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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › WahhabismWahhabism - Wikipedia

    Wahhabism (Arabic: ٱلْوَهَّابِيَةُ, romanized: al-Wahhābiyyah) is a Sunni Islamic revivalist and fundamentalist movement associated with the reformist doctrines of the 18th-century Arabian Islamic scholar, theologian, preacher, and activist Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (c. 1703–1792).

  2. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › CaliphateCaliphate - Wikipedia

    A caliphate or khilāfah (Arabic: خِلَافَة, Arabic pronunciation: ) is an institution or public office under the leadership of an Islamic steward with the title of caliph (/ ˈ k æ l ɪ f, ˈ k eɪ-/; Arabic: خَلِيفَة Arabic pronunciation: [xæ'liː'fæh], pronunciation (help · info)), a person considered a political-religious successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a ...

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Safavid_IranSafavid Iran - Wikipedia

    In a number of ways the Safavids affected the development of the modern Iranian state: first, they ensured the continuance of various ancient and traditional Persian institutions, and transmitted these in a strengthened, or more 'national', form; second, by imposing Ithna 'Ashari Shi'a Islam on Iran as the official religion of the Safavid state ...

  4. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › AkbarAkbar - Wikipedia

    Akbar had regard for his loyalty and granted his request. Rai Loukaran and Rajah Birbar, servants of the Rajah were sent from Dihalpur to do the honor of conveying his daughter. The two delivered the lady to Akbar's court where the marriage took place on 12 July 1577. His eleventh wife was Bibi Daulat Shad.

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › ClergyClergy - Wikipedia

    Mujtahids are few in number, but it is from their ranks that the marajiʿ at-taqlid are drawn. Sufism. The spiritual guidance function known in many Christian denominations as "pastoral care" is fulfilled for many Muslims by a murshid ("guide"), a master of the spiritual sciences and disciplines known as tasawuf or Sufism.

  6. The Guardianship or Governance/Wilāyat of/by an Islamic Jurist/Faqīh (Persian: ولایت فقیه, romanized: Velâyat-e Faqih; Arabic: وِلاَيَةُ ٱلْفَقِيهِ, romanized: Wilāyat al-Faqīh), is a concept in Twelver Shia Islamic law which holds that until the reappearance of the "infallible Imam" (sometime before Judgement Day), at least some of the "religious and social ...

  7. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Ali_KhameneiAli Khamenei - Wikipedia

    Ali Khamenei has been supportive of scientific progress in Iran. He was among the first Islamic clerics to allow stem cell research and therapeutic cloning. In 2004, Khamenei said that the country's progress is dependent on investment in the field of science and technology. He also said that attaching a high status to scholars and scientists in ...

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