Iran: Dr. Shariati Museum in Tehran+ Photos

by Tauqeer Abbas
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The house of late Islamic scholar Dr. Ali Shariati has been turned into a museum where visitors can get a glimpse into his lifestyle and belongings.

Ali Shariati Mazinani, known as Dr. Shariati, was born in 1933 in Kahak (a village in Mazinan a suburb of Sabzevar, in northeastern Iran) and died on June 18, 1977, in Southampton, Britain.

He was an Iranian writer, sociologist, religious researcher, revolutionary and political activist, and ideologue of the Islamic Revolution. He regarded a return to true and revolutionary Shia Islam as a powerful means for materializing social justice.

 

Shariati is also known for his efforts to revive religion and tradition in society and raise awareness about the Pahlavi regime’s oppression of the people. 

He died at the age of 44 in Britain and was laid to rest near the holy shrine of Hazrat Zeinab (SA) in Damascus, Syria.

The museum was established in 2007 by Tehran Municipality after buying the building from his family.

Source: IQNA

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