When anyone studies a little or pays a little attention to the rules of Islamic government, Islamic politics, Islamic society and Islamic economy he will realize that Islam is a very political religion. Anyone who will say that religion is separate from politics is a fool; he does not know Islam or politics.

— Ruhollah Khomeini

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It is better for a girl to marry in such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband's house rather than her father's home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.


We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention.

What we are afraid of is Western universities.


The fundamental difference between Islamic government, on the one hand, and constitutional monarchy and republics, on the other, is this: whereas the representatives of the people or the monarch in such regimes engage in legislation, in Islam the legislative power and competence to establish laws belong exclusively to God Almighty.


Islamic state means a state based on justice and democracy and structured upon Islamic rules and laws.


If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.


After the Shah's departure from Iran, I will not become a president nor accept any other leadership role. Just like before, I limit my activities only to guiding and directing the people.


Should one permit an infidel to continue in his role as a Corrupter of the Earth, the moral suffering of the infidel will be all the worse. Should one kill the infidel, and this stops him from perpetrating his misdeeds, his death will be a blessing to him.


In the Islamic Republic the rights of the religious minorities are respectfully regarded.


In Iran's future Islamic system everyone can express their opinion, and the Islamic government will respond to logic with logic.


Those who say that we want nationality, they are standing against Islam.

...We have no use for the nationalists. Moslems are useful for us. Islam is against nationality.


Either we shake one another's hands in joy at he victory of Islam in the world, or all of us will turn to eternal life, and martyrdom. In both cases, victory and success are ours.


Women are free in the Islamic Republic in the selection of their activities and their future and their clothing.


About Ruhollah Khomeini

Quotes 37 sayings
Profession Former Supreme Leader of Iran
Birthday September 24, 1902

In the Islamic government all people have complete freedom to have any kind of opinion.


Personal desire, age, and my health do not allow me to personally have a role in running the country [i.e. Iran] after the fall of the current system [of the Shah].


Since Khomeini's death, the popular appeal of an Islamic state - and of fundamentalism - has surely dimmed. Thinkers still debate and warriors kill, but no country seems prepared to emulate Iran. Perhaps revolutions happen only under majestic leaders, and no one like Khomeini has since appeared.


The freedom-lovers of the world mourn the sad demise of Imam Khomeini.


If the religious leaders have influence, they will not permit girls and boys to wrestle together, as recently happened in Shiraz.


It's almost impossible to deal with a crazy man, except that he does have religious beliefs, and the world of Islam will be damaged if a fanatic like him should commit murder in the name of religion against 60 innocent people.


In Islam, the legislative power and competence to establish laws belong exclusively to God Almighty.


What country is stabler than Iran? Where else in the world would an assassinated prime minister be so quickly replaced?


The people will not rest until the Pahlavi rule has been swept away and all traces of tyranny have disappeared. As long as the Shah's satanic power prevails, not a single true representative of the people can possibly be elected.


The Islamic Revolution of Iran is honourable for it is the cry which has its origin in Ayatollah Khomeini's conscience.


One should express his viewpoint regarding what he performed in his country and in a vast part of the world with great respect and deep thought.


Islam is politics or it is nothing.


Happy are those who have departed through martyrdom.

Unhappy am I that I still survive... Taking this decision is more deadly than drinking from a poisoned chalice. I submitted myself to Allah's will and took this drink for His satisfaction.


With people's revolutionary rage, the king will be ousted and a democratic state, Islamic Republic, will be established.


If a fly gets into the throat of one who is fasting, it is not necessary to pull it out.


You young people yourselves are capable of performing anything.

Our inventors can invent in a high level. Our innovators can innovate in a high level, only if they keep self confidence and believe that we can.


One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion which has occurred in Washington's Black House and the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America.


Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.


In the world there is no democracy better than our democracy.

Such a thing has never before been seen.


The Imam throughout his life called America 'the Great Satan'.

He believed that all the Muslims' problems were caused by America.


These issues that exist among people that we are Iranian and what we need to do for Iran are not correct; these issues are not correct. This issue, which is perhaps being discussed everywhere, regarding paying attention to nation and nationality is nonsense in Islam and is against Islam. One of the things that the designers of Imperialism and their agents have promoted is the idea of nation and nationality.


There is no room for play in Islam... It is deadly serious about everything.


Before the revolution I thought there are appropriate individuals who would do the job according to Islam, therefore I repeatedly said that clerics would go after their own job. Then I saw that most of them were inappropriate individuals and I found out that what I said was not true, so I came and clearly announced that I was wrong.


In Islam, democracy is included and people are free in Islam, both in expressing their opinions and their actions, until there is no conspiracy and they don't bring up ideas which would deviate Iranian generation.