What does the word ayatollah mean?

What does the word ayatollah mean?

religious leader
Definition of ayatollah : a religious leader among Shiite Muslims —used as a title of respect especially for one who is not an imam.

How long has Ali Khamenei been in power?

Supreme Leader of Iran

Supreme Leadership Authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Incumbent Ali Khamenei since 4 June 1989
Office of the Supreme Leader
Status Head of State
Reports to Assembly of Experts

What happened Khamenei hand?

An assassination attempt on Ali Khamenei occurred on 27 June 1981. When he gave the speech for prayers at the Abuzar Mosque, a bomb in the tape recorder placed in front of him exploded and his arm, vocal cords and lungs were seriously injured.

Who is Khamenei father?

Seyyed Javad Khamenei
Ali Khamenei/Fathers
Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s father was Seyyed Javad Khamenei, and his grandfather was Seyyed Hussein who has been buried in Najaf, Iraq (in Wadi-us-Salaam cemetery); and is the son of Seyyed Mohammad.

Is the Ayatollah related to Muhammad?

The family claimed to be descendents of the Prophet Muhammad. Both brothers were avid religious scholars like their forefathers, and both attained the status of Ayatollah, which is given only to Shi’ite scholars of the highest knowledge. As a young boy, Khomeini was lively, strong, and good at sports.

Can ayatollahs marry?

The ultraconservative elderly ayatollahs, officially called Shi’ite sources of emulation, have repeatedly insisted that when a girl reaches puberty, regardless of age, she is allowed to marry with her father’s consent.

Who is Iran controlled by?

There have been only two Supreme Leaders since the founding of the Islamic Republic, and the current leader (Ali Khamenei), has been in power since 1989.

Who is Bita Daryabari husband?

Omid Kordestanim. 1991–2009
Bita Daryabari/Husband
Personal life. Daryabari married Google engineer Omid Kordestani in 1994 and they had two children together, a daughter, Misha Kordestani, and a son, Milan Kordestani.

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