The holy shrine is situated in the southern part of Tehran near the martyrs’ graves in the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery. This construction is considered as a great and unique building.Imam Khomeini passed away on the 4th of June during the night. Soon after there was a meeting in Jamaran between the late Ahmad Agha Khomeini, some of the members of Imam Khomeini’s office, the scholars of Qom and Tehran and other authorities of the country. They talked about where the Imam should be buried and each presented their suggestions. After they agreed about the whereabouts of the Imam’s grave in Tehran, Haj Ahmad Agha Khomeini decided to bury Imam Khomeini near the graves of the martyrs of the revolution in Behesht-e-Zahra. Some of those present at this meeting then went to see the areas that had been suggested and found that Behesht-e-Zahra was indeed the best location.