By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
Because the architect of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini continues to be the most inspirational and enigmatic figures of the 20 th century. The revolution put Iran on the vanguard of center East politics and the Islamic revival. two decades after his loss of life, Khomeini is respected as a non secular and political figurehead in Iran and in huge swathes of the Islamic international, whereas within the West he's remembered via many as a dictator and the instigator of Islamist war of words. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam brings jointly exclusive and rising students during this accomplished quantity, which covers all elements of Khomeini's existence and significantly examines Khomeini the flesh presser, the thinker, and the religious chief, whereas contemplating his legacy in Iran and extra afield in different components of the Islamic global and the West. Written via students from various disciplines, the e-book will end up priceless to scholars and normal readers attracted to the lifestyles and instances of Khomeini and the politics that he encouraged.
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661 AD), Fatima (d. 633 AD), Hassan ibn Ali (d. 669 AD), Hussein ibn Ali (d. 680 AD), Ali Zain al-‘Abideen (d. 712 AD), Mohammad al-Baqer (d. 733 AD), Ja’far al-Sadeq (d. 765 AD), Musa al-Kadhim (d. 799 AD), Ali al-Ridha (d. 818 AD), Mohammad al-Jawad (d. 835 AD), Ali al-Hadi (d. 868 AD), Hassan al-Askari (d. 874 AD), Mohammad al-Mahdi. Akhbari A legalistic designation found within Shi’ism that considers the use of reasoning (‘aql) and ijtihad in discerning religious law from Quran and Hadith impermissible.
Taqiya Religious dissimulation, employed by both Shi’i and Sunni under circumstances of religious persecution, where one’s life would be threatened on the basis of being visibly Muslim. Tudeh Iran’s communist party, established in 1941. Twelve Imams A succession of twelve rightful leaders of the Muslim community following the death of Prophet Mohammad, appointed and drawn from his family through the line of Fatima, consisting of: Ali ibn Abi Talib (Imam Ali), Hassan ibn Ali (Imam Hassan), Hussein ibn Ali (Imam Hussein), Ali Zain al-‘Abideen (Imam Zain al-‘Abideen), Mohammad al-Baqer (Imam al-Baqer), Imam Ja’far al-Sadeq, Imam Musa al-Kadhim, Ali al-Ridha (Imam Ridha), Imam Mohammad al-Jawad, Ali al-Hadi (Imam al-Hadi), Hassan al-Askari (Imam al-Askari), and Mohammad al-Mahdi (Imam Mahdi).
S. Sayyid is the inaugural director of the International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding at the University of South Australia. He is the author of A Fundamental Fear (1997), which upon publication was short-listed for the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. The same book was banned by the Malaysian government. Sayyid has recently coedited A Postcolonial People (2006) and Thinking Through Islamophobia (2011). Sadegh Zibakalam is Professor of Political Science at Tehran University.