A Direct Flight to Revolution: Maududi, Divine Sovereignty, and the 1979-Moment in Iran

  title={A Direct Flight to Revolution: Maududi, Divine Sovereignty, and the 1979-Moment in Iran},
  author={Simon Wolfgang Fuchs},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={333 - 354}
  • S. Fuchs
  • Published 24 May 2021
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Abstract This article explores the engagement of the Pakistani Jamaʿat-i Islami (JI) with the Iranian Revolution. I argue that the Islamist JI was drawn to the events because it reflected a core concern and signature idea of Abu ’l-Aʿla Maududi, namely to establish the sovereignty of God (hakimiyya) on earth. My analysis of various travelogues and JI publications from the 1980s demonstrates that JI observers were deeply familiar with internal revolutionary dynamics and Iran's Shiʿi identity… 
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