Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
is an acrostic for ark.
On this page:
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.
- read more about Ruhollah Khomeini
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
A Historical Encyclopedia by Alexander Mikaberidze
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini thronged by ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
by Facts On File, Incorporated
Senior religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to the country from exile and takes ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to see it in context!