Wed Feb 8, 2017 8:54AM
The late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
The late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
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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. The revolution, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, changed the political equations of the world.

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.