Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. In this Critical essay, Hamid Algar, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, writes about the rise of Wahhabism in. Wahhabism: A Critical Essay. By Hamid Algar. Islamic Publications International, 96 pp. $ Purchase. A seasoned scholar who knows his Islamic.

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Aug 03, Wayfarer rated it really liked it Shelves: He has been teaching in the Department of Near Eastern Studies sinceproviding a wide range of instruction in the fields of Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Turkish literature and offering lecture courses on various aspects of Islamic religion and culture.

Ashique Shoukath These book is the ‘anti- Wahabi’ propaganda is based on. All those movements were largely different in their nature from Wahhabism, which must be regarded within the specific context of its own time as an exception, an aberration, or at best an anomaly.

In the absence of these two factors, Wahhabism might well have passed into critcial as a marginal and shortlived sectarian movement. He has been teaching in the Department of Near Eastern Studies sinceproviding a wide range of instruction in Hamid Algar began his studies of Arabic, Persian and Islamic Civilzation at Cambridge in This first Wahhabi occupation was short-lived but Wahhabism triumphed anew with the foundation of the Kingdom hamld Saudi Arabia in Nothing really to it.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Read more Read less. Jun 30, Kathleen O’Neal rated it liked it. After graduating, he spent a lengthy and fruitful period criitcal travel in Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan before returning to Cambridge in and completing his doctorate there two years later. The book starts off with some difficulty since the author is anti-Wahhabism and therefore, on few occasions, he jumps back and forth between documenting the historical events and refuting the Wahhabist ideology without giving sufficient details to support his arguments.


Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Wahhabi Power Behind the Saudi Throne. Intellectually marginal, the Wahhabi movement had the good fortune to emerge in the Arabian Peninsula albeit in Najd, a relatively remote part of the peninsula and thus in the proximity of the Haramayn, a major geographical focus of the Muslim world; and its Saudi patrons had the good fortune, in the twentieth century, to acquire massive oil wealth, a portion of which has been used in attempts to propagate Wahhabism in the Muslim world and beyond.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Want to Read saving…. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. A near contemporary view of early Wahhabism C: This is incorrect, for at the very outset the movement was stigmatized as aberrant by the leading Sunni scholars of the day, because it rejected many of the traditional beliefs and practices of Sunni Islam and declared permissible warfare against all Hamif that disputed Wahhabi teachings.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Among the extensions of Wahhabism beyond Arabia must be accounted the perverse and brutal regime of the Taliban in Afghanistan. I’ve seen references to this work in various ceitical, thought i’d give this short book essay a read.

Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond. Wahhabism, a critical essay Author: Citing articles via Google Scholar. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I thought I might learn a,gar about this sect of Islam, but I could see from the first several pages this was not to be. Although he does not discuss the ideological details of the Wahhabist sect, he does provide a good end-to-end overview wahbabism its principles and its contributions to the creation of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the impact of its alliance with the Saudi royal family, and its attempts of spreading its right wing ideology within Europe, USA, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.


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Hamid Algar relies on Saudi historical writings themselves to proves his case. The Mission and the Kingdom: It has nothing to say or promote that is of interest to a western thinker.

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Rodeo El-Sabae rated it it was ok Aug 27, Navas Av rated it did not like it Jan 03, To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Kadang-kadang, saya harus mengeluarkan senyum simpul saat membaca komentar-komentar sambil lalu Algar atas Wahhabisme atau Ibn Abd al-Wahhab.

It is an entry level book and serves well to that purpose.

Wahhabism: A Critical Essay by Hamid Algar

The author runs through in a cursory manner the genesis of the Wahhabi movement, and it’s close ties in the formation of the early Saudi State and later Saudi Religious Establishment. Begitu pula komentarnya bahwa sangat keliru kalau kita menyejajarkan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab dengan Syah Wali Allah atau bahkan Ibn Taymiyyah yang sangat ia puji-puji, sebagai salah satu tokoh pembaru Islam.

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