The concept of Velayat-e Faqih as a type of Shi’ite Islamic government gained popularity three decades ago, after the Islamic revolution in Iran. The new constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran was based on Velayat-e Fagih, proposed by the Imam Khomeini many consider him as the leader of the Islamic Revolution and the founder of the Iranian Islamic Republic. What is Velayat-e Faqih? Who can be the Vali Faqih? Why wasn't this idea proposed before Islamic Revolution in 1979? Did all the Shi’ite religious scholars endorse this idea or the Vali Faqih himself?
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- Islamic studies
- Religion and politics--Iran.
- Religion and politics
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-86)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Religious studies