Both are quietists
, yet in this respect they differ, that the former is the grey quietist
, the latter the pearl.
This is because it reflects a conflict between Iran's Safawi theocracy and the Najaf-based Marja'iya of the quietist
school in Ja'fari Shi'ism.
Heavily involved in the Syrian war, Hizbullah is isolated even by Lebanon's Shi'ite community whose religious leaders are part of Najaf-based Grand Ayatullah Sistani's quietist
marja'iya - the world's highest Shi'ite religious authority (see news17SaudiIrn26Oct15).
The majority of the Ja'fari Shi'ite community in the world of Islam belongs to the Quietist
School, which is opposed to the Safawi concept of Wilayat ul-Faqih (WuF).
Because society has been left open to its enemies, a cultural, educational, political, media and legal microclimate has allowed a microsociety to develop that has gone from quietist
Islam to radical Islamism.
The highest religious authority in the Ja'fari Shi'ite world, Sistani heads the Quietist
School whose theologians do not indulge in the political affairs of state and do not take governmental office.
Khamenei fears this faction most as it is part of the quietist
school of Ja'farism, whose theologians do not get directly involved in the affairs of state.
Moreover, according to European works from the last century, of which the older ones rely on only a few Ibadi sources, the distinctive nature of Ibadism seems to consist chiefly of a quietist
political doctrine and of a religious puritanism.
It involves participation in the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, an aggressive media strategy that included attempting to discredit Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup, the use of a network of allegedly UAE-funded NGOs, a religious council to counter to promote a quietist
interpretation of Islam, and a failed effort to mediate an end to Yemen's political crisis in part with the help of a former president of the Yemeni Football Association.
if everyone was in a state of agreement, or silent in a false and quietist
peace," the pope said.
It designates actors at opposite ends of the Islamic spectrum with visions of Islam and politics that are at loggerheads, from the violent anarchists of ISIL and Al-Qaeda and the quietist
Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia, who subscribe to a puritanical reading of Islam and firmly reject democracy and its procedures as non-Islamic, to those like Ennahdha and Justice and Development party, who seek to legitimize it within an Islamic reference frame, adopting it as their political methodology, and seeing no contradiction between their faith and human rights, public liberties or individual freedoms.
Sistani belongs to the quietist
school of Ja'fari Shi'ism.