Islamic Revolution, an Inspiration for Freedom-Seeking Nations
Islamic Revolution, an Inspiration for Freedom-Seeking Nations
On Saturday February 11, Iranian nation along with all freedom-loving people in the world will celebrate the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran which has turned into an inspiration movement for Muslims and even other nations in the world.

TEHRAN (Iran News) –On Saturday February 11, Iranian nation along with all freedom-loving people in the world will celebrate the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran which has turned into an inspiration movement for Muslims and even other nations in the world.

When in 1979 the Islamic Republic was established in Iran, nobody but the founder of the Islamic Revolution the late Imam Ruhollah Khomeini believed that the Islamic Revolution will become a torch-bearer for Muslims and freedom-seeking people in the world and today the Islamic Republic under the leadership of its brave and wise Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei is marching towards more progresses and development with full speed that its enemies covet it.

Although in recent years the world has focused on Iran’s amazing progress in military industries and nuclear programs, the country has also progressed considerably in other fields like Nano-technology, IT, engineering and medical sciences as the country is now one of the medical hubs in the region.

In recent months and after riots and unrests, the enemies mostly the Westerners have magnified the issue of human rights and above all women’s rights while women in the country have experienced amazing progress and achievements that they had never experienced  it during the former regime era.

Contrary to reality, enemies have tried to show the women of Iran are as controlled and oppressed. Did the Islamic Revolution really push them back or lift them up to dignified positions and honor? Are they living in a repressive society or one that liberates and empowers them, especially women, in a progressive way?

Historical evidence shows that women in Iran had no adequate political and social rights before the Islamic Revolution. Both politically and socially, they were in a closed and passive space. The school system of the Pahlavi era, Westernized as it was, stopped many females from pursuing education.

Young girls were discouraged from continuing their education, the reason being the Westernized environment in universities and the opposition to Hijab. However, the scenario changed after the Islamic Revolution as the percentage of females in universities rose considerably.

Today, universities in Iran are flooded with women – confident, happy and self-assured. The Muslim-majority country’s literacy rate for women is among the best in the world.

Various studies have credited it to the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, who called for the active participation of women, not only in politics but also in higher education and the public sector.

After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, women were given equal rights to shape their futures. The revolution provided them a chance to build their distinct political identity and they have been tremendously successful in doing that.

But the West has tried to paint a negative picture of the Islamic Republic of Iran in dealing with human rights and women’s right but the truth is the otherwise. Women in Iran are today far more politically aware and enlightened than their counterparts in other Muslim societies.

This is just a small part of achievements of the Islamic Revolution. The military industry has experienced an amazing success that has forced enemies to praise the achievements. Various types of missiles and drones as well as other types of weapons are another sings for this progress.

The number of educated in the country has increased considerably and illiteracy has been almost eradicated.

The progress in the IT and other technologies have put Iran on the list of powerful countries in the world and the world and it is expected in the next decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran will turn into a country which inspires other nations to follow it.

The triumphant return of Imam Khomeini to Iran on February 1, 1979, after 15 years in exile, marked the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution. It’s been 44 years this week since that epoch-making event.

The young generation needs to look beyond the fall of the West-backed Pahlavi dynasty in order to understand the complete political significance of the great revolution led by Imam Khomeini.

The Islamic Revolution was, above all, a movement against the Eurocentric paradigm, a political movement that displaced the orientalist framework and its vision of Muslims as beings without agency.

The anti-Eurocentrism of the 1979 revolution can be seen in attempts by the new government in Tehran to dismantle the influence of the West within Iranian society.

We can say, in other words, that the Western ideology, politically embodied by the Shah, was seen by the large majority of Iranians, as a political zombie. A discourse that had and has no takers.

We can describe the Islamic Revolution as the first revolution that didn’t follow Western grammar, and because of this, Western scholars and pundits didn’t see it coming.

The best example of this is the book written by Fred Halliday on the eve of the revolution. The author predicted a number of outcomes for Iran, including military rule, continued monarchy, and even a socialist republic, but failed to mention the possibility of an Islamic government.

That the possibility of an Islamic revolution wasn’t even mentioned can help us understand why the West can’t see Islam through a political prism. In other words, the possibility of using Islamic grammar as an emancipatory tool was, and still is, unthinkable for the West.

The Islamic Revolution was a process, a political process, which created the Islamic identity, an identity rooted in a long tradition of anti-colonial resistance. This identity has nothing to do with the Western grammar of Marxism or national liberation.

The enemies of the Islamic Revolution and arrogant countries and above all its enemy Number 1 Israel have tried for decades to topple the Islamic system in Iran by resorting to any mean plot and excuse but each time they have failed to materialize their vicious goals because the Islamic Republic is a popular system and it has its root in the hearts of the people and it is very vey difficult, and even impossible, for the enemies to cut down this strong tree.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is now a powerful country which decides independently and does not act to please its lords because the era of slavery and colonialism has ended and now Islamic Iran can easily repel any threat and bully and for this reason, Iranians will celebrate the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution more ardently than ever to show the enemies they are living in illusion of regime change because Islamic Revolution is like a child for the people and no parents like to destroy their child unless they lose their senses.

So happy Islamic Republic anniversary, and people can smell pleasing scent of freedom and other nations can get inspiration from the Islamic Republic and its wise leadership..