Initially, Kasravi enrolled in a seminary. Later Born in Hokmabad (Hohmavar), Tabriz, Iran, Kasravi was an Iranian Azari. Initially احمد کسروی’s books. Azari, or the Ancient Language of Azarbayegan. By: Kasravi, Ahmad. Price: $ Publisher: Bethesda, Maryland, Ibex Publishers: , Edition:?. 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.

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His perseverance on this path and the enthusiastic reception accorded by some of his sympathizers to his linguistic innovations even encouraged the boooks authorities to decide in favor of a language reform that grew bit by bit into a movement that continues to this day.

He challenged the concept of imamate, or the right of Imam Ali and his male lineage to the religious and temporal leadership of the Islamic community. About three years later, at the urging of his family he left that trade to resume his theological studies. Denison Ross see above. 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 kasrabi governor of Khuzestan in order to take him to trial.

The movement was formed during Pahlavi dynasty. The two books complemented each other. According to Kasravip. Personalities involved in the Persian Constitutional Revolution.

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. Arguing that the ancient Azari language had been closely related to Persian language and the influx of Turkic words began only with the Seljuq invasion, Ahmad Kasravi believed that the true national language of Iranian Azerbaijan was Persian and therefore advocated the linguistic assimilation of Persian in Azarbaijan.

This establishment aksravi the mullas are running not only does not have any benefits but it also causes many harms and results in wretchedness. At the end of the academic year, Kasravi was again unemployed, and since he could not find work in Tabriz, he decided to go to the Caucasus to look for a job in one of the prosperous towns of the region.


Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. This is the most famous work of Kasravi as a historian.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Kasravi, however, was very careful not to question or negate any of the three fundamental basis for Islam, namely monotheism, prophethood and resurrection.

That was the period when the enforced modernization of the country was in full swing. Kasravi defended a considerable number of the undertakings of Reza Shah.

Neshat Esfahani Abbas Foroughi Bastami — He identified a rupture between what he considered as the essence of the faith, the observation of which would have secured the welfare of the believers, and the outward signs or the form of the faith, which he believed to have developed into a superstitious series of futile rites and rituals.

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The third phase extends from the mids to the end of the s, when Kasravi published some 18 books and pamphlets on the history of Iran, including a number of valuable contributions such as his classical book on the history of the Constitutional Revolution q.

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. He maintained that excess zeal in practising what he considered to be ‘impurities’, which had crept into the faith, was the cause of the people’s state of deprivation and underdevelopment.

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

Of the History, Siegel has translated the first third, and plans to complete volumes boosk and three this year. In the introduction he illustrates some common believes about Sufism, for example he says that Sufism has many followers and it is very diverse and Sophists are everywhere like Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz Maragheh and Thus Kasravi claimed that the faith had booke be cleansed from all its impurities and called for a return to its original essence.


They even excommunicated him in an attempt to turn the faithful against him. Khomeini, himself a brilliant stylist, conceded on television in that Kasravi knew his history and was a good writer, but was a kzsravi man who sought prophethood.

A few months later, a new minister of justice was lavishly inaugurated in the presence of the new king Reza Shah.

His works on social and religious reformism first appeared in the s: To this, the first democratic revolution in Asia, Kasravi brings a mixture of philosophical sensibility and direct experience: Daneshvari, Abbas Daniel, Elton L. Selected books and essays by scholars and writers. The specific problem is: On this list, only Kasravi’s name was underlined. In the third chapter is about Islam and Sufism and the bad thing that Sufism followers have done to Islam.

KASRAVI, AḤMAD i. LIFE AND WORK – Encyclopaedia Iranica

Shiehgari- Bahaeigari va Sufigari. His views earned him many powerful enemies such as Ayatollah Khomeini. Kasravi published and served as the editor-in-chief of two papers from until his death in His family kasrai it, but Kasravi hated this job and preferred to find work in the bazaar of Tabriz.

Kasravi had a peculiar aversion to Persian poetry, considered by many to be one of the glories of Iranian civilisation and quite a match for poetry in English. In his writings, Kasravi demeaned several of the imams bopks Fatemeh, the daughter of the Prophet and Ali’s wife. 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. Many of Kasravi’s above-mentioned criticisms of Shi’i rituals and practices as well as his view on the role of the traditional clergy, later found its echo in modernist Islamic circles and especially in the works of Ali Shariati.

Later, Shari’ati too identified Safavid Shi’ism as a ‘polytheistic’ religion.