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On Islam and Shi'ism

On Islam and Shi'ism (Used)

by Kasravi, Ahmad

Publisher: Mazda Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780939214396, 0939214393

Description

1989: xviii+228,notes,index. Translated from the Persian by M.R. Ghanoonparvar. Critical essay by M.A. Jazayery.

Ahmad Kasravi (1890-1946) is one of the most prolific writers of 20th century Iran, with broad interests as a reformer and social thinker. He wrote on a variety of subjects, including history, geography, social criticism, literature and philology. In his works, Kasravi challenges convention and what he sees as decadent ideas, superstitions and various other ills of society. Nowhere are his controversial ideas more evident than in his writings on Islam in general, and Shi'ism in particular.

This volume is the first translation of two of Kasravi's works, Dar Piramoun-e Islam (On Islam) and Shi'igari (Shi'ism). In the context of Shi'ism, Kasravi dared to directly attack the Shi'ite clergy, which angered religious groups and eventually led to his assassination by a group called the Fada'iyan-e Islam in 1946.

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