Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s Biography, Early Life, Judicial & Political Career

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was believed dead in the helicopter crash near the city of Varzaghan as the media outlets reported that no survivors were found at the site of the crash. People who are unfamiliar with Ebrahim Raisi can read the article to know everything about the Iranian President.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s Biography

Ebrahim Raisi became the eighth President of Iran in August 2021. Before entering into politics he worked in the judicial sector, he served in several positions in Iran’s judicial system Chief Justice, Attorney General, and Deputy Chief Justice.

Ebrahim Raisi was born on 14 December 1960 in the Noghan District of Mashhad, Imperial state of Iran. He was born into a clerical family, his father Seyed Haji was a cleric and ancestrally connected to Hussaini. Raisi has a connection to Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin Sayyids.

The full name of Ebrahim Rasis is Sayyid Ebrahim Raisolsadati, it was believed that he would be the possible successor to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the supreme leader. The supreme leader has the highest religious and political position in the Islamic Republic, but his sudden death came as a shock to many.

According to reports, he has two daughters and his spouse is Jamileh Alamolhoda, the eldest daughter of Ahmad Alamolhoda, who is an Iranian Shia Islamic Cleric.

Full Name Sayyid Ebrahim Raisolsaati
Born om 14 December 1960
Birth Place Noghan district of Mashhad
Father’s name Seyed Haji
Profession Islamic cleric
Political party Combatant Clergy Association
Spouse Jamileh Alamolhoda
Children Two Daughters
Died In a helicopter crash

Ebrahim Raisi’s Early Life and Education

Ebrahim Raisi’s father died when he was only 5 years old. His father was a strict Islamic cleric, and Raisi also followed the path of his father and became an Islamic cleric.

Raisi did his primary education at Javadiyeh School, Iran, and following his father, he began his Islamic study in Hawza at the age of five.

Hawza is the largest Islamic seminar (Qom seminary) where Shia Islamic scholars get an education. For some time he got his education from Navvab Scholl before moving to the Ayatollah Boroujerdi School in 1975.

At Ayatollah Boroujerdi School, he continued his Islamic education while teaching other students. He got an Islamic education under Morteza Motahari, Ali Meshkini, Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi, Noori Hamedani, Mortez Pasandideh, and Abolghasem Khazali.

Raisi also cleared his KharejeFeqh to Mojataba Tehrani and Seyyed Ali Khamenei. For a long time, he referred to himself as Ayatollah, but after criticism from the people he settled on a rank just below Ayatollah.

Ebrahim Raisi’s Judicial Career

Raisi’s Judicial career began with his appointment as a Prosecutor of Karaj. Later on, he served as a prosecutor for the Iranian city of Hamadan Province. In 1985, he moved to the capital of Iran when he was appointed as the Deputy prosecutor of Tehran. After that, he addresses legal issues of many provinces, such as Kermanshah, Lorestan, and Semnan.

His judicial career is linked with the 1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners, he was part of the prosecution committee. After the death of Ruhollah Khomeini, he was appointed as Prosecutor of Tehran by Mohammad Yazdi.

He served as Tehran Prosecutor for five years and later in2004 to 2024 he was appointed as Deputy Chief Justice of Iran. After that, he was appointed as Attorney General in 2014 till 2016.

He also served as Chieh Justice of Iran from 2019 to 2021 before starting his political career.

Ebrahim Raisi’s Political Career

Raisi ran for the Presidential election in 2017 as a candidate of the conservative Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces (JAMNA), the Front of Islamic Revolution Stability supported his candidature for the President role, however, he did not win the election to Rouhani.

He again contested for the Presidential election in 2021 and won the election with 63% vote. According to media reports, around 3.7 million votes were declared invalid during his candidature which led to the victory of Raisi.

Raisi was a hardline Islamic cleric, and during his Presidency, Iran faced the highest number of anti-government protests. It was believed during his tenure he expanded the country’s religious influence, backed military proxies across Middle East Asia, and brought the country into a war with Israel.

Ebrahim Raisi’s Net Worth

According to reports, Raisi’s net worth is over $110 billion with 30,000 square miles of property. He has more than five private jets and used to live a luxurious life with $10 billion gold reserved and more than 8 luxury yachts.

After Ebrahim Rasis’s death, the Vice President of Iran will take over, and the authority will organize the Presidential elections within 50 days. According to analysts, the death of the 63-year-old President will not bring major changes in Iran’s foreign policy.

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