ALI SHARIATI’S PHILOSOPHY AND THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION IN IRAN

Mikhel D.

Abstract

The article deals with philosophical work of Ali Shariati, a prominent Iranian intellectual of the second half of the 20th century and one of the ideologists of the Islamic Revolution. Shariati gave Iranian Shi’ism a revolutionary red color, suggesting that the original Islam should be seen not only as a doctrine but also as a revolutionary practice. Shariati is represented as an original thinker whose mission was to avoid the extremes of liberal and communist worldviews. An important place in Shariati’s philosophical work is occupied by questions about the impact of modernization processes on Iranian society and the specificity of Marxism.

Keywords

Ali Shariati; Islamic revolution; Median school; Red Shi’ism; modernization; Marxism; political Islam.

DOI: 10.31249/rmw/2023.01.08

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