Soroush, Abd al-Karim. (b. ). Iranian intellectual and political activist. Studied pharmacology in Iran, and chemistry, history, and the philosophy of science in. Iranian Intellectuals on “Islam and Democracy” Compatibility: Views of Abdulkarim Soroush and Hasan Yousuf Eshkevari. intellectuals of Iran: Abdulkarim Soroush (b. ), who sees no contradiction between Islam and the freedoms inherent in democracy, and Hasan Yousuf.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the abolition of the institution of the Caliphate inIslam has become a focal point of reference for a variety of pan-Islamist movements, intellectual arguments and political activists.

Soroushh democracy falls within the framework of modern rationality and has identifiable elements.

Abdolkarim Soroush

So dire is the persecution of Christians, Christianity is in danger of disappearing from its homeland. Over the next year, he lost his three senior academic appointments, including a deanship. We do not have one democracy but many democracies in history. Christianity is most in peril, I noted, in Muslim-majority countries where either by official policy or official laxity, Christians are discriminated against, persecuted, tortured, threatened […].

Abdolkarim Soroush – Wikipedia

The latter, religious knowledge, is a sincere and authentic but finite, limited, and fallible form of human knowledge. He is one of the most controversial figures in the religious and political polemics of postrevolutionary Iran…. He has been accused by orthodox critics of preventing the Islamization of human sciences and by the opposition of the Islamic Republic regime of Iran to involvement in the dismissal of teachers.


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September Learn how and when to remove this template sbdul. It portrays human beings as weak and susceptible to temptation, even predation. Soroush is primarily interested in the philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, the philosophical system of Molana Jalaleddin Balkhi Rumi and comparative philosophy. Soroush, Abd al-Karim b. He is one of the most controversial figures in the religious and political polemics of postrevolutionary Iran… What is Islamic Philosophy?

AbdolKarim Soroush :: عبدالکريم سروش

In this magazine he published his most controversial articles on religious pluralism, hermeneutics, tolerance, clericalism, etc. He was censured and barred from public teaching.

Soroush’s main thesis, entitled The Theoretical Contraction and Expansion of Shari’a separates religion per se from religious knowledge. Karum week I wrote about the most persecuted religion in the world — Christianity.

Soroush, Abd al-Karim

Later he criticized theocracy and advocated the distinction between religion as the sacred and immutable body of beliefs and doctrines and religious knowledge as historically constructed by its practitioners; this led to serious tensions between his followers, mostly university students and young intellectuals, and their opponents. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5.

What emerged was that a democracy prevailed in different eras depending on the conditions of the time. Philosophy of Religion Social and political philosophy.

A Special Program in Farsi with Dr. From Bazargan to Soroush, Brill,p.


He has welcomed of such study in his interview with Professor Forough Jahanbakhsh – inquiring into modern Iranian intellectual history. The Iranian philosopher Abd al-Karim Soroush is an important thinker on the topics of religion knowledge and how this relates to reason. Works Cites Soroush View of Islam skewed by actions of extremists: Soroush’s political theory is in line with the modern tradition from Locke to the framers of the American constitution. The philosophy of Abdolkarim Soroush can be summarized as follows: Faith cannot be compulsory.

During the Cold War period…. I would like, if I may, to address a few words to you.

About a thousand audio tapes of speeches by Soroush on various social, political, religious and literary subjects delivered all over the world are widely in circulation in Sogoush and elsewhere. Abdolkarim Soroush, a post-revolutionary […].

It was after receiving a master’s degree in analytical chemistry from University of London that he went to Chelsea Collegea constituent college of the University of Karm which was merged with two other constituent colleges: Democracy where coincides with certain things [ clarification needed ]it can be secular or religious. The bloody wedding has ended and the fraudulent groom has left the bridal chamber.