Document Type : Research Paper
Assistant Professor; Political Sciences Department, University of Tehran
PhD Student; Political Science Department, University of Tehran
The recent events in most of the Middle East countries have engaged the minds of authors, journalists and theorists in political, social, media, etc. and each one of them are considering quality and reasons of this phenomena in particular view. Heretofore, many of them knew the political transformation in the Middle East and North Africa as a dream for their nations and even their people who were under the shadows of permanent authoritarian and patriarchal systems, could not expect such awakening and rise. But suddenly, Fire lies at the heart of region’s people became to headline of many media after the self-immolation of a young Tunisian vegetable seller and his irritant photos were published on websites, blogs and social networks. Regardless of addressing the reasons of these changes, this research will focus on North African countries and analyze Tunisia, Egypt, Libya; and try to answer whether Islamic Awakening in North Africa (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya) is a new and independent phenomena or is rooted in past? In order to answer this question, this hypothesis will be our guide that Islamic Awakening in North Africa not only is a new phenomenon in these countries, but also have deep roots which the most important one is Islamic Revolution of Iran.