“Religion is the God’s most valuable blessing to humankind. It holds the key to our everlasting felicity,” Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi said.
AhlulBayt News Agency - Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi said that God created human beings and gave them some attributes which are never given to any other creature; he added, “Prior to creation of humankind God told angels he wants to create his successor on the Earth. God has created such condition for human beings to evolve and prosper in life to improve themselves. God has bestowed upon us a spirit by which we as human beings always want to improve and advance ourselves.”
The head of Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institution added, “If human beings feel the absence of certain things in life then they would try to make them up, out of all major deficiencies in life the most crucial one is ignorance; since it causes so many other problems later on.”
The renowned source of emulation further said, “God has created the Holy Quran, the Prophet Muhammad and religious subjects so that people would always remember to be careful about their actions. One of the many benefits of Quran is to remind us of good deeds and also to warn us of wrong behaviour and actions.”
“We all sometimes forget what has God given us as blessings, in fact God has given us so many blessings that as he himself has said all humankind and jinn could not count them in any way,” His Eminence said.
“The most valuable blessing for us is the gift of religion,” he further added, “If one is in a dilemma whether to save his life or his belongings he or she must try to save their life first, and if one is in a difficult situation whether to preserve his life or his religion they must definitely sacrifice their life to protect their faith and religion, since religion is more important than one’s life.”
Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi explained there are so many interpretations of religion, “One perspective towards religion states that religion is necessary since it reduces crime rate and theft in the society, this perspective treats religion as a tool or means of something else. It must be said that such attitude towards religion is not wrong, but it is rather a bad view regarding something as important as religion which is the means for everlasting felicity in life.”
The revered scholar said: “If we realize what factor leads us towards religion, what keeps religion alive in our society and help it play its role in the society then we would be able to fully comprehend the impacts of Imam Khomeini’s revolution.”
The head of Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institution further said, “Imam Khomeini’s revolution was not solely a political move to overthrow a regime; if one wished to comprehend the blessing of Imam Khomeini’s presence we must first realize the value of religion and faith.”
In conclusion, Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi said: “Imam Khomeini revived religious values in our society; if he hadn’t started his movement we and our children wouldn’t have been in present situations.”