Monday, September 25, 2006
The History of Shia People in Iran
After studying at Harvard, Seyyed Hossein Nasr returned to his native Iran as a professor at Tehran University. He was later appointed president of Arya Mehr University in 1972. The professor was also a student of Islamic scholar Allameh Tabatabaei, who is known for his authoritative commentaries on the Qur'an. Here Nasr traces the history of Shia, the second largest denomination of Islam, in Iran. Click here to download the mp3 interview with Krista Tippet.