A Great Leader’s Personal Property

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A Great Leader’s Personal Property

A prominent cleric has revealed that the great Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic has always been leading a very simple life and owned very small properties and minor possessions.

Ayatollah Mousavi Bojnourdi made remarks during an interview with one of the famous Persian language Armān magazine several weeks before the anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

 He said that Imam had made an official announcement and declaration of his possessions to the judiciary and relevant institutions.

 Bojnourdi went on to say that the great Imam had just a 1000-meter piece of land in his birth town of Khomein, a house and a 12-meter size carpet. He donated all of his property to close needy relatives, but left nothing for his own sons and daughters.

 The well-known cleric noted that the great Imam used to receive large amounts of sums in Islamic dues such as Khoms by believers around the globe, but he spent all of these sums for the welfare and stipends of religious students studying at the Islamic seminaries.

 Bojnourdi recalled that Imam had also owned a simple suitcase to keep clothes and a footwear sandal and used all these during his exile periods in Iraq, Turkey and France.

 This pattern and trend of leading a simple life was also practiced by his sons and descendents. Seyed Ahmad, the eldest son of Imam, also used to lead a very ordinary and simple life and left nothing as inheritance for his children.

 Seyed Hasan Khomeini, the grandson of Imam and a great scholar is now leading a seminary-style student life just like his grandfather.

 It is worth-mentioning that Imam used to live with his family in a very simple house in Tehran even after he became the supreme leader of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

 His small and simple houses in Tehran and the holy city of Qom have become a visiting place for the believers around the world. Thousands of believers and scholars belonging to different religions visit the sites every year to preserve his memory and convey his message to the oppressed nations around the world.