Results for: Ayatollahs

In Iran

Why did the Ayatollah Khomeini hate the US?

Because of U.S. support the Shah, was the heart of his foreign policy. They took more 60 hostages and demanded American force the shah to face trial. Because the US support th (MORE)
In Iran

What is an ayatollah?

Answer 1 Ayatollah comes from the Arabic "ayat" (sign) "Allah" (God) whichmakes the Ayatollah, the Sign of God. Ayatollahs are highly-regarded clerics in the Shiite Islam wi (MORE)
In Iran

Who is ayatollah?

Currently there are a number of Ayatollahs. The Supreme Leader ofIran is currently Ayatollah Ali Khamanei. The Chief Ayatollah ofIraq is Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani.
In Iran

What did Ayatollah Khomeini do?

Upon his return to Iran, got rid of Shah. . Didn't like westernized life-style of the Shah... So emphasized Islamic fundamentalism.
In Islam

How is the Ayatollah chosen?

There is not just one Ayatollah. It is a the Shiite equivalent of an Archbishop (more or less). Ayatollahs gain their rank in much the same way that Archbishops rise: they sta (MORE)
In Countries, States, and Cities

Countries ruled by an ayatollah?

Actually IRAN is not RULED BY ' ayathullah', but his power isstrong advisory in nature.
In Iran

Who is ayatollah khameini?

There is no such person as Ayatollah Khameini. There is AyatollahKhomeini and his successor Ayatollah Khamanei. Ayatollah Khomeini was famous islamic leader or marja taglid i (MORE)
In Iran

Why is Ayatollah Khomeini important in history?

The biggest Iranian Revolution first started by students and middle class seen overthrown of the last autocratic king Shah Iran (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi), and the return of 15 y (MORE)
In Iran

How old is Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini?

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was born on September 24, 1900 and died on June 3, 1989. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini would have been 88 years old at the time of death or 114 years (MORE)
In History, Politics & Society

What is the role of an ayatollah?

I don't know which choices you were given, so let me offer a definition. An ayatollah is a high-ranking religious leader in Shiite Islam; that is why you may have heard of thi (MORE)
In Iran

Why did Ayatollah Khomeini not trust the US?

during the Islamic revolution performed by Iranian nations andunder leading of Imam Khomeini the late, U.S Government had manyinterferences in the interior affairs of Iran suc (MORE)
In Iran

How does one earn the title of Ayatollah?

In order to be granted the title Ayatollah a cleric must show that they hold a great deal of wisdom through their study, teaching, preaching, and the amassing of followers. It (MORE)
In Iran

What is an Ayatollah and who runs Iran's government?

There are two questions here. What is an Ayatollah? -- An Ayatollah is a supremeclerical leader in the Shiite Islamic Faith who governs over aphysical region with many Shii (MORE)
In Shiite Islam

Who is ayatollah khomeini's wife?

Khadijeh Saqafi was the wife of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.Saqafi was known as the "mother of the Islamic Revolution" withinIran.