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FIDA’IYAN-I ISLAM

The religio-political organization known as the Fida'iyan-i Islam (Devotees of Islam) was created in 1945 in Tehran by Sayyid Mujtaba Navvab Safavi. Born in 1923, Navvab claimed descent from the Prophet on his father's side, and on his mother's side, from the Safavid dynasty (1501-1722). Training to become a cleric, Navvab attended the ShN theological school of Najaf in Iraq, where he came across the anticlerical writings of Ahmad Kasravi. Finding Kasravi's works heretical, Navvab made an uns ...more

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