Revolution, led by Imam Khomeini, changed equations of world

The Islamic Revolution under the wise leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini changed the political equations of the world. It also changed balance of power in the interest of the oppressed nations.

ID: 51616 | Date: 2018/01/28
Each year in Iran, this victory is commemorated from February 1 to February 11, which is better known as Daheye Fajr or “Ten Days of Dawn,” a period that celebrates Iran’s notion of “independence” from Western influence and foreign dominance.

The Islamic Revolution came about at a time when the world was categorized into two blocs. The Eastern bloc, which was being led by materialism and strongly disagreed with religion, and the Western bloc, which believed that religion was completely a personal matter and followed the liberalism and secularism theory. Imam Khomeini's unprecedented movement broke this shell.

Thirty eight years have passed since the people of Iran took to the streets and brought about the Islamic Revolution of 1979 under the leadership of Imam Khomeini.

The revolutionary movement of 1979 in Iran happened when millions upon millions of people cried out their opposition to the dictatorial regime of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Imam Khomeini spent more than 14 years in exile, mostly in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf. He also spent some time in Turkey and France before his return to Iran.

Millions of people had converged on the capital from across the country on the day of his return. His arrival gave considerable momentum to popular protests against the US-backed Pahlavi regime, which eventually led to its overthrow ten days later.

The 10-Day Dawn festivities will culminate in nationwide rallies on February 10 this year, the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

This year Iran will mark the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Although this was a great turning point for Iran when the Shah was ousted from power, it also represented how nations should stand up to oppression, like in Palestine, Bahrain, and Yemen, countries which Iran has fully backed throughout the decades.