:: Volume 16, Issue 61 (summer 2020) ::
Andishe-Novin-E-Dini 2020, 16(61): 27-44 Back to browse issues page
A Reflection of the Theological Foundations of Shiite Political Thought with ane Emphasis on Shaykh Mofid and Shaykh Mortaza Alamolhoda
Seyyed Mahdi Sadatinejad, Mahdi Movahhedinia
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 The issue of this research is the emphasis on "theology" and the articles of faith as the basis of Shiite political thought. According to this view, theological concepts such as prophecy, Imamate, occultation and guardianship of jurists create an ontological and epistemological framework that requires its own socio-political implications. The method of the present study is descriptive-analytical and text-oriented; their political thought and the foundations of Shiite political thought has been inferred based on the basic concepts in the theological texts of Sheikh Mofid and Seyyed Morteza Alam al-Huda as two central figures of Shiite theology. The most important findings of this study are the explanation of the basic characteristics of Shiite-based political thought, the main ones being the connection between the essential and structural tension of religion and politics, the focus of "duty" on political thought and action, and looking at politics as a bedrock. For the establishment of religion, for this reason, the Shiite political discourse emphasizes the need for attributes such as knowledge and infallibility for those in charge of government.
Keywords: Political Theology, Sheikh Mofid, Seyed Morteza Alam al-Huda, Absence, Political Thought.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/04/30 | Accepted: 2020/07/4 | Published: 2020/07/4

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