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From Arabic فُقَهَاء ‎(fuqahāʾ), plural form of فَقِيه ‎(faqīh).

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fuqaha’ pl

  1. plural of faqih
    • 1997: Jamal S. Suwaidi, Iran and the Gulf: A Search for Stability, page 35 (I.B.Tauris Publishers; ISBN 9781860641442)
      Ayatollah Muntazeri, in contrast to Ayatollah Khomeini, states that the argument that the faqih or fuqaha (plural of faqih) are responsible for the establishment and running of the government at the time of occulation does not have a strong base in Islamic sources and cannot withstand a vigorous examination.⁶⁰
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