Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies: Ibadism, Rebellion, and Legitimacy

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The 'Arab Spring' that began in 2011 has placed a spotlight on the transfer of political power in Islamic societies, reviving old questions about the place of political dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization and raising new ones about the place of religion in modern Islamic societies.

In Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, Ahmed E. Souaiaia examines the complex historical evolution of Islamic civilization in an effort to trace the roots of the paradigms and ...

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Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies: Ibadism, Rebellion, and Legitimacy

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Overview

The 'Arab Spring' that began in 2011 has placed a spotlight on the transfer of political power in Islamic societies, reviving old questions about the place of political dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization and raising new ones about the place of religion in modern Islamic societies.

In Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, Ahmed E. Souaiaia examines the complex historical evolution of Islamic civilization in an effort to trace the roots of the paradigms and principles of Islamic political and legal theories. This study is one of the first attempts at providing a fuller picture of the place of dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization by interpreting Sunni and Shìi records in the context of little-known Ibadi political and legal materials. As the oldest sect, Ibadiyyah provides a record of the ways sectarianism and dissent developed and impinged on Islamic society and thought.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137371607
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/18/2013
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ahmed Souaiaia is Associate Professor of International Studies and Islamic Studies at University of Iowa, USA.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Governance in Arab and Islamic Societies
3. Origins and Transformation of Ibadism
4. Islamic Law and Jurisprudence Reconsidered
5. Statelessness and Leaderlessness
6. Conclusions

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