The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia

Author: David Commins
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857731357
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Religion

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 no less startling as it is important, that Wahhabi hegemony over regional religious culture is in jeopardy; its credibility debased, possibly no longer able to buttress the Saudi dynasty's legitimacy. Whatever their future, the story of the Wahhabis has been told with authority and clarity by Commins in this absorbing book. - David Waines, Professor of Islamic Studies, Lancaster University ‘David Commins’ careful, comprehensive and erudite account of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia could not have come at a more opportune time. After so many tendentious and uninformed treatments of the subject in recent years, it is a pleasure to read a real historian’s account, based upon original Arabic sources. Everyone involved in the public debate about Saudi Arabia’s role in the Muslim world should read this book.’ —F. GREGORY GAUSE, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT ‘David Commins’ work makes major contributions toward understanding the historical development of Wahhabism, particularly in the 19th century. His analysis of 19th century Wahhabi thought demonstrates the interplay between religion and politics during this critical time, setting the stage for the 20th century founding of the contemporary Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.’ —NATANA J. DELONG-BAS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, AUTHOR OF WAHHABI ISLAM: FROM REVIVAL AND REFORM TO GLOBAL JIHAD (I.B.TAURIS)

Europa und der Islam

Author: Franco Cardini
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406510965
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Civilization, Medieval


The Gulf States

Author: David Commins
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781780769660
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: History

The geopolitical importance of the Gulf region is a source both of great interest and great tension. David Commins here provides an in-depth narrative of the modern political history of the Gulf States, providing a comprehensive and accessible account of their recent development and strategic importance. Focusing primarily on economic, cultural, religious and social themes from the 14th century to the present, 'The Gulf States' covers key topics of the region's history, from the influence of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Arab dynasties, to oil wealth, modern prosperity and the formation of the Gulf States as we know them today. With the importance and influence of the Gulf States continuing to increase, this book is an invaluable source of information on the Gulf region's development for researchers and students alike.

The Mission and the Kingdom

Author: David Commins
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
ISBN: 1784536822
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: History

In the wake of September 11th instant theories have emerged that try to root Osama Bin Laden's attacks on Wahhabism. Muslim critics have dismissed this conservative interpretation of Islam that is the official creed of Saudi Arabia as an unorthodox innovation that manipulated a suggestible people to gain political influence. David Commins' book questions this assumption. He examines the debate on the nature of Wahhabism, and offers original findings on its ascendance in Saudi Arabia and spread throughout other parts of the Muslim world such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also assesses the challenge that radical militants within Saudi Arabia pose to the region, and draws conclusions which will concern all those who follow events in the Kingdom. The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia is essential reading for anyone interested in the Middle East and Islamic radicalism today.

The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia

Author: Afshin Shahi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134653195
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Genre: Political Science

Exploring the management of ‘truth’ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this book aims to investigate the ways in which the official ‘truth’ is constructed and institutionalised in the country. The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia argues that there are two interrelated notions which articulate the ways in which ‘truth’ is conceptualised in Islam. One, at macro level, constitutes the trans-historical foundational principles of the religion, a set of engrained beliefs, which establish the ‘finality’, and ‘oneness’ of Islam in relation to other competing narratives. The other, at a micro level, takes place internally to find ‘truth’ within the ‘truth’. Unlike Islamic truth at the macro level, which is entrenched, the Islamic truth at the micro level refers to the various attempts by different agencies to claim to have found the ‘truth’ within the ‘truth’. Wahhabism, which is the product of an eighteenth century revivalist movement, is portrayed as the most ‘authentic’ reading of Islam. It is seen as the raison d'être for the prevailing political mechanism in the country and is introduced as an example of truth management at the micro level. Arguing that truth is not born in a power vacuum and often its construction and institutionalisation signify domination in one way or another, this book will be of interest to students of Religion, Politics, and Saudi Politics more specifically.

Roots Of Religious Extremism The Understanding The Salafi Doctrine Of Al wala Wal Bara

Author: Bin Ali Mohamed
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781783263943
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Social Science

One of the issues in contemporary Islamic thought which has attracted considerable attention amongst Muslim scholars and within the Muslim community is the valid and appropriate attitude of Muslims to relationships with non-Muslims. A major source of confusion and controversy with regards to this relationship comes from the allegation that Muslims must reserve their love and loyalty for fellow Muslims, and reject and declare war on the rest of humanity — most acutely seen through the Islamic concept of Al-Wala' wal Bara' (WB) translated as “Loyalty and Disavowal”, which appears to be central in the ideology of modern Salafism.This book investigates the dynamics and complexities of the concept of WB within modern Salafism and aims to understand the diverse interpretation of this concept; and how modern Salafis understand and apply the concept in contemporary religious, social and political settings. The book discovers that the complexities, diversities and disputes surrounding the concept in modern Salafism often revolve around issues of social, political and current realities.The significance of this book lies in the fact that comprehending modern Salafis' conception of WB, its realities and complexities has become an urgent priority in the lives of Muslims today.

Salafismus in Deutschland

Author: Thorsten Gerald Schneiders
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783732827114
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Social Science

»Nicht alle Salafisten sind Terroristen, aber alle uns bekannten islamistischen Terrorverdächtigen haben einen salafistischen Hintergrund.« So beschreiben deutsche Innenpolitiker ein wachsendes Problem: Junge Menschen brechen auf, um in den Krieg nach Syrien oder in den Irak zu ziehen. Manche verüben dort Gräueltaten und rühmen sich damit im Internet. Die meisten bleiben in Deutschland, lehnen Gewalt ab und folgen strengsten Glaubensregeln. Wer sind die Salafisten, was wollen sie, wen bedrohen sie? Dieser Band gibt umfassend Antworten. Renommierte Experten ordnen den Salafismus in die islamische Geschichte sowie in den deutschen Gesellschaftskontext ein und schlagen Strategien für den Umgang mit dem Phänomen vor. Zudem berichten Betroffene über ihre Erfahrungen mit Salafisten.

Die Verfassung von Saudi Arabien

Author: Nadine Roger
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783656188681
Release Date: 2012-05-11
Genre: Law

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Jura - Andere Rechtssysteme, Rechtsvergleichung, Note: 16, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Veranstaltung: Verfassung islamischer Staaten, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der islamische Staat Saudi-Arabien steht seit jeher im Fokus der Öffentlichkeit insbesondere wegen seiner fehlenden Menschenrechte und dem auffallend engen Verhältnis von Staat und Religion. Die folgenden Ausführungen beschäftigen sich damit, wie Rechte und Pflichten der Bürger und des Staates und auch das Verhältnis von Staat und Religion im saudischen Grundgesetz von 1992 verankert sind, welches in vielerlei Hinsicht eine Neuerung für den Staat darstellt, aber andererseits überwiegend an traditionellen Grundsätzen festhält. Dabei wird zunächst auf den geschichtlichen Hintergrund sowohl des Landes als auch der Religion eingegangen werden, um die Stellung Saudi-Arabiens in der islamischen Welt und die Grundlagen, auf denen der Staat und seine Regierung aufgebaut sind, darzulegen. Im Folgenden wird dann der Aufbau des saudischen Grundgesetzes kurz dargestellt und anschließend immer mit Blick auf religionspolitische Zusammenhänge analysiert. Dies erfolgt anhand einer Betrachtung der Verankerung sowohl des organisatorischen Staatsaufbaus, der Rechte und Pflichten des Individuums, sowie der Stellung der religiösen Gelehrten im Grundgesetz. Ziel der Arbeit ist es, die Rolle des Islam im Grundgesetz und bei der politischen Willensbildung verständlich zu machen und unter verschiedenen Blickwinkeln kritisch zu betrachten.

Wahhabism Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Natana DeLong-Bas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199806522
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre:

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Islam f r Dummies

Author: Malcolm Clark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527692422
Release Date: 2014-12-08
Genre: Religion

Über 1,3 Milliarden Muslime leben auf allen Kontinenten. Doch was wissen wir über ihren Glauben? Kaum mehr, als dass der Koran ihre heilige Schrift ist, Gläubige fünf Mal am Tag zu Allah beten und sie zum Ramadan fasten. Aber wer kann schon den Unterschied zwischen Schiiten und Sunniten erklären und wer weiß, was es mit den mystischen Sufi auf sich hat? Malcolm Clark erzählt vom Leben des Propheten Mohammed, berichtet über die Ausbreitung seiner Lehre und deren Entwicklung über die Jahrhunderte und erklärt die Bedeutung des Koran. Er beschreibt das Leben der Muslime und zeigt auf, welche Beiträge sie in den Naturwissenschaften, der Kunst und der Architektur geleistet haben.Er hilft so, Vorurteile zu vermeiden und muslimische Mitbürger besser zu verstehen.