Martyr Murtadha Mutahhari

“Let the evil-wishers know that with the departure of Mutahhari, his Islamic personality and his philosophy and learning have not left us. Assassinations cannot destroy the Islamic personality of the great men of Islam. Islam grows through sacrifice and martyrdom of its cherished ones.  From the time of its revelation up to the present time, Islam has always been accompanied by martyrdom and heroism.” – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Mutahhari’s mentor.

The 1st of May is celebrated as ‘Teacher’s Day’ in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and it  was on this day that we remember the martyrdom anniversary of one of our greatest Islamic thinkers and principal architects of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Murtadha Mutahhari. He was assassinated on this day in cold blood by a member of the terrorist Furqan group.  Imam Khomeini upon hearing of his death said: ‘In him I have lost a dear son; I am mourning the death of one who was the fruit of my life.’

The best way to remember such great contributors to the Islamic school of logic and rationality, is to read and benefit from their life’s work. I have tried to compile as complete list as I could below of his most important books. I’ve also added an emotional clip of a program commemorating his martyrdom for our farsi speakers.

1) Here’s one set of his work collected on one web page.

2) Perfect Man

3) Eternity of Moral Values

4) Understanding the Uniqueness of the Qur’an

5) History and Human Evolution: Part 1, Part 2

6) The Role of Reason in Ijtihad

7) The Role of Ijtihad in Legislation

8) Western Nationalism and Islamic Nationhood

9) The Causes Responsible for Materialist Tendencies in the West: Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4

Farsi clip.


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