir) of the Holy Quran is expressing the purposes of the verses of the Holy Quran and stating the intention of Allah the Almighty.
The world religious and spiritual leader believed that no thorough and exhaustive interpretation of the Holy Quran is provided yet.
The great Imam also expressed his dismay why brutal monarchs during the early period of Islamic history did not allow the Twelve Infallible Imams (peace be upon them) to provide a perfect interpretation of the Holy Quran.
The great figure of contemporary history does not consider available interpretations as perfect interpretations and only considers them as exemplifications and definitions, because he refers to interpretation as disclosing the intention and purposes of the verses of the Holy Quran.
Imam Khomeini considers the Holy Quran as a miracle not just due to its cohesion, coherence or rhetoric, but it also contains elevated theosophical and spiritual notions. The interpretation that Imam Khomeini provides has theosophical dimensions; however, because of Imam's complete mastery of different Islamic sciences, signs from other fields are quite traceable.
Imam Khomeini considers the Holy Quran as the reflection of the universe and mirror of all divine names and attributes of Almighty Allah.
The reality of the Holy Quran in view of Imam Khomeini is that as a divine book it describes the Greatest Name of the Almighty Allah and considers the Perfect Man as the face of the Greatest Name of the Almighty Allah.
He considers sublime goal of the Holy Quran to introduce all the names and attributes of the Allah Almighty. He criticizes Sheikh Baha’i for dividing divine bounties into worldly and hereafter and says a common person can avail all of the mentioned divine bounties but a person of high spiritual status strive for other divine bounties which is obtaining the gnosis of essence, attributes and actions of the Allah Almighty.
Regarding the goals of the Holy Prophets and the Divine Books, the Holy Quran traverses lofty universal goals.
Imam Khomeini says the Holy Quran itself is firm evidence to the truth of this divine book which introduces itself. He mentions that if anybody wants to know the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) should learn and know the Holy Quran.
He stresses that deep pondering in the teachings of the Holy Quran has been insisted in the teachings of this divine book.