Islams ansikten
: En resa till 1900-talets Iran genom romanen Huset vid moskén

  • Anna Olsén

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    For a long time, I have had an interest in Islam in Iran. To be able to learn more and understand this subject, I will analyze the novel Het huis van der moskee (The House by the Mosque, my translation) by Kader Abdolah, which takes place in Iran during the time of the Islamic revolution of 1978-79. I will study the importance of religion to a few of the characters, and how this changes during the course of the revolution. To do this, I will begin by studying the varying functions of religion, as well as the religious and political history of Iran. In the analysis I will discuss three characters who represent three different approaches to religion: inner spirituality, religion as a way towards acceptance and violent religious oppression.

    Date of Award2010-May-03
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMats Bergenhorn (Supervisor) & Zenita Johansson (Examiner)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Sciences (5)


    • religious functions
    • political islam
    • huset vid moskén
    • kader abdolah

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