Author Evening: ‘On The Sociology of Islam’ by Ali Shari’ati with Seyfeddin Kara

Join IHRC for an evening with Seyfeddin Kara to discuss Ali Shari’ati’s book ‘On the Sociology of Islam.’ Amina Inloes will also be speaking!

WHEN: Wednesday, 20 June from 6.30pm
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, HA9 8PA (nearest station: Preston Road)

The book is available online and in-store.

Refreshments will be provided

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Dr. Ali Shari’ati (1933-1977) was a teacher, scholar and writer, who had a dynamic influence on the young people of Iran with his classes, discussions, free lectures and articles during the 1960s and 1970’s. Shari’ati was a sociologist, educated in Mashhad and Paris, as well as a student of history and philosophy.

He subjected contemporary society to careful examination, using the terms, experiences and concepts found in Islamic philosophy and culture for his analysis. He formulated and presented to his students and readers a coherent Islamic world-view and an ideology of social, political and economic change. His views contributed much to the Iranian Islamic revolution. Shari’ati’s works are constantly reprinted and eagerly studied throughout Iran.

This anthology – translated by the esteemed Professor Hamid Algar – presents of his major ideas. In it the reader is introduced to several of his favourite themes: the unity of the universe, the confusion of terms in Marxism and the man of faith as rebel.