Imam Khomeini; Life, Thought and Legacy
Essays from an Islamic movement perspective
Edited by Abdar Rahman Koya
with an introduction by Iqbal Siddiqui
Ayatullah Khomeini’s homecoming from exile in 1979, and his funeral in Tehran a decade later, inspired two of the largest gatherings of people that modern history has ever seen. But behind the popular media images, who was this man, the leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and architect of the first Islamic State of the modern era?
This volume brings together essays by Muslim thinkers and activists from around the world, reaching beyond the popular images to understand Imam Khomeini as a reformist thinker and a profoundly modern Islamic political leader. In doing so, it aims to contextualise his achievement in terms of contemporary Islamic history, and consider the implications of his work for all Muslim liberation movements.