Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad

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I.B.Tauris, 2007 - Islam - 370 pages
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Featuring a study of Wahhabism's founder, Muhammad Ibn al-Wahhab, this book aims to reveal Muhammad Ibn al-Wahhab, as the voice of reform, advocating an Islamic society in which Muslims, Christians and Jews co-existed and cooperated. It also presents his vision of jihad as strictly limited to self-defence of the Muslim community.
 

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Delong-Bas (senior research assistant, Ctr. for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown Univ.) traces the development of Wahhabi Islam from its founding in the 18th century to the aberrations of ... Read full review

Contents

Muhammad Ibn Abd alWahhab and the Origins of Wahhabism The EighteenthCentury Context
7
The Theology and Worldview of Muhammad Ibn Abd alWahhab
41
Islamic Law Separation of the Divine from the Human
93
Women and Wahhabis In Defense of Womens Rights
123
Jihad Call to Islam or Call to Violence?
193
The Trajectory of Wahhabism From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad
227
Conclusion
281
Notes
291
Glossary
345
Bibliography
349
Index
361
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