Books

The Green Call

The Green Call A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement Volume I: Papers, Letters and Declarations (2009-2014) Nedaye Sabz Rawayati as Jonbesh-e Sabz-e Mardom-e Iran Jeld-e Awwal: Neweshtarha (1388-93) Mohsen Kadivar (1959- ) E-book: November 2014 478 Pages Publisher: Mohsen Kadivar Official website Green Call, Introduction *** Preface 1 The Green Movement has been the most important populist dissident movement in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This movement, which was initiated by the spontaneous protests of millions of people of Tehran against the June 2009 presidential election…
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2014/11/07
Reviews

Kadivar to Explore Iranian Culture, History at Duke and UNC

Mohsen Kadivar to hold Keohane professorship spanning both universities August 25, 2014 | By Eric Ferreri Article Mohsen Kadivar holds the Fall 2014 Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship Since he began working at Duke, Mohsen Kadivar has worked closely with faculty and students both on campus and down the road a bit at UNC-Chapel Hill. Both campuses boast small but well-regarded religious studies departments. When Kadivar joined Duke as a visiting professor in 2009, he was quickly recruited by UNC-CH to give an occasional guest lecture, and since then he has taught and…
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2014/08/26
Books

An Introduction to Apostasy, Blasphemy, & Religious Freedom in Islam

Islam and Human Rights Series (No. 2) Apostasy, Blasphemy, & Religious Freedom in Islam A Critique Based on Demonstrative Jurisprudence (Eslam wa Hoqouq-e Bashar -2) Mujazat-e Ertedad wa Azadi-ye Mazhab: Naqd-e Mujazat-e Ertedad wa Sabb al-Nabi ba Mawazin-e Feqh-e Estedlali Web-Book: July 2014, 406 Pages, Publisher: Official Website of Mohsen Kadivar Introduction This book, as the second volume of “Islam and Human Rights Series,” undertakes to affirm certain positions and to negate others under the rubric of its major themes: apostasy, blasphemy, and religious freedom. As for the former, it…
kadivarad33
2014/07/23
Interviews

Iran may legalize vigilantes to combat ‘corruption and filth’

A group of Principlist MPs in the Iranian parliament submitted a proposal for a parliamentary act that would legalize the undertaking of "enjoining good and forbidding wrong." This act, proposed on June 23, could curtail personal freedoms by legalizing the act of any individual wishing to intrude into the private lives of others. Summary⎙ Print A new law proposed by Iranian conservatives would offer legal protection to ordinary citizens who desire to interfere in the public lives of citizens. Author A Correspondent in IranPosted July 13, 2014 "Enjoining good and forbidding wrong" is a ritual Islamic act, which means a…
kadivarad33
2014/07/18
Letters

Unfolding Tragedy in Gaza

Statement of a group of the Iranian professors of the American and European universities concerning the unfolding tragedy in Gaza The relentless bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military, now entering its 11th day, has left 214 Palestinians dead.  Many more are maimed, traumatized, and bereaved.  The world community has the right to ask: for how long must the inhabitants of this “largest prison on planet earth” suffer from callous blockade and periodic carnage?  The latest Israeli incursion has exacerbated the already dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza, forcing thousands to…
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2014/07/17
Pieces

The Haram Operations of Boko Haram

Boko Haram or the Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad) and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are two sides of one coin. Both of them have been accused of widespread human rights violations, including murder, kidnapping, and child-slavery. Both are seeking theocratic state, the former based on shari’a and the latter based on Ten Commandments. Boko Haram is a rebel group based in northern Nigeria, and LRA is a militant movement operating in north Uganda and South Sudan. Both of them use religion (Islam or Christianity)…
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2014/05/24
Books

Impeaching Iran’s Supreme Leader

Introduction Introduction To the Head of the Assembly of Experts   His Excellency Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani       Greetings and Salutations,   This open letter (consisting of an introduction, five sections, a conclusion and some footnotes) is presented to you and the members of the Assembly of Experts in defense of the impeachment of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.     1   This letter is addressed to the citizenry, the head of the Assembly of Experts and its members. I send this letter in open…
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2014/05/23
Books

Testing the Revolution and the Regime with Ethical Criticisms

The Dissident Ayatollah of the Islamic Republic of Iran Series (3) (Movajeheye Jomhouri Eslami ba ‘Ulamaye Muntaqid) Testing the Revolution and the Regime with Ethical Criticisms (Enqelab va Nezam dar buteye Naqd-e Akhlaqi) Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Rouhani, Slander, and Marja’iyat (Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Rouhani, Mubaheteh va Marji’iyyat) Mohsen Kadivar (1959- ) April 2014, Second Edition December 2015 E - Book 233 pages Official Website of Mohsen Kadivar Abstract Introduction Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Rouhani was one of the best-known opponents of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic movement between 1965-1977 at the…
kadivarad33
2014/04/23
Reviews

“Debating Reform in Islamic Thought” Conversation with Mohsen Kadivar

Debating Reform in Islamic Thought Conversation with Mohsen Kadivar Friday, April 25, 2014 1:00-4:00pm De Certeau Room Department of Literature UCSD 1:00-1:10pm Introduction Babak Rahimi (UC San Diego) 1:10-1:45 pm Mateo Farzaneh (Northeastern Illinois University) “Placing Shi’ite Jurisprudence in Iranian Historiography” 1:45-2:15pm Bahar Davary (University of San Diego) “Egalitarian justice in lieu of deserts-based justice” 2:15-2:30pm Coffee break 2:30-2:45pm Introduction Ali Gheissari (University of San Diego) 2:45-4:00pm Mohsen Kadivar (Duke University) “Between Tradition and Modernity: Reforming Islamic Thought through Structural Ijtihad” Sponsored: Program for the Study of Religion Co-sponsored by Burke Lectureship and UCSD Center on Global Justice Open…
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2014/03/31
Books

Impeaching Iran’s Supreme Leader on his Marja’iyyat

The Trivialization of Shi’i Marja’iyyat: Impeaching Iran’s Supreme Leader on his Marja’iyyat (Ebtezal-e Marja’iyyat-e Shi’a: Estidhah-e Marja’iyyat-e Maqam-e Rahbari Hojjatol-Islam wal-Moslemin S. Ali Khamenei) First Edition (as a series of articles): JARS, March-April 2013; Second Edition: March 2014; Third Edition: May 2014; Forth Edition: May 2015, Web-Book, 314 pages Abstract Hojjatol-Islam wal-Moslemin Seyyed Ali Hosseyni Khamenei (b. 1939 in Mashhad) was one of the famous combatant broad-minded orators of Khorasan in the 1970s. After the success of the revolution, he was assigned to important positions, such as membership of the…
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2014/03/25