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Who is Ali Shariati?
Ali Shariati was an Iranian revolutionary and sociologist, who focused on the sociology of religion. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century and has been called the 'ideologue of the Iranian Revolution'.
- also known as Ali Mazinani, Ali Shariati Mazinani, Dr. Ali Shariati
- born on (82 years ago) in Kahak, Razavi Khorasan, child of Mohammad Taghi Shariati and Zahra Amini
- nationality: Iran
- profession: Writer, philosopher, author, teacher, sociologist
- died on (38 years ago) in Southampton
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by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof
Ali Shariati (aka Ali Shari'ati), a Paris-educated Iranian sociologist, was—along with the Ayatullah Khomeini—perhaps the most important ideologue and theorist behind the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. Born into a religious family, ...
From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond by Jan Goldman Ph.D.
As contemporary activist Shiism was developing, Ali Shariati began to apply ijtihad to Muslim life, including a vibrant definition of monotheism and the application of Muslim principles. There are various ranks of clerics in Shia Islam in addition ...
The Iraq War Encyclopedia (2013)
by Thomas R. Mockaitis
Ali Shariati (1933–1977). Educated in Mashhad and Paris, Shariati challenged the quietism of many religious scholars, writing ...
by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr
Ali Shariati, another popular intellectual and opponent of the Shah who was allegedly murdered by Iranian agents in England in 1977, Khomeini became the principle opposition leader. However, not everyone opposed to ...
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