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Ḥamad al-Jāsir: A Life in Context

Nadav Samin

in Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164441
eISBN:
9781400873852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164441.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the twentieth-century history of Saudi Arabia through the biography of Hamad al-Jāsir. More than any other single person, al-Jāsir was responsible for shaping the modern ... More


Saudi Arabia

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Saudi Arabia has perhaps the broadest blasphemy and apostasy prohibitions. The government uses its position as custodian of Islam's two holiest shrines, Mecca and Medina, to assert that its Wahhabi ... More


Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Nabil Mouline

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

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 ... More


Between ‘Abd al-Wahhab and Liu Zhi: Chinese Muslim Intellectuals at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Leila Chérif-Chebbi

in Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402279
eISBN:
9781474422468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402279.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This article surveys Chinese Muslim intellectuals at the turn of the 21st century, dividing them into three sociological categories: (1) officials and state-approved scholars; (2) religious clerics ... More


Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents: Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Mustapha Sheikh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790761
eISBN:
9780191833250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790761.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book is about the emergence of a new activist Sufism in the Muslim world from the sixteenth century onwards, which emphasised personal responsibility for putting God’s guidance into practice. It ... More


The Redemption of Humanity: The Case of Ibn Taymiyya

Mohammad Hassan Khalil

in Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796663
eISBN:
9780199933082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796663.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Ibn Taymiyya is often hailed as a vanguard of Islamic traditionalism. He argues that anyone who receives the divine message and turns away from it will be held accountable on Judgment Day. ... More


Puripetal force in the charitable field

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter, published by Depends on timing. the journal Asian Ethnology, is a theoretical exercise, inspired by Mary Douglas’s classic anthropological text Purity and Danger, that sets out to ... More


Introduction: The Ulama, Clerics of Islam

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an introduction of the ulama. The ulama maximizes the possibilities for salvation. This book explores the corporation of the ulama. The ulama is believed to symbolize the ... More


Hanbali-Wahhabism in the Nineteenth Century: Grandeur and Decadence

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at the Hanbali-Wahhabism in the nineteenth century. It shows that Hanbali-Wahhabi ulama succeeded in extending the tradition's domination over almost all of Central Arabia after a ... More


The Birth of a Kingdom and the Renaissance of a Tradition

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at the beginning of the new kingdom and the rebirth of a tradition. It shows that Hanbali-Wahhabism was changed from a counterreligion to a religion, a process which which was ... More


Routinization and Institutionalization of Hanbali-Wahhabism

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the institutionalization and routinization of the Hanbali-Wahhabi tradition. It reveals that the West hoped that Pan-Arabism would destroy Islam and split Muslims. Turning to ... More


The Committee of Grand Ulama: An Organization in the Service of the Prince . . . and the Population

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the creation of the Committee of Grand Ulama, which was the most significant Hanbali-Wahhabi organization that existed. In addition to the committee, the High Council of the ... More


Raising the Veil on the Conditions of Access to the Religious Establishment

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter reveals three broad categories of ulama, namely the self-made men, the children of midlevel religious personnel, and the heirs of the houses of ulama. It also shows the Al al-Shaykh as ... More


At the Crossroads: The Religious Establishment Put to the Test of the Saudi Politico-Religious Space

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines how the ulama responded to three important episodes in contemporary Saudi Arabian history: the seizure of the Grand Mosque of Mecca in 1979, the Islamist protest movement of the ... More


Conclusion

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A new politico-religious order, namely the Saudi Emirate and the Hanbali-Wahhabi tradition, has emerged through the action and work of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. A true policy of homogenization has ... More


On the Arab Decline

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the decline of Arab culture. The spread of puritanical Wahhabi values beyond Saudi Arabia can be blamed in part for today's cultural and social stagnation. Local vernacular ... More


Conclusion Corporeality and Sacred Power in Islam

Scott Kugle

in Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle.13
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on tombs and graves as the site of intra-Muslim debate over the nature of the body. It highlights both grave threats and the hope of renewed life, which are the twin poles ... More


Conclusion

Malik R. Dahlan

in The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190909727
eISBN:
9780190943226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909727.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The afterlife of The Hijaz) statehood and the right of self-determination) this chapter calls for finding the lost space in Islamic governance and advocates for an inclusive form of statehood. The ... More


The Long Shadow of the State: The Iranian Revolution, Saudi Influence, and the Shifting Arguments of anti-Shi‘a Sectarianism in Pakistan

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

in Pan-Islamic Connections: Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190862985
eISBN:
9780190943080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862985.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Studies on the conflict between Sunnis and Shi‘as in Pakistan tend to single out intellectual influences emerging from the Arab monarchies of the Gulf as the paradigm for how sectarian ideas have ... More


The Outside

Robert S. Leiken

in Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the violent jihad in Europe stemming from Outside influences such as the propaganda of Islamist states like Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as jihadis such as the Groupe ... More


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