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MARGINE: Four sustainable challenges to revolutionary and reigning

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MAKATI CITY (MindaNews / 14 March) – (1) In addition to simplicity or simple life, there are three other sustainable challenges, including the revolutionary ruler of the Islamic Republic of Iran. transition: (2) openness to criticism, (3) loyalty vs. competence, and (4) blaming the enemy

  1. Transparency for criticism. Undoubtedly, a person feels dangerous criticism, it’s a natural tendency to see himself, his angle and his mind full and flawless. You say in your poem: “Everyone thinks their own wisdom is perfect and their children are beautiful… If wisdom ceased all over the world, no one doubts himself of ignorance.” 30, p. 357)

Every time we can’t keep away from the flood of criticism, we immediately put the defend and reject them individually in several ways. We tend to settle for only a sure sort of criticism – and mark it as "constructive", "educational", "enlightening", "renewing" and the like; in any other case the impartiality of criticism is questioned, the motive behind it weakens itself or the criticism itself.

This innate tendency refers to the "master" who went to the tattoo artist and asked him to tattoo his shoulder on the lion's picture. When the tattooist began his work, the man turned troubled by the intensity of the ache of the needles penetrating via his body. He asked the tattoo artist what a part of the lion he had tattooed. He replied that he had began the tail. The "Master" stated he was not wanted and that he should start with the second part. The tattooist began once more from the second, however the ache continued. Once once more I was requested and the answer was that he had started brushing. Once more, the "master" request was to hand over the ridge and start from the second half. These complaints continued to harm until the tattooist stopped indignant with the needles and stated there have been no lions without head, tail and physique! (Mathnawi-ye Ma nawi, guide 1, half 1, p. 144)

The more severe case of criticism is that criticism of the authorities is equated with an assault on faith itself. apostasy. Right here the criticism turns into an assault towards the "holy"; it’s hypocrisy; it’s breaking the very best order.

This is an Islamic custom, however criticism is taken into account a helpful present. As And & # 39; s far al-Sadiq, Prophet Muhammad's Fifth Direct Descendant, and from whom Shariff Muhammad Kabunsu descended, stated, "My brother's beloved ones are the one who introduces me to my fault offer." (Mizan al-Hikmah, vol. three, p. 2207)

Because of this, the criticism of the enemy, principally in political area, is best than my good friend. The rationale for this is that, in accordance to the supreme chief of the Islamic revolution, “He cannot learn from his own friends; he should learn from the enemies. When he says something, he should know what the enemies are saying and who think the enemies understand his fault… The man's friends are his real enemies when his enemies are his real friends. One should learn from those who find his fault. He should know that those who praise him, this language, the language that admires the thing that is supposed to criticize, is Satan's language. ”(Sahifeh-ye Imam, Vol. 14, pp. 145–146) [19659002] Murtada Mutahhari, a drastic determine and architect of the Islamic Revolution, once stated to a better degree of entertainment important and stated: philosophical discussions. Presently, the sword not has any impact; it is going to be the pen's time. "(The same Mutahhari was recognized for being a college at no cost concepts, the place socialist or communist professors are probably the most splendid to train socialism and communism programs and thus Islamic academics to train Islamic courses of political considering. In different words, revolutionaries are ideally suited to authorities officers and public administrations.

But this is not all the time the case. and the angle to work that will not be the identical because the ruler.

The enormity of the national political machine is such that the variety of "loyal" personalities e i typically have a variety of authorities duties that require separate expertise throughout a short however crucial transition period. In such a state of affairs, the challenge is whether it might be unimaginable for people who are "not so loyal" – however skilled – to take part in these obligations. After this brief transition interval, the subsequent challenge is whether the revolutionaries and their "loyal" supporters have gained or need to overcome the steep learning curve of public administration.

Though many Iraqi veterans Struggle (1980-88) may be seen by occupying key administrative positions at the Iranian Ministry of Larger Schooling and Universities – resembling other ministries and government businesses – a veteran classmate who joined Basij (a voluntary volunteer mobilization of individuals) at the age of 15 when He rejected Saddam's eight-year aggressive conflict and lost his proper eye in the process, taking a unique path. As an alternative of applying for less than one in every of these posts, he most popular to cross and move a extremely aggressive nationwide college entrance examination and continued his Grasp's degree in International Relations.

Though my classmate and I have been sitting together on the bus with others at the University of Shahid Beheshden (previously Nationwide University of Iran) on their means to the southern Khorramshahr town through the summer time training, I requested him: "Chera Tarji dad dars khons darhali body Hamin Hala berahati mitavanid kar konidid Dar vedarat-e & umuri kharijeh ya zarmanha-ye dikar? ”(" Why have been you learning when you’ll be able to simply rely the job on the Ministry of Overseas Affairs or another [government] group (for struggle) veteran)?

My good friend smiled and retreated by persecuting the Persian: “You see, during this time, my duty was to defend the national sovereignty of the newly-founded Islamic Republic of Saddam, who was armed with large powers by the great powers, and which neighboring countries funded enormously.for the reconstruction of my country, and I therefore need to improve the skills needed and achieve a certain qualification for such national reconstruction and rehabilitation. That's why I'm studying now. ”

Once I heard it rigorously, he continued,“ I don't want to take my previous duty as my flag to complete my current mission; Or worse still, consider it a tool for rewarding rewards today or in the future. Both the past and the present are a matter of fulfilling their duty. And the real reward will be next, insha ”in Allah.”

  1. The enemy enemy. Another challenge of the political transition within the Islamic Republic is the tendency to blame the enemy for each failure. This is the human tendency – to blame another person for their own disadvantage or unfortunate plight. It’s the human tendency to hold all goodness in itself and to give the enemy all of the evil traits

The enemy is appropriately an excellent scapegoat.

You’ll be able to identify it elegantly as "conspiracy theory"

. his visit to the martyrs of the revolutionary martyrs in 1991, Sayyid Ahmad Khomeini, the second son of the founder of the Islamic Republic, and his private assistant, so acknowledged, "… referred to as America crucial trigger and guilt, blaming all the weaknesses of overseas elements and ignoring their own shortcomings beneath the guise of such slogans In December 2000, one cool Friday morning I walked to a nearby bakery in the college dormitory complicated on the snow-filled Velenjak mountains within the north of Tehran to buy bread for my favorite barbarian bread. The scholar from the adjoining dormitory was also cautiously strolling behind me when the snow of the paths turned slippery. r Amrika! (Demise to America!) ”

Maybe this and the opposite challenges, the Chief Government of the Islamic Revolution stated briefly:“ Retaining victory is more difficult than achieving it. ”(Pithy aphorisms: Clever Sayings and Counsels, p. 80)

[MindaViews is the opinion part of MindaNews. Mansoor L. Limba, PhD in International Relations, is a writer, educator, blogger, chess coach, and translator (from Persian into English and Filipino) with tens of written and translation works to his credit score on such topics as international politics, history, political philosophy, intra-faith and interfaith relations, cultural heritage, Islamic finance, jurisprudence (fiqh), theology (‘ilm al-kalam), Qur’anic sciences and exegesis (tafsir), hadith, ethics, and mysticism. He may be reached at [e-mail protected] or http://www.mlimba.com and http://www.muslimandmoney.com.]

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