Insane with Divine Love(مجنون عشق الهی) Year: 2021 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimension: 16" X 20”
Salami Mental Hospital of Shiraz; A place where a sincere soul was kept only for changing his belief.
Mohammad Sheikh Movahed, that scholar and professor of the seminary, after years of study, effort, and austerity, found the purpose of his heart. Finally, the Muslim clergy of Shiraz, who couldn’t silence him, accused him of insanity and wrongly imprisoned him in a mental institution. But Mr. Movahed didn’t remain silent. He talked to the doctor, which led him to also changing his belief. The Muslim clergy had to exile Mr. Movahed to Tehran.
Mr. Movahed was abducted by agents of the Islamic Republic at the beginning of the revolution on May 22, 1979, while his wife was pregnant and had a 3-year-old son. His family was never informed of his execution or burial place.