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Days before his passing, Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, requested the nation to pray for his acceptence before God the Almighty.
Imam conveyed the message to the public masses via Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, who visited Imam after a surgery.
In sermons of Friday prayers, Ayatollah Rafsanjani then told the worshippers that Imam was recovering, but he still wanted you to pray God the Alimighty to accept his all efforts and actions and intentions in the service of the faithful Iranian nation.
This expression had been meant that Imam was predicting his passing and getting ready for his heavenly departure.
At listening such an expression, Ayatollah Rafsanjani had also shed tears.
Several members of Imam Khomeini’s medical team says that they were deeply impressed by ethical norms and moral excellence of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
Addressing the Physicians, Nurses and Staff of the Heart Hospital and some common people, Imam Khomeini once said as following:
“In the name of God, the beneficent, the merciful
Thanks to the physicians, nurses and employees of the hospital. I, during the time that I was in the hospital and was a source of trouble to you all and now I am departing from you gentleman, I thank you all and I pray for you all. I hope that we all during this time, and during these sensitive moments that our nation is passing through and conspiracies that are hatched against our nation and country, whole nation, all class of people should put hand in hand together and make the conspiracies ineffective.
I am very thankful all of you, the employees and the workers of the hospital and respected physicians who during this time showed their high love and care for me and like a son who nurses for his old father, nursed me. I am thankful. May God protect you all and protect all of nation.”
Imam led a very simple life before and after becoming leader of the Islamic Republic as he used to opt to live in a very simply-built house following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Imam Khomeini passed away in June 1989; however, 29 years after his death, his legacy of views and values in life are still being treasured in the region and across the world.
Iranians are about to set commemorate anniversary of the passing of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
Imam Khomeini was a brave and thoughtful character who knew the issues of Iran and the Muslim World.
For this reason, after more than three decades of Imam Khomeini's passing, his religious, social, cultural and political ideas are still alive and effective.
Imam Khomeini contributed many years of his life to resistance against the US-backed
Pahlavi dynasty, and eventually paved the way for its downfall in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, was born to a family of religious scholars in 1902 in the central Iranian city of Khomein.
In the pre-Revolution era, Imam Khomeini spent more than 15 years in exile for his stiff opposition to the last monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, mostly for his association with Western imperialists.
While in exile, the politico-religious leader, who enjoyed immense public support in the country, continued to guide the uprising against the Pahlavi regime.
He was not allowed to return to homeland during Pahlavi’s reign and only came back home on February 1, 1979, after the monarch finally gave into angry popular demonstrations and fled the country, never to return.
The Pahlavi dynasty fully collapsed 10 days later on February 11. Iranians then voted in national referendum in April that year for the country to become the Islamic Republic, an establishment architected by Imam Khomeini.
Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.
Every year, millions of Iranians take part in ceremonies across the nation to mourn the anniversary of the passing of Imam Khomeini (RA).
Hundreds of foreign guests, including scholars and researchers, also attend the ceremonies.