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S̲h̲arīʿatī, ʿĀlī
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, influential Iranian intellectual (1933-77).

He was born at Mazīhān (K̲h̲urāsān), as the son of Muḥammad Taḳī S̲h̲arīʿatī, a preacher. His secondary education he received in Mas̲h̲had and in 1951 he qualified as teacher. His first publications and translations, as well as his involvement in politics, date from this period. In 1956 he enrolled as a student at the Faculty of Letters in Mas̲h̲had. Receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1959, he was rewarded with a scholarship. A year later he went to Paris where he studied religious his…

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Haar, J.G.J. ter, “S̲h̲arīʿatī, ʿĀlī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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