Allegiance As A Political Pressure Element In Islamic Political Thought -Abu Hanifa Example-


HITIT THEOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.20, no.1, pp.291-316, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14395/hid.874137
  • Title of Journal : HITIT THEOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-316


In Islamic political thought, allegiance defines a contract between the ruler and the ruled. When Abu Hanifa lived, allegiance was transformed into a political mechanism that strengthened the political positions of the ruling elites by moving away from the founding meaning set significantly. Thus, allegiance as an element of political action and pressure, as in all institutional structure of Islam, had to face a rationalization process to a great extent.