Citation for Taghut

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"Taghut." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Oct 26, 2021. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e2301>.

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"Taghut." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e2301 (accessed Oct 26, 2021).

Taghut

Quranic term for false god or idol. Also applied to tyrannical rulers who arrogate God's absolute power and use it to oppress people. In modern Iran it is applied to the fallen shah and all those who supported him. In the same way that jahiliyyah is used in Islamic history to refer to the pre-Islamic age of paganism, taghut stands for the pre-Islamic-revolution period in the history of modern Iran.

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