TEHRAN – President Ebrahim Raisi and his cabinet members on Tuesday paid homage to the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini (RA) at his mausoleum in southern Tehran.
Ebrahim Raisi, accompanied by his cabinet members, renewed allegiance to the ideals of the late Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, on the occasion of the government week in Iran.
Speaking on Tuesday morning while visiting the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA), Resident Raisi said that Iranian officials must make effort to expand justice in society with help of the Leader of Islamic Revolution.
Raeisi honored the memory of martyrs, especially Martyr Rajai and Martyr Bahonar, and said, “The presence of members of the government on the first day of the government week in the mausoleum of our noble Imam has this message that the government considers the covenant with Imam Khomeini (RA) as a covenant with all good things and values”.
The President stated that Imam Khomeini (RA) had his heart attached to God, and added, “The whole existence of Imam Khomeini (RA) was devoted to serving the people, and therefore, the covenant with him is the covenant with all the good values”.
Referring to the interpretation of Imam Reza (AS) that there is nothing like service to the people that provides a basis for closeness to God Almighty, and today this field exists for us, Raisi stated, “Today on this earth, many people claim to serve the people. Even if you ask those who are living in a foreign country ‘what are you doing here’, they say that they came to serve the people, but the truth is that what these people are doing is a self-interested service”.
The President continued, “These people serve for their own benefit and if they are asked, they say that they are looking for their own benefit. This is a materialistic view of service. They say that we don’t do anything and we don’t take a step except for the benefit of ourselves, our party, and our movement”.
Raisi described another type of service to be served out of altruism, which is done out of compassion, and clarified, “There are many people who serve out of altruism in the world. This type of service is also derived from a humanistic and human-centered point of view”.
The President stated that the type of service that Imam Khomeini (RA) taught us is service to God, and noted, “In this regard, for all the actions that are taken and the steps that are taken, one should not be jealous of anyone, because this type of service should only be done for God to find value. This important matter was taught by Imam Khomeini to the people and statesmen of Islamic Iran”.
Raisi emphasized that this view of Imam Khomeini (RA) was not ceremonial, and said, “Imam Khomeini (RA) believed in the people in the light of belief in God and considered gaining their satisfaction as the basis of nearness to the Almighty God. Based on this,
the Popular Administration considers the priority of its work to pay attention to the people, believe in the people, and run the country by the people, and it truly believes in trusting the people, especially the youth, and considers it to be the way of Imam Khomeini (RA)”.
Pointing out that Imam Khomeini (RA) trusted the people and the youth in the Sacred Defense, the President added, “His trust in the people and the youth led to the victory of the revolution and the stabilization of the revolution and the Islamic system, so we should pay practical attention to Imam Khomeini, the people, and youth at the top of our work”.
Raisi called another important point in the life and teachings of Imam Khomeini (RA) to be the implementation of justice and stated, “The Popular Administration considers the covenant with Imam Khomeini (RA) to be very important for the implementation of this principle”.
The President listed this important point as the difference between Imam Khomeini (RA) and some other theologians and clarified, “The difference between Imam Khomeini (RA) was that he believed that contemporary man should practice religion in the context of society, and the efforts of the government and statesmen should be based on this”.
Raisi stated that our second covenant with Imam Khomeini (RA) is that, like him, we consider religion to be a savior and happiness-creating prescription for human society, which should be implemented and operational in the society.
Pointing out that a figure like General Haj Qasem Soleimani is also moving in this direction and receiving the attention of the people, the President said, “This is why, according to the interpretation of the Leader of Islamic Revolution, Martyr Soleimani is considered a school”.
Raisi considered the implementation of justice to be an important and pivotal point and added, “In his teachings and books, after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini (RA) always emphasized that justice can be implemented”.
The President stated, “Imam Khomeini (RA) always emphasized that it is justice-loving people who can execute justice and therefore always emphasized on choosing people who have excellent human qualities and especially the quality of justice”.
Iranian president and members of the cabinet also paid tribute to the martyrs of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense.
This ceremony was also attended by Hassan Khomeini, the custodian of the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA).
Government week in Iran marks the martyrdom of former president Muhammad Ali Rajaei and his prime minister – Muhammad Javad Bahonar