By John Murphy
Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was once born right into a family members of strict piety and average poverty. As a serious-minded non secular pupil, he quickly stuck the attention of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Upon Khomeini's demise, Khamenei was once named his successor and have become the Grand Ayatollah of Iran. This biography tells his tale.
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Other than the texts that contain the earliest interpretations of the Koran and the Prophet’s teachings, no further interpretive guidance is required from religious leaders. Therefore, as in many Protestant churches, the religious hierarchy is fairly simple and streamlined, and the faithful take much personal responsibility for their spiritual education and health. Shiite Muslims, on the other hand, believe that imams are divinely inspired, that they receive guidance and wisdom directly from God, and, in turn, use this insight to guide their people in their spiritual and earthly lives.
I remember that sometimes at night, we didn’t have anything in the house for dinner. Nevertheless, my mother would try to scrape something up, and that dinner would be bread and raisins. . My father’s house—the one that I was born in and lived in until the age of about four or five—was about a sixty to seventy square meter home located in the poor ali khamenei’s youth and early education Above, evening prayers are held at the Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest destinations for Shiite Muslims.
Though Arabs were the chosen people of Allah, they were considered by “cultured” Persians to be mere desert-dwelling, animal-herding barbarians. Islam taught equality of all men and insisted that one’s allegiance and loyalty belonged to Allah, not to any state or leader. Because all believers were equal, there could be no king, and because Allah was supreme over all, demanding and deserving of one’s total devotion, kingdoms and states and national borders were irrelevant. Allah’s heavenly kingdom the ISLAMIC INVASION should be the believer’s focus and desire; identification with and commitment to earthly societies was debased.