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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEShi'i Clerics in Iraq and Iran, 1722-1780: The Akhbari-Usuli Conflict Reconsidered
AUTHOR 1Juan Cole
DATE_THIS1985 Winter
TITLE_PARENTIranian Studies
ABSTRACTA debate which came to shape Shi'i jurisprudence, between those who believed that only the Imams should be the source of law, vs. those who held that rational study of scripture could yield worthy principles. (No mention of the Bábí or Bahá'í faiths.)
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On the Akhbaris and Usulis, see also Introduction to Shi'i Islam p. 117 and Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i on the Sources of Religious Authority.

TAGS- Islam; Akbari (Shiite school); Iran (documents); Iraq; Jurisprudence; Shaykhism; Shiism; Usuli (Shiite school)
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