Portrait of Ruhollah Khomeini By Mohammad Sayyad. Islamic Republic as the highest-ranking political michael axworthy revolutionary iran pdf religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. His father was murdered in 1903 when Khomeini was six months old. 40 books, but he is primarily known for his political activities.
He spent more than 15 years in exile for his opposition to the last Shah. Khomeini called democracy the equivalent of prostitution. Whether Khomeini’s ideas are compatible with democracy and whether he intended the Islamic Republic to be democratic is disputed. Shia Islam in Western popular culture”. In 1982, Khomeini survived one military coup attempt. He is generally referred to as Ayatollah Khomeini by others.
Iranians regularly punished for insulting him. During their rule they extensively invited, and received, a steady stream of Persian scholars, poets, jurists, architects, and painters. He was raised by his mother, Hajieh Agha Khanum, and his aunt, Sahebeth, following the murder of his father, Seyed Mostafa Hindi, five months after his birth in 1903. Persian at the age of six. In 1920, Khomeini moved to Arak and commenced his studies.