Ali Tehrani

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Ali Tehrani
Member of Assembly of Experts for the Constitution
In office
19 August 1979 – 15 November 1979
ConstituencyKhorasan Province
Majority559,639 (52.69%)
Personal details
Born(1926-04-25)25 April 1926
Arangeh, Iran
Died19 October 2022(2022-10-19) (aged 96)
Arangeh, Iran
SpouseBadri Khamenei
Children5; including Farideh and Mahmoud
RelativesAli Khamenei (brother-in-law)

Ali Tehrani (born Ali Moradkhani Arangeh, Persian: علی مرادخانی ارنگه; 25 April 1926 – 19 October 2022),[1] also known as Sheikh Ali Tehrani, was an Iranian Shia Islamic theologian and writer. He served as the representative of Khorasan Province in the Assembly of Experts for Constitution.

During his youth, he fought the Pahlavi dynasty and was arrested, put in jail and sent to exile by the regime. He was a Mujtahid and a disciple of Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi and Ruhollah Khomeini. After the Islamic Revolution and continuing his political career, he was sent to prison in Mashhad and was eventually released after months.[2] Tehrani then secretly fled from the state-imposed house arrest in March 1984 to Iraq. From there, he preached against the Islamic Republic and its rulers, in broadcasts by Baghdad's Farsi-speaking radio and television.[3] He returned to Iran in 1995 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison but was released ten years later in 2005. Through his wife Badri Khamenei, he was Seyyed Ali Khamenei's brother-in-law.[4]

Tehrani died on 19 October 2022, at the age of 96.[5]


  1. ^ "Official website of Sheikh Ali Tehrani". Ali Tehrani. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ ماهرویان, پوریا (28 November 2018). "'دشمن خانگی' در جمهوری اسلامی؛ خودی‌هایی که راه دیگری رفتند". BBC Persian. BBC. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ شرف الدین, بزرگمهر. "علی خامنه‌ای از نگاه خواهرزاده‌اش". BBC Persian. BBC. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ Afashari, Ali (14 January 2017). "شیخ علی تهرانی و موضوع تعهد آیت الله خمینی به ساواک". Radio Zamaneh. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ «شیخ علی تهرانی» شوهرخواهر علی خامنه‌ای درگذشت (in Persian)