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Name :Ahmad Kasravi
Period :1890 - 1948
Biographical detail : The Iranian historian and founder of the Azadigan society.

Kasravi was removed from Tehran university, where he was a teacher, for criticising Hafiz, Sadi and other mystic poets as according to Kasravi, they advocated wine drinking, fatalism and homosexuality.

Kasravi was the author of Tarikh-i-mashrutah-yi-Iran and Tarikhi hijdah salah-yi Azarbayjan.

Kasravi denounced Shiism for having begun as a dynastic power-struggle during the Saffarid regime in 1501-1722, for falsely creating the story of the twelve Imam, for the belief of taqiyah (dissimulation), for claiming that true sovereignty lay with the Imam-i-ghaib and his deputies--- the mujthahids. In March 1946, he was declared ‘apostate’ and assassinated.

Ayatollah Khomeini’s favourite book, however, was Kasravi’s History of the Iranian Constitutional movement.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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