NEDĀY-E ESLĀM

NEDĀY-E ESLĀM (The voice of Islam), a pro-constitutional newspaper lithographed and published in Shiraz (twice weekly at first and later weekly) in nasḵ script by Sayyed Żiāʾ-al-Din Ṭabāṭabāʾi (1890-1969), who was also its chief editor. Altogether 36 issues were published between 20 Moḥarram/7 March (not 11 Ṣafar/26 March as in Ṣadr Hāšemi and Browne) and 7 Ḏu’l-qaʿda 1325 Š./December 1907. It was the second newspaper ever published in Shiraz. The stern tone of the articles in support of the Constitutional Revolution, strongly advocating the need for social reforms, roused the ire of the anti-Constitutionalist faction of Fars. Feeling that his life was in danger, Ṭabāṭabāʾi fled to Tehran, and the publication of Nedāy-e Eslām came to an end. Nedāy-e Eslām was printed in green in four to eight double-column pages of 22 x 28.5 cm at Moḥammadi printing house and contained no illustrations. The subscription rate was 30 krans in Shiraz and 36 krans in other cities.A complete set of Nedāy-e Eslām (except for the last issue) is kept at the Central Library of the University of Tehran, and an incomplete set is also preserved at the Central Library of Fars.

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(Nassereddin Parvin)

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