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Wahhabism: A Critical Essay 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 Nor can Wahhabism be regarded as a movement of purification or renewal, as the source of the genuinely revivalist movements that were underway at the time Not until Saudi oil money was placed at the disposal of its propagandists did Wahhabism find an echo outside the Arabian PeninsulaThe author discusses the rise of Wahhabism at the hands of Muhammad b Abd al Wahhab, a native of Najd in the eastern part of the Arabian peninsula, the doctrines he elaborated to serve as the basis of the Wahhabi sect, and the alliance he concluded with the Saudi family, then rulers of the principality of al Dir iya 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 inThis first Wahhabi occupation was short lived but Wahhabism triumphed anew with the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia inAmong the extensions of Wahhabism beyond Arabia must be accounted the perverse and brutal regime of the Taliban in Afghanistan

10 thoughts on “Wahhabism: A Critical Essay

  1. says:

    Sudah lama mencari edisi asalnya dalam bahasa Inggeris tetapi tidak ketemui Jadi terjemahan bahasa Indonesia ini mungkin boleh jadi galang gantinya sementara menanti karya asalnya.Ditulis oleh sejarawan dan sarjana yang menguasai

  2. says:

    The best way to understand Saudi Arabia Read it.

  3. says:

    I ve seen references to this work in various places, thought i d give this short book 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 Sa

  4. says:

    Tinjauan kritis Prof 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 te

  5. says:

    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.

  6. says:

    If you really want to dig in and discover what serious Muslim theologians think about the fanatics that have plagued them for 200 years this is a great book to read A blistering critique and revealing history.

  7. says:

    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 chap

  8. says:

    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 the author sounds like another type of Islamist fundamentalist This is basically j

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