He acquired physics, chemistry, mathematics, and geography books and .. Iran Nameh, Special Issue on Ahmad Kasravi, 20/, Kasravi’s writings may be treated in four phases. First, in the period from the mid- s to the mids, he published textbooks for teaching. James Buchan considers Ahmad Kasravi, famed historian of Iran’s Sign up for Bookmarks: discover new books in our weekly email.

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Life and Work Early life. He was the founder of a political-social movement whose goal was to build an Iranian secular identity. While he held this position, he fought every breach of the principles of deontology within the Justice ministry.

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His perseverance on this path and the enthusiastic reception accorded by some of his sympathizers to his linguistic innovations even encouraged the state authorities to decide in favor of a language reform that grew bit by bit into a movement that continues to this day.

This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The occupation of the country by foreign troops, which lasted until the end of the war, created a condition of disorder and fostered intense political rivalry within the Assembly and in the press.

The famous halo is the butt of endless ridicule in Iran, most recently in a song addressed to Ahmadinejad in the style of the medieval poet Molavi, which has become a sort of anthem of the Tehran June: His stress on reason and the de-mystification of religion caused him to repudiate Sufism and much of the Sufi literary heritage as backwards and believed it a reason for the weakness of modern Iran.

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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. 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? A bloody war broke out ahmda the adherents and the detractors of the movement, turning the town into a battlefield.

Some sixteen articles, book chapters, and book reviews on Kasravi in general or on special areas of his karavi are available kaasravi English. Privacy Policy Add Comment.

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His criticism was no longer directed at one or another member of the clergy, certain practices or rituals, but the content, object and raison d’etre of the Shi’i faith.

Within these dialects Kasravi found a real treasure of Iranian words that had become obsolete centuries before from not having been used by poets and administrators, to the extent that the Iranians considered them foreign. Religion and Politics in Modern Iran: He experienced a sort of conversion to Western learning when he learned that the comet of had been identified as a reappearance of Halley’s comet.

Kasravi once again found himself in seclusion. Instead of functioning as the enlightened shepherd who would lead his flock to spiritual and material felicity, they misled the people, perpetrated ignorance, deprivation and superstition.

The most important ones are ” History of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution ” and “Eighteen Years History of Azerbaijan”, which are the among the most important literature works of Persian Constitutional Revolution. Other works on Kasravi began in the s and gradually increased, including: Reza, and then his son Muhammad Reza, imposed despotic government for much of the period from to 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.

Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop kasarvi you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access. Thenceforward he became, in Roy Mottahedeh’s words, “a true anti-cleric.

His history of the constitutional movement was published in Persian for the first time starting in as a supplement to this magazine. A few months later, a new minister of justice was lavishly inaugurated in the presence of the new king Reza Shah. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ahmad Kasravi: Books By Ahmad Kasravi, and a List of Books by Author Ahmad Kasravi

The student resources previously accessed via GarlandScience. He was not free of eccentricity. Denison Ross see above. Ferdows, Tehran,pp.

Kasravi published and served as the editor-in-chief ahkad two papers from until his death in At the end of the academic year, Kasravi was again unemployed, and since he could not find work in Tabriz, he decided to go to the Caucasus to look for a job in one of the prosperous towns of the region.


This view has it that Iran, in cutting itself off from the mainstream of world affairs, has squandered its God-given wealth and condemned itself to insignificance or ridicule. But want do they want? Yet for many supporters of kasraci defeated candidates in the election, there is another view of history that rejects Khomeini’s fantastic theories of clerical government, the religiosity of Ahmadinejad, the grinding air of eschatological menace and, above all, the regime’s metaphysical liberties with the truth.

The other is the Islam that there is today and has turned into many colors from Sunnism, Shi’ism, Esmaili, Aliollahi, Sheikhi, and Karimkhani, and the like. Table of Contents 1. He mocked the concept of bopks shafa’ataccording to which on Judgment Day the Imams would request the salvation of a sinner from God and obtain it if only he were to mourn the Imams, visit their shrines and petition them with prayers tavasol.

In the third chapter is about Islam and Sufism and the bad thing that Sufism followers have done to Islam. Karsavi he came across an article in Arabic in a special number of the Egyptian monthly Al-moqtatef.

Kasravi had just turned The fervor aroused in Kasravi by the heroic resistance of the fighters led him to take to the pulpit in mosques throughout the town to call the population to rise up.

Sufi Castigator: Ahmad Kasravi and the Iranian Mystical Tradition

It was losing its economic and political independence to the Russian and British empires as a profligate absolute monarchy Kasravi’s attack on the practices of certain Islamic jurists faqaha and the Safavids, under whose rule Shi’ism became Iran’s official religion and the Shi’i clergy obtained power and prestige, was a challenge to the dominant perception of Islamic practices.

Such a belief prevents men from exercising good behavior, since it is assumed a priori that man can do nothing against the evil that grows from day to day Kasravi, a, p. He first studied French and acquired a degree of familiarity, and then he enrolled in English classes at the Memorial School, an American school in Tabriz see education xv. This book is also available in two volumes, published by Amir Kabir Publications in