The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari: An Iranian Theoretician of the Islamic State, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari

An Iranian Theoretician of the Islamic State, 1st Edition

By Mahmood T. Davari


202 pages

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Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari was a significant figure in the movement which brought the Islamic Republic of Iran into being. Mutahhari, a student of Ayatollah Khomeini and particularly close to his mentor, had broad theoretical concerns regarding religion, society and economy. He is generally considered as a prominent contemporary intellectual figure among the Iranian and Shi'ite scholars of the time. This book describes the life and works of this philosopher, jurist, preacher and writer, who was educated in the Qum Seminary and worked in Tehran.


'This is a well-written and thoughtful study of a key figure in Iranian political and intellectual history' - S. Peter Poullada, Asian Affairs, July 2007

'It is certainly a strong contribution to the field, and any library specializing in Iran, the Islamic Revolution, Islamic thought, or politics in Shi'i Islam should obtain a copy of it' - Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, University of California, Santa Barbara, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2008

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Period of Education 2. Academic Works and Political Activities 3. Economic Perspectives 4. Political Views. Conclusion

About the Author

Mahmood T. Davari is Lecturer in Sociology at University of Qum.

About the Series

Routledge/BIPS Persian Studies Series

The RoutledgeCurzon/BIPS Persian Studies Series publishes scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities on Iran. Such works include: original research monographs, suitably revised theses, specially planned books deriving from conferences, specially commissioned, multi-authored research books, and translations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
PHILOSOPHY / Political
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies