The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan

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In this groundbreaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development, and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. He focuses on the inherent tension between the movement's idealized vision of the nation as a holy community based in Islamic law and its political aga of socioeconomic change for Pakistani society. Nasr's work goes beyond the exploration of a single party to examine the diverse ...
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Overview

In this groundbreaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development, and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. He focuses on the inherent tension between the movement's idealized vision of the nation as a holy community based in Islamic law and its political aga of socioeconomic change for Pakistani society. Nasr's work goes beyond the exploration of a single party to examine the diverse sociopolitical roots of contemporary Islamic revivalism, challenging many of the standard interpretations about political expressions of Islam.

Author Biography: Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520083691
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/23/1994
  • Series: Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies Series, #19
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Note to the Reader
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Pt. 1 History and Development
1 The Quest for a Holy Community 3
2 From Holy Community to Political Party 28
Pt. 2 Structure and Social Base
3 Organization 47
4 Social Base 81
Pt. 3 Politics
5 Prelude to Pakistan, 1941-1947 103
6 Entering the Political Process, 1947-1958 116
7 The Secular State, 1958-1971 147
8 The Bhutto Years, 1971-1977 170
9 Accommodation and Opposition, 1977-1988 188
10 The Rebirth of Democracy, 1988-1993 206
11 Islamic Revivalism in the Political Process 219
Notes 225
Glossary 265
Interviewees 269
Bibliography 273
Index 291
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