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The Wahhabi mission and Saudi Arabia

Author: David Dean Commins
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wahhabism has been generating controversy since it first emerged in Arabia in the 18th century. In the wake of September 11th many commentators rooted Osama Bin Laden's actions in this conservative interpretation of Islam. Muslim critics have dismissed it an unorthodox innovation manipulated by the House of Saud for political purposes. Its increasing popularity in South Asia, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan, is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dean Commins
ISBN: 9781848850149 184885014X
OCLC Number: 280438732
Notes: Originally published: 2006. Reprinted with a new preface by the author.
Description: xv, 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Islam began as a stranger and will return as a stranger --
Holding fast against idolatry --
Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud and the taming of Wahhabi zeal --
Wahhabism in a modern state --
The Wahhabi mission and Islamic Revivalism --
Challenges to Wahhabi hegemony.
Responsibility: David Commins.

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Wahhabism has been generating controversy since it first emerged in Arabia in the 18th century. This book examines the debate on the nature of Wahhabism, and offers findings on its ascendance in  Read more...

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"The history of the Wahhabis' close, loyal alliance with the ancestors of the present Saudi royal family has been recounted in fascinating, and persuasive detail by David Commins. His conclusion is Read more...

 
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