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Wahhabism, a peculiar interpretation of Islamic doctrine and practice that first arose in mid-eighteenth century Arabia, is sometimes regarded as simply an. Booktopia has Wahhabism, A Critical Essay by Hamid Algar. Buy a discounted Paperback of Wahhabism online from Australia’s leading online bookstore. PDF | On Dec 1, , Ana Soage and others published Review of Hamid Algar’s “Wahhabism: A Critical Essay”.

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The author discusses the rise of Wahhabism at the hands of Muhammad b. What follows wahabism a modest survey of the history, the doctrines, and the contemporary significance of Wahhabism. It is an entry level book and serves well to that purpose. The other point not addressed is, “Do the saudi’s intend to inflict this movement on all of Islam, and if they do, will Bin Laden coopt the movement for himself and become the first caliph of the 21st century?

In the absence of these two factors, Wahhabism might well have passed into history as a marginal and shortlived sectarian movement.

His copious writings have been published in an array of languages additional to English: Customers who bought this item also bought. Forbiddin May 12, at 1: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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 wxhhabism.

I for one cannot see a society surviving based on the tenets of such a draconian culture, except if it is enforced by terror Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Navas Av rated it did not albar it Jan 03, I also think the author is highly prejudiced against Wahhabism, but he does take pains to explain why he has negative views on the “movement. Ha,id Hamid Algar Muhammad b. Not until Saudi oil money was placed at the disposal of its propagandists did Wahhabism find an echo outside the Arabian Peninsula.

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Jun 30, Kathleen O’Neal rated it liked it. Amazon Web Services Goodreads Shopbop. It is amazing that our goverment financed the spread of Wahhabism directly through our financing of the Jihad in Afganistan, and even more amazing that the present administration would confuse Saddam’s secularist goverment as the threat to the USA, when Wahhabism is clearly the beast that needs to be dealt with and beheaded.

Wahhabism: A Critical Essay

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; it merely picks out the accepted facts wahhabizm history and presents them for the reader. Hamid Algar relies on Saudi historical writings themselves to proves his case. Oct 08, Lumumba Shakur rated it really liked it Shelves: Write a customer review.

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