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Dr. Ali Shariati


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1. Letters to the Intimate ones
▪To My Father (teacher and mentor), Wife and Child
▪To Friends, Brothers and Sisters
▪To you two, the Martyrs: O’ brother and Sister
▪The Two Wills
▪Last Writings
▪Last words with you: O’ Omnipotent Divine Lord
▪Copies of Some Original Scripts

2. The Education of a Revolutionary
▪ How to Persevere
▪ Mysticism, Justice and Liberty
▪ Love, Monotheism
▪ O, Freedom, Celebrate Freedom
▪ Education of a Revolutionary
▪ Inner-most Spiritual Reflections
▪ The Salutations of Prayer
▪ Horr, the Martyr
▪ The Momentous Night
▪ Ascension to the Heavens

3. Abu-Dhar
▪ Chapter 1: Abu-Dhar Ghafari
▪ Chapter 2: Once again Abu-Dhar (text)
▪ Once again Abu-Dhar (preface to the drama)

4. Return to the Self
▪ Return
▪ Chapter 1: Return to the Self
▪ The lines sharply drawn
▪ Miracle of Consciousness and Faith
▪ Which self do we return to?
▪ Chapter 2: Return to which self?
▪ Destiny of thoughts
▪ Modernist reformers
▪ Revolutionary Political Leftists
▪ History and Society
▪ What point in History are we?
▪ Philosophy and science of History
▪ Marxism and the direction of History
▪ Intellectuals’ Commitment
▪ Historical Determinism
▪ Intellectual’s Prophetic Mission
▪ Assimilation
▪ The Cessation of History
▪ Historical Conscience
▪ Recollection of the Historical Self in the Orient
▪ Pseudo-Modernization
▪ Colonialism and Assimilation
▪ Cosmetic versus True Reform
▪ Committed Intellectual or the educated
▪ Colonization of Africa
▪ The Failure of Marxists Analysis of Colonialism
▪ Marxism and Analysis of Sub-Structure
▪ Nationalism and Marxism
▪ Understandings of Religion
▪ Sociology and Social Commitment
▪ Techniques of Becoming Intellectual
▪ Three Bases
▪ The Relationship between Science and Practice
▪ Critical years - What is to be done?
▪ The Critical Insight of Intellectuals
▪ Scientism
▪ Geography (context) of Words
▪ The Responsibility of the Intellectuals in Today’s Society
▪ The Summary of the Discussion
▪ We have Various Cultural Historical Identities
▪ Intellectual as Conscious thinker, Ideologue
▪ The Appropriateness of Political/Social Theories in the Process of Total Liberation
▪ Materialism
▪ Marx, Socialism and Materialism
▪ My worldview, based on a spiritual interpretation of the world.
▪ Fanon’s Will

5. Iqbal and Us
Book one
▪ Iqbal, the Reformist of the Century
▪ As a Muslim in this Age:
▪ His/her Existential pains and Issues
▪ The 20th Century and my Pains
▪ Islam Traumatized, and Ali Devastated
▪ Revitalization
Book Two
▪ Iqbal and us
▪ The 20th Century
▪ God the Infinite
▪ We
▪ Iqbal
▪ Authentic Islamic View
▪ Iqbal’s Worldview
▪ Visions in Search of the Spiritual Meaning
▪ Islam as the Cultural Force, Threatening Systems of Power and Reaction
▪ Religion against Religion
▪ Our Society’s Intellectual Wave
▪ Our Society’s Exposure to the West
▪ Socialism
▪ The World we live in
▪ Attachments
▪ Copies of Some Original Scripts
▪ References
▪ Notes and Explanations
▪ List of Qoran’s Verses
▪ List of Persons, Tribes and Sects
▪ List of Locations and Institutions
▪ List of Articles and Books
▪List of Subjects, Concepts and Expressions

6. Hajj (Pilgrimage)
▪ Some Comments to the Reader
▪ Inverted Cloak
▪ 23 years in 23 days
▪ Rendezvous with Abraham
▪ Hajj Customs
▪ Greater Hajj
▪ Greater than Hajj: Martyrdom

7. Shiaism
▪ Book 1: Shia a Complete Party
▪ Book 2: The Role of Historical Characters and Memory in Shia History
▪ Book 3: the Responsibility and Commitments of being a Shia

8. Supplication (Prayer)
▪ Book 1: Prayer by Alexis Karl
▪ Book 2: Sajjad School
▪ Book 3: Prayer: Text
▪ Book 4: The Most Exquisite Spirit of the Worshipper

9. Alavid Shiaism and Safavid Shiaism
▪ Red Shiaism and Black Shiaism
▪ Alavid Shiaism and Safavid Shiaism

10. Social Class Analysis in Islam
▪ Book 1 - 3
(A Collective list of several titles which emphasize the difference between Islam and the Islam portrayed to justify governing rulers)

11. History of Civilization (Vol. 1)
▪ What is Civilization?
▪General Discussion on Civilization and Culture
▪ The Definitions of History
▪ Various Schools in the field of History, and their methods of Research
▪ Why Myths are the Soul of all World Civilizations?
▪ The history of Chinese Civilization
▪ Chinese Insights

12. History of Civilization (Vol. II)
▪ Spectacular Event in History
▪ Characteristics of Contemporary Century
▪ General Discussions on World view and Culture
▪ Worldview and Context
▪ Political Trends in Contemporary Times
▪ Issues of Self-Discovery
▪ Particularities of Contemporary Civilization

13. Descent in Desert
▪ The Fall
▪ Desert
▪ Attachments:
▪ An Explanation of ‘Creation Anthem’
▪ Idolatry (Totemism)
▪ Dear Friends

14. History and Study of World Religions (Vol. I)
▪ Lesson 1- 7

15. History and Study of World Religions (Vol. II)
▪ Lesson 8 -14

16. Islamology I (Hosseineyeh-Ershad Classes)
▪ Lesson 1 - 9

17. Islamology II
▪ Lesson 10 - 17

18. Islamology III
▪ Lesson 19 - 27
(Islamogy volumes are the continuation of "History and Study of World Religions" in Ershad which includes: Monotheism, Philosophy of History, Comparative Study between Islam and other western ideologies such as Socialism, Marxism, Existentialism, Capitalism, ...etc.)

19. Hossein, Adam’s Heir
▪ Hossein, Adam’s heir
▪ The Avenger
▪ Martyrdom
▪ After Martyrdom
▪ A Discussion on the “Martyr”
▪ Historical Insight of Shiism
▪ Messianic Awaiting, the Doctrine of Protest
▪ Attachments:
▪ The philosophy of History in Islam
▪ Martyred Teacher’s (Dr. Shariati) Preface to the Book: Hojr-ibn Adi

20. What is to Be Done!?
▪ A Message of Hope to the Enlightened Thinker (an Interpretation of Sureh Rum)
▪ The Social Mission of the Committed Intellectual
▪ Geometry of Cultural Sociology
▪ Third Way
▪ Self-awareness and Religious Alienation
▪ Where Shall We Begin?
▪ Extraction and Refinement of Cultural Resources
▪ What is to be done?
▪ Who is the Committed Intellectual?
▪ Attachments:
▪ Intellectual’s Connection to Society
▪ Questions and Answer

21. Woman
▪ Fatima is Fatima
▪ Expectations from a Muslim Woman
▪ The Seminar on “Woman”
▪ Attachment:
▪ Veil

22. Religion Against Religion
▪ Religion against Religion
▪ Father, Mother, We are Responsible
▪ Yah, Brother, That’s the Way it was
▪ Attachments:
▪ Toinby, Civilization, and Religion
▪ Goodbye, the Place of Martyrdom
▪ If there were no Pope and Marx never came along
▪ Round▪table Discussion: Question and Answer Period

23. World-View and Ideology
▪ Foreword by the Publisher
▪ Worldview
▪ A Comparative Analysis of different Worldviews
▪ A Class Analysis of Cain and Abel
▪ The Monotheistic Worldview and the Polytheistic Worldview
▪ Bourgeois Class and the Materialistic Worldview
▪ Monotheism and Polytheism
▪ The Significance of Monotheism
▪ Ideology (I)
▪ Distinguishing Ideology from Science and philosophy
▪ Distinguishing Ideology from Religion, Two Distinct Readings of Religion
▪ The role of Ideology in Modern centuries
▪ Ideology, the Committed Intellectual’s Distinction
▪ Ideology (II) Questions and Answers
▪ Ideology (III)
▪ Culture and Ideology
▪ Introduction
1) Culture
2) Civilization
▪ Universal Culture and Civilization
▪ Ethnic Culture and Civilization
▪ Cultural Capital
▪ Philosophical Approach
▪ Scientific Approach
▪ Technical Approach
▪ Socio-Political Approach
▪ The Artistic Conscience
▪ Religious-Gnostic Conscience
3) Ideology
▪ Significance of this Humane Self-Consciousness
▪ Posing the Issue the Other Way Around
▪ What’s Ideology?
▪ Islamic Society
▪ Civilization in Medina
▪ Self-Awareness
▪ What’s “Wisdom?”
▪ Conclusion
▪ Ideology (IV)
▪ Ideology (V)
▪ Messianic Awaiting, Historical Determinism and Human Will
▪ Dialectics and its relation to the Materialistic and the Monotheistic Worldview
▪ Dialectical Understanding of “Man” in Islamic Doctrine.
▪ The Place of Ideology in two Opposing Worldviews
▪ Material Symbols to illustrate Ideological and Spiritual Concepts
▪ Challenging Reactionary Idols
▪ Diverse Schemes against Revolutionary Islam
▪ Attachments
▪ Questions and Answers
▪ Taboo Mediation verses Ideological/Rational Mediation
▪ Migration and Civilization
▪ The role of Migration (and Movement) in the Birth Civilizations
▪ The Impact of Crusader Migrations, and “Travel” in Changing Western Medieval Society
▪ Islam’s Objective Sub-Structure and Subjective Super-Structures
▪ The Impact of Migration in the Development of Worldviews
▪ The Concept and Types of Migration in Qoran
▪ Index

24. Man (Human)
▪ Man and Islam
▪ Liberty
▪ Man, Islam and Occidental Schools of Thought
▪ Man as the Free Agent - Liberation of Man
▪ Man and History
▪ Existentialism
▪ Attachments:
▪ Solitude
▪ The Philosophy of “Man’s” Creation

25. Man as Self-“Less” Alienated Being
▪ Humanism in the West and the East
▪ Rebellion of “Man”
▪ Four Prisons of “Man” (Nature, History, Society and “Self”) (Abadan University conference)
▪ Four Prisons of “Man” (Nature, History, Society and “Self”) (Lecture in the College of Social Services)
▪ Man As Self-“Less” Alienated Being
▪ Perfect “Man”
▪ Modern Reactionaries
▪ Requirements of the Modern “Man”
▪ Some Words about this Book
▪ Wishes
▪ Attachment:
▪ The Tragic End of Young’s Life

26. Ali
▪ Translation and interpretation of 32nd sermon of Nahhjul-balaqeh
▪ Ali, as Reflection of myths
▪ Our century in Pursuit of Ali
▪ Ali by Himself and Alone
▪ What need is there for Ali?
▪ Ali, Committed to a United Front
▪ Oppressors, Heretics and Treacherous Ones
▪ Ali Followers and their sufferings
▪ Impact of Ali’s Life Beyond his Mortal Death
▪ The Islamic Community and the place of Leadership
▪ Attachment:
▪ Ali and History

27. Recognition of Iranian-Islamic Identity
▪ Islamic history of Iran up to Safavid Period
▪ Return to “Self”
▪ Islamic Renaissance in the Century at a Glance
▪ Regrets
▪ Attachments:
▪ Shiism : Meeting of Semitic and Aryan Spirits
▪ Neighbouring Counties

28. Methods in Study and Understanding of Islam
Book One:
▪ Arabs Prior to Islam
Book Two:
▪ Method in Study and understanding of Islam
▪ The Prophet’s Personal Characteristics
▪ From Hijra to his Death
▪ Examining Some Historic Events in Early Islam
▪ Salmaan the “Pure”
▪ A Short Study of Imam Reza’s Title, ‘Heir to the Throne’
Book Three:
▪ School of Islamic Education
▪ Attachments:
▪ The Necessity of Study of Islamic History and Civilization
▪ ‘God’ in Different Religions
▪ Concept of Worldview in Open and Closed Societies
▪ Qoran and Computer
▪ Principles of Following Religious Leaders
▪ Service and True Reform
▪ Cultural Geography of Saudi Arabia
▪ A Look at Qoran

29. Rendezvous with Abraham
▪ Rendezvous with Abraham
▪ The lectures of Hajj trip in 1970
▪ The lecture of Hajj trip in 1971
▪ Attachments:
▪ History and its Place in Islam
▪ The Curve of ‘Man’s” Progressive Evolution
▪ Ali’s book: for Tomorrow, for Ever book
▪ Consistent Standards in Education
▪ Islamic Knowledge
▪ The Necessary Role of Typology in Writing Biographies
▪ Death, a Message to the Living

30. Islamogy
▪ What is the Significane of History of Islam?
▪ What is Islam?
▪ Fundamental Basis of Original Islam?
▪ Who is Mohammad?
▪ Recognizing Mohammad?
▪ Visage of Mohammad?

31. Characteristics of Modern Centuries
▪ History of the Evolution of Philosophy
▪ Methodology of Science
▪ The Economic Roots of Renaissance
▪ A Look at Ancient, Medieval and Modern Centuries
▪ A Brief Review of Medieval and Modern Characteristics
▪ A Glance at Tomorrow’s History
▪ Neo-‘Scholastics’
▪ Machine in Captivity of Technology
▪ Civilization and Pseudo-Modernization
▪ Place of Class Consciousness
▪ The Avant-Garde’s Belief in “Return to Self” (in the 3rd World)
▪ Attachments
▪ Dynamic and Static Worldview
▪ Hijra Basis for Dynamic Worldview
▪ ‘Scientific’ Sociology
▪ Darwinism, Homogenize of Civilizations
▪ The 3rd World Speaks for Itself
▪ Realistic and Pseudo-Intellectuals Position Vis-à-vis Religion
▪ True Moral Role Models are to be found in Islam
▪ Preface to the Conference on Hasan Al’amin

32. Art
▪ Art Awaiting the Saviour
▪ Religion as a Door, and Art the Window to the Soul
▪ Art as Critique of Status Quo
▪ On Literature and Criticism
▪ Play: Oppression and Justice
▪ A Selection of Poems
▪ Attachments
▪ What is Poetry?
▪ A Lesson and an Anecdote

33. Monologues in Solitude (Vol. I - II)
▪ Contains titles and hand-wriiten notes of Ershad period that was never published. They are personal notes about his own biography, and his family's social, political, and religious background.

34. Personal Letters
▪ Letters to Spouse
▪ Letters to Children
▪ Letter to Uncle
▪ Message to Homayoun
▪ Letters to Kazem
▪ Letter to Friend
▪ Letter to Abdolali Bazargan
▪ Letter to Friends
▪ Letters to Charitable Fund Organization
▪ Letter to Ayatollah Milani
▪ Letter to Chair of Department of Literature
▪ Letter to my Un-seen Brother, and Un-known Relative

35. An Assortment of Writings (Vol. I - II)
Volume I:
▪ History, Society
▪ “Man”
▪ Understanding “Islam”
▪ The Medieval and Modern Centuries
▪ Religion, Gnosis and Idealism
▪ Art
▪ Monologues in Solitude
▪ Ershad Institute
▪ Letters
Volume II:
▪ Children and Teenagers
▪ “One,” Followed by an Eternity of Zeros
▪ Articles
▪ A Selection of Notes
▪ Translations
▪ Photos of Handwritten Notes.

36. Writings from Youth Age
Part One:
▪ Writings from Youth age
▪ Articles published in Khorasan paper
▪ Shariati's Ethics
▪ Articles published in "Free Iran"
▪ Khorasan Guide
1) People of Khorasan
2) City of Mashhad
3) Suburbs and Country's of Mashhad, Springs and Dams
4) Khorasan's Counties
Part Two:
▪ Works from his middle-age time including three lectures
Part Three:
▪ Woman's Vow
▪ Waterfall Bird
▪ Silk Rose
▪ Brutal Crime
▪ Kazem's Martyrdom
▪ Iraq, Country of Rebillions
▪ Black Storm
▪ Letter to Ayatollah Motahari


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