Wahhabi Islam Facing the Challenges of Modernity: Dar al-Ifta in the Modern Saudi State

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Abstract

This book focuses on the history and work of the Saudi Dār al-Iftā, one of the most central modern Islamic official religious institutions. The study was undertaken from two perspectives: (1) Dār al-Iftā creation, power structure, functions and the sociopolitical environment in which it operates; and (2) The actual work of this institution, mainly the mechanisms by which modern Saudi state muftis cope with clashes between Wahhābī idealism and the reality of an evolving society. This is a critical work which updates the readers' grasp of contemporary law and society in the modern Saudi state, in particular, and in Islamic jurisprudence in general.
Translated title of the contributionWahhābī Islam Facing the Challenges of Modernity: Dār al-Iftā in the Modern Saudi State
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9789004185708
ISBN (Print)9789004184695
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in Islamic Law and Society
Volume32
ISSN (Print)1384-1130

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Law

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