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Who is Ayatollah Khomeini ? . Learn about Khomeini, his childhood, his background, his beliefs, and what he did to change his country and the world. Ruth Kintzele. Who is he?. Background/Childhood.

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Who is ayatollah khomeini

Who is Ayatollah Khomeini ?

Learn about Khomeini, his childhood, his background, his beliefs, and what he did to change his country and the world

Ruth Kintzele


Background childhood

Who is he?

Background/Childhood

Led the famous Iranian Revolution in 1979, and became Supreme religious leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Born in Mashhad in 1939

  • Began religious study before completing elementary school.

  • Took many classes taught by masters of “Sath” and “Kharej” from a young age, all the way into adulthood.

  • Involved in the Islamic activities of 1963 and was arrested in the city of Birjand.

  • He was released after a short time and went on to teach in religious schools and hold Nahaj-ul-Balagheh lessons in different Mosques.

  • Was arrested again in 1974 by the secret police of Shah, to be released in 1975, where he was no longer aloud to hold his classes.

  • His father was murdered when he was only five years old

  • Lively and vivacious, he excelled in sports and academics


Beliefs

Beliefs

  • He thought that by weakening religious powers to take them out of government affairs, they were leaving its Islamic roots and values behind and he did not like that.

  • He also believed that Jews would take over Iran and that the U.S considered all Iranians to be little more than slaves to America’s Western ideals.

  • He developed a theory of what a state founded on Islamic principles and led by the clergy would look like. He taught this theory at a local Islamic school and began making videotapes of his sermons.


Impact

Impact

  • Some impacts that he made include the Guardianship of Islamic jurists and establishment of an Islamic government in Iran.


Works cited

Works Cited

  • "Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Dec 17 2013, 09:28 http://www.biography.com/people/ayatollah-ruhollah-khomeini-13680544.

  • . N.p.. Web. 17 Dec 2013. <http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ayatollah-khomeini-12.php>.

  • Iran Chamber Society, . N.p.. Web. 17 Dec 2013. <http://www.iranchamber.com/history/akhamenei/ali_khamenei.php>.


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