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Clerics of IslamReligious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia$
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Nabil Mouline

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300178906

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300178906.001.0001

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Religious Authority in Practice

Religious Authority in Practice

The Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice

(p.203) 8 Religious Authority in Practice
Clerics of Islam

Nabil Mouline

Ethan S. Rundell

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the Islamic principle of promoting virtue and preventing vice. This Islamic principle aimed to promote a society that observed orthopraxy and orthodoxy. This chapter also describes the structures and objectives of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. It highlights the prerogatives of hisba agents, which fall under the support of the prevention of vice. It addresses how these agents promoted virtue.

Keywords:   Islam, virtue, vice, orthopraxy, orthodoxy, virtue, hisba agents

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