Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran abolished the Constitution of 1906. The 1979 Constitution dates 24 October 1979 and is in force since 3 December 1979 Significant amendments were adopted on 28 July 1989
- ...there shall be security against deviation by various organizations ("The course of affairs is in the hands of those who know God and who are trustworthy in matters having to do with what he permits and forbids") - Quotation from the Arabic.
- Preamble. Iran Chamber Society.
- what he permits and forbids (Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil or similar translations like "they enjoin good and forbid evil" from [Quran 9:71 (Shakir)] is a reference to the religious police. The transliteration of the Arabic is Amr be Ma'ruf va Nahi az Monkar and is a famous phrase. See w:Enjoin what is good and forbid what is wrong.
- The form of government of Iran is that of an Islamic Republic, endorsed by the people of Iran on the basis of their long-standing belief in the sovereignty of truth and Qur'anic justice, in the referendum of...(March 29 and 30, 1979], through the affirmative vote of a majority of 98.2% of eligible voters, held after the victorious Islamic Revolution led by the eminent marji' al-taqlid, Ayatullah al-Uzma Imam Khomeyni.
- Since the language of the Qur'an and Islamic texts and teachings is Arabic, and since Persian literature is thoroughly permeated by this language, it must be taught after elementary level, in all classes of secondary school and in all areas of study.
- The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran must be an Islamic Army, i.e., committed to Islamic ideology and the people, and must recruit into its service individuals who have faith in the objectives of the Islamic Revolution and are devoted to the cause of realizing its goals.