The Populist Tendency in Shi’a Islam


  • Amal Abdullah Al-Neimat, Dr. Assistant Professor, Islamic Jurisprudence College of Shariah, The University Of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Ali Miqdadi Al-Hatimi, Prof. Dr. Islamic Jurisprudence College of Sharia, The University Of Jordan, Amman, Jordan



populism, Shi’a, Persian, Arab


This study examines the issue of populism, its concept, its reality, and to what extent it influences Shi’a Islam in the past and the present. Among what has been concluded is that the populism is rooted in Shi’a Islam, even it has become one of the pillars of Shi’a  jurisprudence, their dealing with the texts of Shari’a, and with others. Consequently, the Shi’a has beena tool of populism throughout the history, and a poisonous dagger in the middle of both the Arabic and Islamic nations. In addition, they continue their hostility to the religion and the nation. The reality testifies their practices in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and the levant, while their eyes still striving to get all of the Arabic and Islamic countries, in order to restore the legacy of the Persian state by exporting the Imami Shi’a Islam.

 Thus, the researchers implemented the descriptive approach, through presenting the related concepts of the study. In addition, they implemented the inductive approach, by tracking what the scholars have mentioned regarding with this matter, mainly in the Shi’a sources and references, in addition to the analytical approach.


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Author Biographies

Amal Abdullah Al-Neimat, Dr., Assistant Professor, Islamic Jurisprudence College of Shariah, The University Of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Ali Miqdadi Al-Hatimi, Prof. Dr., Islamic Jurisprudence College of Sharia, The University Of Jordan, Amman, Jordan


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How to Cite

Al-Neimat, A. A., & Al-Hatimi, A. M. (2020). The Populist Tendency in Shi’a Islam. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&Amp;RJ-JSS), 9(2), 294–323.