Precedence over Ethnicity: Hanafi Islamic Organizations and Institutions in Baluchistan of Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Wahhabi Studies, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran

2 Instructor, Department of Political Science, Payame Noor University, Iran.

3 Master's Graduate in Education, Zahedan, Iran


Research on the superiority of "religion" over "ethnicity" is a new subject that Baluch religious and ethnic thinkers have sought to explain. Shiites or those in charge have paid less attention to this issue, but some of them look at it as a limited and confrontational question and consider ethnicity superior. A study of Baluch sociological issues reveals another fact that is the title of this article. In this research, phenomenological method, participatory interview, epistemological foundations (influential personalities) and non-epistemological foundations (political and cultural) have been used. The aim of the research is to show a new method of renewal according to the narration that Abu Dawud, one of the authors of the six Sunni books whose authenticity is agreed upon, quoted, in his book, from the Prophet as saying "At the beginning of every hundred years, God sends someone to revive His religion". "Someone" in the above narration refers to both the individual and the religious assemblies and centers. As a result, the Baluch Sunni community has formed a religious scientific movement and has surpassed and preceded its counterpart, ethnicity


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