Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Inventory of the 'Abd al-Karīm Surūsh lectures
No online items No online items       Request items ↗
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (78.65 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Abd al-Karīm Surūsh lectures
    Dates: 2001
    Collection Number: 2002C29
    Creator: Surūsh, 'Abd al-Karīm
    Collection Size: 10 phonotape cassettes (1 manuscript box) (0.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Sound recordings of lectures, relating to political and philosophical aspects of Islam.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In Persian

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], 'Abd al-Karīm Surūsh lectures, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    'Abd al-Karīm Surūsh was born Hassan Haj-Faraj Dabbagh in Tehran, Iran, in 1945. He graduated from the University of Tehran in 1969 with a degree in pharmacology. Soon after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, he was appointed to the Cultural Revolution Council by Ayatollah Khomeini. He resigned from this position in 1983. Until 1996, Dr. Surūsh was a professor of philosophy at Tehran University. His writings and lectures have focused on different aspects of culture and religion, including the role of religion in government, Rumi poetry, and freedom and democracy in Islam. 'Abd al-Karīm Surūsh is regarded as one of post-revolutionary Iran's most eminent religious intellectuals. He has also been a visiting professor at a number of universities, including Columbia, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford.
    Ghamari-Tabrizi, Behrooz. "Abd al-Karim Sorush." Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. Ed. Richard C. Martin. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 23 Apr. 2012.
    Columbia School of International and Public Affairs Faculty Directories. http://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/directory/hd2202-fac.html

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains 10 compact sound cassette recordings of lectures by 'Abd al-Karīm Surūsh in the United States relating to political and philosophical aspects of Islam.
    Content of recordings may not exactly match the labels.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Islam and state
    Islamic philosophy.