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By Siavash Saffari

Ali Shariati (1933–77) has been known as through many the 'ideologue of the Iranian Revolution'. An proposal to a number of the progressive new release, Shariati's mixture of Islamic political idea and left-leaning ideology keeps to steer either in Iran and around the wider Muslim international. during this booklet, Siavash Saffari examines Shariati's long-standing legacy, and the way new readings of his works by means of modern 'neo-Shariatis' have contributed to a deconstruction of the fake binaries of Islam and modernity, modernism and traditionalism. Saffari examines how, via their critique of Eurocentric metanarratives at the one hand and the essentialist conceptions of Islam at the different, Shariati and neo-Shariatis have carved out a brand new house in Islamic inspiration past the traps of Orientalism and Occidentalism. This distinct standpoint will carry nice attract researchers of the politics and highbrow considered post-revolutionary Iran and the better center East.

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