Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 1, Pages 120 - 132 2020-01-25

The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq
The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq

Mehmet Akif KOÇ [1]


This paper aims to understand the religious, political, and organizational background of the Shi’ite movement in Iraq. It identifies the relationships that Iraqi Shi’ite groups have developed with other regional actors, most notably Iran, as well as the Shi’ite opinion leaders who have earned a prominent religious and political identity in the country, including Ayatollah Sistani, Muqtada al-Sadr, and the al-Hekim family. Finally, this paper also analyzes Shi’ite relations with and approaches to the state. Faleh Cabbar, an Iraqi sociologist, offers a very important historical and general framework in his book on the Shi’ite Movement in Iraq. However, much of it will require constant updates since its utility as a bedside resource will rapidly diminish as the position and actions of Iraqi Shi’ites change over time.

This paper aims to understand the religious, political, and organizational background of the Shi’ite movement in Iraq. It identifies the relationships that Iraqi Shi’ite groups have developed with other regional actors, most notably Iran, as well as the Shi’ite opinion leaders who have earned a prominent religious and political identity in the country, including Ayatollah Sistani, Muqtada al-Sadr, and the al-Hekim family. Finally, this paper also analyzes Shi’ite relations with and approaches to the state. Faleh Cabbar, an Iraqi sociologist, offers a very important historical and general framework in his book on the Shi’ite Movement in Iraq. However, much of it will require constant updates its utility as a bedside resource will rapidly diminish as the position and actions of Iraqi Shi’ites change over time.

Iraq, Shi'ite Movement, Kurdish, The Middle East
  • Faleh A. Cabbar, Irak'ta Şii Hareketi ve Direniş, (İstanbul: Agora Kitaplığı, 2004).
Primary Language tr
Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-5179-6027
Author: Mehmet Akif KOÇ (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : January 25, 2020

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APA KOÇ, M . (2020). The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq. International Journal of Kurdish Studies , 6 (1) , 120-132 . DOI: 10.21600/ijoks.643640
MLA KOÇ, M . "The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 6 (2020 ): 120-132 <http://ijoks.com/en/issue/50854/643640>
Chicago KOÇ, M . "The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 6 (2020 ): 120-132
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ISNAD KOÇ, Mehmet Akif . "The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 6 / 1 (January 2020): 120-132 . https://doi.org/10.21600/ijoks.643640
AMA KOÇ M . The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2020; 6(1): 120-132.
Vancouver KOÇ M . The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2020; 6(1): 132-120.