The Concept of Leadership in Sunni and Shia Perspectives


  • Hesam Babgure Islamic Azad University, Iran



Keywords: leadership, sunni, shia


This article aims to examine the differences and similarities in the concept of leadership from Sunni-Shia perspectives, considering both its sociological and political aspects. The research utilizes a historical research method, which involves analyzing past realities and implementing them in contemporary life. The data collection process involves gathering all relevant sources needed, focusing on scholarly literature, historical documents, and other writings related to the article. The study reveals that there are significant differences in the concept of leadership from Sunni and Shia perspectives, both theologically and sociologically. However, regarding matters of muamalah or social-political interaction, there are no differing views between Sunni and Shia perspectives


Al Hajjaji, S. A. D. (2019). Wilayat Al-Qadi and its Malpractice in Iran, Egypt, and Jordan. UCLA J. Islamic & Near EL, 17, 31.

Brünner, R. (2004). Islamic ecumenism in the 20th century: The Azhar and Shiism between rapprochement and restraint (Vol. 91). Brill.

Dara, Jalil, 2020, The Ideal Model of Governance from the Perspectives of Imam Khomeini and Sayyid Qutb, Islamic Pattern, Volume VI, No. 12

Fox Jr, E. J. (1953). judges and Politics. Temp. LQ, 27, 1

Kalantari, Ibrahim, 2017, Comparative Study of the Theory of Guardianship of the Jurist (Velayat-e Faqih) from the Perspectives of Shia and Sunni, Islamic Revolution Researches Scientific Association of Islamic Revolution In Iran Vol. 7, Autumn 2017, No 26

Mun’im, A., Oktafia, R., & Churrahman, T. (2020). Reward and Punishment to Motivate Performance in Islamic Perspective. Proceedings of The ICECRS, 6.

Neil Shevlin, Comment, Velayat-e Faqih in the Constitution of Iran: The Implementation of the Theocracy, 1 U. PA. J. CONST. L. 358, 365–67 (1998).

Oler, Adam, A Brief Introduction to the Sunni-Shi’ite Struggle: Six Key Points, REP., Summer 2008, at 2, 3–4; See also Marzieh Samaei Sahneh Saraei et al., Shiite and Sunni Political Expediency Position in Jurisprudence: A Case Study of Political Thought of Imam Komeini and Abu Ishaq Shatby, 9 J. POL. & L. 108, 113, 115–16 (2016).

Sayyid Mohsen Sa’idzadeh, Fiqh and Fiqahat, 1 UCLA J. ISLAMIC & NEAR E.L. 239, 258 & n.xvi (2002); See Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Civil Rights in the Islamic Constitutional Tradition: Shared Ideals and Divergent Regimes, 25 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 267, 284 (1992)

Shams Al Din Al Hajjaji, Government by Judiciary in Islam: Islamic Theory of Government and Mal/Practice of Muslim Governments (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco), 48 CAL. W. INT’L L.J. 315- 18 (2018).




How to Cite

The Concept of Leadership in Sunni and Shia Perspectives. (2023). Ampera: A Research Journal on Politics and Islamic Civilization, 4(01), 1-10.