21st Anniversary of Departure of Imam Khomeini


The ceremonies marking the 21st anniversary of demise of the Founder of Islamic Republic of Iran late Imam Khomeini (May his soul rest in peace) was held in late Imam’s holy shrine, today (Friday), in the massive presence of the revolutionary and pious people of Iran.                                                                                        

Today, Friday June 4, marks the 21st anniversary of departure of Imam Khomeini. The Father of Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini passed away in the year 1989 at the age of 87; a decade after the victory of Islamic Revolution.

The people of Iran and many of the freedom-seeking people across the world were deeply saddened by the demise of late Imam. The people had lost their popular leader; their source of emulation; and their pioneer of true Islam.

The massive participation of the people in the funeral of late Imam Khomeini (May his soul rest in peace), was a reminder of the glorious and epic presence of people on February 1, 1979, which was the day in which late Imam returned to Iran after 15 years in exile. The global official news agencies estimated that nine million people took part in late Imam’s funeral.

Therefore, the departure of late Imam, like his existence, became the source of awakening and movement.

Following the departure of late Imam (May his soul rest in peace), the Assembly of Experts immediately convened a meeting. Following the presentation of late Imam’s testament by the then President Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Assembly of Experts started consultations for choosing a successor to late Imam. Finally, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, who was one of the prominent followers of late Imam, and was one of the prominent figures of the Islamic Revolution, was elected for this major prophecy with the unanimous votes of the Assembly of Experts.

Currently, 21 years after the sad demise of late Imam (May his soul rest in peace), the Iranian nation continues to be devoted and loyal to the pure thoughts of lmam Khomeini.

Today (Friday), on the 21st anniversary of departure of late Imam (May his soul rest in peace), people have once again vowed allegiance to the Founder of Islamic Republic of Iran, late Imam Khomeini, and the Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

This year, like previous years, the followers of late Imam Khomeini (May his soul rest in peace), from tens of countries worldwide, have gathered in late Imam’s Holy Shrine, alongside convoys of pilgrims, who have arrived in Tehran from different cities across the country, to once again commemorate the memory and valuable ideas of late Imam and to once again vow their allegiance to the Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the righteous successor to late Imam Khomeini (May his soul rest in peace).

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