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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, Not so his successors.

This liberal Iranian view has its best expression in the opening to Ahmad Kasravi’s Tarikh-e Mashrute-ye Iran, or History of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, which first saw the light in Arabic incame out in various Persian forms in the s and is now partly available in a superb English translation:. The Lord of Time, or Mahdi, the 12th descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatemeh, escaped Arab persecution as a small boy in Iraq and went into hiding in The story of humanity, which up to that moment had been the persistent thwarting of God’s will by Jews, Arabs, heretics, kings, drunkards, liberals and the British, had now entered its end phase.

They are completely different and are opposite of one another If he negotiates that difficulty, he will pass into the wide plain of Iranian history with its haunting echoes and compulsive repetitions. Mahmud Saba Kashani — 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.

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Payedar, fifth printing,p. Ali Shariati some three decades later, Kasravi considered that there were two kasravu of Islam:. He attacked the custom of building shrines for the Imams and characterized their worship as idolatry. 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”.

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A judge in the secular courts in the s and a university teacher in the 30s, he repeatedly quarrelled with the Pahlavi regime. 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 Kasravi was associated with the Democrat Party in Iran.

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Kasravl 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: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Fletcher, “The Methodology of Abdolkarim Soroush: Having reached 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.

Kasravi, however, was very careful not to question or negate any of the three fundamental basis for Islam, namely monotheism, prophethood and resurrection.

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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. And he defended himself where the law and the courts were involved.


Iran was ignorant of these changes and did not benefit from them at all. These he believed, were the acts which would please God.

His funeral written in Persian: 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 linguistic assimilation of Persian in Azarbaijan.

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.

The other Islam is the one that is practiced today; an Islam created by the clergies.

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Retrieved from ” https: 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. The farmers sought judicial assistance and Kasravi ruled against the Royal Court of Reza Shah, going the same day to Evin to make sure that his decree was enforced. Eye of the State, Trustee of the Throne and so on.

Ancient LanguageshistoryPoliticsreligion. To this, the first democratic revolution in Asia, Kasravi brings a mixture of philosophical sensibility and direct experience: This view has it that Iran, in cutting itself off from the mainstream kasraiv world affairs, has squandered its God-given wealth and condemned itself to insignificance or ridicule.