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A Critical Introduction to Khomeini by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Because the architect of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini continues to be some of the most inspirational and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. The revolution put Iran on the vanguard of center East politics and the Islamic revival. two decades after his demise, Khomeini is respected as a non secular and political figurehead in Iran and in huge swathes of the Islamic international, 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 unusual and rising students during this finished quantity, which covers all elements of Khomeini's lifestyles and seriously examines Khomeini the baby-kisser, the thinker, and the non secular chief, whereas contemplating his legacy in Iran and additional afield in different components of the Islamic global and the West. Written via students from various disciplines, the e-book will end up necessary to scholars and normal readers drawn to the existence and occasions of Khomeini and the politics that he encouraged.

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Fatawa) A religious and legally binding edict or verdict produced by a faqih. Fedaiyan-e Islam Devotees of Islam, a clandestine Islamic organization group founded in Iran by Navab Safavi (d. 1955), dedicated to assassinating officials of the Shah’s regime and intellectuals accused of “corrupting” Muslim society. Fiqh Jurisprudence. Gharbzadegi A concept and term introduced by Jalal Al-e Ahmad (d. ” Denotes the mimicry and models of Western culture by Iranians at the expense of their own. Ghayba (English: “Occultation”) The period of absence or “hiddenness” of the Twelfth Shi’i Imam, extending from his disappearance in 873 AD until the present day, within which there will remain no representatives (Farsi: vakil; Arabic: wakil) in direct contact with him until his reappearance at the end of time.

Contents List of Map and Figures About the Authors Acknowledgments Glossary Timeline: The Life of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (1902–1989) Introduction: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini: A Clerical Revolutionary? Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 1. Khomeini and the “White Revolution” Fakhreddin Azimi 2. The Rise of Khomeinism: Problematizing the Politics of Resistance in Pre-Revolutionary Iran Mojtaba Mahdavi 3. Wilayat al-Faqih and the Meaning of Islamic Government Amr GE Sabet 4. Ayatollah Khomeini’s Rule of the Guardian Jurist: From Theory to Practice Ali Rahnema 5.

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. Map of Iran Figures 1. Ayatollah Ruhollah Musawi Khomeini’s family tree 2. Khomeini in his early years 3. Khomeini in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq 4.

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