Modern Iran. Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition by Nikki R. KeddieThe ideology of the Iranian Revolution has been called a "complex combination" of nationalism , political populism , and Shia Islamic "religious radicalism". The Iranian revolution expresses itself in the language of Islam, that is to say, as a democratic movement with a religious leadership, a religiously formulated critique of the old order, and religiously expressed plans for the new. Muslim revolutionaries look to the birth of Islam as their model, and see themselves as engaged in a struggle against paganism, oppression, and empire. Less powerful were the socialist guerrilla groups of Islamic and secular variants, and the secular constitutionalism in socialist and nationalist forms. Contributors to the ideology included Jalal Al-e-Ahmad , who formulated the idea of Gharbzadegi —that Western culture must be rejected and fought as was a plague or an intoxication that alienated Muslims from their roots and identity. The author who ultimately formulated the ideology of the revolution though, was the man who dominated the revolution itself—the Ayatollah Khomeini. He preached that revolt, and especially martyrdom, against injustice and tyranny was part of Shia Islam,  that clerics should mobilize and lead their flocks into action, not just to advise them.
Religion and Politics in Iran
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Get this from a library! Modern Iran: roots and results of revolution. [Nikki R Keddie; Yann Richard] -- This title brings the story of modern Iran to the 21st century.
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Movie theaters had been a common target of Islamist demonstrators37 but such was the distrust of the regime and effectiveness of its enemies' 32 Moin, rooots customs, p. In his book, or Islamic law, but over the coming months they grew to a mass of several thousand demonstrators in most cities of Iran. Khomeini's activists numbered "perhaps a few hundred in total". But there were non-religious changes a.
In , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran closed a speech at the United Nations with a call for the "mighty Lord" to " hasten the emergence " of Imam Mahdi, a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad. Shia Islam holds that the Mahdi, as the redeemer of Islam, will return from hiding to rid the world of injustice. The debate reached a boil in May The president also indirectly accused senior clerics of economic corruption, further upsetting the Iranian clergy and shining a rare spotlight on the increasingly tenuous relationship between politics and faith in post-revolution Iran. While some would date the birth of political Islam to the life of the prophet, political and religious disagreements that have arisen since the Islamic Revolution of have their roots in the evolution of the contemporary Iranian state.
Trivia About Modern Iran. Then article continues with islamic revolution process, in oher words we will focus on the things which led to the revolution. In. It is one interesting Wouldn't you like to know why the Iranian revolution occured. This propaganda was anx insidious it had penetrated even Islamic seminaries and made it necessary to "observe the principles of taqiyya " i.