Islamic Human Sciences: A Narrative of Institutional Efforts in Iran Before and After the Islamic Revolution

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran


"Islamization of knowledge", "Islamization of sciences", "Islamic university" or "Islamic humanities", along with a concept such as "religious science", are among the concepts that are mainly under the generic idea of overcoming the narrow structure of empiricist interpretation and Positivism. An idea which is formed from science in connection with religion and the sacred. This demand has had and still has defenders not only in Iran but also in some other countries before. The special experience of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, as well as the experience of the Cultural Revolution in 1980, made it possible to speak of a kind of experience desired by religious science and the Islamic University. This paper seeks to provide a concise and historical description of the fate of the trends and institutional approaches of religious science and the Islamic University in Iran. This paper shows that not only the need of the Islamic University or religious science is not a new need in the recent period of the Islamic Revolution, but also the basis of such an idea has been proposed in the Islamic world for a long time and even before the Islamic Revolution by some scholars and has been followed.


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