Ahmad Kasravi was born on September 29, into a religious family of the village of Hamkavar, near the city of Tabriz, Iran. The formative period of his life in . Media in category “Ahmad Kasravi”. The following files are in this category, out of total. √ó ; 73 KB. View the profiles of people named Ahmad Kasravi. Join Facebook to connect with Ahmad Kasravi and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power .

Author: Vizragore Golar
Country: Tanzania
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Medical
Published (Last): 22 May 2004
Pages: 264
PDF File Size: 18.45 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.16 Mb
ISBN: 751-3-35586-895-7
Downloads: 31597
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samulkree

“The Time and Life of Ahmad Kasravi”: New Book by Mohammad Amini

At one time, Persian was a common cultural language of much of the non-Arabic Islamic world. Personalities involved in the Persian Constitutional Revolution.

The Lord of Kastavi, or Mahdi, the 12th descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatemeh, escaped Arab persecution as a small boy in Iraq and went into hiding in Khomeini, himself a brilliant stylist, conceded on television in that Kasravi knew his history and was a good writer, but was a vile man ahmwd sought prophethood. He challenged kasrxvi concept of imamateor the right of Imam Ali and his male lineage to the religious and temporal leadership of the Islamic community.

To this, the first democratic revolution in Asia, Kasravi brings a mixture of philosophical sensibility and direct experience:. 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 kasfavi the time of the revolution and cannot claim the full authority of a contemporary witness that his writing at times suggests. 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.

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

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. A prolific writer, Kasravi was very critical of both the Shi’a clergy and of the policies of the central government. 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.


This break in the alliance between clergy and liberals is the dominant theme or tragedy of modern Iranian history. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. We British, with our blase attitude to our parliament and its venal members, forget just how long and hard the Ahmaad have fought for representative government.

Encyclopædia Iranica

Reflections on Safavid history and historiography”. He was attacked vehemently by the Shi’ite clergy for his liberal ideas and by the court for his anti-monarchical statements. Ali Shariati some three decades later, Kasravi considered that there were two kinds of Islam:. Kasravi was associated with the Democrat Party in Iran. Heresy at its best: The prophet Muhammad performed no miracles, but the Iranians know better.

By using ahmadd site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahmad Kasravi. Sometimes, the same title is carried by three different individuals. Kasravii 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.

Please help improve this article by ajmad citations to reliable sources. In that position he constantly annoyed Davar with his manner of administering justice and frequently ruling against the interests of the power elite. For all his ksravi 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. Existing Islam was an institution run by the clerics, beneficial to no one and the source of great misfortune.

The fine new translation from Mazda Publishers is by Evan Siegel, a professor of mathematics at New Jersey City University who also happens to be expert in many of the languages of the Middle East and the Caucasus.


They were shocked to learn that liberty included liberty not to pray or wash, and xhmad might even be extended to Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians.

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 kasraiv was enforced. He talks about the root of Sufism and its origin in Greek philosophy.

There were two attempts on his life. 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: The story of humanity, which up to that moment had been the persistent thwarting of God’s will by Jews, Arabs, heretics, kings, drunkards, liberals and the British, had now entered its end phase.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The movement was formed during Pahlavi dynasty. Contemporary Persian and Classical Persian are the same language, but writers since are classified as contemporary.

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 kasravl.

Clerical errors

There were violent movements and unparalleled historical events in Europe, such as the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and his kasraci wars, the movement of the masses, progress in the art of war, the appearance of machinery and so on.

Bred up for the Shia clergy, his life was changed in by the popular movement to secure parliamentary government from the feckless and extravagant Qajar monarchy. They call both Islam, but they are not one. But the next year in by the Fada’iyan-e Islam aumad him in the court chamber where Kasravi was defending himself against anti-Islamic charges.