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Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELIGST 3C03
Professor
Liyakat Takim
Semester
Spring

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Lecture 8 (Wednesday, July 18, 2012) – Khomenei and Islamic State Ghayba = occultation of 12  imam ­ Two separate occultations 1. 874 ­ meets with specific people 2. Long occultation ­ From 940, no meeting of others  Bahai = from Shi’a out of Iran, follows that someone claimed to be the mahdi  Taqiyya = the act of dissimilation or to hide your true belief, in a hostile majority, act of survival, only  under certain circumstances ­ Ullamah lead the community in the lack of the mahdi ­ In the year 1501, Iran became Shi’a under the Safawid empire, before this they were a Sunni majority  ­ Shah pays allegiance to the Ullamah ­ In 1870s, the idea of a marjaa came about  Marjaa = means a source of reference, could be a Ayatullah (signs of god)  ­ Most famous in Iran by Ayatullah Sistani  ­ Ayatullah Khomenei, born in Khomeyn in 1902, began to understand the power of the Shah  ­ British decided who should be the Shah  ­ Mossadeq naturalized the bank and the oil companies  ­ CIA made an effort to remove Mussadeq from the seat of P.M. in 1940s ­ Iran is strategically important, due to Harmooz, a small path where most of the world’s oil passes ­ In 1963, Khomenei became very important ­ Shah initiated the “White Revolution” (similar to Ataturk)  ­ He wanted to liberate Iranians ­ Alcohol became available  ­ Veils removed from permitted clothing ­ Iran modernized ­ Started to talk against the Shah ­ Muharram is the first month in the Muslim calendar ­ Khomenei spoke out against the Shah during Muharram  1 Lecture 8 (Wednesday, July 18, 2012) – Khomenei and Islamic State ­ Shah was angry, killed many and imprisoned Khomenei ­ Due to massive riots, Khomenei released ­ Shah said that Khomenei would not speak out against Israel or the U.S. or the Shah ­ Khomenei disagreed with this statement, spoke against Shah ­ Many other Ayatullah confirmed that Khomenei was a major Ayatullah ­ Shah was not allowed to kill the major Ayatullah ­ Khomenei exiled to Iraq in 1964, able to speak freely  ­ In 1971, Shah had a large party in Iran celebrating King Cyrus from many years ago, they had 2 500  bottles of wine   Insu
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