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And sometimes Shahnama, XXl and Most of the time Hafi~,XX11 and always the great and dear Matllnaw1 1 and sorne pieces of Niza~I,xXll1 and many pieces of Sana~i*X1V and , CAttar xxv and in some moods Nima XXV1 •• 1 • and Akhavan,XXV11 and Sh~mlU,xXV111 ... and the mystical and philosophical music of India--even though it is not 1 l 4'J , • easy for me to understand, and to the same degree it is deep and inspires reflection ... ) of a pious ( ~ ) and loving poet, who is overflowing with faith, sentiment and intelligence ( .

Pp. 222-223. 41. , p. 223. 42. , p. 224. 43. , p. 225. 44. Shahrough Akhavi, "Shariati' s Social Thought," Religion and Politics in Iran: Shicism from Quietism ta Revolution, Nikki R. , p. 126. 45. kki Keddie, p. 215. 46. , P • 217. 47. , P • 223. 29 CHAPTER IV THE SOURCES The main source material for the present study consi~ts of Shariati's personal writings. His polemical works, however, which were delivered as public lectures or as formaI instruction in the University of Mashhad and were later transcribed by his students and published, have also been consulted.

His polemical works, however, which were delivered as public lectures or as formaI instruction in the University of Mashhad and were later transcribed by his students and published, have also been consulted. Numerous other works on Shariati, published by his supporters after his death have also been used. These works are mainly collections of speeches by Shari~ti's father, close friends and students delivered at the many gatherings in commemoration of his death, and different biographical accounts of his life.

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