Home » MONARCHY

List Articles

MONARCHY

MONARCHY. Islam's expansion faced the ummah (community) with the issue of mulk (royal authority). This term was already used, sometimes pejoratively, under the Umayyads (661-750), who were criticized for betraying an ideal. Qur'an 2.247-249 cites the Hebrew prophet emphasizing that God alone made and unmade (3.26) kings, whom he endowed with knowledge and power, not wealth. Their dyah ("sign") was the Ark, a sakinah, and Moses' and Aaron's relics. Shl'i traditions mention the imams' sakinah (the ...more

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Translate »