14:07 - January 27, 2019
News ID: 3467804
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A book reading competition is going to be held featuring the 1989 letter of Imam Khomeini (RA) to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.


The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s (RA) Works is organizing the competition, titled “Monotheism as Spirit of Islamic Revolution”, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory.

It will feature the book “A Call to Divine Unity” that contains the original text of the letter, according to the institute.

The contest is aimed at promoting “the enlightened thought and dynamic ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.”   

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Book Reading Contest Features Imam Khomeini’s Letter to Gorbachev


In January 1989, Imam Khomeini sent a letter to Gorbachev, the General Secretary of the Soviet Union. It was Imam Khomeini’s only written message to a foreign leader. It was delivered by the senior cleric Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, Mohammad Javad Larijani, and Marzieh Hadidchi.

In the letter, Imam Khomeini declared that Communism was dissolving within the Soviet bloc and invited Gorbachev to consider Islam as an alternative to communist ideology.


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