Category Archives: Shariati

Hichkas – Ye Rooze Khoob Miad (and the origins of rap)

This is by far one of the best Persian rap songs I’ve heard (thanx Milad).  I should tell you that I am one of those who thinks that mainstream rap is dead, DEAD. Most commercial rappers today rap about nothing. … Continue reading

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Shariati Speaks

“.اگر مثل گاو گنده باشي،ميدوشنت، اگر مثل خر قوي باشي، بارت مي كنند، اگر مثل اسب دونده باشي،سوارت مي شوند… فقط از فهميدن تو مي ترسند”

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Video Project: “Shi’ism: From Defeat to Defiance”

This past semester I enrolled in Professor Harvey Cox’s “Fundamentalism in Religion and Politics” course at the Divinity School here at Harvard. For the final, he gave us the option of doing a video project or a final paper. My … Continue reading

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Imam Musa as-Sadr on Shariati

In his eulogy to Dr. Ali Shariati, Imam Musa as-Sadr said: Men living through difficult times which fail to meet their aspirations split off into four categories. There are those who submit, become ‘pillars of society,’ become like the large … Continue reading

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