Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini

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Noun1.Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini - Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989)
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Since the radical Islamist followers of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini seized the U.S.
Since Arabpour has made the robes and turbans of senior ulama, from revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini to the present spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to the reformist former President Mohammad Khatami, "Final Fitting" becomes a wry micro-cultural history of Iran's clerical class since the revolution.
Opposition to the Shah united behind the Muslim traditionalist movement led by Iran's main spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, from exile in France.