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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This establishment that the mullas are running not only does not have any benefits but it also causes many harms and results in wretchedness. They call both Islam, but they are not one. 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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What Does Hafiz Say? According to Kasravi, the Shi’i practice of dissimulation of one’s real beliefs taqiyeh when survival is at stake, was in fact a means of deception which legitimized falsehood. He staunchly opposed everything he considered an obstacle to realizing kxsravi ideals.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This incident led him to become involved with modern science.

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The Iranian revolution Iran reviews. Mardom-e yahud Jewish peopleof which only 17 pages had been written before his assassination in After two years of study, he became eligible for the rank of mullah. In his writings, Kasravi demeaned several of the imams and Fatemeh, the daughter of the Prophet and Ali’s wife. Thenceforward he became, in Roy Mottahedeh ‘s words, “a true anti-cleric.


His further works included: Kasravi and his staff took part in the capture of the city of Dezful q. His detailed account of the Constitutional Revolution still stands out as one of the most important sources on the events, even though Kasravi was a teenager at the time of the revolution and cannot claim the full authority of a contemporary witness that his writing at times suggests.

The object of religion, he argued, was to secure the welfare of the people by finding solutions to their daily problems such as poverty, unemployment, and ill health.

Kasravi’s criticism of the mechanical, superstitious, ahistorical and dogmatic nature of Shi’ism, as it was practised in his day, left an undeniable mark on the Muslims who sought to modernize their religion. During his stay in Tehran, which lasted only five months, the Justice Administration offered him several positions in various towns, which he refused.

Thus doubt began to gnaw at his mind idem,pp. Thenceforward he became, in Roy Mottahedeh’s words, “a true anti-cleric.

The movement was formed during Pahlavi dynasty. 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.

His outspoken ways would lead him to have many supporters and critics starting from the Reza Shah period. Eye of the State, Trustee of the Throne and so on.

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According to Kasravi, the clergy did not perform their expected role.

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. The constitutionalist movement in Iran had driven a wedge between the cleric. Iran was ignorant of these changes and did not benefit from them at all. As soon as he arrived in Tehran, Kasravi learned from the minister of justice himself that a file had been opened against him on the basis of the reports of the military governor of Khuzestan in order to take him to trial.


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According to Kasravi, Islam kasrzvi the guiding torch of the people in the pursuit of welfare, yet at the hands of the Shi’a it had become the source of their deception and misfortune. Selected books and essays by scholars and writers. 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.

Kasravi and the meaning of materialismTehran, There were violent movements and unparalleled historical events in Europe, such as the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and his incessant wars, the movement of the masses, progress in the art of war, the appearance of machinery and so on. Friedlander, Shems Frye, Richard N. Exclusive web offer for individuals. The Russian soldiers in Azerbaijan switched sides and after six years of occupation and terror displayed a change of heart toward the local fighters idem,p.