Waliyat al-faqih (Book by Khomeini)
Velayat-e faqih (Persian: ولایت فقیه‎, velāyat-e faqīh), also known as Islamic Government (Persian: حکومت اسلامی‎, Hokumat-i Eslami), is a book by the Iranian Shia Muslim cleric and revolutionary Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, first published in 1970, and probably the most influential document written in modern times in support of theocratic rule.
The book argues that government should be run in accordance with traditional Islamic sharia, and for this to happen a leading Islamic jurist (faqih) must provide political "guardianship" (wilayat or velayat) over the people. A modified form of this doctrine was incorporated into the 1979 Constitution of Islamic Republic of Iran following the Iranian Revolution, with the doctrine's author, Ayatollah Khomeini, as the first faqih "guardian" or Supreme Leader of Iran.

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Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists - Wikipedia, the free ...
Guardianship of the Jurist or Providence of the Jurist (Arabic: ولاية الفقيه, Wilayat al Faqih) is a post-Age-of-Occultation theory in Shia Islam which ...
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While in exile in Iraq in the holy city of Najaf, Khomeini gave a series of 19 ... and his aides were careful not to publicize the book or the idea of wilayat al-faqih to ...
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Why Wilayat al-Faqih? | Shia Political Thought | Books on Islam and ...
However, while the Wilayat of the Imams has traditionally been verified according to Islamic theology (kalam), the guardianship of the jurists (Wilayat al-Faqih) is ...
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The doctrine of Wilayat al-Faqih forms the central axis of contemporary Shi'a political thought. It advocates a guardianship-based political system, which relies  ...
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Wilayat al-faqih and Democracy | Kadivar.com | The Official Website ...
Nov 13, 2011 ... Abstract The concept of wilayat al-faqih as a type of Shi`ite Islamic government ... Islamic Republic of Iran and its founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (d. ..... This article is a chapter of this book: Islam, the State, and Authority: ...
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Governance in Iran: 'Divine' Democracy? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of ...
Mar 12, 2012 ... Professor Hilal Khashan reviews a new book by Dr. Ibrahim Moussawi ... Moussawi paves the way for the idea of ​​Wilayat al-Faqih (mandate ... Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Moussawi says that Wilayat al-Faqih is ...
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Over time, Khomeini's concept of wilayat al-faqih expanded the jurists' scope and ... [Commentary on the "Vehicle to Salvation"], and Kitab al-Bay' [The Book of ...
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Translate Wilayat al-faqih in English online and download now our free ... For the book by Ayatollah Khomeini establishing the doctrine of faqih as ruler, see ...
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Oct 19, 2011 ... The crisis that unfolded after Iran's June 2009 presidential election exposed the absolutist nature of the state's highest religious authority ...
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Khamenei and Hezbollah: Leading in Spirit | Al Akhbar English
Aug 8, 2012 ... Moreover, Hezbollah's adherence to the Wilayat al-Faqih is .... In his book, “ Hezbollah: the Story from Within,” Qassim elaborates on this ...
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While in exile in Iraq in the holy city of Najaf, Khomeini gave a series of 19 lectures to a group ... Khomeini and his aides were careful not to publicize the book or the idea of wilayat al-faqih to ..... New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ayatullah Khu`i [rah] in his book 'rejects' Wilayat al-Faqih by saying: ... Earlier, Khomeini had expanded on it in his book Islamic Government: Governance of the .... (Professor of History at Baruch College, in the City University of New York, p.
Ruhollah Khomeini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This book included Khomeini's notion of wilayat al-faqih (Governance of the Jurist ) .... the "Committee for Islamization of Universities" carried this out thoroughly.
What is Wilayat al-Faqih? | Shia Political Thought | Books on Islam ...
The doctrine of Wilayat al-Faqih forms the central axis of contemporary Shi'a political thought. It advocates a guardianship-based political system, which relies  ...
Why Wilayat al-Faqih? | Shia Political Thought | Books on Islam and ...
However, while the Wilayat of the Imams has traditionally been verified according to Islamic theology (kalam), the guardianship of the jurists (Wilayat al-Faqih) is ...
"Khomeini's Concept of Governance of the Jurisconsult (Wilayat Al ...
Over time, Khomeini's concept of wilayat al-faqih expanded the jurists' scope and ... [Commentary on the "Vehicle to Salvation"], and Kitab al-Bay' [The Book of ... the director of Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in Qom and ...
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Mar 12, 2012 ... Professor Hilal Khashan reviews a new book by Dr. Ibrahim Moussawi ... Moussawi paves the way for the idea of ​​Wilayat al-Faqih (mandate of the jurist ; ... Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Moussawi says that Wilayat al-Faqih is something .... This book is an essential reference for university students and ...
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Books on the term Waliyat al-faqih (Book by Khomeini)
Political Islam: Context Versus Ideology
Khaled Hroub, 2012
Thisbringsus to the third pillar of Hizbullah's ideology, which is the concept of wilayat alfaqih. ... The concept as elaborated by Ayatollah Khomeini is a forthright attempt to legitimise governance by Shi'i clergy in the temporal as wellas the spiritual realm. ... The qualities of sucha marja' are illustrated in what Shaykh Tubrusi states inhis book AlIhtijaj, quoting an anonymous imam: 'He of the fuqaha , or legal ...
A Critical Introduction to Khomeini
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, 2014
See Kashf-e Asrar (Discovery of Secrets, book, Khomeini) uprising. ... 31–33, 68, 154, 219–220 alternative explanation for Khomeini's opposition to, 270–271 change in women's legal status and, 171 wife, of Khomeini, 173 Wilayat al-Faqih.
Islam, the State, and Political Authority: Medieval Issues ...
Asma Afsaruddin, 2011
As an example, one could point out Ayatollah Khomeini's usage of the term “ democracy” during the Paris interviews (Fall, ... Montazeri in his book Didgah-ha ( Points of View, or Perspectives), 4 vols., particularly in the excerpt “Wilayat al-faqih ...
Theology of Discontent: The Ideological Foundatation of the ...
Hamid Dabashi
This title [of \Vilayat alFaqih], we believe, is applicable only to our most sacred Imams (Peace be Upon them), the family of the Prophet (Divine Benedictions be ... Iranian Jurists from the Safavids to the Pahlavis: 15001979," Beirut: Dar al- Huda, 1986)—making a similar case for the “Wilayat al-Faqih” doctrine. ... For further on Khomeini's expansion of this doctrine see my chapter on his writings in this book.
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HUNZA DEVELOPMENT FORUM: An Anthology on the concept of Wilayat al-Faqih
For a first hand understanding of this topic, I request the readers to go through famous work Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist (Wilayat al-Faqih) by The Imam Ayatollah Khomeini The anthology on this post reflects the opinion of various author/s who do not profess SHIA faith as such with possible bias for the concept. For a treatise by SHIA author click this link: SHIA POLITICAL THOUGHTBackground One of the characteristics of the Shiite Muslim world is pluralism of religious authority.
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Khamenei and Hezbollah: Leading in Spirit | Al Akhbar English
In a regional climate characterized by an unprecedented degree of sectarianism and anti-Shia sentiment, Hezbollah’s allegiance to Ayatollah Khomeini’s concept of the Wilayat al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurisprudent) has subjected the resistance movement to charges of pursuing the establishment of an Islamic state in Lebanon, while others have que
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Research Into Other Sects: al-Khoei opinion on Wilayah al-Faqih
When I was a teenager, I’ve always believed that the Shia scholars in Najaf, Iraq had a very pessimistic political outlook. Back then, I couldn’t understand why they would not wholly and fully embraced Khomeini’s political thoughts/ideology… One of the most influential Shia scholars who didn't believe in Khomeini's Wilayah al-Faqih political system was al-Khoei.
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MarxistFromLebanon: Iran, Wilayat el Faqih, and Historical Facts
IntroductionA lot of the Shiites never heard of this theory, the Wilayat el Faqih theory, championed by a man who have this famous quote: "There is no fun in Islam!", Mr. Ayatollah Khomeini.
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Some of you may not know who Ibrahim Mussawi is. Others may have recently heard of him after the controversy surrounding his invitation to lecture in England, and his subsequent barring from entering the UK in March 2009.Mussawi is essentially the head of disinformation and propaganda for Hezbollah, a.k.a, "media relations officer." He is the editor of the Party's weekly rag, al-Intiqad, and the head of political programs at the organization's TV station, al-Manar.People like him, and Ali Fayyad for example (as well as Ghaleb Abu Zainab, et al.), are handlers who ensure that the party line is properly disseminated.
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Al-Khoei: Ayatollah Sistani is Iraq’s Bulwark against Iran: Wikileaks | Informed Comment
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