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The Nature of the Islamic Revolution

  • Morteza Motahari


What is ‘revolution’? ‘Revolution’ is an expression for the rebellion or uprising of the people of one region or one land against the existing ruling order for the purpose of installing some desired form of rule. According to another explanation, ‘revolution’ is a kind of rebellion or uprising against the governmental status quo with the aim of establishing another status quo. It will be understood, therefore, that two features lie at the root of every revolution: one is discontent and exasperation, directed towards the existing situation, and the other is the aim of establishing another, different situation. Understanding a revolution means knowing the causes of discontent, and knowing the aim which the people have.


Religious Observance Islamic Society Islamic Revolution Iranian Revolution Royal Rule 
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