Be brave enough to explain disagreements

The late founder of Islamic republic as a prominent seminary teacher encouraged his students to explain their objections if need be

Supporting and encouraging young clerics and students to express their objections on different subjects was a particular quality in Imam's character as a prominent seminary teacher.

I remember once I submitted Imam a note in which I had written my objections about a certain subject taught by him.

Imam gently received my note and I did not see him for a few days. When I met his Excellency again he told me with a smile:

“Well, I read your views and opinions. The ability to explain disagreement is your forte!”

Narrated by: Ayatollah Hassan Qadiri

Jomhouri Eslami daily, special issue on Demise of Imam Khomeini, June 1991.

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