An Introduction to Morteza Motahari''''s Political Thought

Document Type: Original Article

Abstract

Although Motahari is not a political thinker but analyzing his political ideas and believes amongst the ideas of Iranian political thinkers in the last 5 decades is indeed essential because Motahari’s political standpoint has a key role in Islamic revolution of Iran. This paper regards Motahari''s vision to his time and studies his writings according to the questions he faced and posed in his time. The first class of questions was mainly set around his opposition with Marxism and Marxism-centrism of his age with few references to the rejection of science-centrism. The second class included the "decadence of the Muslims" and Motahari''s views about that. This paper ends with a focus on reason-based vs. discourse-based and theological vs. philosophical methods and their relevance to Motahari''s self-raised method for answering the above-mentioned issues.     

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