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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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Second, Wahhabism is an entirely specific phenomenon, calling for recognition as a separate wahhhabism of thought or even as a sect of its own. I only wish it was expanded into a full-fledged book.

To know more about this tension between traditional “Sunnism” and Wahhabis you should refer to: Explore the Critifal Gift Guide. The book, in my opinion, falls on the right side of judging the entire movement, without burdening the reader with tedious excerpts, citations, or lengthy analysis; algwr merely picks out the accepted facts of history and presents them for the reader.

Do not buy this book, even for a used price. I’ve seen references to this work in various places, thought i’d give this short book essay a read. Wahhabi Power Behind the Saudi Throne.


Although there were times when it was difficult to follow the author’s train of thought, the over all book provides a good starting point for anyone who is interested in Saudi history and its modern methodology for spreading Wahhabism throughout the world. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Preview — Wahhabism by Hamid Algar. Not until Saudi oil money was placed at the disposal of its propagandists did Wahhabism find an echo outside the Arabian Peninsula. Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond.

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Wahhabism, a peculiar interpretation of Islamic doctrine and practice that first algra in mid-eighteenth century Arabia, is sometimes regarded as simply an extreme or uncompromising form of Sunni Islam. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Sincecriticzl has been teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, a wide range of courses including tafsir, Sufism, Shi’ism, the history of Islam in Iran, Arabic, Persian and Turkish literature.

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English Choose a language for shopping. For readers who do not know about this ideology, it is sufficient to tell them that Talibans are “Wahhabis”.

There is no reason to acquiesce in this assumption of a monopoly, and because the movement in question was ultimately the work of one man, Muhammad b. Algar should be congratulated for writing this timely book.


As such, it performs well. Read more Read less. Books by Hamid Algar. Pam rated it really liked it Oct 18, The best way to understand Saudi Arabia. A basic diatrabe on what the author believes as the difference between wahhabi and other isalmists.

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Wahhabism: A Critical Essay

Jun 30, Kathleen O’Neal rated it liked it. 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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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.

Hamid Algar, hmaid his essay book “Wahhabism”, summarizes the birth, spread, and influence of the right wing Islamic Wahhabist sect in Saudi Arabia and world wide.