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Muhammad-Baqir al-Sadr: The Search for New Foundations

John Walbridge

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses not on Baqir al-Sadr as scholar of fiqh and usul al-fiqh, but on Baqir al-Sadr the philosopher. Khomeini was also a philosopher, yet Khomeini's influence in this domain has not ... More


Genealogical Prestige and Marriage Strategy among the Ahl al-Bayt: The Case of the al-Sadr Family in Recent Times

Raffaele Mauriello

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines how genealogy may be used for writing about the past by focusing on the family of the Prophet Muhammad and the evidence that genealogies provide regarding marriage alliances and ... More


Islamic Reformation and the Tools of Ijtihad

Liyakat Takim

in Shi'ism Revisited: Ijtihad and Reformation in Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197606575
eISBN:
9780197609019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197606575.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that jurists can employ various tools like public welfare and the principle of no harm to either modify earlier legal enactments or formulate new ones. It contends that these ... More


The Ayatollahs and the Struggle to Maintain Legitimacy in the New Public Sphere

Caroleen Marji Sayej

in Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715211
eISBN:
9781501714856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715211.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Chapter One explores the ways in which the ayatollahs adapted politically to survive after 2003. The power vacuum created a space for new social actors to challenge their status and position, in ... More


Quietists Turned Activists?

Caroleen Marji Sayej

in Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715211
eISBN:
9781501714856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715211.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter fleshes out the logic underlying the layers of activism by the ayatollahs after 2003 on the debate between quietism and activism. It adds nuance to the concept of clerical activism—which ... More


The Edge of Battles

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Hayder Hamid Jawad, Luay Ali Hussein, and Adel Rasheed Majeed talk about their experiences during the Iraq war. In 1988 Hayder Hamid Jawad moved from Baghdad to Kirkuk, which has ... More


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