Salafism, comprised of fundamentalist Islamic movements whose adherents consider themselves the only "saved" sect of Islam, has been little studied, remains shrouded in misconceptions, and has provoked new interest as Salafists have recently staked a claim to power in some Arab states while spearheading battles against "infidel" Arab regimes during recent rebellions in the Arab world. Robert G. Rabil examines the emergence and development of Salafism into a prominent religious movement in Lebanon, including the ideological and sociopolitical foundation that led to the three different schools of Salafism in Lebanon: quietist Salafists, Haraki (active) Salafists; and Salafi Jihadists. Emphasizing their manhaj (methodology) toward politics, the author surveys Salafists' ideological transformation from opponents to supporters of political engagement, while demonstrating how activists and jihadi Salafists have threatened regional and international security by endorsing violence and jihad.
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|Size: ||2.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Georgetown University Press|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||2370007752928 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|