Iran as an ancient country with a great civilization, has been the land of Monotheism and religions during the history. During thousands years of the Iranian history, the clergy associations were always promoted and attained important social positions due to beliefs of the people, so the clerics had always an important role in the society. They were sometimes accompanied with the people and sometimes represented a part of power for supporting the rulers.
At the threshold of the entrance of Islam to Iran during the 7th century, the Zoroastrian clerics who knew themselves as the interceders between the people and the Lord, had achieved huge power in the society. However, after overcoming of Muslims, the new class of Islamic clerics formed in Iran based on Sunni sect who were acting primarily as supporters of the Islamic Caliphates and consequently as prayers for the Muslim kingdoms.
After storming of Mongols on Iran and western Asia during 13th century which was accompanied with massacre of people, destruction of country and collapse of Islamic Caliphate, the Sunni based clerics partially lost their power. Therefore the followers of other sects and religions attained more religious freedom. Two decades later, while the
The “Safavid” dynasty was founded in Iran, the Shiite class of clerics formed and promoted. Since the Safavids were interested to develop Shiite sect, the clerics made close relations with the rulers and even entered inside the imperial court. During this era, the clerics succeeded again to improve their social power and to influence strongly on government after about a thousand years.
After collapse of Safavid kingdom during 18th century, the Shiite clergy became abandoned and the clerics just could save their popular position in the society. However, groups of the clerics were desired to return to the power and even to enter within the ruling organizations and to dominate the government, hence they used to interfere in political affairs.
The events of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution in the 19th century during which the clerics had an important role to fight against the autocracy of the King, was an example of such political interventions.
Since then, many Authoritarian clerics were trying to enhance their social and financial power through traditional methods such as increasing the number of their followers and receiving a variety of religious payments such as charities and also joining the staff team of bigger mosques or holy shrines.
This situation was actually a danger for religiousness and Monotheism in Iran since many of the people forgot the Lord, but instead they were gathering around some particular clerics. So these deceived people were actually ready to do everything against the government and even against the national interests based on some religious orders (Fatwa or Islamic decretals) from the grand clerics. The riots led by clerics against the modernity especially in the case of equality and voting rights for Iranian women or Civil disobedience and backlash against the social changes such as unveiling of women were actually some examples showing their power.
In the second half of 18th century, a new movement was born for reviving Monotheism and separation of religion from politics. This movement was founded by a Monotheist man named Seyed Hossein A’araji Kazemeini, in Baghdad, the previous capital of Sassanid Empire where at that time was under ruling of the Ottoman Empire. The movement was in fact based on worshipping the God and denial of worldliness in addition to a scientific campaign against tyrannical rulers especially religious Dictators.
The movement was continued by his grandson, Seyed Abolghasem Kazemeini during next decades. However, due to his anti-tyrannical views, Seyed Abolghasem was pursued by the Ottoman Empire who knew himself as the inheritor and successor of the Islamic Caliphate. As a result, Seyed Abolghasem left his hometown and immigrated to the city of Boroujerd in Iran. His efforts for reviving the pure Monotheism was followed up by his son, Seyed Tahir Kazemeini Boroujerdi during next decades. Nevertheless, Seyed Tahir and his fathers could not reveal many of their beliefs about the Lord and Monotheism to avoid ideological conflicts with Authoritarian clerics.
Grand Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi
Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi was born in 1930 in the city of Boroujerdi located in south west of Iran. He completed the preliminary education in his father’s school and thereafter he travelled to Najaf city in Iraq to continue his scientific and religious studies. After returning to Iran, he established a great scientific institute called “the Academy of Light” (or “Noor Academy” in Persian), to follow up and update the movement of his father and ancestors for Monotheism based on the modern sciences. Unlike the other clerics who were meanwhile busy to find more followers or to publish Catechism books or collection of religious payments and so on for increasing their social power and influence, Mr. Seyed Mohammad Ali denied to do same, but instead innovated new scientific and research methods to promote Monotheism and to prevent misleading of people. His tribune was just Noor Mosque located in Khorasan Square, south of Tehran. The mosque was constructed by his own cost and also by financial assistance of some local benefactors during 1950’s.
In that time, the Authoritarian clerics were secretly plotting against the government by abusing the devout people. Their behaviors were basically discrediting the Monotheism and the divine values inherited from thousand years ago in this land. They considered the religion and monotheism as a tool and puppet to reach their unholy goals. They could obtain global support by communication and negotiations with secret international assemblies with the assistance of the some philosophers who were promising utopia to the people.
Their main goal was to acquire the power in Iran as a holy land with enormous human and natural resources and one of the main centers for Monotheism in the Middle East to abuse it as a base to attain their satanic desires. The first step in this satanic plot was to invent an Imam, so they were determined to follow up.
Since Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi foreseen the serious danger for the entire monotheism, began to publish hundreds of papers and books with the subject of gnosis and the knowledge of the Imams and religions as well as Godly devotion through his institute, “Academy of Light” with the support of some benefactors. By distributing those books and papers freely inside the country and by holding preaches and scientific debates with advocators of religious government and autocracy in the Noor Mosque, he was actually trying to notify the people that the invented Imam and the human-made or cleric-made religion is worthless. He also was warning that the ruling of clerics and the Shiite Caliphate is basically opposed to the concepts of monotheism. Actually Mr. Seyed Mohammad Ali was like a pain in the necks of authoritarian clerics who were plotting to provoke the people against the government and to establish the religious state.
Due to his extensive research and studies, eremitic life style, modest behaviors and also his plenty published books and papers, he was considered as the most well-known face in scientific and religious debates. So his publications was reviewed and discussed by many contemporary Islamic scientists. For example, Dr. Ali Shariti was one of the opponents of Ayatollah Kazemeini Boroujerdi since he was often preaching to the religious youth and crowds of people collected in Ershad institute and trying to lead the society toward the direction which several years later led to the rule of clerics.
Actually, Mr. Seyed Mohammad Ali’s movement was failed to progress due to enmity of Authoritarian clerics especially following their success in revolution of 1979. So the “Academy of Light” was closed and after more than 50 years of scientific campaign against the religious autocracy, he was quarantined in house.
So the invented Imam could attain the supreme power and the highest political position of Iran, the ancient center of Monotheism. He and his advocators succeeded to deceive the Iranian people by using evil plots and dishonest cheatings after they had got ideological assistance from philosophers and sophists and great support from some international powers and also by exploiting many intellectual and educated people who were actually unaware about the evil goals and plans of clerics for their future. They promised a utopia that the human beings were looking for during the entire history of humanity.
1979 Revolution in Iran and its Consequences
At the threshold of 1979 revolution in Iran, some of clerics had abused their social and religious position and after receiving secret assistance from some global powers along with collaboration of philosophy-based groups, they took advantage to discredit the monarchy as an irreligious organization between the people to attain their evil goals. As these clerics were acting like a wolf in sheep's clothing, they could seduce the unaware people to gather in the streets protesting and destroying everything; meanwhile the universities were closed and the economy as well as the industry were completely frozen due to continuous strikes of employees. Finally, due to evil plots of the enemies of Iran, the Islamic State was established in this ancient land of Monotheism.
However, this satanic regime with mixing the religion and politics, had no result other than poverty, corruption, degeneration, conflicts and war with the neighbor countries, displacement and massacre of the Iranian nation and promotion of Godlessness. So due to their mismanagement and failing to run the country, the Iranian people have become miserable and the citizens have been continuously suffered from slow death due to increasing the economic and political pressures.
A cleric man named Ayatollah Khomeini had been introduced as the leader of the revolution and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic State of Iran with highest religious position so called Vali-e-Faqih which means the Islamic jurist ruler. The autocratic regime began quickly to suppress the dissidents and opposition parties. Due to global ignorance about the repression of the Iranian people and tyrannies of the Islamic regime, the rulers could stabilize their government, so they passed through the geographical borders and started to interfere in internal affairs of the neighbor countries for exporting their extremism ideology. Furthermore, in order to revive the Islamic Caliphate of Shiite sect, the regime claimed that its leader is actually the global leader of all Muslims. Their slogan for each destructive action, was “The end justifies the means”, and after each destruction, the only explanation by the regime’s leaders was “we are missioned to do our task but not to concern about the consequences!”
They utilized the natural and human resources of Iran for their evil ambitions, so as a result, the Middle East became a land of religious violence, terrorism and massacre of innocent people.
Martyrdom of Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi
Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi was quarantined in house and forced to keep silent after the revolution, since he had refused to cooperate with the new established Islamic state in Iran. He was actually among a group of grand Islamic Scientists such as Ayatollah Seyed Abolghsem Kuei that opposed to mixing of religion and politics. Actually, Mr. Seyed Mohammad Ali was threatened and been under high pressures from governmental clerics during first years after revolution. Even for instance, the Islamist groups who were controlling the Media, had published a fake statement with his name in Newspapers in support of the Islamic revolution. These threats were serious to the extent that for example Ayatollah Seyed Abolhassan Shamsabadi, who was representing Ayatollah Khuei in Isfahan and opposing the establishment of religious state, was murdered by followers of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic regime two years before revolution.
Mr. Seyed Mohammad Ali who were often warning about the consequences of invented Imam, was one of the victims of this satanic project and several times assassinated by the regime’s agents. In one case, one of the governmental clerics named Sheikh Hossein Ansarian poisoned him, so he was hospitalized and treated for long time. In another assassination attack, one of the members of the revolutionary mobilization group so called Basij, tried to murder him in south of Tehran, but this attack was failed.
While quarantined in house, he was trying to collect and publish his memoirs and some documents showing how the religious state was established based on satanic goals and how the Authoritarian clerics had plotted to destroy the country. He informed his relatives and close friends that he was already informed how Mr. Khomeini, the founder of the regime had plotted against the country and Iranian citizens several decades ago. He had witnessed that the grand Shiite leaders such as Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Tabatabaei Boroujerdi, Ayatollah Abdolnabi Najafi Araghi and Ayatollah Seyed Sareddin Sadr were concerned about Mr. Khomeini’s heresies and corruptions while he was a young cleric in city of Qom. Since the Iranian nation were being suppressed under religious dictatorship with the name of God, Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi actually wished to reveal the real face of the ruling Mullahs and lead the people again towards the Lord.
Unfortunately, his collected documents to disclose the realities about the ruling clerics were monitored by the intelligence service of the regime and they plotted to kill him as soon as possible. So they found this opportunity while he was hospitalized due to a heart disease on 18 August 2002 in Mada’en hospital in south of Tehran. He was assassinated and passed away after severe bleeding.
After his martyrdom, his family decided to bury him secretly in the corner of Noor Mosque based on his will since the regime was trying to prevent his burial ceremony to be held with huge population. After his burial, the security agents of the regime stormed the Noor Mosque and his house to search and confiscate his documents and publications. They continued these attacks several times later and finally on 30 July 2006, they looted his house and all of his belongings even the antique books and documents inherited from his ancestors.
The enmity of ruling Mullahs was to the extent that they even exhumed his grave and burned his dead corpse and arrested his family members in 2006.