Iranians Built Their Independent Culture, Country And Personality Against All Western Powers

Victory of the Islamic Revolution under Imam Khomeini’s leadership on February 11, 1979 is regarded as one of the most significant event of the contemporary era which put an end to the ruling of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in Iran.

The Islamic Republic’s political system is unique since it highlights a combination of theocratic, ideological, constitutional, and democratic norms.

Due to Imam Khomeini’s particular attention towards religion as a global phenomenon, the Islamic movement made a constant progress and expanded in the Middle East region following the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran.

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The revolution stepped in as a comprehensive system in the World arena and was quick to respond the modern challenges, complicated social faculties and human’s needs to religion. The discourse of intellectual discussions that were formed following the success of revolution, called into question some of the previous religious practices, which had been entirely, detached from politics.

Besides, it also made best use of several terminologies from other political disciplines and interacted with several systems in order to enhance the functions of Shia school of thoughts and scholars. It has revolutionized the basic value system and substituted pure Islamic values instead of previous wrong approaches.

Iranians’ revolution was a fundamental transformation in the political system- from a secular, Western-friendly state to a system of governance that highlights a combination of constitutional, theocratic, and democratic attributes.

It intended to enhance people’s power and wanted to relieve them from the undesired state to an acceptable situation by employing changes in key faculties and institutions.

The method adopted by the Islamic movement in Iran was to materialize the potential capabilities and an all-out management of mass thoughts of the Islamic nation, and as a result, the Islamic movement made progress and went ahead very fast.

The tendency of Muslim societies had concentrated on confrontation and opposition to the West and its allies during in 1980s and 1990s. These developments should be dealt as normal outcome of revival movements and consequences of confrontational policies of the West against the Muslim World. Emphasizing on moral values will form new principals which will prevent from the US and European influence on the Muslim societies.

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The revolution has made the Islam and Muslims’ role in various social arenas prominent, and has placed the components of the Islamic identity as accepted reality against the western identity.

“The Muslims should find their identity and they must understand that they have an independent culture, country and a personality. The exploiters have promoted a culture for us so we become unaware of ourselves. This provided them a chance to plunder our possessions and undermine our personalities.” Imam Khomeini said.

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The outcome of this revolution in Iran was the reinforcement of brotherhood among all the Muslims. From very beginning of the Islamic revolution, Imam Khomeini called the people across the Muslim World to get untied against their dictator rulers. He considered the unity as a guarantor for the honor and endurance of the Muslim nations.

The Islamic revolution was not associated with power camps of the East or the West and could resist against all powers through reliance on God the almighty despite shortages of military tools and weapons. The great Imam frequently referred to the following Qur’anic verse to support his stance.

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