List of Tehran's Friday Prayer Imams

Ali Khamenei, current supreme leader of Iran as Tehran's Friday Prayer Imam in 1979.

This list of Tehran's Friday Prayer Imams after 1979 Iranian Revolution contains both permanent and temporary ones. The current Imam is Supreme Leader of Iran Sayyid Ali Khamenei who appoints temporary Imams as well. Mohammad Emami Kashani, Ahmad Khatami, Kazem Seddiqi, Ali Movahedi-Kermani and Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard are currently Tehran's temporary Imams.[1]

Imams

Imam Date Appointed by Notes
1 Sayyed Abolqasem Emam Jomeh Unknown – 1908 Unknown Dismissed from the position by the Constitutionalists[2]
2 Mohammad Emamzadeh 1908 – 1947 Unknown Died in office[2]
3 Hassan Emami 1947 – 1979 Mohammad-Reza Shah Left office due to Iranian Revolution[2]

Post-1979

Imam Date Appointed by Notes
1 Mahmoud Taleghani 27 July 1979 – 9 September 1979[3] Ruhollah Khomeini Died in office
2 Hussein Ali Montazeri 12 September 1979 – 14 January 1980[3] Ruhollah Khomeini Resigned
3 Ali Khamenei 14 January 1980 – present[3] Ruhollah Khomeini Nominated by Hussein Ali Montazeri[3][4]

Temporary Imams

Imam Date Appointed by Notes
1 Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardebili 13 February 1981 – 24 December 1993[3] Ruhollah Khomeini Imamate unofficially ended
2 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 3 July 1981 – 17 July 2009[3] Ruhollah Khomeini Imamate unofficially ended
3 Mohammad Emami Kashani 30 October 1981 – present[3] Ruhollah Khomeini
4 Mohammad Mahdi Rabbani Amlashi 11 December 1981 – ?[3] Ruhollah Khomeini He was Imam 3 times
5 Mohammad Yazdi 1982 – late 1990s[3] Ruhollah Khomeini
6 Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani 11 March 1983 – 19 June 2009[3] Ruhollah Khomeini He was Imam 12 times
7 Ahmad Jannati 3 April 1992 – 11 March 2018[3] Ali Khamenei
8 Hassan Taheri Khorramabadi ? Ali Khamenei He was Imam 9 times[3]
9 Ahmad Khatami 18 December 2005 – present[3] Ali Khamenei
10 Kazem Seddiqi 1 August 2009 – present[3] Ali Khamenei
11 Ali Movahedi-Kermani 2 December 2012 – present[3] Ali Khamenei
12 Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard 14 February 2018 – present[3] Ali Khamenei
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