Shi'ite Identities

Shi'ite Identities

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This volume covers the phenomenon of political assertiveness among contemporary Shi`ite Muslims in the Middle East, as well as among converts in Southeast Asia. It argues that Shi`ite identities are often based on local cultural heritage and history and area€”contrary to what is usually assumed by the wider publica€”not to be considered monolithic.Wahhabism, today dominating Saudi Arabia and certain strata of Sunnite extremism elsewhere, is not a legal rite but a purist ... of Wahhabism with evaluations that differ widely from each other see Hamid Algar, Wahhabism: A Critical Essayanbsp;...

Title:Shi'ite Identities
Author: Christoph Marcinkowski
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2010

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