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The Resource Saudi clerics and Shi'a Islam, Raihan Ismail

Saudi clerics and Shi'a Islam, Raihan Ismail

Label
Saudi clerics and Shi'a Islam
Title
Saudi clerics and Shi'a Islam
Statement of responsibility
Raihan Ismail
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Saudi "ulamā" are known for their strong opposition to Shīʻa theology, Shīʻa communities in Saudi Arabia, and external Shīʻa influences such as Iran and Hezbollah. Their potent hostility, combined with the influence of the 'ulamā' within the Saudi state and the Muslim world, has led some commentators to blame the Saudi 'ulamā' for what they see as growing sectarian conflict in the Middle East. However, there is very little understanding of what reasoning lies behind the positions of the 'ulamā' and there is a significant gap in the literature dealing with the polemics directed at the Shīʻa by the Saudi religious establishment. In Saudi Clerics and Shīʻa Islam, Raihan Ismail looks at the discourse of the Saudi 'ulamā' regarding Shiism and Shīʻa communities, analysing their sermons, lectures, publications and religious rulings. The book finds that the attitudes of the 'ulamā' are not only governed by their theological convictions regarding Shiism, but are motivated by political events involving the Shīʻa within the Saudi state and abroad. It also discovers that political events affect the intensity and frequency of the rhetoric of the ulamā at any given time."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ismail, Raihan
Dewey number
297.8/04209538
Index
index present
LC call number
BP194.16
LC item number
.I86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sunnites
  • Shīʻah
  • Persian Gulf Region
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Interfaith relations
  • Shīʻah
  • Sunnites
  • Middle East
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sunniten
  • Schiiten
  • Ulema
  • Saudi-Arabien
  • Persian Gulf Region
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
Label
Saudi clerics and Shi'a Islam, Raihan Ismail
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Saudi 'Ulamā' -- 2. The Sunni-Shī'a divide: a historical overview -- 3. The theological convictions of the Saudi 'Ulamā' toward Shī'īsm -- 4. The Saudi 'Ulamā' and the internal Shī'a threat -- 5. The Saudi 'Ulamā' and the external Shī'a threat: the case of Iran -- 6. The Saudi 'Ulamā' and the external Shī'a threat: the case of Bahrain, Iraq, and Yemen -- Conclusion. Shī'a theology: the foundation of animosity
Control code
916408837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780190233310
Lccn
2015030028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)916408837
Label
Saudi clerics and Shi'a Islam, Raihan Ismail
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Saudi 'Ulamā' -- 2. The Sunni-Shī'a divide: a historical overview -- 3. The theological convictions of the Saudi 'Ulamā' toward Shī'īsm -- 4. The Saudi 'Ulamā' and the internal Shī'a threat -- 5. The Saudi 'Ulamā' and the external Shī'a threat: the case of Iran -- 6. The Saudi 'Ulamā' and the external Shī'a threat: the case of Bahrain, Iraq, and Yemen -- Conclusion. Shī'a theology: the foundation of animosity
Control code
916408837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780190233310
Lccn
2015030028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)916408837

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