Khumayni's Role In The Islamic Revolution

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The exclusion of Islam as a political, social and cultural force and the conversion of the Iranian monarchy into a dictatorship of the modern kind by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi of the Pahlavi Dynasty in Iran during his regime ( Khomeini, 1981) had received rejections from the Iranian community and eventually resulted to the Islamic revolution which occurred in the year 1979. Although the rule under the Shah had modernise Iran and was supported by the United States and also, considered by the West that his rule was the most stable rule in Iran, he received oppositions by the majority of the community in Iran due to his tyrannical personality and his un-Islamic ways of reforming the country. The revolution was led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khumayni. Khumayni, who wanted the state to be an Islamic Government, had a number of supporters for this movement of revolution. Among of his supporters were the Leftists, several of Islamic Organisations and the Iranian Student Movement. He was a devoted Shi’I and his upbringing was moulded by spiritual matters. The Islamic Revolution of 1979 had caused a huge stir and undeniably a great impact in Iranian history. It is vastly known that a very significant role was played by Khumayni towards the occurrence of this revolution and in the event itself. In this essay, I would analyse the role of Khumayni in…show more content…
An Islamic government is constitutional, not tyrannical nor absolute. It is constitutional in the sense that the heads of the state are subject to a particular set of conditions in administering and governing the state, in which the conditions are set in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. (Khomeini,

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