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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The author discusses the rise of Wahhabism at the hands of Muhammad b. An early result of this union was a creeping conquest of the Arabian Peninsula, misnamed as jihad; it culminated in the sacking of Taif and the occupation of Mecca in This first Wahhabi occupation was short-lived but Wahhabism triumphed anew with the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Among the extensions of Wahhabism beyond Arabia must be accounted the perverse and brutal regime of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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A Critical Essay by Hamid Algar. Wahhabism, a peculiar interpretation of Islamic doctrine and practice that first arose in mid-eighteenth century Arabia, is sometimes regarded as simply an extreme or uncompromising form of Sunni Islam.
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 bel Wahhabism, a peculiar interpretation of Islamic doctrine and practice that first arose in mid-eighteenth century Arabia, is sometimes regarded as simply an extreme or uncompromising form of Sunni Islam.
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 Muslims that disputed Wahhabi teachings.
Not until Saudi oil money was placed at the disposal of its propagandists did Wahhabism find an echo outside the Arabian Peninsula. Paperbackpages. Published March 10th by Islamic Publications International. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Wahhabismplease sign up. Nothing more but a Shia propaganda?
Ashique Shoukath These book is the ‘anti- Wahabi’ propaganda is based on.
Wahhabism: A Critical Essay
See 1 question about Wahhabism…. Lists with This Book. Aug 03, Wayfarer rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve seen references to this work in various places, thought i’d give this short hamld essay a read. 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.
Saudi Arabia until today is the foremost propagator of the Wahhabi ideology and it’s global exporter – indications to this effect are made in the American context via various organisations. The author’s tone is hos I’ve seen references to this work in various places, thought i’d give this short book essay a read.
The author’s tone altar hostile, understandably the subject matter at hand has had serious historical ramifications and the fallout continues to plague various societies.
Interesting to note, Wahhabism thrives most prosperously in war-torn and conflict ravaged nations – where all apparatus of state, society and civilisation have fallen to ruin, from the ashes rears the ugly head of Wahhabism.
This is a good read to ascertain a historical prospective, albeit all too short to satisfy any real curiosity – also, such efforts need to be updated; parallels and influences on current happenings need to be illustrated and explained, as Wahhabism has a tendency to deceptively morph itself in order to dupe the unsuspecting and dimwitted. May 27, Rich Rimkunas rated it really liked it. The best way to understand Saudi Arabia.
Mar 10, Muhammad Ma’mun rated it really liked it. Algar atas gerakan Wahhabi ini enak dibaca, bernas juga.
Pendirian-pendiriannya atas gerakan yang didirikan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ini juga “mewakili” suara-suara kaum Muslim ‘mainstream’.
Memang subjektif, tapi tetap akademis. Kadang-kadang, saya harus mengeluarkan senyum simpul saat membaca komentar-komentar sambil lalu Algar atas Wahhabisme atau Ibn Abd al-Wahhab.
Misalnya, saat ia menulis bahwa buku-buku Ibn Abd al-Wahhab lebih pantas disebut “buku catatan seorang p Tinjauan kritis Prof. Misalnya, saat ia menulis bahwa buku-buku Ibn Abd al-Wahhab lebih pantas disebut “buku catatan seorang hamic daripada karya seorang ulama yang mumpuni di bidangnya; atau ketika ia menyinggung lembaga-lembaga dakwah Wahhabi di zaman sekarang yang “secara absurd dan salah kaprah disebut universitas.
Gerakan ini tidak memiliki preseden dalam sejarah Islam sebelumnya, kecuali mungkin Khawarij dalam tindak kekerasan dan intoleransinya. 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.
Oct 08, Lumumba Shakur rated it really liked it Shelves: The beauty of this book is that Dr. Hamid Algar relies on Saudi historical writings themselves to proves his case. As it is an essay, it is quite short. I only wish it was expanded into a full-fledged book. Jun 29, Kevin rated it did not like it.
Nothing really to it. A basic diatrabe on what the author believes as the difference between wahhabi and other isalmists. It takes him to the second to last chapter to tell you that he is against wahhabism.
I knew that after the first chapter.
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This book is short and doesn’t comprise of really anything. It makes statements without expanding and giving them a rational. Nov 24, xe01 rated it it was ok. The first part of the book about the history of the rise of Wahhabism and the founder of the movement is good.
The other parts of the book are not so great: This is basically just a case of one Muslim sect criticizing another, so don’t expect much rationality here. Jun 30, Kathleen O’Neal rated it liked it. May 09, Leo Africanus rated it really liked it Shelves: Fiery yet engaging and well referenced polemics. Malika rated it liked it Aug 08, Nadira Alisha rated it it was ok Jun 28, Fairyal rated it really liked it Mar 05, Navas Av rated it did not like it Jan 03, Grace rated it liked it Feb 02, Pam rated it really liked it Oct 18, Hassen Moussa rated it really liked it May 30, Rekan Gwezlengay rated it did not like it Dec 05, Elizabeth Witzke-Baum rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Faheem Lea rated it really liked it Feb 22, Alicia rated it it was amazing May 27, Will rated it really liked it Jul 07, Hisham rated it liked it Aug 02, Christine rated it really liked it Dec 16, Jon rated it liked it Aug 09, Taqbir Huda rated it really liked it Jun 28, Rodeo El-Sabae rated it it was ok Aug 27, Eric Holm rated it liked it Feb 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
After graduating, he spent a lengthy and fruitful period of travel in Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan before returning to Cambridge in and completing his doctorate there two years later. 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 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.
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