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Ali Shariati and the Mystical Tradition of Islam

This thesis presents Dr. Ali Shariati and the mystical tradition of Islam, focusing particularly on his in,er spiritual and mystical orientation. Shariati is well known as a sociologist of religion, as a political activist, and as “the Teacher of Revolution” in Iran. Yet in his much neglected personal writings he reveals quite a different dimension […]

  • Abdollah Vakily
Ali Shariati and the Mystical Tradition of Islam
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    This thesis presents Dr. Ali Shariati and the mystical tradition of Islam, focusing particularly on his in,er spiritual and mystical orientation. Shariati is well known as a sociologist of religion, as a political activist, and as "the Teacher of Revolution" in Iran. Yet in his much neglected personal writings he reveals quite a different dimension of his being, a dimension which is clearly mystic~l in character. This study investigates the hidden mystical aspect of Shariai, and analyzes its relation to the other aspects of his personality. What is disclosed is the existence of a continuous struggle between Shariati's intellectual convictions and his spiritual intuitions, or rather between his mind and heart, as well as Shariati's repeated attempts to reconcile these two conflicting dimensions of his person.

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