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Throughout the book he remains highly respectful and reverential towards Imam Ali, Imam Hossein and their original followers. His friends, although dedicated to his cause, were comparatively few and scattered all over the country.

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The Iranian revolution Iran reviews. While the Orientalist historians were charmed by these bloody ceremonies, finding them both picturesque and distinctively Persian, Kasravi saw them as mere mechanisms for despotic control. A reading of Kasravi’s History suggests that by far the most likely outcome of recent events in Iran, from a purely historical point of view, is despotism. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The book is attacking all the ideologies of Sufism and bring some examples from Sufism books. He abandoned his clerical training after this event and enrolled in the American Memorial School of Tabriz. But in the times of the Qajars, Iran became very weak and lost much of its greatness, prestige and renown. The lavish expenditure on pilgrimage, he maintained, was best spent on feeding and clothing the hungry and the poor.

From to Kasravi was a Judge in the Ministry of Justice, serving in Damavand, Zanjan, Khorasan, and Khozestan where he tried to establish legal authority in face of the power of the British minion in the Iranian oil field area, Sheikh Khaz’al the Amir of Mohammareh.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Fletcher, “The Methodology of Abdolkarim Soroush: It vanished, according to Kasravi, soon after the death of the Prophet.

His views earned him many powerful enemies such as Ayatollah Khomeini.

He published PaymAn, for seven consecutive years and for one year he printed a daily newspaper Parcham Flagwhich also appeared in weekly form. Kasravi had a peculiar aversion to Persian poetry, considered by many to be one of the glories of Iranian civilisation and quite a match for poetry in English.

For him, the Iranians of were “a people who had for centuries borne the yoke of oppression and autocracy, knowing nothing except sectarian conflict, pointless Moharram and Safar ceremonies and such, being so unfamiliar with the meaning of nation and country and so on, and having had no freedom to discuss their sufferings. That was a pure and unadulterated faith based on the principles of unity, loyalty to kasarvi cause of Islam, and defense for the faith or jihad.


Contemporary Persian and Classical Persian are the same language, but writers since are classified as contemporary. This was kasravo because the world had changed and countries had stirred, but Iran remained in the same state in which it had been. Basically, he believed and wrote that ” all the present-day representations of Islam have been deviated from the essence and the true concept of its foundation”. Kasravi, however, was very careful not to question or negate any of the three fundamental basis for Islam, namely monotheism, prophethood and resurrection.

Under the Pahlavis, the clergy conspired in the royal coup against the popular government of Muhammad Mossadeq inwhile the liberals turned a blind eye to the persecution of the clergy both in the s and after Khomeini took on the Pahlavi court in and was driven into exile. Disunited, he said, present-day Islam is plagued by factional strife among Sunnis, Shi’is, Zaidis, Isma’ilis, Shaykhis, Ksravi Allahis, and many other factions on the one hand and burdened by regionalism, nationalism, and tribalism on the other hand.

The two groups composed or papered over their differences in the late s, when it seemed that for a second time Iran was being sold to foreigners under Muhammad Reza.

There were two attempts on his life. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

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Kasravo the introduction he illustrates some common believes about Sufism, for example he says that Sufism has many followers and it is very diverse and Sophists are everywhere like Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz Maragheh and Present kasfavi the world in flesh and bone, the Mahdi passes unrecognised through the Shia cities, walking perhaps even among the Tehran crowds ahmax between Enqelab and Azad.

Ali Shariati some three decades later, Kasravi considered that there were two kinds of Islam:. For Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared the 10th president agmad the Islamic republic in what even his supporters hail as a “miracle”, history ended on 1 Februarywhen Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile in Paris to inaugurate the new ahmmad government. According to Kasravi, the two were opposed to one another.

This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. He distinguished two different types of Islam: A protest against mismanagement and famine and the sale by the Qajars of mining and trading concessions to shady City of London interests changed on the streets of Tabriz and Tehran into a full-blown movement for liberty and the rule of law. Neshat Esfahani Abbas Foroughi Bastami — Between Tradition and ModernityLexington Booksp.


Ahmad Kasravi was born in modest circumstances in in the Turkish-speaking city of Tabriz in north-west Iran. These two latest sects were formed by two brothers who were followers of “Bob” once.

Ahmad Kasravi

He was not free of eccentricity. He was attacked vehemently by the Shi’ite clergy for his liberal ideas and by the court for his anti-monarchical statements. Khomeini, himself a brilliant stylist, conceded on television in that Kasravi knew his history and was a good writer, but was a vile man who sought prophethood.

Iran was ignorant of these changes and did not benefit from them at all. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

The zeal for truth and justice that had unified the disparate Arab tribes and propelled them into conquests in the name of truth and justice, Kasravi argued, has vanished.

On 11 Marchwhile being tried on charges of “slander against Islam,” Kasravi and one of his assistants named Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Haddadpour, were knifed and killed in open court in Tehran by followers of Navvab Safavia Shi’a extremist cleric who had founded an organization called the Fadayan-e Islam literally Devotees of Islamlead by two brothers, Hossein and Ali-Mohammad Emami.

This article has multiple issues. A proponent of reform in Islam[5] he was respected for his deep knowledge of the religion, as “even his orthodox opponents admit that Kasravi was an able theologian and regard his Shari’ate Ahmadi as the best book on the fundamentals of Islam and Shi’ism of his time”, [6] and, like Dr.

This article needs additional citations for verification. The fine new translation from Mazda Publishers is by Evan Siegel, a professor of mathematics at New Jersey City University who also happens to be expert in many of the languages of the Middle Kasraci and the Caucasus.

If he negotiates that difficulty, he will pass into the wide plain of Iranian history with its haunting echoes and compulsive repetitions. The unity has gone the way of the purity with which the faith had graced the world at its birth. Eye of the State, Trustee of the Throne and so on.

He was the founder of a political-social movement whose goal was to build an Iranian secular identity.