To Iraq's Ja'fari religious authority
, this is considered a sacrilege, particularly as the theocracy in Iran has been militarised by the IRGC.
Is it simply because this is 'religious legislation', and hence democratic principles are suspended when constructing religious authority
in a legislative context?
However, responding to the Maronite Patriarchate or any other religious authority
by defending the Shiite ministers gives the sect priority over any policy.
At a time when we see around the world the violent consequences of the assumption of religious authority
by government, Americans may count themselves fortunate," she wrote.
What makes a person the best candidate for wielding religious authority
on a grand scale?
Mahdi Karbala'i, Sistani's representative in Karbala, said the goal was to create a "unified list of candidates which is accepted by the Shiite religious authority
and by society as a whole, which will restore to the Shiites' their absent rights".
Now the holy shrine compound has been evacuated and its keys have been handed over to the religious authority
,'' al-Sistani aide Hamed al-Khafaf was quoted as saying.
In a handwritten letter to his followers, al-Sadr wrote: 'I call on the religious authority
again to receive the shrine so that it won't be taken by the hands of the enemy and of treason.
Marriage is not governed by any religious authority
for straights and should not be for gays.
Second, for Baptists, penultimate religious authority
is to be found in the Canon, the sixty-six books of the Bible.
Secondly, religious authority
on the Internet--including the concept of on-line Fatwas and their influence in diverse settings, and the complexities of conflicting notions of religious authority
The council, which is headed by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Azez al-Sheikh, the kingdom's highest religious authority
, said it supported the Saudi authorities in their fight against militant extremists carrying out bombings and murders in the country.