Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-35929
Amirpur, K (2010). Wider die “absolute Führungsbefugnis des Rechtsgelehrten” (velāyat-e moṭlaq-e faqīh): Zur Rolle und Kritik des Ḥosein ‛Alī Montaẓerī. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 64(3):475-515.
The Grand Ayatollah Ḥosein ‛Alī Montaẓerī’s death in December 2009 led to the biggest protests against the Islamic Republic of Iran’s regime since those following the June 2009 elections, which also had sparked off massive uprisings. Much lamented, Montaẓerī (1922–2009) once was designated as successor by Khomeini himself, but fell from grace subsequently. This essay aims to discuss the part he played in Iran’s history of the last 25 years. In addition, this essay focuses on his alternative reading of velāyat-e faqīh. It will be discussed whether Montaẓerī’s autonomous interpretation is new to his thought, and whether it has always (or at least for a long time) been independent of today’s official understanding of velāyat-e faqīh. The implications of Montaẓerī’s reading are also discussed, as well as the question whether Montaẓerī succeeded in uniting velāyat-e faqīh with the principle of sovereignty of the people in a comprehensible way.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies|
Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 64 (2010) > 3
08 University Research Priority Programs > Asia and Europe
|DDC:||950 History of Asia|
290 Other religions
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
|Deposited On:||27 Sep 2010 12:32|
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2014 10:18|
|Publisher:||Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang|
|Related URLs:||http://www.sagw.ch/de/asiengesellschaft/publikationen/Asiatische-Studien.html (Publisher)|
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