Showing posts from October 5, 2011

Hizbullah & al-Qaeda: Friends or Foes? By Haytham Mouzahem


Iran - Currents, the providence of the jurist, reform and regional influence

Iran - Currents, the providence of the jurist, reform and regional influence Iran experienced four revolutions since the second half of the nineteenth century until the eighties of the twentieth century and despite of these historic turning points, Iran’s interaction with religion and modernity didn’t stop. Till this moment the political diligence that is supported by doctrinal controversy is dominating the Iranian political scene. Also, there is an intervention of political and economic interests and voices of modernity that call for modernity against the influence of conservatives and the hard-line attitude that dominates the ruling elite in Iran after the arrival of Ahmadi Najad’s to rule in 2005. Within two publications, Al-Mesbar Studies & Research Centre monitors the intellectual and political movement in Iran. The majority of this publication’s studies are dealing with the reformist movement due to its connection with the current events represented by the green mo

Iran – Conservatives, the green movement and revolutions

Iran – Conservatives, the green movement and revolutions Our fifty second book covered the historical aspects and main ideological principles of contemporary Iranian political currents before and after the Islamic revolution in 1979. On the other hand, this publication includes the movements existing in the Iranian political scene within the intellectual, political and social levels. Also, it offers reflections of the scene in three decades in which Islamization processes and clerical rule took place. Recently the Iranian stance, represented by its different sects and trends, toward protests and revolutions in Iran or the Arab world received a big magnitude of focus from media. The first study was by the Lebanese researcher, Haitham Muzahim, dealt with the doctrinal and intellectual diligence in Twelver Shī‘ism doctrine, following the adoption of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s system and Constitution. Muzahim presented a summary of the theory and its history as well as the n