Council of Islamic Revolution (Iran)

Council Of Islamic Revolution (Iran)

Council of Islamic Revolution (Iran)

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The Council of the Islamic Revolution (Persian: شورای انقلاب اسلامی, Showra-ye Enghelāb Eslāmi) was a group formed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to manage the Iranian Revolution on 12 January 1979, shortly before he returned to Iran. "Over the next few months there issued from the council hundreds of rulings and laws, dealing with everything from bank nationalization to nurses' salaries."Bakhash, Shaul, Reign of the Ayatollahs, Basic Books, 1984, p.65during the time of Khomeini's arrival in Tehran (1 February 1979) the council was described as "secret" by Baqer Moin in his book Khomeini, p.200)Momen, Moojan, An Introduction to Shi'i Islam, Yale University Press, 1985, p. 290


The Council was composed of seven religious figures associated with Khomeini, seven secular opposition figures, and two representatives of the security forces.According to Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Khomeini chose Beheshti, Motahhari, Rafsanjani, Bahonar, Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Musavi Ardabili as members. These invited others to serve: Bazargan, Taleqani, Khamenei, Banisadr, Mahdavi Kani, Yadollah Sahabi, Katirayee, Ahmad Sadr......
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