Socio-political Impacts of Messianic Beliefs on the Abu Muslim Revolution during the Umayyad Dynasty

By Khadijeh Salimi, Hossein Moftakhari and Homay Rezvani.

Published by The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

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The objective of present study is to determine the political effects of Messianic belief on the Abu Moslem movement along with its social consequences in Persia. This study proposes that the messianic belief led to the political revolution of Abu Moslem. Niel Smelser’s theory of collective behavior was used in this study through six necessary elements for messianic tradition of collective behavior to emerge in Abu Moslem movement.

Keywords: Messianic Movement, Political, Charismatic, Abu Moslem, Persian

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.39-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 24, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 508.562KB)).

Khadijeh Salimi

PHD Student, Department of International Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Dr. Hossein Moftakhari

Full Professor, Department of History, Kharazmi university, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

He is teaching history of religions for many years. He graduate from Tarbiayt Modarres University and his research concern on religious sect, movement.

Homay Rezvani

Assistant Professor, History Department, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)