Ruhollah M. Khomeini

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About Ruhollah M. Khomeini
Syed Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini (Persian:روح الله موسوی خمینی, pronounced ruːhollɑːhe muːsæviːje xomejniː (24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989) was an Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Following the revolution and a national referendum, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader—a position created in the constitution as the highest ranking political and religious authority of the nation—until his death.Khomeini was a marja or marja al-taqlid ("source of emulation", also known as a Grand Ayatollah) in Twelver Shi'a Islam, but is most famous for his political role. In his writings and preachings he expanded the Shi'a Usuli theory of velayat-e faqih, the "guardianship of the jurisconsult (clerical authority)" to include theocratic political rule by Islamic jurists. In the non-Muslim world abroad he was described as the "virtual face of Islam in Western popular culture," known for his support of the hostage takers during the Iranian hostage crisis and his fatwa calling for the death of British citizen Salman Rushdie. TIME magazine described him as "a fanatic whose judgments are harsh, reasoning bizarre and conclusions surreal," and Iranian American scholar Vali Nasr as one who inculcated "fear and distrust towards Islam. Named Man of the Year in 1979 by American newsmagazine TIME, Khomeini has been referred to as a "charismatic leader of immense popularity," considered a "champion of Islamic revival" by both Shia and Sunni scholars. Khomeini is usually known as Imam Khomeini inside Iran and amongst his followers internationally, and Ayatollah Khomeini outside of the country.

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6. Maryam Rajavi 170898
7. Mousavi 156791
8. Prince Reza Pahlavi 148616
9. A. R. Ghassemlou 84333
10. Ruhollah M. Khomeini 66395
11. Abdullah Mohtadi 50797
12. Qazi Muhammad 40683
13. Mustafa Hijri 27331
14. H. Ali Montazeri 17871

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