The Iranian community in Uganda, partners and scholars, have held the 34th commemoration of Imam Khomeini at the Islamic University in Uganda in Honor of the fallen leader.
The event was organised by the Cultural Consulate of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in cooperation with Islamic University in Uganda, Females’ Campus.
Abdollah Abbasi, the Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran extended appreciation to the administration of Islamic University in Uganda for hosting the great event.
He said the main dimensions of Imam Khomeini’s thoughts are: the dimension of spirituality, rationality and justice.
‘’In the dimension of rationality, Imam Khomeini uses wisdom, tact, thinking and calculating things. The same goes for justice. Imam Khomeini always moved on the path of justice. These dimensions must be seen together,” he said.
In her remarks, Dr. Madina Nabukera,the Director of Islamic University in Uganda Females’ Campus urged leaders to practice democracy in order to better society with principles of equity which is part of their respective values.
She noted that it’s everyone’s responsibility to touch lives positively in a number of ways regardless of financial circumstances.
Speaking at the event, Prof. Adam Ssebyala noted that Imam Khomeini was a top Islamic scholar and charismatic leader coupled with exemplary characters that softened the hearts of his nation to support the Islamic Revolution.
Maulana Ali Abbas Rezavi, the Resident Leader of Khoja Shia Ithna Ashari Jamaat, rallied participants to support social justice in the society through advocating for the underprivileged.
He recognised the need for education as the most tool of realising the potential and abilities of talented and innovative people.
Dr. Mustafa Tamouh, the Syrian Honorary Consular appreciated the Iranian Cultural Consular for organizing the event.
Prof. Hyderi Abidi, the chairman board of governors at Kampala University said that Imam Khomeini’s spirituality was so powerful that it was evident from Islamic thought.
Dr. Rouhollah Dehghani, the Rector of Al-Mustafa Islamic College recognised invited guests and challenged the scholars on the role of nationalism to the nation using the thoughts and ideals of Imam Khomeini.
He said that Imam recognised nationalism as a tool to support national unity, secret of victory, among others.
Imam Khomeini was an Iranian political and religious leader who served as the first supreme leader of Iran from 1979 until his death in 1989.
He was the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which saw the overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the end of the Persian monarchy.
Among the guests was the Dean of Ambassadors and the The Ambassador of Eritrea, Ambassador of Russian Federation, High commission of Tanzania, The Honorary Consular of Syrian Arab Republic, The high commissioner of Rwanda, The High Commissioner of Nigeria, deputy Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, University Chancellors, students from Islamic University in Uganda, Al-Mustafa Islamic College, Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery