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Organization of Religious Hierarchy: Competition or Cooperation?

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter develops a theory of religious hierarchy. Islam, unlike Christianity, does not provide for formal religious authority. The emphasis is on establishing a direct link to God. Yet closer ... More


The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by ... More


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