By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
Because the architect of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini continues to be essentially the most inspirational and enigmatic figures of the 20 th century. The revolution positioned Iran on the vanguard of heart East politics and the Islamic revival. 20 years after his dying, Khomeini is respected as a religious and political figurehead in Iran and in huge swathes of the Islamic global, whereas within the West he's remembered through many as a dictator and the instigator of Islamist war of words. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam brings jointly distinct and rising students during this accomplished quantity, which covers all features of Khomeini's existence and severely examines Khomeini the flesh presser, the thinker, and the religious chief, whereas contemplating his legacy in Iran and extra afield in different components of the Islamic international and the West. Written via students from various disciplines, the publication will end up beneficial to scholars and basic readers attracted to the existence and occasions of Khomeini and the politics that he encouraged.
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Map of Iran Introduction Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini: A Clerical Revolutionary? Arshin Adib-Moghaddam By all standards available, Ayatollah Khomeini was a giant of the twentieth century. The Iranian revolution of 1979, which unfolded so eclectically under his leadership, quite literally shook the world. As all giants of history, Khomeini left an indelible imprint on the consciousness of his people, a stock of shared memories that is constituted by nostalgia, reverence, utopia and loyalty on the one side and exile, tragedy, anger and rejection on the other.
Mujtahid (Pl. Mujtahideen) An Islamic scholar that has either begun studying or completed studying the highest level of religious studies and is permitted to exercise ijtihad and thus no longer bound to being a muqalid of an Islamic authority other than themselves. See Muqalid. Muqalid (Pl. Muqalideen) A Muslim that, in lieu of being able to exercise ijtihad on his or her own, emulates and follows the religious rulings of a marja-e taqleed. Occultation See Ghayba. Resalah A book of fatawa that pertains to the everyday practice of Islamic faith, written and issued by different marja-e taqleed.
Hidden Khomeini: Mysticism and Poetry Lloyd Ridgeon 9. The Divine, the People, and the Faqih: On Khomeini’s Theory of Sovereignty Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi 10. Khomeini’s Legacy on Women’s Rights and Roles in the Islamic Republic of Iran Arzoo Osanloo 11. To Rule, or Not to Rule? An Alternative Look at the Political Life of Ayatollah Khomeini between 1960 and 1980 Sadegh Zibakalam 12. Khomeini and the Decolonization of the Political S. Sayyid 13. Contentious Legacies of the Ayatollah Babak Rahimi Further Reading Index Map and Figures Map 1.
A Critical Introduction to Khomeini by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam