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Arbitrary Rule in the Name of Islam

Three senior combatant jurists stood up in the uprising of June 1963 against Shah’s dictatorship: Khomeini, Ḥassan Qummī and Bahā’ ad-Dīn Maḥallātī (d. 1981). The latter two also protested against the Islamic Republic in its early post-revolution phase. Qummī was placed under house arrest illegally by his previous ally Khomeini since 1981. Maḥallātī wrote two letters of protest to Khomeini in 1980, and in January 1981 issued a pronouncement questioning the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic. The book is story of Maḥallātī’s struggle for reforming Islamic Republic.
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2018/05/20
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A Tribute to the Virtuous Theologian

Ayatollah HosseinAli Montazeri NajafAbadi (1922-2009) was a senior jurist and teacher at the Qom Theological Seminary since 1950, and one of the first ranking Shi’ite authorities between 1983 and 2009.  Montazeri was the second figure of 1979 Revolution in Iran, the vice leader of Islamic Republic of Iran who was elected by the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in July 1985, and was suspended from office by Ayatollah Khomeini in May 1989 (100 days before his death). He was the most influential dissident of Islamic Republic of Iran between 1989…
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2015/08/18
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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
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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…
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2014/07/23
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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
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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…
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2014/04/23
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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
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In the Presence of a Noble Theologian Ayatollah Montazeri

In the Presence of a Noble Theologian, Ayatollah Montazeri (Dar Mahzar-e Faqiqh-e Azadeh Ustad Ayatollah Montazeri) Mohsen Kadivar (1959 - ) First Edition: April 2009, Second Edition (web-book): February 2014, Third Edition (web-book): July 2015 404 pages Publisher: The official website of Mohsen Kadivar Abstract   In the Presence of a Noble Theologian, Ayatollah Montazeri Dar Mahzar-e Faqih-e Azadeh Ostad Ayatollah al-Uzmi Montazeri (1301-1388 SH/1922-2009 CE) (In the Presence of a Noble Theologian: Grand Ayatollah Montazeri) is a collection of exchanges between my distinguished mentor and myself from 1371 to 1388/1992…
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2014/02/24
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The Rise and Fall of Azari Qomi; The Evolution of Ayatollah Ahmad Azari Qomi’s Thought

The Rise and Fall of Azari Qomi 1 Ayatollah Ahmad Azari Qomi (1923-1999) has expressed the largest authority for the jurist guardian (wali faqih) in the history of Shi’ism. After Ayatollah Khomeini’s announcement of the jurist’s absolute guardianship (wilayat mutlaqay-e faqih) in Jan. 1988, Azari Qomi tried extensively to clarify the concept, contributed the most amount of literature on the topic, and published the closet interpretation to Khomeini’s own. Although until 1998 he was a conservative critic of Ayatollah Khomeini, Azari Qomi became one of the most well known supporters, propagators,…
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2014/02/24
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Examining the last years of Ayatollah S. Kazim Shari’atmadari’s life; Evidence of Dishonoring the Revolution

The Dissident Ayatollahs and the Islamic Republic of Iran Series (1) (Movajeheye Jomhouri Eslami ba ‘Ulamaye Muntaqid) Examining the last years of Ayatollah S. Kazim Shari’atmadari’s life: Evidence of Dishonoring the Revolution Neghahi be Salhaye Payani-e Zendeghani-e Ayatollah Seyyed Kazim Shari’atmadari:Asnadi az Shekaste Shodan-e Namous-e Enqelab Articles: November 2012 - January 2013, As web-book: January 2014, New Edition: May 2015, 447 Pages, Publisher: Mohsen Kadivar’s official website   Introduction My father subscribed to the monthly Darshayi as Maktab-e Eslam (Lessons from the School of Islam) from the beginning of its…
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2014/01/28