Commemoration ceremony of Khomeini in Adrian Zoroashtian

The Islamic Revolution of Iran not only reshaped the political landscape of the nation but also gave rise to a formidable personality cult surrounding Ayatollah Khomeini. Baqer Moin, a prominent scholar, aptly describes Khomeini’s transformation from a grand ayatollah to a semi-divine figure, transcending mere mortal status to embody the revered title of “The Imam.” This cult of personality, meticulously cultivated through various means, occupies a central position in both Iranian domestic discourse and foreign representations.The genesis of Khomeini’s cult can be traced to the revolutionary fervor that swept through Iran in the late 1970s. As the beacon of resistance against the oppressive regime of the Shah, Khomeini’s image became synonymous with the aspirations of the people.