- (Not to be confused with Ruhollah Khomeini who was the leader of the 1979 Iranian revolution)
In July 1982, he was appointed as prayer leader in the central Iranian city of Yazd by Ruhollah Khomeini. He is the father of a number of notable Iranian politicians, including former president Mohammad Khatami, Islamic Iran Participation Front founder Mohammad-Reza Khatami, former presidential chief of staff Ali Khatami and Fatemeh Khatami, who was elected to Ardakan's city council in 1999.
- NYT (29 October 1988). "Ruhollah Khatami, Religious Leader, 84". The New York Times.
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