Sayyid Ahmad and his role in Paris

The momentous migration of Imam Khomeini from Najaf to Paris was a prelude to the collapse of the Imperial regime in Iran. Sayyid Ahmad accompanied his father in this migration and wonderful event. This role has been so vivid and effective that, Imam Khomeini repeatedly said that his one and only advisor during this historic and momentous move was “Ahmad”.

Imam and his son in Neauphle-le-Chateau (left to right)

Sayyid Ahmad and Imam Khomeini left for Paris in October 1978. The sociopolitical studies of Ahmad, his recognition of political groups existing in Iran at the time, and his unique wisdom and intelligence made him play his most crucial role in strengthening the revolution and the leadership of Imam Khomeini.

Sayyid Ahmad confronted and dealt with different political parties, which were deviating from the Imam’s line, managed all the Imam’s paperwork in Neauphle-le-Chateau, made sure all interviews with the Imam were held on time, was meticulous in the translation of the Imam’s interviews and statements and prevent them from being distorted by interested parties. Apart from these roles Sayyid Ahmad also established vital connections between the Iranians fighting for the revolution and the Imam.

According to eyewitnesses and the Imam’s companions in Neauphle-le-Chateau, Sayyid Ahmad worked so hard that he fell sick several times. He dedicated his life and existence to the Imam and the revolution. While he took part in the key decision-making sessions of the revolution, delivered the Imam’s messages, and informed the Imam of the latest events, Sayyid Ahmad also protected the Imam and made sure no harm came to him.

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