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Marxism and Other Western Fallacies : An Islamic Critique

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Throughout history, Shari'ati reminds us in these lectures and writings, people in search of deliverance from constricting social and intellectual systems have all too often followed influential thinkers out of one form of capivity and directly into another. He warns that great case must be taken in this day of search and upheaval to examine the prevailing movements that p ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published April 1st 1980 by Mizan Pr
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Megat Hanis
Feb 25, 2015 Megat Hanis rated it it was amazing
Ali Shariati has proven himself unmatched in this eloquent, simple yet comprehensive and elegant style of critique of both Western and Eastern tradition of religion and philosophy as a whole. His commentary on each philosophical standpoint from capitalism, Marxism, existentialism to comparative analysis of religions is a manifestation of his mastery over the subject matter with a book less than a hundred pages in profound accuracy. He dwells on the question of human nature/essence as the main th ...more
Jan 20, 2014 ehk2 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sociology-1, a-theism
Ali Şeriati was one of those intellectuals much praised and respected by people whom I attribute a sincerity in their thinking. He has been continually referred by pious sociologists but I could not have the chance to read, until now. Therefore this happens to be a much-desired but delayed reading for me.

Şeriati is absolutely right in his every word if and only if he is capable to establish the existence of his God, show me a sparkle of his reason to believe.

I wish that he could do that! As he n
Oct 07, 2007 Sudi rated it it was ok
Edisi bahasa Indonesia-nya "Marxisme dan Sesat-Pikir Barat Lainnya". Agak aneh, kenapa Ali Syariati menyerang Marxisme, padahal pemikirannya sangat kental dengan ide-ide sosialis. Mungkin demi menangkis tuduhan kalangan konservatif.
Tank Green
Jul 14, 2010 Tank Green rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theory, religion, islam
he's brilliant. the clarity with which he writes is outstanding. engaging, interesting, coherent and well thought out. an overall interesting and easy (in a good way) read.
Dec 05, 2010 Hena marked it as to-read
Recommended to Hena by: atiya
hahahaha i gotta add this to my list for the title alone
Apr 22, 2016 Sajid rated it it was amazing
its one of the great book telling about the dialectics which Marxism keeps in itself
Jul 14, 2008 Hoho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
memang orang yang menganggap dia benar belum tentu dia benar, tapi orang lain menganggap dia benar belum tentu juga dia benar adanya, karena kebenaran memang mutlak milik kebenaran itu sendiri, sedang kita hanya mengikuti, atau hanya menganggap bahwa kita benar menurut kita sendiri tanpa menganggap atau seolah-olah kebenaran tak berdiri........
Wirawan Sukarwo
Pernah suatu ketika, menjadi kiri itu tampak seksi seperti Rangga di film AADC. Sejak baca buku ini, jujur agak geli melihat pemuda-pemudi yang masih bergelut dengan pemikiran marx, apalagi yang dogmatis. Sungguh, buku ini amunisi berharga bagi muslim untuk berdialektika dengan pemikiran Marx..
every time i get closer to finish the book, i feel as if i haven't read anything,, so i start again,, it is very tough book to read,,, the author has talked about various school of thoughts in social, economic, religious issues
Apr 28, 2013 Irfan rated it it was amazing
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This book, perhaps more than any other, led me to reject Marxism. Algar's translation is smooth.
Mersad Alimoradi
Aug 25, 2013 Mersad Alimoradi rated it really liked it
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simple and straightforward Shariati gets righ to the point.. great book
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Ali Shariati was an Iranian revolutionary and sociologist who focused on the sociology of religion. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century and has been called the ideologue of the Iranian Revolution. He was born in 1933 in Kahak (a village in Mazinan), a suburb of Sabzevar, found in northeastern Iran, to a family of clerics.

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