Mysticism(gnosticism) and Heroism

This book is one of the Ayatollah Javadi Amoli’s works and writings. In this book, the principles and bases of these two human virtues (Mysticism and Heroism) has been studied, till, with the explaining of the position of each of them, to be cleaned the uncorrected subjects that cause one from the other being away. Also with explaining the practical and scientific behavior (manner) of the infallible Imams ( has been pictured the alliance and coalition of them and also, this fact that, each of them are complement of the other. This book is according to the ####author’s words that has been delivered for people(audiences) with considering the circumstances of time and place in 1990/October A.D(1411/moharam A.H).

The biography of Ayatollah Javadi Amoli:
Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli was born in Amol Township in 1933A.D. (1312). His father and ancestor were islam preachers and held the Household in high esteem. Ayatollah Javadi Amoli after finishing the elementary school, entered Amol’s theological school in 1946A.D. (1325) and until 1950 A.D. (1329) had studied there. After that, he went to Mashhad’s theological school but because its seminarians (theological students) did not show any reverence for Mashhad’s great scholars, he left there and entered Tehran’s theological school. After entering to Marvi’s school, studied “Rasa-el” and “Makaseb”, then learned “kefayatol usul”, “rational and transmitted sciences” (ulume aghli and naghli) and after 5 years he left for Qom’s theological school and has been there up to now. One of his cultural services is “the establishment of “Esra” publishers and research Institution in 1993A.D. (1372). He was present in constituent assembly(majlese khobregan) of constitutional law and in the first and second period of constituent assembly of leadership. He also has been one of the teachers community members of Qom’s theological school and now he is in charge of prayer leader on Fridays of sacred township of "Qom".

His masters and friends: Ayatollah Azizollah Tabaresi, Mirza Mahdi Mohi Aldin Elahi Ghomshei, Ayatollah Burujerdi, Imam Khomeni and Allameh Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai, etc. He has many works such as: Tasnim, The commentary of Noble Quran, thematic commentary of Noble Quran, Rahighe Makhtom, Asrar Al-Salat, Sahbaye Hajj, Vilayat-e faqih, etc.

The structure of book:
This book containing detailed introduction, 3 parts and 3 chapters as follow:
-The introduction contain the following subjects: war and peace in creation system, Tawhid(Oneness of God), the Haqq(theTruth), nature(fetrat), religion, spiritual soul of community, honor of martyrdom, Heroism and Mysticism coordination, etc.

1- Part one: coordination of islam religion with nature
Chapter one: some points about “Misägh” verse(means: “the elevated places (Aräf sura) verse of 172).
Chapter two: Tawhid(Oneness of God) traditions.

2- Part two: the virtue of Heroism an Mysticism(erfan).
3- part three: heroics Gnostics (ärefän hemasesäz) and Gnostic heroics(hemasesäzän äref).

Chapter one: the leader of Gnostics and the excelled of heroics.
Chapter two: oppressed movement and pioneer of martyrs.
Chapter three: the Gnostic manifestation in “Äshurä” incident.
Chapter four: heroic manifestations of “Äshurä”.
Chapter five: The Lord(Master) of worshipers (seyyed säjedän) and the ornament of worshipers.

At the end of book, has been related the list of verses, traditions, prayers, poems, proper names (äläm), books and references and the detailed list.

This book has been printed and published by the “Esrä publishers” center in “Qom” in 1998A.D(1377). Its arrangement and editing has been done by “Hojatol islam Hossein Rezvani and has been printed by “Rajä publishers cultural center “ in 1993A.D(1372).

Sources :

  1. Mysticism(gnosticism)and Heroism/ by Javadi Amoli