Abdolkarim Soroush Biography
(Thinker and Reformer)
Birthday: December 16, 1945 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Tehran
Abdolkarim Soroush is a religious leader of great importance in Iran. In an era where influences of the modern world are making an impact on Iranians, Soroush has been continually trying to instil religious and philosophical values in the people of his nation. He has played a pivotal role in bridging the gaps between people’s understanding of ‘religion’ and the actual intention of Islam. He has decrypted the differences between the words ‘belief’ and ‘faith’ for the masses. Soroush has also served as a professor of philosophy at the Imam Khomeini international university and the University of Tehran. He has preached the importance of Islam in the modern world, at renowned universities across the world such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia, where he served as a visiting professor. Soroush has expressed his opinions on religion and philosophy by writing around 25 books. As per a survey conducted by the ‘Time Magazine’ in the year 2005, Soroush found a place amongst the top 100 influential people of the world. The UK magazine ‘Prospect’ rated him as the ‘seventh most influential intellect’ living in the world, as per a poll conducted in the year 2008.