The Islamization of Law in Iran
A Time of Disenchantmentby
The re-Islamization of law by the leadership of the Islamic Republic following the 1979 revolution immediately clashed with the realities of contemporary Iranian society.  This clash engendered divisions between the parliament and the Guardian Council (a body of faqihs ] tasked with safeguarding laws’ conformity to Islam and the constitution).  Numerous government projects and decisions adopted by the parliament were rejected by the Guardian Council on the grounds that they did not conform to shari‘a (Islamic law). The Council’s hard-line policy generated continuous conflicts, necessitating the intervention of Ayatollah Khomeini, Supreme Guide of the Islamic Republic.