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

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

by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

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The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr


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 agenda 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520083691
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/23/1994
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)

About the Author

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

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