Sheikh Fazlollah Noori

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Sheikh Fazlollah Noori (Persian: شیخ فضل‌الله نوری, d.Born Mazandaran 31 Julie 1909, Tehran) wis a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric in Iran durin the late 19t an early 20t century opposed the Iranian Constitutional Revolution an wis executit for treason as a result. The day, he is considered a martyr (shahid) in the fecht against democracy bi Islamic conservatives in Iran.

Sheik Fazlullah wis born in 1843. Efter feenishing primary eddication, he left Iran for Najaf an left for Samara tae enjoy Mirza Shirazi's excellence. He went tae Iran in 1883 an teuk residency in Tehran. He believit in the Sharia. He believit that Muslims need an Islamic parliament based on Koran an Mohammad's experience.

Noori wis ane o the maist vigorous opponents o the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, a muivement tae remuive foreign influence frae Iran, leemit the pouer o the Shah an establish a naitional consultative assembly that wad gie the fowk a vyce in the affairs o state. The muivement wis led principally bi merchants, intellectuals an some clerics. Noori initially gae restrained support tae the uprisin, but he suin became an extreme creetic an enemy o the constitutionalists. He authored pamphlets an incitit mobs against constitutionalism an constitutionalists preachin that thay wad bring vice tae Iran. He issued a fatwa declarin aw members o the new parliament an govrenment "apostates", "atheists," "secret Babis," an koffar al-harbi (warlike pagans) whose bluid oucht tae be shed bi the faithful.[1] [2]

Noori allied hissel wi the new Shah, Mohammad Ali Shah, who wi the assistance o Roushie troops stagit a coup against the Majlis (parliament) in 1907. In 1909, housomeivver, constitutionalists mairchit ontae Tehran (the caipital o Iran). Noori wis arrestit, tried an foond guilty o sowin corruption an sedition on earth,`[2] an on 31 Julie 1909, Noori wis hanged as a traitor.

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  1. Taheri, Amir, The Spirit of Allah by Amir Adler and Adler (1985), p.45-6
  2. a b Abrahamian, Ervand, Tortured Confessions by Ervand Abrahamian, University of California Press, 1999 p.24

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Ahmad Kasravi, Tārikh-e Mashruteh-ye Iran (تاریخ مشروطهٔ ایران) (History o the Iranian Constitutional Revolution), in Persian, 951 p. (Negāh Publications, Tehran, 2003), ISBN 964-351-138-3. Note: This beuk is an aa available in twa volumes, published bi Amir Kabir Publications in 1984. Amir Kabir's 1961 edition is in ane volume, 934 pages.
  • Ahmad Kasravi, History of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution: Tārikh-e Mashrute-ye Iran, Volume I, translated intae Inglis bi Evan Siegel, 347 p. (Mazda Publications, Costa Mesa, California, 2006). ISBN 1-56859-197-7

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