Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist

theory in Shia Islam which holds that Islam gives a faqīh (Islamic jurist) custodianship over people
(Redirected from Rule of the Jurisprudent)

Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist (Persian: ولایت فقیه‎‎, Vilayat-e Faqih; Arabic: ولاية الفقيه‎‎, Wilayat al-Faqih) is a type of theocracy in Shia Islam wherein senior Islamic jurists exercise temporal authority.

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