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Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

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Who is Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini?

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini a.k.a. Ruhollah Khomeini: Ruhollah Mostafavi Moosavi Khomeini, was an Iranian religious leader, revolutionary, and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, a position created in the constitution as the highest ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. Khomeini was a marja in Twelver Shi'a Islam, author of more than forty books, but is primarily known for his political activities. He spent more than 15 years in exile for his opposition to the last Shah. In his writings and preachings he expanded the Shi'a Usuli theory of velayat-e faqih, the "guardianship of the jurisconsult" to include theocratic political rule by the Islamic jurists. This principle was installed in the new Iranian constitution after being put to a referendum.


"Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini" is a book by Daniel Harmon & Anne M. Todd.

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Google previewConflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

A Historical Encyclopedia by Alexander Mikaberidze

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini thronged by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics (2005)

The Left and the Right by Rodney P. Carlisle

AYATOLLAH RUHOLLAH Khomeini was the spiritual head (imam) of the Iranian Shia Muslims and leader of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 that overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Historians lay the blame on the shah or ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relations (2007)

by Peter L. Hahn

ousted the Shah, Khamenei assisted Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in organizing the new government, founding the Islamic Republic Party, and deposing the government of moderate president ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

Senior religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to the country from exile and takes ...

Google previewThe Iraq War Encyclopedia (2013)

by Thomas R. Mockaitis

in 1982 while in exile in Tehran, Iran, with the support of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Iranian revolutionary government.

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