• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad (Paperback)
  • Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad (Paperback)
zoom

Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad (Paperback)

(author)
£18.99
Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 30/03/2007
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Before 9/11, few Westerners had heard of Wahhabism. Today, it is a household word. Frequently mentioned in association with Osama bin Laden, Wahhabism is portrayed by the media and public officials as an intolerant, puritanical, militant interpretation of Islam that calls for the wholesale destruction of the West in global jihad.In the first study ever of Wahhabism's founder, Muhammad Ibn al-Wahhab (1702-1791), Natana DeLong-Bas shatters these stereotypes. Her revisionist perspective reveals Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, not as the godfather of contemporary terrorist movements, but rather, as the voice of reform, advocating an Islamic society in which Muslims, Christians and Jews co-existed and cooperated. A strong proponent of women's rights, he called for a balance of roles between women and men both within marriage and in access to education and public space.DeLong-Bas details his vision of jihad as strictly limited to self-defence of the Muslim community. Today's extremists like Osama bin Laden do not have their origins in Wahhabism, she shows. Their focus on a cult of martyrdom, the strict division of the world into two necessarily opposing spheres, the wholesale destruction of both civilian life and property, and the call for global jihad are entirely absent from Ibn Abd al Wahhab's writings.This path-breaking book fills an enormous gap in the study of Islamic history.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781845113223
Number of pages: 392
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: Revised ed.

You may also be interested in...

Submission
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Wind in My Hair
Added to basket
Infidel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
50 Islam Ideas You Really Need to Know
Added to basket
The House of Islam
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Two Sisters
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
The Holy Qur'an
Added to basket
This Orient Isle
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Islam
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Islam
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Letters to a Young Muslim
Added to basket
Al-Britannia, My Country
Added to basket
Women are the Future of Islam
Added to basket
Science and Islam (Icon Science)
Added to basket
Kingdoms of Faith
Added to basket
In The Shadow Of The Sword
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.