This article in- tends to examine the position of defense in the thoughts and biography of Imam Khomeini (PBUH) and tries to study and analyze the role of Imam (PBUH) in defending the op- pressed Islamic nations.
Imam’s defense thought has a comprehensive framework, system and generality. Defense according to the ideas of Imam Khomeini (PBUH) is of a divine and humanistic nature. He has selected his defensive approach within a purely religious and defensive nature and has maintained being defensively motivated as being the ideals of the religion. In Imam’s view, defense is a legitimate response of human being to guarantee his material and spiritual life and to preserve his human dignity and honor against the invading agents, which is an obligatory and divine duty. His defense thoughts are not confined to the borders. What mattered to him in the highest degree, has been defending the interests of the Muslim world as the centerpiece of the defense ideas. Since to Imam Khomeini (PBUH) Islam and the divine objectives are the axis of his defense thoughts. In fact, his defense discourse is based on staving off all the threats from Islam, and the Islamic world. Imam Khomeini’s resolute and uncompromising move in defense of Islamic nations has left some effects, some of which are: restoring the glory of Islam and Muslims, ousting the dirty colonial hands from the Muslim countries, awakening the Islamic and non-Islamic nations, unity against the common enemy, increasing confidence and self-esteem among the nations, etc. This article in- tends to examine the position of defense in the thoughts and biography of Imam Khomeini (PBUH) and tries to study and analyze the role of Imam (PBUH) in defending the op- pressed Islamic nations.
Title: The Concept of Defense in Imam Khomeini’s Thought
Author(s): Valiullah Esfandiar
Published in: International Journal of Political Science, Vol 11 No 1 Spring 2021
Length: 31 pages