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.


01/13/2020 6:57 PM


  • Gudoyi M.
    08/29/2021 03:37

    Iranian Arabs must stay in Iran, as Permanent Residents and Iranian Citizens. * A U-turn to forcibly re-unite with Yathrib is Dangerous./ <>

  • Ismail M.
    08/26/2021 20:20

    Rehabar ❤

  • M. H.
    07/30/2021 06:45


  • Errol D.
    07/28/2021 23:45

    Iran should get rid of these fanatical mullahs religion and politics dont mix go and develop the country after all Persians are not backward people they possess a a glorious past and have contributed a lot this world

  • Hussayni F.
    07/19/2021 06:31


  • Kyaw Z.
    07/19/2021 05:39

    he is true hero for the world muslim.we love you from myanmar,country

  • Muhammad M.
    07/05/2021 06:55


  • Ali K.
    07/04/2021 08:40

    Fearless Leader of Muslim Ummah ❤️

  • Shahid N.
    07/03/2021 10:04

    لبیک یا خامنائی

  • Ahmad H.
    07/02/2021 14:01

    He also has near total control over the hearts of nearly all the oppressed and downtrodden people on the planet ❤❤❤

  • Fida M.
    07/02/2021 07:04

    Salute to you the brave leader....You are the pride of islam specifically Shia muslims......❣️❣️

  • Mohammed H.
    07/02/2021 06:50

    Hindus should first go and ask Swamis to stop distributing Covid-19 in Kumbh mela. India is the source of Delta variant just because some sh*thead swamis wanted to have Kumbh mela (dirtiest bath polluting Ganges river).

  • Paul R.
    06/29/2021 15:45

    I’m amazed in the year 2021 that people still allow religious fanaticism to flourish...wake up,one world one people.

  • شیردل ج.
    06/18/2021 11:32

    Great leader 💕❤️imam Ali Khamanai

  • Shahab K.
    06/16/2021 03:06

    what is the name of that background music???

  • Tirishe M.
    06/15/2021 05:56

    He's right. America does not exist to bully other nations. America must mind their own businesses in America

  • Anil P.
    06/14/2021 16:09


  • Muhammad W.
    06/13/2021 01:53

    Lolz he has necessary power He lost Iran nuclear documents. A scientist killed . Israel knows where to attack and Israel did damage . Lol he is a self dilusonal person we have ever seen. Only thing Iran has china & Russia for trade.

  • Aanjaneya I.
    06/11/2021 23:40

    The guy who ruined a great nation.

  • Pems S.
    06/11/2021 15:37

    His present in the Iranians society is the reason to stuck and stumbingblock for development...If not Iranian will be far beyond all the fellow muslims nations in the world..

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