The House of Imam Khomeini
Ruhollah Khomeini’s residency is the house of Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Jamaran village. On 23 January 1980, Ayatollah Khomeini went to Tehran from Qom to cure a heart ailment. According to doctors recommendation, the weather of Qom did not agree with him. The house of Khomeini was next to the Hussainiya in Jamaran village. The house was very small and his room was 12 square meters. The house was linked to a large mosque by a metal platform. Khomeini often walked up a flight of stairs leading from his house to the balcony of the mosque, from which he often spoke.
The Jamaran village is located in the foothills of the Alborz mountains and north of Tehran. This village is near Niavaran Palace where was the domicile of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
On 23 January 1980, Ayatollah Khomeini went to Tehran from Qom to cure a heart ailment. He was hospitalized for thirty-nine days, then he resided in the north Tehran suburb of Darband. It was not a suitable house for him. On 22 April, he took up residence in Jamaran on the suggestion of Seyyed Mahdi Imam Jamarani who was known as Imam Jamarani for leading prayers at the Jamarani mosque and spent the rest of his life there. Ayatollah Khomeini delivered speeches and met foreign delegations at Jamaran mosque.
Ruhollah Khomeini’s house was placed next to the Hussainiya in Jamaran village. The house was very small without any luxurious furnishings. His room, located in front of the house, was about 12 square meters. A small platform adjoined the room to the Hussainiya where Ayatollah Khomeini gave his speeches to audiences. Also, he met with Eduard Shevardnadze, first secretary of the Georgian Communist Party, and foreign minister of the Soviet Union at this room.