عنوان مقاله [English]
Freedom based on Imam Khomeini's (RA) thought was a gift from god and blessed by God through the resistance and long struggle of Muslim nation of Iran. According to Imam Khomeini, freedom was one of the greatest ideal of Iran's revolution and Islamic movement; nobody has authority to deprive people of God- given freedom. He noted to all aspects of freedom and knew the ensuring freedom of opinion, expression, criticism, assembly, press, media and etc. as the task of the Islamic state. Imam Khomeini, in his remarks on struggle, considered freedom as a major goal and this word was expressed repeatedly in his pre-revolution speeches. He considered freedom as the basic human right which was bestowed to him/her from the beginning of the creation. It is like the right to live that he/she benefitted from before the formation of society and government. Governments are obliged to protect its privacy. Valuing freedom highly, he knew freedom as the outcome of monotheism; as belief in god leads to the freedom of human and depriving others of freedom was equivalent to atheism. This paper was to investigate the concept and types of freedom in the thought of Imam Khomeini.