Ali Shari'ati

A teacher, scholar and writer, Shariati, the son of Muhammad Taqi Shariati-the famous Iranian scholar-had a dynamic influence on the young people of Iran with his free lectures and writings during the 1960s and 1970s. A sociologist, he was educated in Mashhad (Iran) 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 a...See more