Behrouz Ghezel

Behrouz Ghezel

Behrouz Ghezel is a fellow at The Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS), in Tehran, Iran and a PhD Candidate in Central Asia & Caucasus Studies within the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Tehran.

S
ufism, a philosophy whose most distinctive feature is tolerance, and its followers have been always known for their forbearance. It has been accepted and respected over time by people, groups, and even governments. At the same time, regardless of the political and apolitical functions of this intellectual movement or the historical background of some of its leaders and followers who have played significant roles in various political junctures, the spread of Sufism is often regarded only as a consequence of political shrinkage and/or social dormancy.

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