When comparing the radical views of the Islamic State and Wilayat al-Faqih, the doctrine of Shiite faqih (jurist) which dominate politics and economy, one finds that the ideologies have some similarities.
While not apparent to the ordinary observer, a deeper study into the two ideologies reveals a shared theology. The following study attempts to reveal the commonalities.
The reader may think that comparing the two ideologies is methodically weak since the comparison is not between two theories or two applications.
However, Khalid bin Sulaiman Addadh believes that there is a close connection between the theory of Wilayat al-Faqih and the various theoretical applications of IS.
To avoid mistakes when comparing, the study measured introspective applications of Wilayat Al-Faqih’s theories, while also considering theoretical sources of IS’s application.