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Noun1.Usuli - a religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari; "Usuli Shiism produced the politically active caste of priests that is a distinctive feature of Iranian Shiism"
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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The one is Usuli school of thought and another one is Akhbari school of thought.
Meanwhile, MP Kamal Nasir Usuli said: 'Violations of rules have become a routine affair for politicians.
(34.) Esrefoglu's poems are followed by those of Nesimi, Usuli, and others.
Silent Sari'ah, proposed by Kurzman as a modern approach to Islam, has been a normative approach in usuli literature, (1) usually discussed under Istishab.
Generally speaking, a number of scholars believe that all discrepancies among Usuli and Akhbari scholars are rooted in the status of intellect in religion [47].
Ayrica olayin etkin bir bicimde sorusturulmadigini, sorumlularin tespitinde ve gorgu taniklarinin dinlenilmesinde gecikmeler oldugunu belirterek ayni maddenin usuli olarak da ihlal edildigini tespit etmistir.
Speaking at Wednesday's gathering, MP Kamal Nasir Usuli alleged the proponents of the system wanted to bring mafia members to power.
Thus, he remains an adept mystic to Sufis, a mutakallim to Ash'aris, a Muslim philosopher (faylasuf) to those interested in Islam's relationship with Neo-Platonic philosophy, an usuli (legal theorist) to proponents of usul al-fiqh, a Shafi'i faqih (legist) to adherents of al-Shafi'i's (d.
In Muslim history there were at least six major Sunni schools of law, with only four remaining (Hanbali, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i); in Shia Islam there are two major approaches, usuli, based on deriving principles, and akhbari, a scripturalist posture that believes all answers are already written down in the Quran and the sayings of the Shiite saints.
It was ultimately the Usuli movement of the mojtaheds--not the Akhbaris--that prevailed after the Safavids' fall and emerged as the dominant stream within Shiism, creating a Shiite hierocracy that later became independent of the state.
Within Shiite Islam, will it be Usuli, Ashari, Twelvers, Fivers, Ahemdis, or Zaydis?