Resistance Front and Revolutionary Theology

  January 26, 2021   Read time 2 min
Resistance Front and Revolutionary Theology
"God Is Great"! This is the universal slogan of the faithful and loyal soldiers of the Resistance Front. Imam Khomeini was the one who renovated the revolutionary content of this lofty slogan. It was indeed this single slogan that helped the Revolution of People of Iran to topple one of the notorious despots of the Middle East.

Resistance Front is mainly grounded in a certain theological outlook that sees the divine and primordial doctrines of Islamic Religion not as a source of stagnation and seclusion rather a fountainhead of energy and faith for exercise of justice and fairness. Imam Khomeini as a brave cleric had such a dynamic notion of religion that allowed him to mobilize a great revolutionary nation to debacle the despot of their time. In his Last Will, Imam Khomeini puts this idea in the following words, "We understand that this Great Revolution which curtailed influences of world-devourers and tyrants1 from the great Iran triumphed with the Invisible Help of His Divinity. In the face of the vast propaganda against Islam and the ulama, especially during the present century; of the bulk of the divisive insinuations by publicists, and silver-tongued people in the print media and in public meetings disguised as expressions of nationalistic sentiments; of the bulk of the facetious poetry and derisive witticisms, of the number and variety of quarters for prostitution, gambling, immoral amusements, drinking and narcotics aimed at attracting the young generation -a generation with an inherent commitment to the progress of our beloved countrytowards corruption and indifference towards the treacherous acts of the corrupt Shah and his uncultured father; of the governments and puppet parliaments imposed on the nation by foreign embassies in Iran; of the status of colleges, universities, high schools and educational institutions with their West-struck or East-struck (gharbzadeh ya sharqzadeh) teachers and professors hostile to Islam, to the Islamic and national culture, for that matter, posing themselves as promoters of nationalism, against the presence in their circles of committed and very concerned people who could not do anything because of their being only a hard-pressed small minority; of tens of other problems, such as the government led isolation of the scholars (ulama) and the adulteration of the ideology of many of them by force of the state propaganda machinery, this nation of 36 million could not possibly have succeeded in their solid uprising with a unity of purpose and with the call of God is Great (Allahu Akbar) relying solely on their own miraculous self-sacrifices, sweeping out the ruling powers in the country and doing away with the foreign powers, making themselves the master of their own fate."