Ayatollah Khamenei

The story behind Ayatollah Khamenei becoming a left-hander

On June 27, 1981 the afternoon prayer had just finished when Ayatollah Khamenei approached the floor. The attendees were still sitting in their organized lines of prayer. Some individuals collected pieces of paper, on which people had written questions to be answered personally, by the Ayatollah.

Ayatollah Khamenei began with a preface until he came to this point he was saying: “Woman has been oppressed among all human societies, not only among Arabs. They would not let her study, nor would they allow her to be social, nor to gain knowledge in the political arena, or would it be possible to…”
Suddenly, a loud explosion was heard!

Ayatollah Khamenei, who was facing the crowd, dropped to the floor. The first bodyguard ran to his aid. The mosque was small, and that bodyguard alone tried to pull him out. The prayer Imam was standing in the middle, in shock. He spotted the radio recorder, which was now in two pieces; the bomb that was planted inside of it exploded.
As Ayatollah Khamenei was being transferred to the hospital, he would come to every few minutes; he was whispering something; he was saying his shahada. His lips and eyes moved only very slightly.

The bodyguard picked up his pager to enter a code. Their secret code was “the guardian of the seven”. “Center 50-50”, he paged on the alarm code, which meant the “guardian of the seven” was wounded. The man who was at the other end of the pager burst into tears.
They arrived at the back entrance of the hospital, where they brought a brancard patient trolley, which took Ayatollah Khamenei to the operation room.
The right side of his body was full of shrapnel and pieces of radio. A part of his chest had been completely burned. His right hand was swollen and wouldn’t function any longer. The bones in his shoulders and chest could easily be seen.

Suddenly one of the surgeons stopped working, took out his gloves and said, “he’s gone.” At that time his blood pressure was monitored at approximately zero. Another doctor asked him why he stopped working? His blood pressure began to rise gradually, and they all started operating again.

When the surgery was over, Ayatollah Khamenei had a breathing tube and could not speak. He had felt that his right hand could no longer work. The first thing he wrote, with his left hand, were two questions. The first, if any of his companions in the mosque had been injured. We replied, "no, everyone is fine."

After that he asked about himself. We said, your right hand may not work anymore. He said, “I won’t need the hand, it would suffice if my brain and tongue work.”
It was from then on that he could not move his right hand any longer, since then he does all his tasks, particularly the writings, with his left hand.


  • 2016-08-14 01:07
    nice information
  • 2016-08-14 11:27
    Amazing story
  • No doubt my rahbar is the real follower of prophet saws and our infallible I am proud that Sayed Ali Khaminai is my great leader
  • 2016-08-14 19:44
    Khamenei (r.a) iz present example of Humanity
  • 2016-08-14 21:01
    AllahuAkbar! May Allah protect him
  • 2016-08-18 11:51
    Gpod story telling
  • 2016-08-19 09:43
    We pray Allmighty for his safety for serve the man kind till the reappearance of Al Hujjah as
  • 2016-08-19 13:43
    Glory to the living martyr, may Almighty Allah continue to protect him.
  • 2016-08-21 21:54
    Subhalllah,nay allah protect him Janam Fidai Rahbar e Man Janam Fidai khamenai#
  • 2016-08-22 08:29
    Time needs a leader like Ali Khamenei. May Almighty bless him health and strong energy. He spoke wonderful, if his brain and tongue works, he is OK.
  • 2016-08-22 14:44
    May Allah bless his soul, he is one of my heroes. A very great leader indeed.
  • 2016-09-13 19:55
    amazing story! and that he survived, even better!
  • 2016-09-18 14:30
    Assalamoalaikum! I didn't know about it. My all prayers are with my Supreme Leader.
  • 2016-09-18 17:05
  • 2016-09-22 16:16
    I am left hander too!
  • We need Imam Khamnai till all Muslims will live fearlessly.Inshaallah
  • 2016-10-09 17:32
    May Allah Almighty bless Rehbar-e-Muaazam with long life and good health.
  • 2016-10-16 06:20
    Living Martyr, Hojjat ul Islam, great & really a Supreme Leader not only of Iran but all the momineen in the world today.
  • 2017-01-16 21:07
    Heroic Man, he bore the brunt!
  • 2017-07-18 22:25
    Allah swt rahem farmaye and may I submit to Imam e Zamana atfs in the guidance of my beloved Rehbar
  • 2017-08-08 07:24
    * Your Comment:Ayatollàh Khàmenei is not only a marja but also a hard-trained military man and certainly is a mujàhid fee-sabeelillàh by his past n present actions.
  • 2017-08-14 08:12
    Salam leader. Happy left handed day! We love you so much!
  • 2018-01-06 10:02
    amazing story, My Rahbar, My Love long live Rahber, Long Live Revolution
  • 2018-02-06 06:10
    درود بر رهبر مبارز و فرهیخته ای که به خواست و مشیت خداوند از حادثه ی تروریستی جان سالم به در برد عمرت دراز و راهت پر رهرو باد.
  • 2018-06-30 10:48
    SubhaAllah. True Leader
  • 2019-05-09 19:20
    Jaanam fiday e rehber
  • 2019-10-25 19:17
    wallah i just got my right arm amputated after an accident. i can feel ayatollah khamenei's r.a pain... i hope he reads this...i want to talk to somebody about this
  • 2019-10-25 20:10
    after losing MY right arm I often felt like killing myself to end the pain and misery. but ayatollah khamenei r.a is now my role model. he achieves great things with only one arm; so can i
  • 2019-10-25 20:53
    never mind i am not going to kill myself after losing MY right arm. the quran says 'va la taqatalu anfusakum'. i also want to read ayatollah khomenei's r.a thoughts and actions (beyond this article) after losing his arm as a source of inspiration and emulation. and why isn't the imam getting a prosthetic arm?
  • 2021-01-24 22:16
    Love u Syed ali khamnaei my leader