The Causes for Backwardness of Islam World in the Thoughts of Imam Khomeini

Document Type : Research Article (International Relation)


1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran


Understanding the causes of the backwardness of the Muslim World has been the subject of research in the late three decades. Although much research has been done on this subject, cultural causes have been neglected. This is while culture seems to play an important role in the economic and political development of countries. The cultural crisis is one of the fundamental problems of the Islamic world that has been reflected in most of Imam Khomeini's speeches. The purpose of this study is to investigate Imam Khomeini's view on the cultural challenges of Islamic states using the theory of crisis of Thomas A. Spragens. The findings of this article refer to cultural problems such as westernization, division, self-destruction, emotional-spiritual dependence and crisis of meaning and identity, political and economic instability, the intervention of foreign powers, etc.


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Volume 9, Issue 1
March 2022
Pages 1-20
  • Receive Date: 30 August 2020
  • Revise Date: 04 September 2020
  • Accept Date: 10 November 2020