Curriculum vitae of Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi

Name: Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi
Date of Birth: 1/08/1958
Place of Birth: Boroujerd, Iran

His main idea and purpose in getting peace and absolute freedom:
1) In his idea, abusing of religious beliefs by the domineering and dictatorial rulers are the basis of many problems, therefore; many wars, terrors, violence would be disappeared by separating religion from politics in the Middle East where most of people are followers of the monotheistic religions.
2) He advocates peace and freedom of beliefs and religions.”God created us equally and people should create kindness, peace and justice between each other instead of killing and violence”, he said.
3) He desires to eliminate the rough penal punishments such as: execution, torture, whipping, stoning and imprisoning which are arising from incorrect interpretation of Islamic jurisprudence.

Social Activities:

 International activities:
 1) Letters to world authorities and global prominent organizations:
   a) The plea to the United Nations Secretary-General to hold an open referendum in Iran , 2009
   b) To UN Security Council , 2009
   c) The New President of the USA, Barack Obama, December, 2008.
   d) His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, 2006.
   e) Mr. Kofi Annan Former United Nations Secretary-General, 2006.
   f) The EU Foreign Policy chief Javier Solana, 2006.
   g) The Nobel Peace Committee, 2007, 2008.
   h) Former President of USA, George W. Bush, 2007.
   i) The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, 2007.
   j) The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, 2007.
   k) The Senior Iraqi Shiite Cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, 2007.
   l) The letter to the Ulema and teachers of Al-Azhar University , 2009
   m) To the conference of the Prosecutors of the Islamic countries in Tehran , 2009
   n) Ayatollah Boroujerdi’s message to the G-20 summit in London , 2009
   o) His invitation to public unity against religious despotism , 2009
   p) The message to the next conference on the relations between Iran and arab world , 2009
   q) The letter to secretary general of Lebanon, Seyed Hasan Nasrollah , 2009
   r) The letter to honorable members of United States Commission on International Religious, 2009

2) Negotiations and interviews with intellectuals, representatives of parties and foreign independent NGOs and international Medias (VOA, Radio Farda, Rferl Radio, Deutsche Welle, SBS, Channel One, Pars TV, Mehr TV, BBC, Multi Kulti Radio, Sweden Radio, France Radio, etc.).
3) Acceptance and propagation of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
4) Supporting peaceful movements all around the world especially in Middle East, inviting Arab nations and Israelis to reach everlasting peace, and rejection of Anti-Semitism.
5) Proposing solutions to recent economic crisis in the world.
6) Worldwide invitation to support the dispossessed and poor people.
7) Sending messages on different occasions and ceremonies to the followers all around the world.
8) Recommendations to the world powers for observing freedom, social justice and independence.
9) Sending reports to human rights defending organizations related to violence of human rights in Iran.

Internal activities:
1- Sending letters and reminders to the Iranian religious and governmental authorities about injustice of religious regime;
  a) The joint letter to the leader, head of the judiciary and other officials, 2004.
  b) The joint letter to seminaries and religious clerics, 2001.
  c) The Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran ,2009.
  d) Letter to Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad, the President of Iran, 2006.
  e) Ayatollah Boroujerdi’s questions from the director of the committee on citizen Rights ,2009.
  f) The Special Court of Clergy for Restoration of his own Confiscated Documents and Books , 2009.
2- Requesting the governmental authorities to perform a free liberal referendum in the presence of international supervisors.
3- Inviting the leaders and governmental clerics to a formal debate on television.
4- Leading the great benediction gathering with the presence of different religious followers such as Shiites and Sunnis, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Baha’is and also other troubled people with any kind of faith and ideology.
5- Revealing peaceful aspects of Islam and other religions to make link, peace and friendship between their followers.
6- Managing the book reading’s sessions to improve public knowledge.
7- Protesting to every autocracy, censorship, oppression, injustice, tyranny and social decay
8- Rejecting of every economical gain from religious activities.
9- Public consulting for promotion of society by using sociological and psychological methods.
10- Emphasizing on preservation of national and ancient values.
11- Overseeing welfare centers for helping poor people and assistance of injured citizens from natural events.
12- Presenting new and peaceful interpretations of Holly Quran.
13- Clarification of the non contradiction between science and religion and encouraging juvenile to learn knowledge.
14- Promulgation of absolute democracy and protesting to restriction of democracy as “religious democracy”.
15- Open objection to existing mismanagement which is the cause of brain drain and increase public problems in Iran.
16- Revelation against religious colonialism, exploitation, hegemony in the world.
17- Condemnation of Islamic fundamentalism and radicalism and terror.
18- Objection to the continuation and elongation of Iran-Iraq war started in 1980.
19- Objection to the non acceptance of UN statement about Iran nuclear program which has caused more isolation and international sanctions.
20- Compile and publish of books, essays and poems with various socially needed themes. It is noticeable that the books of “Freedom” and “The Best Divine Names” were not allowed to be published in Iran. 21. Inviting people to communicate with God independently of any person.

Some prominent characteristics:
1- In spite of his high spiritual and scientific status and popularity, he never interfered and interested in political and governmental status and customary luxury. He didn’t neglect his peaceful and humanely responsibilities and he lost everything in this way.
2- His requests was not personal, rather he litigated the needs of social classes regardless in their beliefs. He hasn’t believed in any discrimination between human beings. Theses behavior put him in the public prosecutor status.
3- He always showed particular innovation in his planes which is unique.

Proscriptions and problems:
In spite of governmental boycott, censorship, prosecution of criticizers, political suffocation, terror of opponent peoples, illegal courts and other cases of human rights violation in Iran, this liberal and justice advocating leader, have continued his peaceful activities even from prison bravely and clearly, with upholding of Iranian people.

He has been under tortures and pressure and the government has several times had attempts on his life to make his voice quiet because he has continued his peaceful activities inside prison.

Detentions and Trials:
1) In June 1995, January 2001.
Due to public protesting against the Ulema and religious authorities who advocate Political Religion in his independent speeches and leading independent nongovernmental religious gatherings, he was arrested by the Special Court for the Clergy.
2) On 8 October 2006:
He and hundreds of people present around his house to prevent his detention were arrested. The trials have been started since 10th June 2007 and he has been tried without any legal representation and presence of reporters and Media.

His Significant Charges include:
1) Waging war against God" (Moharebeh)
2) Using the term "religious dictatorship" instead of "Islamic Republic"
3) Publicly calling political leadership by the clergy (Velayat-e Faqih) unlawful.
4) Leading the great independent gathering especially a few months before detention.
5) Provoking Public opinion against government in the gatherings.
6) Acceptance of different religious followers in his mosques and gatherings.
7) Planning for leading “Fetr” prayers in collaboration with anti-revolutionaries, spies and Satellite Medias.
8) Promulgation against seminaries and the Ulema about Islam and religious jurisprudence and penal codes.
9) Accusing the originator of Iran Islamic revolution of heresy in religion and accusing governmental authorities of treason and corruption.
10) Interviews and links with foreign media.

Summary of his Biography:
Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi is the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad’s thirtieth son in accordance with valid documents and references such as the book of “Zekri Al-Mohsenin” that its last edition was republished in Tehran in 2000. His ancestors had been the big religious leaders in their own time and had not interfered in politics and state.

In 1958, he was born in Shiite religious authority’s house in Boroujerd, Iran. He learned the elementary courses in the city of “Boroujerd” under supervision of his father, Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi, his grandfather, Ayatollah Seyed Taher Kazemeini Boroujerdi, and Sheikh Taghi Motahhari. He learned the next levels in “Qom” under supervision of masters such as Ayatollah Marashi Najafi, Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Sadoogi Yazdi, and Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Vahidi.

In 1979, Ayatollah Boroujerdi assumed the Imamate of Hemmat-Abad mosque in commandment of Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Reza Golpayegani and at the same time he continued his learning under the supervision of the Ulema of Tehran such as Ayatollah Sheikh Hassan Saeed Tehrani, Ayatollah Seyed Abdol-Hossein Zo-al-Riasatein, and his father.

In 1991, he started his teaching in different subjects such as moral, Gnostic, and social as meetings and conferences. He advised people without pertaining to any political or other parties. Many people participated in his classes and gatherings to achieve knowledge and wisdom. His knowledge and special personality attracted people in different classes and even religious minorities.

He continued his activities for decrying heresy, superstitions and religious fanaticisms and violence. In June 1995, He was arrested and sent to Tohid prison. He restarted his activities in a short time after being released.

Since 1996, he and his father assumed the Imamate and management of Noor Mosque in Tehran.
Due to his elucidating and descriptive speeches and warning to seminaries, he was arrested for the second time in January 2001 and exposed to tortures give rise to his heart attack.
In August 2002, his father who was one of the religious authorities opposed to political religion was killed by government that caused intensifying pressures and losing his situation in his father’s mosque.

His activities was increased in his house and each month he had big meetings and gatherings until August 2002 that he was summoned to the special court of clergy. He was forced to stop all his activities.

Due to people’s request and attention, he restarted his activities in new ways. In 29 June 2006, his last public gathering was carried out without any media propaganda, in complete boycott and with a large population attending in the largest athletic stadium (Shahid Keshvari) in Tehran, Iran.

Sunday morning, 30 June 2006, police and security forces attacked his house to arrest him, but their efforts failed because of the resistance of people and his followers.

Saturday morning, 7 October 2006, governmental forces attacked to his house extensively.
During this attack that was continued until the next day morning, 8 October 2006, Ayatollah Boroujerdi with the hundreds of men and women were arrested.

Since then he has been under tortures in different sections of Evin Prison in Tehran and exiled in 22 November 2008 to Yazd central Prison. As before, he has continued his efforts for separation of religion from state and peace among followers of different religions.

At the end, during his last detention, he was banned from wearing cleric clothes, so he notified several times that he will never wear the clothes again to protest to clergy dictatorship.

List of publications:

1- “Hakim” (Philosophy), First Published 1997, Second Published 2000.
2- “The Rain in Burned Desert”, Tehran 2002.
3- “The Best Divine Names”, not allowed to be published in 2006.
4- “Freedom”, it is about proof of freedom in Holly Quran that was not allowed to be published in 2002 due to censorship and restrictions of the Iranian Ministry of Guidance.

*Explanation: The banned writings were not allowed to be published due to censorship and restrictions of the Iranian Ministry of Guidance.

Other Publications:

5- “ Secularism is an ideal plan for relieving men of all spiritual doubts”. Mr. Boroujerdi was invited to make a presentation at the 5th annual conference on Peace and Religion, held on March 27th, 2009 at Kennesaw State University. Since he has been imprisoned, he was unfortunately not allowed to participate in the conference.
6- “Rejection of the principle of Velayat-e Faqih”,
In this article it is proved that the principle of Velayate Faghih is not on the basis of Holy Quran and Islamic documents. It is written in Evin Prison, Tehran 2010.
7- “The combination of State and Islam, a carnal idea”, it is written in Evin Prison, Tehran 2010.
8- “The Outrage and Opposition to Political Islam”, it is written in Evin Prison, Tehran 2010.
9- Poems: He has composed more than 100 poems: Some of them were published in his books before his detention in October 2006 and the others could be found on internet references.
10- The collection of many articles, declarations and letters after his detention in October, 2006.