This book enquires into the existence of relationship between religion and work in Iran. This study was conducted in one of the ancient cities of Iran which is very famous for carpet weaving. For the study the author did field work for four months in the year 1999 in the city of Kashan and nearby villages to interview and abserve the craft production. As a matter of fact, it comes to the conclusion that there is a constructive relationship between carpet cottage industry and religious observances. In the designs and motifs of Kashanâ€™s carpet weaving the cosmic message of Islam is effectively incorporated. It was observed during the field study that the more faithful weavers produced better quality carpets. In short, the book questions some of Weberian statements on Islam highlighting the dynamic relationship between faith and work in Iran.
Dr. Said Vesali an Iranian national, is graduated in Sociology from Tehran University, School of Social Sciences (Iran) and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India). The Authorâ€™s area of interest and specialization is â€œSociology of Religionâ€. Dr. Vesali has published Persion translation of Bryan Turnerâ€™s Book â€œWeber and Islamâ€ in Iran and another book of Bryan Turnerâ€™s â€œOrientalisn, Post modernism and Globalismâ€ has translated into Persian which is under publication.