Ayatollah Khomeini and the Foundation of Legitimacy of Power and Government.

Goudarzi, Masoumeh Rad and Jawan, Jayum and Ahmad, Zaid (2009) Ayatollah Khomeini and the Foundation of Legitimacy of Power and Government. Canadian Social Science, 5 (6). pp. 103-114. ISSN 1712-8056

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Ayatollah Khomeini, in contrary with pre-dominant trend of thought in Shi’a, announced establishment of Islamic government in the occultation era necessary and an obligation for jurists. He with invoke to a set of transmitting and intellectual reasons tried to justify his theory of “Governance of the Jurist” and granted to it a divine legitimacy, which is examined in the first part of the present research. But how he viewed the role of people in legitimizing of his acceptable type of government? Despite that he believed to divine legitimacy of Governance of the Jurists, but acceptance and satisfactory of people was also strongly emphasized by him. In second part of the present research, the researcher investigates how he combined between divine right of the jurists and popular right in legitimizing of power and government.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Ayatollah Khomeini; Divine legitimacy; Popular legitimacy; Shi'a jurisprudence; Governance of the jurist; Iran.
Subject:Khomeini, Ruhollah - Political and social views.
Subject:Iran - Politics and government.
Subject:Legitimacy of governments - Iran.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher:Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture
ID Code:17326
Deposited By: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Deposited On:14 Nov 2012 05:28
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