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The late founder of the Islamic republic through his theological works and message also emphasized the need to promote Ashura uprising and its universal message.
Imam Hussein (PBUH) made matchless efforts to revive the divine teachings at very sensitive juncture of history when the society had been plunged into social and moral decline.
In addition to that, the sacrifices presented by Imam Hussein (PBUH) put a final nail into coffin of tyranny and cruelty.
The first sparks of Islamic Revolution were essentially lit in Muharram and inspired by teachings of Ashura movement. The uprising of 5 June 1963, a milestone in the history of Islamic Revolution, was occurred subsequent to Imam Khomeini’s speech on the afternoon of Ashura (June 3)
The first sparks of Islamic Revolution were essentially lit in Muharram and inspired by teachings of Ashura movement. The uprising of 5 June 1963, a milestone in the history of Islamic Revolution, was occurred subsequent to Imam Khomeini’s speech on the afternoon of Ashura (June 3). The slogans chanted by people during this uprising and at the threshold of Islamic Revolution victory all referred to Ashura movement’s motifs. Although massacre of June 5 apparently suppressed Imam’s movement, but the blood of martyrs and succeeding revelations and struggles prepared the public minds for a revolution. Ashura, as well, was apparently ended with martyrdom of Imam Hussein and his companions, but indeed planted the seeds of great awakening movements and bore fruit.
Due to his courageous and blunt revelations against Pahlavi Regime, Imam Khomeini was arrested and sent into exile in Turkey and then Iraq. In his exile time and following Imam Hussein, Imam Khomeini remained patient and inspired by Ashura inculcated the spirit of religious fervor and epic on people. Disclosing the oppressions and corruptions of the regime, Imam Khomeini called on people to uprise against Yazid of the time and at the same time demanded establishment of an Islamic government and rule of Quranic values in the society. During that time he increasingly insisted on adherence to Imam Hussein’s movement and Islamic precepts: “present Islam to people and in your presentations model Ashura…”, because “Muharram is the month in which the Master of Martyrs Imam Hussein rose up against taghout to teach human beings construction and firmness. He did sacrifice and was sacrificed to annihilate the oppressor and the very same motif is the Islamic guideline for our nation forever.” (Sahife Noor, vol. 2, p. 11)