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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.

There were two attempts on his life. Having had a traditional clerical education, Kasravi must have anticipated the traditional response of the clerical community to his discourse. Kasravi reproached the clergy on several counts. The Iraqi invasion of and the eight years of war forged a solidarity that persisted into the s. The Fedayan went on to assassinate the prime minister and may have been behind the attempt on the life of Muhammad Reza in the garden of Tehran University in But want do they want?

They are completely different and are opposite of one another 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. 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. Personalities involved in the Persian Constitutional Revolution. On 11 Marchwhile being tried on charges of “slander against Islam,” Kasravi and one of his assistants named Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Haddadpour, were knifed and killed in open court in Tehran by followers of Navvab Safavia Shi’a extremist cleric who had founded an organization called the Fadayan-e Islam literally Devotees of Islamlead by two brothers, Hossein and Ali-Mohammad Emami.

He attacked the custom of building shrines for the Imams and characterized their worship as idolatry.

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Navvab Safavi is commemorated by a metro station and parkway in Tehran. This article needs additional citations for verification. But the next year in by the Fada’iyan-e Islam assassinated him in the court chamber where Kasravi was defending himself against anti-Islamic charges.


While still in his teens Kasravi warmed to the principles and ideals of the Iranian Constitutional Movement in spite of his ultra conservative religious background and the atmosphere of the poor, backward section of Tabriz in which he grew up. According to Kasravi, in present-day Islamic societies two diametrically different Islams coexist. While the Orientalist historians were charmed by these bloody ceremonies, finding them both picturesque and distinctively Persian, Kasravi saw them as mere mechanisms for despotic control.

But in the times of the Qajars, Iran became very weak kasdavi lost much of its greatness, prestige and renown. Between Tradition and ModernityLexington Booksp. Mahmud Saba Kashani — Among his most famous historical books are: In this long book, which ahmac to pages in the best Persian edition, Kasravi recounts how the spontaneous alliance of clergy, bazar, craftsmen and intellectuals forged in disintegrated when the Shia clergy became aware of some of the wider consequences of Enlightenment ideas.

Heresy at its best: Columbia University Press, The other Islam is the one that is practiced today; an Islam created by the clergies.

According to Kasravi, the two were opposed to kasavi another. 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.

Thenceforward he became, in Roy Mottahedeh ‘s words, “a true anti-cleric. Is there an ultimate use for historians?

Bob first claimed that he was the door between “the Savior” and the public, later on he claimed that he himself was “The Savior”. Also, he says it is not true that science will destroy Sufism and talks about why European adore Sufism.

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He abandoned his clerical training after this event and enrolled in the American Memorial School of Tabriz. Kasravi published almost one ahnad books and essays between andall of them dealing primarily with Iran except for a history of America, a translation of Plutarch selections from English to Persian, and an essay entitled “A Message to the Scholars of Europe and America”, written during the second World War.

Disunited, he said, present-day Islam is plagued by factional strife among Sunnis, Shi’is, Zaidis, Isma’ilis, Shaykhis, Ali Allahis, and many other factions on the one hand and burdened by regionalism, nationalism, and tribalism on the other hand. Kasravi is known for his solid and controversial research work on the ancient Azari language.


To this, the first democratic revolution in Asia, Kasravi brings a mixture of philosophical sensibility and direct experience:. In that position he constantly annoyed Davar with his manner of administering justice and frequently ruling against the interests of the power kasarvi. One is Islam that was brought by the Prophet Muhammad and which was practiced during Muhammad’s leadership of the Ummah.

Today it is the official language of IranTajikistan and one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. 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.

This establishment that the mullas are running not only does not have any benefits but it also causes many harms and results in wretchedness. The Iranian revolution Iran reviews.

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: Khomeini, himself a brilliant stylist, conceded on television in that Kasravi knew his history and was a good writer, but was a vile man who sought prophethood.

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 same group had failed in assassinating Kasravi earlier in April in Tehran. 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.

That brought him to the attention not only of Khomeini but of a young seminarian, Muhammad Navvab Safavi, who had been influenced by Khomeini’s early writings on Islamic government and founded a terrorist group called the Fedayan-e Islam “Devotees of Islam”. This break in the alliance between clergy and liberals is the dominant theme or tragedy of modern Iranian history.