Advice Of Imam Khomeini On Character Building


In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

1. Offer the five prayers on time. Perform the night prayers

2. Observe fasts on mondays and thursdays as much as possible.

3. Reduce the period of sleep and busy yourself more on the recitation of the HOLY QURAN.

4. Attach importance to your promises and agreements.

5. Help the needy.

6. Keep away from places where your character may be suspected.

7. Avoid pompous (self-important) and sumptuous (luxurious) gatherings and donot arrange the same.

8. Put on simple dress.

9. Do not indulge in talkativeness.

10. Put in regular physical exercise.

11. Study more.

12. Help the people in learning craft.

13. Learn Arabic language and be allert in every field.

14. You should not remember the good that you have done, but instead dwell on your past mistakes.

15. Consider the poor materialistically but think of the pious and saints spiritually.

Compiled by Harun Elbinawi
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