- n. Islam An expert in Islamic Law.
- From Arabic فقيه (faqīh). (Wiktionary)
“And the divine concept of sovereignty, which is derived from God's will through the medium of Shi'i institutions of an Imamate, is bestowed on the existing "faqih" as the rightful ruler of the Shiite community, a perception that forms the foundation of the doctrine of the "Velayat i Faqih.”
“When post-election protests shook the very foundations of Iran's theocracy in 2009, Khamenei relied upon close confidant and fellow cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Saidi Shahroudi to convince the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps IRGC and Basij to continue supporting the velayat-e faqih, or government of Muslim jurists.”
“Iran's constitution gives the position vali faqih , or Supreme Leader, power and authority akin to being God's representative on earth.”
“That call constitutes a direct repudiation of the doctrine of velayat-e faqih rule of the jurisprudent, which makes Iran's clerical elite the ultimate arbiters of politics and justice.”
“Bahrain's most popular Shi'a cleric is Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has occasionally endorsed the Iranian regime's doctrine of velayat-e faqih, and as a result is a lightning rod for loud Sunni criticism, and quieter criticism from some more orthodox Shi'a clerics.”
“Iran's own constitution treats Islamist principles as the only source of law, and makes Iran's faqihs (or jurist-consults) the interpreters of Iranian jurisprudence to the exclusion of all others, subject only to the Supreme Leader (or velayat-e faqih).”
“If he and likeminded politicians could exhibit that capacity or willpower, which is contingent upon rejecting the velayat-e faqih [absolute clerical rule], then, as Mr. Rajavi emphasized, other political forces, including the MEK, should accept their hegemony while maintaining their own independent viewpoints.”
“This principled position starkly contrasted with that of the organization's main rival, the clerical regime's founder, Khomeini, who sought to institutionalize his theocratic idea of absolute clerical rule (velayat-e faqih) after hijacking the leadership of the revolution.”
“In either case, the institution that he represents velayat-e faqih - will be permanently weakened.”
“The president's statement that there is no political party but the party of velayate faqih (the rule of the jurist) is a further sign of his inclinations.”
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