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Ruḥ Allah Khumayni

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(1902–89). Religious leader among Ithna ʿAshariyya (Twelver) Shiʿite Muslims, and figurehead of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He was born in Khumayn and followed a path of ...

Khumayni, Ruḥ Allah

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2003
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Religion
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..., Ruḥ Allah ( 1902–89 ). Religious leader among Ithna ʿAshariyya (Twelver) Shiʿite Muslims, and figurehead of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He was born in Khumayn and followed a path of Islamic education in various centres including Qom . He became both mujtāhid and ayatollah . He was briefly arrested for opposing the Shah, and on his release continued to oppose the government, especially for its links with the USA and (he claimed) with Israel. In 1964 he was exiled, settling until 1978 in Najaf, in Iraq, when he was again expelled, settling...

Ruḥ Allah Khumayni

Ruḥ Allah Khumayni  

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Religion
(1902–89).Religious leader among Ithna ʿAshariyya (Twelver) Shiʿite Muslims, and figurehead of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He was born in Khumayn and followed a path of Islamic education in ...

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