As we commemorate the 31st Anniversary of the sad demise of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini the Cultural Council of the Embassy of Iran Nairobi hosted a virtual conference on ZOOM
The theme of the conference was: “Justice in Imam Khomeini’s (R.A) reflection.
Speakers included Dr. Kahumbi Maina from Kenyatta University and Rev. Scholar Kiilu from St. Paul University.
Dr. Kahumbi Maina
The concept of justice in the perspective of Imam Khomeini is very broad and includes divine, individual and social aspects. Imam Khomeini regards the issue of justice as closely related to the totality of society as society and politics in particular. In Imam Khomeini”s view, attitude to justice is not only not related to social and political issues, but also to the basis of the realization of social and political justice.
As a religious thinker Imam Khomeini (R.A) considered Islam as the most reasonable practical way of realizing the oppressed people”s rights. He says: “Islam highly regards the law as an instrument for realizing the oppressed people”s rights since it considers that as means of realizing justice in society.
Imam Khomeini regarded justice as a tool for preserving and gaining independence to pave way for the oppressed.
Other Speakers included Rev. Scholar Kiilu from St. Paul University, the Acting Cultural Counsellor Mr. Morteza Shapouri.