Evola on the “Hidden Imam”

door Prachtige Pjotr

We shall recall in passing that even after the Islamic conquest of the ancient Iranian regions some themes connected to the previous tradition eventually enjoyed a revival. Thus, from the reign of the Safavids (1501-1722) onward the official religion of Persia has been imamism, which is based on the idea of an invisible leader (imam), who after a period of “absence” will one day reappear “to defeat injustice and to reestablish a Golden Age on earth.” The Persian monarchs claimed to be the spokesmen of the Hidden Imam until the day of his return. It is the ancient Aryan-Iranian theme of Saoshyant.

Julius Evola, Revolt against the modern world.