The Clerics of Islam

Nabil Mouline was granted rare interviews and admittance to important Saudi archives in preparation for this groundbreaking book, the first in-depth study of the Wahhabi religious movement from its founding to the modern day.

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Author: Nabil Mouline

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300178906

Category: Religion

Page: 333

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Followers of Muhammad b. ’Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam’s Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide expansion of Salafist Islam. Studies of the movement he inspired, however, have often been limited by scholars’ insufficient access to key sources within Saudi Arabia. Nabil Mouline was granted rare interviews and admittance to important Saudi archives in preparation for this groundbreaking book, the first in-depth study of the Wahhabi religious movement from its founding to the modern day. Gleaning information from both written and oral sources and employing a multidisciplinary approach that combines history, sociology, and Islamic studies, Mouline presents a new reading of this movement that transcends the usual resort to polemics.

Saudi Clerics and Shi a Islam

In this book, Raihan Ismail examines the attitudes of the Saudi "ulama" towards various Shia sects and communities by analyzing their sermons, lectures, publications and religious rulings.

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Author: Raihan Ismail

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190233310

Category: Religion

Page: 309

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This book examines the attitudes of the Saudi 'ulama' toward the Shi'a. It is an in-depth study of the theological convictions of the 'ulama' and their political motivation when examining Shi'a sects, communities, and political actors. The Saudi 'ulama' are known for their strong opposition to Shi'a theology, Shi'a communities in Saudi Arabia, and external Shi'a influences such as Iran and Hezbollah.

The Clerics of Islam

As a cleric who pursued religious objectives, Ibn Taymiyya conceived of the state as a ... he was the first medieval ulama to explicitly recognize the propriety of the political division of dar al-islam (the land of Islam).

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Author: Nabil Mouline

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300206616

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Followers of Muhammad b. ’Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam’s Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide expansion of Salafist Islam. Studies of the movement he inspired, however, have often been limited by scholars’ insufficient access to key sources within Saudi Arabia. Nabil Mouline was granted rare interviews and admittance to important Saudi archives in preparation for this groundbreaking book, the first in-depth study of the Wahhabi religious movement from its founding to the modern day. Gleaning information from both written and oral sources and employing a multidisciplinary approach that combines history, sociology, and Islamic studies, Mouline presents a new reading of this movement that transcends the usual resort to polemics.

Islam

In this book we will see the political naivete in the way Islam is dealt with.

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Author: Pierre Coovert

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1723001503

Category:

Page: 92

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In this book we will see the political naivete in the way Islam is dealt with. Political correctness has nearly destroyed Europe. It is not too late for America to stop the spread of this ideology within our borders. We have 1,400 years of history by which we can judge this religion. What we find is not pretty. You will learn what political leaders around the world knew about Islam in the past. Most importantly, you will learn what the top Muslim scholars tell us about the nature of Islam.

Deadly Clerics

The book draws on evidence from various sources, including large-scale statistical analysis of texts and network data obtained from the Internet, case studies of clerics' lives, and ethnographic participant observations at sites in Cairo, ...

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Author: Richard A. Nielsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108265669

Category: Political Science

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Deadly Clerics explains why some Muslim clerics adopt the ideology of militant jihadism while most do not. The book explores multiple pathways of cleric radicalization and shows that the interplay of academic, religious, and political institutions has influenced the rise of modern jihadism through a mechanism of blocked ambition. As long as clerics' academic ambitions remain attainable, they are unlikely to espouse violent jihad. Clerics who are forced out of academia are more likely to turn to jihad for two reasons: jihadist ideas are attractive to those who see the system as turning against them, and preaching a jihad ideology can help these outsider clerics attract supporters and funds. The book draws on evidence from various sources, including large-scale statistical analysis of texts and network data obtained from the Internet, case studies of clerics' lives, and ethnographic participant observations at sites in Cairo, Egypt.

Religion and Politics in Iraq

This book focuses on the dilemma of Iraq's clerics within this setting, caught between political activism and quietism. It addresses also major developments in neighbouring Iran insofar as they had a bearing on Iraq.

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Author: Muhammad Ismail Marcinkowski

Publisher: Pustaka Nasional Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9971775131

Category: History

Page: 131

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Religion and Politics in Iraq features four chapters that outline the major political developments faced by Iraq's Muslim clerics from the end of the 19th century, under the ailing Ottoman empire, to the 1980s. This crucial period saw fierce internal struggles, foreign intervention and bloody persecution of the political opposition, as well as the emergence of a totalitarian one-party system with absolute control over all sectors of social and religious life. During this period, Baathist Iraq attacked its Muslim neighbours Kuwait and Iran and used poison gas in its "ethnic cleansing" campaign against the Kurds. This book focuses on the dilemma of Iraq's clerics within this setting, caught between political activism and quietism. It addresses also major developments in neighbouring Iran insofar as they had a bearing on Iraq.

Islamic and Caste Knowledge Practices among Haalpulaaren in Senegal

This book examines in historical perspective the hitherto little-studied relationship between Islam and caste among the Haalpulaaren of Senegal.

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Author: Dilley Roy Dilley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474467735

Category: RELIGION

Page: 270

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This book examines in historical perspective the hitherto little-studied relationship between Islam and caste among the Haalpulaaren of Senegal. The Islamic uprising of the 1770s, which established a class of Islamic clerics in positions of authority in the Senegal river valley, had long-term consequences for the social relations between clerics and caste groups. The book examines how at different historical junctures attempts were made to negotiate the equalitarian claims of a universalist faith with the expression of social differentiation lying at the heart of caste inequality. While the existing literature focuses on those who established Islam within the region, this present work provides insights into how marginalised artisans, poets and musicians understood themselves and how they responded to a faith which had become the cornerstone of social prestige and status. It analyses the knowledge practices of clerics and of specialised craft groups, arguing that they are crucial for our understanding of social and cultural distinction. This involves a synthesis of historical sources and ethnography, and provides an innovative approach to the study of religious identity and specialist practitioners.

Facebook Fatwa

Facebook Fatwa provides a glimpse of the religious establishment's online activities during a critical moment in the Middle East." --

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Author: Jonathan Schanzer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0981971261

Category: Islam

Page: 79

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Islam in Saudi Arabia

David Commins challenges the stereotype of a country immune to change by highlighting the ways that urbanization, education, consumerism, global communications and technological innovation have exerted pressure against rules issued by the ...

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Author: David Commins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857737946

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The common image of Saudi Arabia portrays a country where religious rules dictate every detail of daily life: where women may not drive; where unrelated men and women may not interact; where the latter veil their faces; and where banks, restaurants and cafes have dual facilities: one for families, another for men. Yet life in the kingdom, contrary to perception, is not so clear cut as simply obeying dogma. David Commins challenges the stereotype of a country immune to change by highlighting the ways that urbanization, education, consumerism, global communications and technological innovation have exerted pressure against rules issued by the religious establishment. He places the Wahhabi movement in the wider context of Islamic history, showing how state-appointed clerics built on dynastic backing to fashion a model society of Sharia observance and moral virtue. But beneath a surface appearance of obedience to Islamic authority he detects currents that reflect Arabia's heritage of diversity (where Shi'i and Sufi tendencies survive in the face of discrimination) and the effects of its exposure to Western mores.

Distortion of Islam

This book's purpose is to bring people out of the present darkness, to show them a way out of the current chaos in which mankind is immersed, a chaos which engulfs and stifles human nature.

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Author: Anor Azhak

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426918544

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Why is the Muslim world so backward? Why are Muslims' lands extorted, their wealth grabbed, their blood cheaply spilled, and justice absent under the tyrants (the taghoots in Qur'anic terms) in the Muslim world? Why are the clerics so ignorant and ill-informed? Why do the masses cling so tightly to ignorance, yet brag of being a Muslim community? The solutions that are suggested for the crises seem to worsen them rather than resolve them. Those who have discussed the crises usually blame others for the strife: some blame the agony of the Muslim world on the West, on colonialism, and so forth. But there is no avoiding the fact that no nation is conquered by other nations until it has first brought down its self-destruction. Tyranny, for instance, does not emerge in a vacuum. So how does a tyrant enslave another human being, a whole nation, or several nations? For such questions, we seek answers in the Qur'an and the sayings of Jesus. This book's purpose is to bring people out of the present darkness, to show them a way out of the current chaos in which mankind is immersed, a chaos which engulfs and stifles human nature.

The Longevity of Clerical Business As Usual

This book is based in part on my experience as a seminary student in Shiraz, Qum, and Tehran and talking in those years with many Shi`i clerics and other religious functionaries, and supplemented by analysis of the literature on Shi`i ...

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Author: Majid Mohammadi

Publisher: Dan & Mo Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 495

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This book is based in part on my experience as a seminary student in Shiraz, Qum, and Tehran and talking in those years with many Shi`i clerics and other religious functionaries, and supplemented by analysis of the literature on Shi`i clergy in Persian and English languages. The author tries to untangle the web of mysteries spun around the clerical establishment and make the facts, theories, and myths about the clerics clear.

Islam and Gender

Unique in its approach and its subject matter, the book relates Mir-Hosseini's engagement, as a Muslim woman and a social anthropologist educated and working in the West, with Shii'i Muslim thinkers of various backgrounds and views.

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Author: Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400843596

Category: History

Page: 304

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Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the re-introduction of Sharica law relating to gender and the family, women's rights in Iran suffered a major setback. However, as the implementers of the law have faced the social realities of women's lives and aspirations, positive changes have gradually come about. Here Ziba Mir-Hosseini takes us to the heart of the growing debates concerning the ways in which justice for women should be achieved. Through a series of lively interviews with clerics in the Iranian religious center of Qom, she seeks to understand the varying notions of gender that inform Islamic jurisprudence and to explore how clerics today perpetuate and modify these notions. Mir-Hosseini finds three main approaches to the issue: insistence on "traditional" patriarchal interpretations based on "complementarity" but "inequality" between women and men; attempts to introduce "balance" into traditional interpretations; or a radical rethinking of the jurisprudential constructions of gender. She introduces the debates among the commentators by examining key passages in both written and oral texts and by narrating her meetings and discussions with the authors. Unique in its approach and its subject matter, the book relates Mir-Hosseini's engagement, as a Muslim woman and a social anthropologist educated and working in the West, with Shii'i Muslim thinkers of various backgrounds and views. In the literature on women in Islam, there is no account of such a face-to-face encounter, either between religion and gender politics or between the two genders.

The Truth about Islam and Democracy

This booklet presents a contrast between democracy and Islam.

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Author: J. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 1795209062

Category:

Page: 24

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This booklet presents a contrast between democracy and Islam. It presents the reader with an overview of 5000 years of recorded history covering democracy as a way of life for the civilized world and its achievements, both in the ancient and modern world. Opposing the democratic system is Islam and Shariah law as a way of life as dictated by the Islamic clerics for their own personal power. Democracy and Islamic law are incompatible with each other as worldwide forces. Democracy is based on the rights of all humanity as elected by the people in the civilized world, while Islam is controlled and dictated by the clerics. This booklet highlights these differences.

Western Dominance and Political Islam

Sayeed explores the kinds of resistance Western hegemony has provoked in the Middle East and shows that, although Islamic fundamentalism cannot provide a viable alternative to Western political, cultural, and economic systems, some of the ...

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Author: Khalid B. Sayeed

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791422658

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Sayeed explores the kinds of resistance Western hegemony has provoked in the Middle East and shows that, although Islamic fundamentalism cannot provide a viable alternative to Western political, cultural, and economic systems, some of the major Islamic ideas can do so.

The Imam of Time

He is about to be executed when he returns to Iran in a way that he's taken to be the Imam of Time, the Mahdi, but what he has to say is not what the clerics are anticipating.

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Author: F. W. Burleigh

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996046992

Category: FICTION

Page:

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An Iranian is shaken by the violence of the Islamic clerics and thinks it's not true Islam. He wishes he could experience the true Islam of Muhammad. He gets his wish and finds himself in 7th century Arabia with Muhammad. He witnesses a series of atrocities that cause him to lose his faith and becomes an enemy of Muhammad. He is about to be executed when he returns to Iran in a way that he's taken to be the Imam of Time, the Mahdi, but what he has to say is not what the clerics are anticipating.

The Two Faces of Islam

Stephen Schwartz argues that Wahhabism, vigorously exported with the help of Saudi oil money, is what incites Palestinian suicide bombers, Osama bin Laden, and other Islamic terrorists throughout the world.

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Author: Stephen Schwartz

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400076291

Category: History

Page: 368

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Since its formation in 1932, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by two interdependent families. The Al Sa’uds control politics and the descendants of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab impose Wahhabism—a violent, fanatical perversion of the pluralistic Islam practiced by most Muslims. Stephen Schwartz argues that Wahhabism, vigorously exported with the help of Saudi oil money, is what incites Palestinian suicide bombers, Osama bin Laden, and other Islamic terrorists throughout the world. Schwartz reveals the hypocrisy of the Saudi regime, whose moderate facade conceals state-sponsored repression and terrorism. He also raises troubling questions about Wahhabi infiltration of America’s Islamic community and about U.S. oil companies sanitizing Saudi Arabia’s image for the West. This sharp analysis and eye-opening expose illuminates the background to the September 11th terrorist attacks and offers new approaches for U.S. policy toward its closest ally in the Middle East.

Radical Islam

We will read the words of noted security experts to gain insight into defense. We will understand radical Islam and be prepared to defend against the coming violence.

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Author: Joseph B Lumpkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1936533812

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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Islam is a socio-political system founded on a religion. Its laws are a set of irrevocable and unchanging religious commands written in the 7th century in a book called the Quran (Koran) by the prophet and warlord, Mohammed. Today, Islamic terrorists are killing innocent people and destabilizing governments around the world, but what do we really know about their religion, their beliefs, and their ultimate goals? We will answer the following questions and more: Where and how did Islam originate? What does the Quran actually say and mean? What do Muslims believe? What makes this religion so dangerous? Why do Muslims insist on using Sharia Law instead of the laws of any nation? Why do some claim Islam is a religion of peace even as it spawns terrorism? How and why did Islam splinter into so many violent groups? What are the Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS? Where did they come from and what do they want? Are terrorists and radical Muslims actually following the Quran? Do these Muslims really want a global war? Does the Quran actually support war, terrorism, slavery, polygamy, marriage to children, animal sacrifice, stoning, beating, amputation and decapitation? Why are many Muslim believers so eager to kill and die for Islam? Why are European countries sinking into lawless lands of rape, murder, and chaos under the actions of Islamic immigrants? What can be done to stop terrorism here and now? How can we defend our nation and our families against radical Islam? We will use direct quotes from major clerics and the Quran to reveal the truth about Islam. We will look into the plans of radical clerics to take over Europe and then the U.S. We will examine the history, beliefs, laws, aims, and goals of Islam. We will use the words of journalists and reporters to delve into recent events. We will uncover terrorist groups actually working with the U.S. government. We will read the words of noted security experts to gain insight into defense. We will understand radical Islam and be prepared to defend against the coming violence.

Islam in West Africa

This collection is a rich source of supplementary material to Professor Levtzion’s major publications on Islam in West Africa. This book will be of key interest to those studying Islamic and West African history.

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Author: Nehemia Levtzion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315295442

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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First published in 1994, this volume brings together essays from the celebrated scholar of African history, Nehemia Levtzion. The articles cover a wide range of themes including Islamization, Islam in politics, Islamic revolutions and the work of the historian in studying this field. This collection is a rich source of supplementary material to Professor Levtzion’s major publications on Islam in West Africa. This book will be of key interest to those studying Islamic and West African history.

Islam Society and Politics in Central Asia

As such, this volume provides new and impactful analysis for scholars, students, and policy makers concerned with Central Asia.

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Author: Pauline Jones

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822981961

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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During the 1990s, there was a general consensus that Central Asia was witnessing an Islamic revival after independence, and that this occurrence would follow similar events throughout the Islamic world in the prior two decades, which had negative effects on both social and political development. Twenty years later, we are still struggling to fully understand the transformation of Islam in a region that’s evolved through a complex and dynamic process, involving diversity in belief and practice, religious authority, and political intervention. This volume seeks to shed light on these crucial questions by bringing together an international group of scholars to offer a new perspective on Central Asian states and societies. The chapters provide analysis through four distinct categories: the everyday practice of Islam across local communities; state policies toward Islam, focusing on attempts to regulate public and private practice through cultural, legal, and political institutions and how these differ from Soviet policies; how religious actors influence communities in the practice of Islam, state policies towards the religion, and subsequent communal responses to state regulations; and how knowledge of and interaction with the larger Islamic world is shaping Central Asia’s current Islamic revival and state responses. The contributors, a multidisciplinary and international group of leading scholars, develop fresh insights that both corroborate and contradict findings from previous research, while also highlighting the problem of making any generalizations about Islam in individual states or the region. As such, this volume provides new and impactful analysis for scholars, students, and policy makers concerned with Central Asia.

Shia Islam and Politics

This book argues that ever since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, which established a Shia Islamic government in Iran, that country’s religious and political leaders, have used Shia Islam as a crucial way of expanding Iran’s ...

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Author: Jon Armajani

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793621368

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This book argues that ever since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, which established a Shia Islamic government in Iran, that country’s religious and political leaders, have used Shia Islam as a crucial way of expanding Iran’s objectives in the Middle East and beyond. Since 1979, Iran’s religious and political leaders have been concerned about Iran’s security in the face of the hostility and expansionism of the United States and other western countries, and the threats from powerful neighboring Sunni leaders and countries. While Iran’s government has attempted to align itself with Shia Muslims in various countries, such as Iraq and Lebanon, against American and Sunni expansionism, the Iranian government has attempted to religiously nourish and politically mobilize those Shias as a matter of principle, not only because of the Iranian government’s desires to protect Iran from external threats. The book analyzes Shia Islam and politics in Iraq, Iraq, and Lebanon which have among the largest proportional Shia populations in the Middle East and are vibrant centers of Shia intellectual life. The book's clear and jargon-free approach make it especially accessible for students and general readers who would like an introduction to the book's topics.