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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In his analysis of this religion, Kasravi appeals generously to reason.

The Bookshelf application offers access: 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.

Between Tradition and ModernityLexington Booksp. But after four days of relentless combat, the war ended with the rout of the defenders and the execution of the most ardent idem,p. Thus Kasravi claimed that the faith had to be cleansed from all its impurities and called whmad a return to its original essence.

Thus it was that he ventured onto a dangerous path that all oboks secular intellectuals of his period attempted to bypass. It could be justifiably argued that both Mohammad Taqi Ali Shariati’s father and Ali Shari’ati were sensitive to and influenced by Kasravi’s criticisms and denunciation of Shi’i excesses and the clerical institution.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. 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.

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This conformist attitude reveals to us how difficult it was for him to free his mind from the influence of the religious education he had received in his youth. Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access. All works in Western languages and works in Persian ahmqd after are prepared by EIr. If you enter several tags, separate with commas.


In there broke out in Vooks the Constitutional Revolution q. 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?

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. May 4, This article is available in print. Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf. Of Serpents and Dragons in Islamic Art. Ahmad Kasravi 29 September — 11 March ; Persian: Is there an ultimate use for historians?

Ahmad Kasravi

Navvab Safavi was executed by the Pahlavis inand his followers dispersed into Khomeini’s movement, where they performed some of the rough work. About three years later, at the urging of his family he left that trade to resume his theological studies. Thank you for your patience. The Russians increased their numbers there, and the Ottoman troops, fighting the Russian army, approached Tabriz.

They call both Islam, but they are not one. Chubak, Sadeq Clark, James D. For all his historical insight, profound linguistic knowledge and purity of style, Kasravi shares in good measure that violence of thought to which Iranians were prone in the 20th century.

On several nights Kasravi climbed to the roof of his house and observed the comet in an attempt to discover some facts on this matter.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In late Decembera merciless war pitted the constitutionalist combatants of Tabriz against Russian soldiers sent by the Czarist government to snuff out their movement and restore the deposed king to the throne idem,pp.

In his writings, Kasravi demeaned several of the imams and Fatemeh, the daughter of the Prophet and Ali’s wife. 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.

Religion and Politics in IranNew York,pp. 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.


KASRAVI, AḤMAD vii. – Encyclopaedia Iranica

Today, the consensus among Safavid historians is that the Safavid family hailed from Persian Kurdistan. 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: This lasted a year and a half, and throughout that time he tried to free himself of the burden of an occupation he found so disagreeable.

According to Kasravi, Islam was 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. In the third chapter is about Islam and Sufism and the bad thing that Sufism followers have done to Islam. Most of the themes of the essay remain relevant today. Daneshvari, Abbas Daniel, Elton L.

To this, the first democratic revolution in Asia, Kasravi brings a mixture of philosophical sensibility and direct experience: Kasravi once again found himself in seclusion.

From the Shi’i community’s point of view, Kasravi crossed the Rubicon when he attacked the authenticity of certain essential pillars of Twelver Shi’i thought and insulted certain highly revered Shi’i infallibles.

The country you have selected will result in the following: Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism. He abandoned his clerical training after this event and enrolled in the American Memorial School of Tabriz. It was just a matter for a learned cleric to administer first Iran, then the whole world, until the Lord of Time revealed himself to his favourite nation and ushered in an age of justice and the end of the world.

The prophet Muhammad performed no miracles, but the Iranians know better. The constitutionalists seized the opportunity to join forces with them idem,pp.

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