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Shaping Global Islamic Discourses – The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Masooda Bano and Keiko Sakurai


Claims abound that Saudi oil money is fuelling Salafi Islam in cultural and geographical terrains as disparate as the remote hamlets of the Swat valley in Pakistan and sprawling megacities such as Jakarta. In a similar manner, it is often regarded as a fact that Iran and the Sunni Arab states are fighting proxy wars in foreign lands. This book challenges the assumptions prevalent within academic as well as policy circles about the hegemonic power of such Islamic discourses and movements to penetrate all Muslim communities and societies. Through case studies of academic institutions, the book i ... More

Keywords: Saudi oil money, Salafi Islam, Iran, Muslim community, Muslim society, global Islam, local Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696857
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masooda Bano, editor
University of Oxford

Keiko Sakurai, editor
Waseda University

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