Private photos of Ayatollah Khomeini

Khomeini’s grandfather, Mirza Ahmad Mojtahed-e Khonsari was the cleric issuing a fatwa to forbid usage of Tobacco during the Tobacco Protest.According to his birth certificate, Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, whose first name means “spirit of Allah”, was born on 17 May 1900 in Khomeyn, Markazi Province although his brother Mortaza (later known as Ayatollah Pasandideh) gives his birth date of 24 September 1902, the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Fatimah.