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Introduction

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.003.intro
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter begins with a study of the mythical image of the Kharijites created by medieval thinkers in the context of the political and cultural world of mid-20th-century Egypt. It ... More


 Islamism, State, and Ideology

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the modern context in which Egyptians began to introduce the Kharijites into their political discourse. It argues that Muslims in different historical and political ... More


 The Muslim Brothers and the Neo‐Kharijite Challenge

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The evocation of Kharijism first occurred in connection with the activities and ideas of the Society of Muslim Brothers. On two separate occasions, in 1948 and 1954, the Muslim Brothers were accused ... More


The Origins of Fundamentalism

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines four medieval movements to which al-Qa'ida networks are the legatees. The four sections of this chapter focus on Kharijism, 'Ibadism, Hanbalism, and Wahhabism. Kharijism is the ... More


The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Khārijites are perhaps the most notorious rebels of early Islamic history. The Islamic tradition portrays them as a heretical movement of militant zealots, a notion largely reiterated by modern ... More


Introduction

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Introduction introduces the book’s underlying premises and main arguments, making a case for the study of ‘literary’ before ‘historical’ Khārijism. The chapter addresses the main challenges ... More


Portraying Khārijism

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter Two discusses core themes and topoi emerging from the depiction of Khārijism in early Islamic historiography that recur over the entire period of Khārijite history covered in this book. These ... More


Composing Khārijism

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter Three makes the case for the lack of a tangible Khārijite identity in early Islamic historiography. It focuses primarily on two case studies: the use of Khārijite language by non-Khārijite ... More


Narratives of Khārijite Origins

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter Four looks at specific themes in the portrayal of Khārijism during the caliphate of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib. It maintains that the relevant accounts are primarily concerned with providing an ... More


Khārijism during the Reign of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter Five looks at the narratives of Khārijism during the caliphate of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān. It departs from the structure of the previous chapters by focusing not on overarching themes ... More


Khārijism from the Second Fitna until the Death of ʿAbd al-Malik

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter Six examines the material on the Khārijites for the period of the second civil war (fitna) and the caliphate of ʿAbd al-Malik. It returns to a thematic structure, identifying five main ... More


Observations Regarding the Historiographical Tradition on Khārijism

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter Seven does not address Khārijite history but rather returns to the early Islamic historical tradition itself. Gathering together insights gained from the preceding literary analyses, the ... More


Conclusion

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

in The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474450881
eISBN:
9781399501781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Conclusion revisits the book’s main premises and findings. It reiterates the distinctly rhetorical character of the accounts in early Islamic historiography that purport to tell Khārijite ... More


Qutb’s Moderate Islamism

James Toth

in Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199790883
eISBN:
9780199332601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790883.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Qutb’s social critique found more and more answers in Islam. He began promoting a mild Islamic perspective, reflecting many of the political currents of the war years. Egypt was a cauldron of ... More


The Islamic Society and Islamic System

James Toth

in Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199790883
eISBN:
9780199332601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790883.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter eight discusses the Islamic society – an ideal abstraction similar to Max Weber’s ideal type – and the Islamic system – a coherent, ordered statement of doctrines. The Islamic society is ... More


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