Pieces

Islamic Political Philosophy after 40 years

Khomeini’s political theory of the absolute appointive guardianship of the jurist council was based on several problematic prerequisites or hypotheses: 1) The teachings of Islam could not be practiced completely unless political power was held by the jurists. 2) The establishment of an Islamic State as the necessary premise of implementing Shari’a. 3) Shari’a as Islamic law as state law. 4) Jurist ruler can make any law or suspend any law including Shari’a rulings for the purpose of public interest or regime protection. It is absolutely wrong theoretically and practically.
HMouK
2020/03/07
Pieces

Islamic Governance in Theory and Practice

This is a narrative of an ‘insider’ of the revolution of 1979 and in the Islamic Republic of Iran. “What went wrong in Islamic Republic of Iran?” is the major question that I am trying to answer. My response is ‘theocracy’, which entails an ideological understanding of Islam, misunderstanding of the key-concept of law, replacing it with decrees of jurist-ruler, implementing sharia as state law, having the dream of “Islam is the solution”, and ignoring modernity. My presentation is rooted in my personal experience of the revolution and Islamic Republic.
HMouK
2020/02/09
Books

Arbitrary Rule in the Name of Islam

Three senior combatant jurists stood up in the uprising of June 1963 against Shah’s dictatorship: Khomeini, Ḥassan Qummī and Bahā’ ad-Dīn Maḥallātī (d. 1981). The latter two also protested against the Islamic Republic in its early post-revolution phase. Qummī was placed under house arrest illegally by his previous ally Khomeini since 1981. Maḥallātī wrote two letters of protest to Khomeini in 1980, and in January 1981 issued a pronouncement questioning the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic. The book is story of Maḥallātī’s struggle for reforming Islamic Republic.
kadivarad33
2018/05/20
Books

Testing the Revolution and the Regime with Ethical Criticisms

The Dissident Ayatollah of the Islamic Republic of Iran Series (3) (Movajeheye Jomhouri Eslami ba ‘Ulamaye Muntaqid) Testing the Revolution and the Regime with Ethical Criticisms (Enqelab va Nezam dar buteye Naqd-e Akhlaqi) Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Rouhani, Slander, and Marja’iyat (Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Rouhani, Mubaheteh va Marji’iyyat) Mohsen Kadivar (1959- ) April 2014, Second Edition December 2015 E - Book 233 pages Official Website of Mohsen Kadivar Abstract Introduction Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Rouhani was one of the best-known opponents of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic movement between 1965-1977 at the…
kadivarad33
2014/04/23