Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the late Leader of 1979 Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, is currently visiting Pakistan. He is there to visit the Imam Khomeini International University in Karachi.
While in Karachi, Hassan Khomeini paid tributes to the leader of Pakistan movement Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (died 1948).
On July 6, Hassan Khomeini lead the main Edd prayer in the city attended by both Sunni and Shi’ite worshippers. The gathering showed the love of the Pakistani nation for the late Imam Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei. Later, he visited Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum in Karachi and placed a wreath of flowers on behalf of Iranian nation.
“Zionist regime is now happy for creation of ISIS terrorist group in the world of Islam,” said Hassan Khomeini, while reminding the teachings of the late Imam Khomeini on forging unity among Muslims. He expressed regret over fading of efforts to show the negative image of the Zionist regime in the world of Islam. He also called for unity among Muslims in the Indian sub-continent and Islamic states in the region. Hassan Khomeini met with a number of Shiia Ulema and clerics at Imam Khomeini University in Karachi and in talks with them, he touched on current developments in the region as well as in the world of Islam.
Both Iran and Pakistan along with India have a 1,200 years common history based on religion, politics and Persian language. Two Pakistanis who influenced the 1979 Islamic Revolution the most, were; Islamic scholar Sayyid Maududi, author of 108 books on Islamic teachings, commentary on Holy Qur’an, and the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and Muhammad Iqbal, philosopher, poet, author, and political activist under British Raj. Sayyid Maududi (died 1979) was the first Pakistani political leader who exposed King Reza Pahlavi as enemy of Islam. Imam Khomeini had acknowledged him as the man whose writings inspired him. Some of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (died 1938) poetry in Urdu had been translated into Persian language by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei.