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Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Portrait of a Nationalist
Gallery 4

Ahreeman X
April 22, 2020


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Civilian Suit


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi paying respect to the statue of the Reza Shah the Great before leaving Iran on 1979. He was always trying to stand up equal or better than his father. Reza Shah was his role model. Even in height, he wanted to match up. Reza Shah the Great was 6’ 4” tall with wide chest and muscular body. Mohammad Reza was not a tall man and by no means he was at the stature of Reza Shah the Great; therefore, he was always wearing elevating or platform shows to make himself taller. The reality was that Mohammad Reza Pahlavi could never match his father’s height, iron will, determination, organization, discipline, strong nature, bravery, secularism, and administrative powers. Reza Shah was a strong man with balls of iron. He would have never leave and abandon Iran by will unless the Allies had to kick him out of Iran in to the exile and even then, he made sure that the Allies allow his son to become the Shah. Reza Shah was an Anti-Religion, Anti Islam, Pro Progress and a very bright man. Without much schooling, he was more educated than many well-schooled intellectuals. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi always tried to be like his father but he was neither tall enough, strong enough or bright enough to match up. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was a superstitious Muslim (inherited from his mother) who never was firm with the Mullahs and the Islamists or else, they would have never gained so much power to overthrow him. He had respect for the religion and Mullahs. He killed Marxists and Liberal Democrats but never the Ayatollahs which were the roots of the problem. Specifically, after his failed assassination, he started believing that he was saved by the Shiite Islamic Saints. Once he had a dream that Hazrat-e Abbas (Imam Hussein’s brother) grabbed his hand and pulled him to stand up after he was fallen from the horse. He even bragged about it but the popular Tofigh Humor Newspaper of the time mocked him stating that “Hazrat-e Abbas did not have any arms to grab you because Shemr and his enemies cut off his arms”! That is why once again Tofigh was closed down! Tofigh was always mocking Shah, Farah and his administration and that is why it was constantly and repeatedly shut down by the Imperial Regime. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was a weak man who abandoned Iran in two occasions (1953 and 1979) and escaped abroad. Instead of standing his own ground, making his own decision and ordering the military to fight the Islamists to avoid the 1979 Islamist Revolution, he was awaiting Carter’s orders to allow him to suppress the Islamists! He could not make decisions, he did not have the backbone to fight and with a slight sign of riots, he chose to fly than stand and fight. Overall, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi had done many goods for Iran and was a progressive nationalist; however, he could never stand up and match his father’s iron will. Any way you look at it, on his watch, Iran was handed to Islam and the Ayatollahs. IRI was born mostly due to his weakness not only to stand and fight on 1979 but because through the decades of his reign, he was always soft on Ayatollahs and clerics. Deep inside, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi always wanted to be at the same stature (physically and metaphorically) as his father Reza Shah the Great; however, it was unfortunate that he could not. This tragedy cost the Iranians their nation to lose on 1979!


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi doubtful deep look
He would give this look to the speaking party when they would exaggerate about the subject of their speech.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi press conference at the Niavaran Palace, Tehran, 1971


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Farah Pahlavi in winter


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi granting the flag to the General. The General is respecting the flag and the monarch.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with the Admiral at the navy base


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi on horseback and in military army uniform inspecting the troops


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi on horseback and the Pahlavi Persian Imperial Immortal Guards Cavalry, Iran 1978


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi saluting on the horseback and the Pahlavi Persian Imperial Immortal Guards Cavalry, Iran 1978


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi on the horseback and the Pahlavi Persian Imperial Immortal Guards Cavalry up close, Iran 1978


Princess Shams and Princess Ashraf Pahlavi sisterly moment


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with Richard Nixon. President Nixon always had Shah’s back and supported him.


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with President Richard Nixon at the Oval Office in the White House, USA


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Tehran 1978


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in Pakistan
L – R: Mumtaz Bhutto, Mustafa Khar, Shah, Zulfiqar Bhutto and Ambassador Manouchehr Zelli watching a cultural show in Pakistan


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi speech with Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda (Orchid Man) next to him


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi inspecting Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda’s (Orchid Man) cabinet


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi observing the maneuvers with Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda (Orchid Man) and the Generals behind him. This is a special maneuver with the Persian Airborne Green Berets and the British Airborne Red Devils participation in the desert, Iran 1970


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with Minister of the Courthouse Asadollah Alam at the Palace


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi bowling


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Farah Diba are having a moment during a romantic slow dance


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the US First Lady Betty Ford dance at a banquet


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the US First Lady Betty Ford closeup during a dance at a banquet


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi working at his desk in his office, Tehran 1978


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi press conference


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi at a press conference in palace


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi at the OPEC Meeting 1970
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was known as the Leader and the Eagle of OPEC


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi jumping over the fire at the Chahar Shanbe Suri Persian Fire Festival during the Nowruz Persian New Year 2 weeks holidays


Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi jumping over the fire at the Chahar Shanbe Suri Persian Fire Festival during the Nowruz Persian New Year 2 weeks holidays


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi in formal outfits


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in formal uniform with Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi in formal dress at a formal event banquet


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in formal uniform and cape with Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi in formal dress and shawl going to a formal event banquet with General Badrei commander of the Imperial Immortal Guards and Shah’s personal body guard at the back observing


Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi and Alahazrat on the cover of the Paris Match Magazine


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in formal uniform with Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi in formal dress in the Hall of Mirror at the Golestan Palace. Shah had 4 major palaces in Tehran but his main residency was the Niavaran Palace. Shah’s palaces were:
Niavaran Palace (Qajar Palace), Shemiran, Tehran
Sa’dabad Palace (Qajar Palace), Shemiran, Tehran
Golestan Palace (Qajar Palace), Tehran
Marble Palace (Pahlavi Palace), Tehran


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in formal uniform with Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi in formal dress in the Hall of Mirror at the Golestan Palace.


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi on the magazine cover


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi, Tehran 1977


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi photo autographed by Shahbanu Farah


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi closeup formal


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Oliahazrat Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi at a formal event


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Oliahazrat Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was a sharp dresser


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in a three-piece suit
Imprint of a kiss lips on the top left of the photo!


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in suit


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in civilian suit


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi portrait


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with glasses


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi holding glasses pose


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi smile


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi style


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi portrait with formal uniform


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in white uniform with Faravahar Persian Sword sitting full portrait


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in white uniform with Faravahar Persian Sword sitting closeup portrait


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in white uniform with Faravahar Persian Sword sitting up close portrait


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in formal uniform


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in black formal uniform


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in white formal uniform


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in white formal uniform and glasses


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in black formal uniform and glasses


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in Persian navy uniform and hat


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in Persian navy uniform closeup


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in Imperial Persian navy uniform closeup


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in Persian Imperial White Uniform and hat saluting


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in Imperial Persian white navy uniform and glasses on the ship viewing another Imperial Persian Battleship


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Oliahazrat Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi Last Hurrah


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Oliahazrat Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi in deep thought about the nation and the unknown future


Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt in exile at Egypt
Sadat still treated him as a head of state


Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with Farah Diba in exile at Egypt 1979


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Farah Diba interview in exile at Panama


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Farah Diba taking a walk in exile at Aswan, Egypt


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Farah Diba in exile at Cuernavaca, Mexico


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Farah Diba closeup in exile at Cuernavaca, Mexico


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Farah Diba in exile at Contadora Island, Panama 1979


Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Princess Leila Pahlavi in exile at Contadora Island, Panama 1979


Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Oliahazrat Farah Diba in exile at Morocco


Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Pahlavi smile at exile 1979


Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with glasses smiles in exile 1979


Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with glasses in exile at Morocco


Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Pahlavi sitting in deep thoughts in exile at Morocco
Alahazrat sitting in deep thoughts about his life and Iran. After 37 years of reign and 53 years of the Pahalvi Dynasty rule, now in exile jumping from country to country, living like a homeless gypsy on the move, this was not the end which he had pictured! A broken man, sick with cancer, dying in exile, was not the end suited for a nationalist but it was a nightmare. Imagine what is he picturing! His mind is probably wondering all over the place about his lifetime of reign, history, future and Iran’s destiny! In situations like this, your whole life flashes in your mind, from the beginning to the end. Until the last moment, he was worried about the future of Iran. Right or wrong, strong or weak, here he was, sitting in exile and helpless to affect the future of his country, the country he loved. He wished glory days for Iran but he did not see bright days for Iran! Look at those eyes and imagine what he must be thinking about!


Alahazrat Final Pictures ……
Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Pahlavi sitting in deep thoughts in exile at Morocco
After a life time of journey, “The End” for a Nationalist.
He must be thinking: What will the future bring for Iran?!


Alahazrat Mohamad Reza Pahalvi on horseback in exile
He is still riding in the wind ……
To the memory of a Nationalist and a Lover of Iran ……
May your spirit rest in peace ……
Amen!

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