The mission and the kingdom : Wahhabi power behind the Saudi throne /

David Commins examines the debate on the nature of Wahhabism, and offers original findings on its ascendance in Saudi Arabia and its spread throughout other parts of the Muslim world such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also assesses the challenge that radical militants within Saudi Arabia pose to t...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Commins, David Dean (Author)
Format: Book
Published: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, [2016].
Edition:Revised paperback edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface to the new edition
  • Preface to the paperback edition
  • Preface
  • Map of Arabia
  • Introduction
  • Islam began as a stranger and will return as a stranger
  • Holding fast against idolatry
  • Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud and the taming of Wahhabi zeal
  • Wahhabism in modern state
  • The Wahhabi mission and Islamic revivalism
  • Challenges to Wahhabi hegemony
  • Conclusion
  • Al al-Sheikh
  • Chronology
  • Glossary.