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Shia Political Thought - Ahmad Vaezi

Shia Political Thought - Ahmad Vaezi

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The author outlines the key ideas and themes that distinguish Islamic political thought from a Shi'ite perspective.
The author outlines the key ideas and themes that distinguish Islamic political thought from a Shi'ite perspective.

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Published by: Political Islamism on Jan 19, 2010
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Shia Political Thought
Ahmad Vaezi
Published byIslamic Centre of England2004
 Shia Political Thought
First published in the UK by Islamic Centre of England140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB, UKTel: 020-7604 5500Fax: 020-7604 4898Email: ic-el@ic-el.orgHomepage: www.ic-el.orgISBN: 1-904934-01-3Copyright © 2004 Islamic Centre of EnglandAll rights reserved
Chapter One - Islam and Politics
What is a “Religious Government”? 10Rejection of Islamic Government 13The First Argument 16Second Argument 21Third Argument 25Categorizing Social Alterations 27Flexibility of the Islamic Legal System 30Rational Management versus Juristic Management 33Objectives of an Islamic State 36Implementation of the Shari'a 36To Enjoin the Good and Forbid the Evil 38Spheres of Islamic Political Thought 48i) Political Theology 49ii) Political Philosophy 49iii) Political Ethics 50iv) Political Jurisprudence 50
Chapter Two - What is Wilayat al-Faqih?
The Concept of Imamate 54Imam as “Wali” 56The Theory of Caliphate 60The Meaning of Wilayat al-Faqih 661. Wilayat al-Qaraba 662. Wilayat al-Qada’ 673. Wilayat al-Hakim 674. Wilayat al-Mutlaqa (The Absolute Authority) 67

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