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Title: The inconsistency of Islam with constitutionalism : a critical study of the ideas of Sheykh Fadhl-allah Nouri and Mirza Fath Ali Akhondzadeh
Author: Mehrabadi, Mitra
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2012
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The current thesis is concerned with proving the theory of the inconsistency of constitutionalism and democracy with Islam, which is mainly accomplished through the analysis of the ideas of two Iranian Qajarid thinkers; i.e. Mirza Fath-Ali Akhondzadeh 1229-1295 AH /1812-1879 CE and Sheykh Fadhl-allah Kojouri Nouri 1259-1327 AH /1843-1909 CE. Despite that at the beginning, the ideas of these two appear diametrically opposed since the former was a secularist, while the latter was an Islamist; both of them finally arrived at the same conclusion that is the title of this thesis. The reason of choosing these two thinkers, who could properly be viewed as representative of both the secular and Islamic wings, was their extraordinary frankness in advancing their opinions. In order to prove my theory, through critical study of the manuscripts, lectures, documents, primary and secondary sources, I have sought to analyse: 1- the ideas of Akhondzadeh, who by imitating the West and ancient Iran, tried to present constitutionalism and democracy as the only remedy for saving the people from despotism and backwardness and also as Iran's definitive fate, while making the recommendation for retaining constitutionalism and democracy and abandoning Islam; 2- the ideas of Sheykh Fadhl-allah Nouri, who as a member of the 'ulamii demonstrated the incompatibility of constitutionalism and democracy with Islam from the viewpoint of Islamic laws, whilst believing in the necessity of preserving Islam and abandoning constitutionalism.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.558652  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Islam
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