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The Just Ruler in Shi'ite Islam: The Comprehensive Authority of the Jurist in Imamite Jurisprudence

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Abdulaziz Abdulhussein SachedinaAssociate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, USA

ISBN13: 9780195119152
ISBN: 0195119150
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99

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Following the Islamic revolution of 1978-79 in Iran, the new Islamic regime justified the rule of the Ayatollah Khomeni, and of the Shi'ite imams in general, on the basis of the doctrine that righteous jurist is best suited to establish the ideal public order. Sachedina shows that this concept has no apparent parallel in Sunni Islam. In this study, he seeks the origins of this concept in the Sunni/Shi'ite schism that took place after the death of the Prophet, and then traces its historical evolution up to the present time.;This book is intended for students and scholars of Islamic studies and Middle Eastern history and politics.

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Islamic Law