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Circuits of faith : migration, education, and the Wahhabi mission

Author: Michael Farquhar
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
Series: Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Circuits of Faith offers the first examination of the Islamic University and considers the efforts undertaken by Saudi actors and institutions to exert religious influence far beyond the kingdom's borders. Michael Farquhar draws on Arabic sources, including biographical materials, memoirs, syllabi, and back issues of the Islamic University journal, as well as interviews with former staff and students, to explore  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Farquhar
ISBN: 9780804798358 0804798354
OCLC Number: 949986839
Description: xiii, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Transformations in the late Ottoman Hijaz --
Wahhabi expansion in Saudi-occupied Mecca --
National politics and global mission --
Migration and the forging of a scholarly community --
Rethinking religious instruction --
A Wahhabi corpus in motion --
Leaving Medina.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures.
Responsibility: Michael Farquhar.

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Reconstructing the history of the Islamic University of Medina, this book sheds light on efforts undertaken by Saudi actors to extend Wahhabi influence beyond the kingdom's borders and suggests a new  Read more...

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"Circuits of Faith expands the horizon of scholarship on Wahhabism, which often remains bounded by the nation-state in scopeIn the process of posing the question of Wahhabism's material conditions, Read more...

 
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