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The Necessity of Islamic Government
Khomeini
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Political Studies
05/15/2011

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Term
Khomeini's Argument
Definition

An executive power and executor is necessary to ensure the reform and happiness of man

 

God laid pathway for laws and a particular form of government

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Shari'ah
Definition
Body of laws revealed by God
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The Most Noble Messenger
Definition
Headed the executive and administrative institutions of Muslim society
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Prophet showed necessity of government by...
Definition

1. Establishing a government

2. Designating a ruler to succeed him in accordance to divine command

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Vali amr
Definition
A person who holds executive power
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Ali ibn Abi Talib
Definition
The commander of the faithful
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Khums
Definition
A huge source of income that accrues to the treasury and represents one item in the budget
Term
Sayyids
Definition
Religious scholars
Term
View on current government
Definition

If the Muslim leader truly represented God's ordinance, they would join and act as one

 

*Jews wouldn't have accomplished all that they did

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Prepare against them whatever force you can must
Definition

Be strong and well prepared so your enemies will be unable to oppress and transgress against you

 

*At the mercy of foreigners b/c lack strength and unity

Term
Umayyads
Definition

Enemies of the faith (didn't allow God's desired government to exist)

 

Their governments with kings, dictators, etc... are corrupt

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Imperialists
Definition

Imposed an unjust economic order

Divided them into oppressor and oppressed

 

*Must be liberated from their control to create Islamic umma

*Duty to fight oppressor and help the oppressed