This 20th century masterpiece by one of the Muslim world’s best known scholars is a wonderful spiritual preparation for those intending to perform the Pilgrimage . The Hajj by Ali Shariati (new edition, with foreword by Muhammad al-Asi). Pub: Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur (), Pp: , plus 8. Dr. Ali Shariati. Introduction. What has the experience of Hajj taught me? First one must ask – what does Hajj mean? In essence, Hajj is man’s evolution toward .

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Ali Shariati

He also criticized traditionalism for regardless of scientific methodology. Allah is not so far away from you; therefore, try to reach Him! Shariati was a prominent Islamist philosopher who argued that a good society would conform to Islamic values.

However he given to criticize the western ideological schools such as nationalism, liberalism and Marxism and etc. He left Paris after earning a PhD in sociology in from the Sorbonne. He believed in the earthly religion and in the social context in which the meaning of society ny construed.

Esposito and Emad El-Din Shahin, online pub date: The first period is collective ownership. An atmosphere for worship where people are free to face Almighty God is prevalent. One of the positive sides of Shariati was his ability to explain his thought progression with suitable and simple language for his generation.

You were granted time as a means for fulfilling this task but you failed because the gift was sharixti carelessly! According to him, a shariatti government is the democratic right of Muslim citizens. One similarity is that both of them paved the way for the imminent revolution in Iran and Egypt. A will must be drawn.


It is the rebellion against a damned fate guided by evil-forces. In Edmund Burke and Ira Lapidus eds.

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What has the experience of Hajj taught me? You are also supposed to act like Ibrahim. In this desert all the nations and groups merge into one tribe. He also referred to the fact that the ruling economic system of liberal democracy is unjust and contrary to the rights of people.

Hajj, Jihad, Imamat, Shahadat Names, races, nor social status make a difference shariai this great combination. Retrieved from ” https: Divorce yourself from this gradual death. Leave them at Miqat. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century [3] and has been called the “ideologue of the Iranian Revolution “, although his ideas ended up not forming the basis of the Islamic Republic.

For other uses, see Shariati disambiguation. Acls History E Book Project.

They should help you to understand why it is incumbent upon Muslims to perform this duty, or at least motivate you to think about Hajj.

In the mean time, man is busy watching the play of these black and white “rats” who chew the strings of our life until we die. As a person who is “knowledgeable about religion” and whose field of study is “the history of religions”, I reached the following conclusions as a result of my study and research of the historical evolution of each faith whereby I compared what the faiths were in the past and what they are now as well as a comparison in the differences between the “truth” and the “reality” of the faiths.


Beyond that, it may be spoken of at the philosophical and theological discussions held by religious leaders; but such discussions are totally foreign and inapplicable to the lives of the people. Arise and Bear Witness — Ali Shariati”. He suggested that the role of government was to guide society in the best possible manner rather than manage it in the best possible way.

It is made of very plain and simple fabric. In such a condition only one who is critically conscious can dispose of distractions and surface-level arguments, and vote effectively for themselves and their communities. As Imam Ali, the son of Kaaba says:. Shariati in a Glance. Ali shariati and the mystical tradition of islam. The land of Makkah Mecca is tranquil and peaceful.

He is waiting to see you!