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Ayatollah Khomeini: I ljuset av imam Alis esoteriska läror om rättvisa och politisk makt, i Nahjul Balagha
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The gathered texts and letters from Ali Ibn Abi Talib, found in the book Nahjul Balagha,constitute one of the most important writings of Shiite Islam, next the hadits and the Quran.Imam Ali´s ethics and moral approach in Nahjul Balagha, is considered by imam Ali, to beseen as a guideline for both individual purposes as for any kind of governance. The esotericteachings, about truth and justice in Nahjul Balagha, should therefore probably have been of agreat concern to Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic revolution.This essay will from an deductive approach, on a relatively contemporary historic event, try toanalyze Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini´s interpreting on imam Ali´s texts and preaching inNahjul Balagha. The Islamic revolution, as the Islamic Republic of Iran, led by AyatollahKhomeini, was confirmed as both brutal and violent. My ambition in this essay, will there forconcern a possible interpreting on justice and political rule, from Ayatollah Khomeini and theIslamic Republic of Iran, on imam Ali´s teachings in Nahjul Balagha.

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2012. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
Ayatolah Khomeini, imam Ali, Nahjul Balagha
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197238OAI: diva2:612096
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History of Religions
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
Eng 2 0026, Engelska parken, Uppsala (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-03-20 Created: 2013-03-20 Last updated: 2013-03-20Bibliographically approved

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