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Ali Shariati


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'.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Religion (2012)

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, ...

Google previewThe War on Terror Encyclopedia: From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond (2014)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nationalism, Two-Volume Set (2000)

Ali Shariati was the most important thinker in this field.

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