The life of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

This is how Ayatollah Ali Khamenei became the single most powerful person in Iran.

Who is really Ali Khamenei, the supreme guide of Iran?

He is one of the most powerful religious leaders in the world, but his private life remains very secret. This is the story of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is one of the most feared religious leaders in the world. At 80, the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran keeps his private life secret. Here is what is known about one of the oldest serving religious leaders in the world.

Very young, they follow religious studies

Ali Khamenei was born in 1939 in Mashhad, the holiest city in Iran. He is the second child in a family of eight and grew up in a poor family. At 11, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a religious scholar. He then went to Qom, a holy Shiite city, to study Sharia law. At the time, Iran was a secular monarchy ruled by shah. He was only about 20 years old when he came under the tutelage of Ruhollah Khomeyni, a charismatic clerk who preaches religious conservatism and opposes shah. Ruhollah Khomeyni and his disciples criticize the head of state for his pro-American policy aimed at imposing Islamic law.

Opposition claimed to shah

In 1963, the shah exiled Ruhollah Khomeyni, and Ali Khamenei continued to spread his teachings. Ali Khamenei is repeatedly arrested, tortured and placed in solitary confinement. During the 1960s and 1970s, the opposition movement grew, leading to a popular uprising that overthrew the shah. In 1979, Ruhollah Khomeyni returned and became Supreme Guide to a new Islamic republic. Ruhollah Khomeyni invites Ali Khamenei to integrate his new government and names him imam of the big Friday prayer in Tehran. At 42, he gives a speech in a mosque when a bomb explodes next to him, paralyzing his right hand for the rest of his life.

President, then Supreme Guide

In 1981, he became president of Iran, a position which gave him little real power. In 1989, when Ruhollah Khomeyni died, Ali Khamenei was considered to be his successor. At 49, he was therefore elected Supreme Leader, which gave him direct control over the army, the justice system and the public media. It also has partial control over parliament, elections and public enterprises. He spreads his influence by strengthening the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, whose scarf he wears. It also develops the country's nuclear program by encouraging distrust of Western countries. He describes in particular the United States of Britain as evil, as a cursed regime and as cancer represented by the Zionist regime.

A dictator?

But in 2009, reformist politician Mir Hossein Moussavi, who claimed victory in the presidential election, called on his supporters to take to the streets. This uprising is known as the “green movement”. However, the authorities refused Moussavi's victory, and the police brutally ended the protests. Today, at more than 80 years old, he partially controls the country's politics. His detractors call him a dictator, unlike the shah he overthrew. Despite his fame, to this day, American officials continue to confuse him with his predecessor.


13/01/2020 18:57

652 commentaires

  • Rehan S.
    2 jours

    A great man for humanity i salute ♥️

  • Mehdiali A.
    2 jours

    One of the great leadership Allah pak slamet rakhey elahi ameen

  • Mehdiali A.
    2 jours

    Slamti syed Serdar ki khairen elahi ameen ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Andrea H.
    2 jours

    Why don't you stop going on

  • Shouaib D.
    5 jours


  • M F.
    5 jours

    The real democracy, need a man who knows deep the people, as a lead

  • Keith W.
    16/09/2020 23:34

    terrorists are scum,you support terrorism,that simple

  • Nadeem R.
    14/09/2020 21:01

    you west people only love those who are puppets of zionist but hadrat will fight till his last breath insha allah

  • Muhammad U.
    14/09/2020 20:32

    these are really jewish crop and agents

  • Suhail T.
    14/09/2020 12:39

    May Allah protect all muslim ummah all around the world

  • Aryan
    12/09/2020 17:03

    And they converted a great country with a great culture into a worst destroyed islamic nation.

  • Nayeem K.
    12/09/2020 02:27

    i love iran

  • Syed F.
    10/09/2020 20:08

    so sad to know that WEST has failed in sabotaging Iran and now employs cheap tactics of Propaganda WARFARE. My deepest condolences to people in WEST especially to US and its illicit wife, Britain.

  • รู้คุณแผ่นดิน ร.
    07/09/2020 15:44

    อเมริกา จงพินาจ

  • Asgar S.
    07/09/2020 13:00

    Good leader and person who defends his country and Islam and who will not fear the Zionist will always be called a dictator.

  • Joanne P.
    06/09/2020 16:58

    Mad men

  • Bint S.
    03/09/2020 22:12

    He is better than that extremist modi.. Who just wants to wage war against neighbouring countries and oppress kashmiris.

  • Zaki A.
    03/09/2020 15:37

    Great siah (khatmal) of 21st century ,who kills million of muslim in and around his country

  • Kurt M.
    03/09/2020 06:48

    The servant of Satan

  • Leizl E.
    01/09/2020 14:59

    U.S. under brittish

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