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This house, which belonged to Imam Khomeini (1902-1989), is a simple two-story structure. The late founder of the Islamic Revolution lived in the house from 1951 to 1964.

Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini was born in a family of religious scholars in the city of Khomein on September 24, 1902. He began his education by memorizing the holy Quran and was later sent to Arak (1920-21), and finally Qom (1923) to complete his religious education.

When Ayatollah Abdolkarim Haeri Yazdi (1889-1937) passed away and Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Boroujerdi (1875-1961) became the prominent religious figure in Qom, Imam Khomeini dedicated most of his time to teaching Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), gathering around him students like Ayatollahs Mutahhari and Hashimi-Rafsanjani and Hojatolislam Bahonar, who would later become important figures in the movement which led to the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979).

In 1961, following the passing of Ayatollah Boroujerdi and after becoming a Source of Emulation, Imam Khomeini gradually entered the political arena and came to be known as a vocal critic of the Pahlavis.

He was exiled from the country in 1964, and returned to Iran in January 31, 1979. Shortly after, he founded the Islamic Republic and served as the Supreme Leader until his death in June 1989.

The house was registered as a National Heritage Site in 1997. The Works of the Sources of Emulation Museum opened in the house in 2013.

Ayatollah Khomeini’s House

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