Hosseiniyeh Ershad

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The main facade of the center, facing Shariati Ave.

The Hosseinieh Ershad or Hosseiniyeh Ershad (Persian: حسینیه ارشاد‎‎) is a non-traditionalist religious institute established by Nasser Minachi in Tehran, Iran.[1] It was closed for a time by the Pahlavi government in 1972. The institute is housed in a large, domed hall, and is used for lectures on history, culture, society, and religion. The facility also includes a large public library, where most of its users are college students.

Ali Shariati held his anti-Pahlavi speeches here before the revolution. Mir-Hossein Mousavi (under the pseudonym Hossein Rah'jo) and Zahra Rahnavard exhibited artwork here during the same period.[2]

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  1. ^ Gholam Reza Afkhami (13 December 2008). The Life and Times of the Shah. University of California Press. p. 445. ISBN 978-0-520-94216-5. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Alavi, Nasrin (2 June 2009). "Iran: a blind leap of faith". Open Democracy. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

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Coordinates: 35°45′24″N 51°26′55″E / 35.75667°N 51.44861°E / 35.75667; 51.44861