Iran: Battle of Two Islams

An Ayatullah explains why he now opposes Khomeini

For the past ten years, the Ayatullah Jalal Ganje'i, 40, has been a professor of Islamic theology in Iran and Iraq. In the early 1960s he was a student of the Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of the Iranian revolution. In those days, both men were opposed to the repressive rule of the Shah of Iran, and Ganje'i spent several years in jail for his dissident activities. After the Shah's fall, Ganje'i sided with what he calls the "progressive" Islam of the Mujahedin-e Khalq, a guerrilla organization that is now trying to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!