Rebel

Posted on 06/29/2012 by marina

REBEL. Arabic baghi باغي
pl. bughat. A legal term for a person, or a body of people, who withdraw themselves from obedience to the rightful Imam. In case of rebellion, the Imam must first call the rebels to his allegiance and show them what is right and if they refuse to obey, he must use force of arms. (Hidayah, vol. ii. 243.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam