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Ahmad Kasravi – Wikipedia

This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. It was in Tbilisi where he first became acquainted with a wide spectrum of political ideas and movements, and he soon was employed by the government of Iran in various cultural posts. Moreover, he had liberal views on religionwas a strong supporter of democracyand expressed them in satirical pamphlets like What Is the Religion ahma the Hajis with Warehouses?

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. It is obvious that a figure like Kasravi could not have lived but among enemies.

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He distinguished two different types of Islam: And he defended himself ahhmad the law and the courts were involved. Navvab Safavi was executed by the Pahlavis inand his followers dispersed into Khomeini’s movement, where they performed some of the rough work.

Kasravi was associated with the Democrat Party in Iran. Ahmav was just a matter for a learned cleric to administer first Iran, then the whole world, until the Lord ahmmad Time revealed himself to his favourite nation and ushered in an age of justice and the end of the world.

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, In short, the new parliament, instead of merely interpreting and enforcing the divine law known as sharia, would actually give law to the Muslims.


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”.

Mahmud Saba Kashani — He challenged the concept of imamateor the right of Imam Ali and his male lineage to the religious and temporal leadership of the Qhmad community. The mantle of xhmad prophet: Is there an ultimate use for historians? Though sympathetic in the History to the courageous divines ofKasravi became more and more bitterly anti-clerical. Columbia University Press, Contemporary Persian and Classical Persian are the same language, but writers since are classified as contemporary.

Encyclopædia Iranica

According to Kasravi, the two were opposed to one another. To this, the first democratic revolution in Asia, Kasravi brings a mixture of philosophical sensibility and direct experience:.

According to Kasravi, in present-day Islamic societies two diametrically different Islams coexist.

We British, with our blase attitude to our parliament and its venal members, forget just how long and hard the Iranians have fought for representative government. Kasravi argued that a reward could be expected only for a useful act.

The prophet Muhammad performed no miracles, but the Iranians know better. In mid ‘s at the time of Ali Akbar Davar’s reorganization of the ministry, he rose to be chief of the Courts of First Instance in Tehran.

Eventually he ran afoul kassravi the Royal Court which wanted to confiscate some villages near Tehran Evinto hand over to a fractious mullah. His outspoken ways would lead him to have many supporters and critics starting from the Reza Shah period. Reza, and then his son Muhammad Reza, imposed despotic government for much of the period from to These two latest sects were formed by two brothers who were followers of “Bob” once. Bob first claimed that he was oasravi door between “the Savior” and the public, later on he claimed that he himself was “The Savior”.

His principal bugbear was superstition, or rather the parade of Shia ceremonies that punctuate the Iranian calendar, the cursing of the early caliphs, and the self-flagellation and mourning for the prophet’s family, persecuted and done to death by the Arab dynasties.

He abandoned his clerical training after this event and enrolled in the American Memorial School of Tabriz. Vahshi Bafqi — ‘Orfi Shirazi. According to Kasravi, the clergy did not perform their expected role. He published PaymAn, for seven consecutive years and for one year he printed a daily newspaper Parcham Flagwhich also appeared in weekly form. Reflections on Safavid history and historiography”.


ah,ad In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Sons of Sunnah Ahmsd Between Tradition and ModernityLexington Booksp. Throughout the book he remains highly respectful and reverential towards Imam Ali, Imam Hossein and their original followers. A prolific writer, Kasravi was very critical of both the Shi’a clergy and of the policies of the central government. 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.

The book is attacking all the ideologies of Sufism and bring some examples from Sufism books. 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.

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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 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.

Today, the consensus among Safavid historians is that the Safavid family hailed from Persian Kurdistan. Ahmad Kasravi was born in modest circumstances in in the Turkish-speaking city of Tabriz in north-west Iran. 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.

His outspoken ways would lead him to have many supporters and critics starting from the Reza Shah period.