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It is obvious that a figure like Kasravi could not have lived but among enemies. Iran was ignorant of these changes and did not benefit from them at all. These two wings split apart again soon after polls closed on 12 June this year. Fletcher, “The Methodology of Abdolkarim Soroush: Arguing that the ancient Azari language had been closely related to Persian language and the influx of Turkic words began only with the Seljuq invasion, Ahmad Kasravi believed that the true national language of Iranian Azerbaijan was Persian and therefore advocated the kaaravi assimilation of Persian kassravi Azarbaijan.

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Khomeini loathed popular superstition. While Abdolhossein Teymourtash was a strong supporter of his works, Mohammad Ali Foroughi is said to have taken strong exception to his literary theories and banned him from contributing to the Farhangestan or to continue publishing. 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.

A prolific writer, Kasravi was very critical of both the Shi’a clergy and of the policies of the central government. 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.

They are completely different and are opposite of one another 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. But want do they want? Reflections on Safavid history and historiography”.

Brought to trial for his anti-clerical stance in Tehran, Kasravi was butchered in open court along with his secretary, Muhammad Taqi Hadadpur, on 11 March Ahmad Kasravi 29 September — 11 March ; Persian: Moreover, he had liberal views on religionwas a strong supporter of democracyand expressed them in satirical pamphlets like What Is the Religion of the Hajis with Warehouses?


Retrieved from ” https: Kasravi published almost one hundred books and essays between andall of them dealing primarily with Iran except for a history of America, a translation of Plutarch selections from English to Persian, and an essay entitled “A Message to the Scholars of Europe and America”, written during the second World War.

But the next year in by the Fada’iyan-e Islam assassinated him in the court chamber where Kasravi was defending himself against anti-Islamic charges.

Ahmad Kasravi was born in modest circumstances in in the Turkish-speaking city of Tabriz in north-west Iran. Of the History, Siegel has translated the first third, and plans to complete volumes two and three this year. According to a recently published interview with a Fedayan-e Islam veteran, one of the assassins, Hosein Emami, appeared at the central police station waving a blood-stained knife and crying: Addressing the UN general assembly in New York inAhmadinejad says he felt an aura of light around his head that kept the delegates transfixed in their places for almost half an hour.

He abandoned his clerical training after this event and enrolled in the American Memorial School of Tabriz. These two latest sects were formed by two brothers who were followers of “Bob” once. A proponent of reform in Kaeravi[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.

Existing Islam was an institution run by the clerics, beneficial to no one and the source of great misfortune.

“The Time and Life of Ahmad Kasravi”: New Book by Mohammad Amini

The next chapter is about the negative effect of Sufism on its followers because of the nature of the ideology. His views earned him many powerful enemies such as Ayatollah Khomeini. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahmad Kasravi. There are translation anmad in Egypt for instance, they are affordable and specialised in translating from Arabic to English.

The battle on the streets of Tehran and the provincial towns of Iran arises not merely in a disputed election but in the clash kawravi two views of Persian history that have become hard to reconcile. Sons of Sunnah Comments: They call both Islam, but they are not one.


Ahmad Kasravi

Eventually he ran afoul of the Royal Court which wanted to confiscate some villages near Tehran Evinto hand over to a fractious mullah. Thenceforward he became, in Roy Mottahedeh ‘s words, “a true anti-cleric. Bred up for the Shia clergy, his life was changed in by the popular movement to secure parliamentary government from the feckless and extravagant Qajar monarchy.

It was also during their time that Islam became synonymous with observing certain formal rituals such as attending and weeping at mourning sessions rowzeh-khanigoing on pilgrimages and petitioning the imams with prayers.

The book is attacking all the ideologies of Sufism and bring some examples from Sufism books. For Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared the 10th president of 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 revolutionary government.

One wonders if Khomeini’s successor as regent or leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as he looked down on Ahmadinejad kneeling in the front row at Friday prayers at Tehran University on 19 June, had the leisure to reflect: Today, the consensus among Safavid historians is that the Safavid family hailed from Persian Kurdistan.

Later, he joined the Iranian Constitutional Revolution. That brought him to the attention not only of Khomeini but of a young seminarian, Muhammad Navvab Safavi, who had been influenced by Khomeini’s early writings on Islamic government and founded a terrorist group called the Fedayan-e Islam “Devotees of Islam”.

Having had a traditional clerical education, Kasravi must have anticipated the traditional response of the clerical community to his discourse.

Browneappreciated by Iranian intellectuals of all tendencies, whom he accused to have favoured Sufi poetry in his history of Persian literatureand thus trying to characterize the Iranian spirit with the errors he thinks belong to Sufis immorality, irrationality, Having ahmmad the status of mullah [priest] at the age of twenty, Kasravi flatly repudiated all that he considered to be unenlightened and repressive in the education, precepts and practices of the Shia branch of Islam and turned wholeheartedly to the pursuit of knowledge, truth and social justice.

That was a pure and unadulterated faith based on the principles of unity, loyalty to the cause of Islam, and defense for the faith or jihad.